- Some more little life lessons, by Daisy Lola (via sh-ocking)
a gif set of my hysterical lit video (reading walden and civil disobedience), available on mygirlfund, or message me for details on how to get it :3
Earlier today I posted a comment from a feminist writer turning the concept of male penile “penetration” on its head. She wrote:
“[I]magine what would happen if, instead of centering our beliefs about heterosexual sex around the idea that the man “penetrates” the woman, we were to say that the woman’s vagina “consumes” the man’s penis. This would create a very different set of connotations, as the woman would become the active initiator and the man would be the passive and receptive party. One can easily see how this could lead to men and masculinity being seen as dependent on, and existing for the benefit of, femaleness and femininity.”
This set of pictures, and the similar gifs, really illustrates how true this might be. Whenever the woman is on top or - as here - she’s standing upright, bearing down on and effectively mounting the supine male, the dominant image is not one of male penetration of the female. Rather it’s a woman actively enveloping, taking, and controlling her more passive male partner.
And I’m a man who loves men (well, certain men) and respects and values what men have offered and continue to offer to our society and civilization. But I can’t help but think we’d all be in a better place if men were a bit more accepting of the passive role, and (instead of fearing it) had a little more understanding of the benefit of female power and initiative. (Oh, and I’m not talking here about my female domination kink and sexual domination and submission. It’s not like I’m suggesting that every guy has to give up straight fucking and open himself up to getting pegged by his girlfriend every night. Not that this wouldn’t have some benefits … but it’s not what I’m talking about!)
By the way, the gif I’m referring to is this: