BD/SM and the reification of patriarchal sexuality (Part 1/2)

The shift in feminism from the second to the third wave has seen a number of challenges arise to what was thought to be established feminist thinking.  One of those challenges is in the rise in acceptability of BD/SM (Bondage:Domination/Sadism:Masochism) and the numbers of women who identify as feminists engaging in the BD/SM subculture either …

Virginity and Violation

Trigger Warning: the entire post talks of state sanctioned rape.

The recent changes brought about by the inauguration of the Muslim Brotherhood taking control in Egypt has brought it back to centre stage.  Reducing the powers of SCAF and replacing top commanders, it would seem the moves are afoot to neutralise the entity which has been …

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