Monday, July 17, 2006

Women As Dolls~Some Musings

This post reflects some Sparkle* musing triggered by some pro-porn sites i have been directed to, which to tell you the truth, haven't shocked me as i'm beyond that, but served to reinforce the war, the terrorism, that is been waged on women. I'm going to spend a wee while longer looking at these sites, as they are so indicative of an abusive mentality, that- is- an *abusers mentality* that my head feels somewhat frozen. I worked for a few years as a counsellor for survivors of sexual abuse, so nothing is new here. The abusers-- the wanna be abusers are still there, in the wings waiting for an opportunity, or for the law to give them a green light. We can't let it happen. I was tempted to use a picture on this post of a line of dolls, but I thought no! We're not fucking dolls!This is what led to my musing on dolls. Pornography, Lad's mags whatever...emphasizes the theme of the woman in popular culture. In short, the woman is presented as a lifeless object a thing that cannot act in any way whatsoever. As you glance at the pictures you will note that women are portrayed in different ways, but thematically there is a clear foundation. Here, the real woman is trapped on a photograph and is given the accoutrements of a doll. They illustrate how real-life women are portrayed in pornography. Women are merely objects, brought to life when the watcher desires, for his pleasure. They offer the perfect, plastic doll like woman who feels no pain, unless that is what the watcher chooses to fantasise, but that is not real pain, for she is an object who knows no bounds. For she is not strictly human. These images illustrate the mediated relationship between real women and artificial dolls.I know that this is nothing new but i am a very *visual* person--a lot of my thoughts manifest in pictures, not words. Last night as i tryed to sleep, all i could see was dolls...plastic lifeless dolls.

2 Comments:

Anonymous CoolAunt said...

The abusers-- the wanna be abusers are still there, in the wings waiting for an opportunity, or for the law to give them a green light. We can't let it happen.
No, we can't.

4:22 am  
Blogger sparkleMatrix said...

Yup we got a war going on all right. Abusers have had their own way for far too long-- but now they know they've been rumbled, that's why they're squealing like Pigs, about their precious *rights*

6:35 pm  

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