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Smörgåsbord…

August 4, 2010

Greetings,

As a rule, I tend to trash mail forwards. Long since lost interest. Too many hoaxes. As meme inducers, I think they are terrible. Overused.

But every so often, a gem…

From one today, that drew me in and blew me out!

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Did you know that a flight number from one of the planes that hit one of the two WTC towers on 9/11 was Q33N. In Notepad / WordPad or MS Word, type that flight number i.e. Q33N. Increase the font size to 72. Change the font to Wingdings.

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A hoax of course, but an awesome one. I’ll bet at least 6-% of the people who came this far tried it.

In other news, was pondering a very interesting transition…

Girls enter their puberty, with their first menses, in abject confusion, regardless of parental sensitivity, education etc.

Boys “officially” enter puberty in a paroxysm of bliss they have not known in their lives (and will spend the rest of their lives trying to find it).

Hmmmmmmmmm………really made me take that river down and see how that seed impacts our sexuality. Very deeply obviously.

Why was it arranged that way? Why do girls become women in confusion and boys become men in bliss?

There has to be a reason. And I’m nibbling at it’s edges.

Anyone care to dive in via comments?

I’ll being the discusion up here as warranted.

Interesting days indeed. Notice the Pakistani flood situation worsening.

Now the Sun is flooding and going to be flooding us with flare love. The sun has a flare for love. Ha!

Anyway, as with-in, so with-out, we are drowning.

Drowning.

In food.

In drink.

In plastic.

In waste.

In excess.

In general.

Can you imagine conscious consumption?

?

CA wrote in this extremely insightful comment….much wisdom…

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ahh well, guess the curious-me placed me in the 6%, heheh. . . wonder when the “wingdings” font was created. . . ^^

but really, I was intrigued with your questioning around the gendering of human sexuality. . . who can resist jumping in? not I. . .

it’s generally accepted that male and female are separate body types, and, simplified, are identifiable by their genitals, male being external, female internal. . . (I’m more inclined to  a “sliding-scale” of sexual ID, as human bodies are NOT either/or, but this is a short-ish reply). . . beyond the simple differences in genitals there is the “gender role” which varies from culture to culture, depending on the particular cultural “need” in any given time period. . . how else could females be envisioned and accorded so many different roles worldwide, varying solely on the beliefs of each nation & religion?  males vary too, but given there are almost exclusively patriarchal beliefs worldwide, the variance is small.

within patriarchy there is the “elevation” of male as the norm, and female as secondary, or inferior to the norm. . . patriarchy makes the rules for both genders, and the female is image-ined in relation to the male, not separate, but as the planets revolve around the sun, so does woman around man.

of course, this is biased against the woman, and in truth, the man as well – it’s artificial and destroys any notion of self-discovery, nor does it recognise diverse body types that are inherent in nature.

which brings me to an answer, finally, of sorts. . . male sexually is rather more “evident,” visible, whereas the female’s is. . . hidden.  and what cannot be experienced or named by males, within patriarchy, tends to be feared, blamed, demonised, etc.   female sexuality is not celebrated, in many cultures it is even shamed, punished. . .

what was once celebrated with rituals, and 13 lunar month calendars, menstrual sticks recording dates of flow, etc. was considered “evil” and hounded into obscurity. . . artificial solar calendars (with “days” added every 4 years! lol) replace the natural lunar cycles, as female seasonal wisdom was burned from his-story. . . ( I confess to not knowing as much about non-western history, but patriarchy is entrenched worldwide, so generalisations can be made).

I wonder. . . if young girls were taught about full body orgasms, not genital, but felt from head to toe, that went on for minutes and minutes, continuously peaking and flowing, circular almost. . . would that change their views of their bodies, and the pleasures contained within?  if young girls could “see” their sexuality as separate from boys, as personal and fulfilling APART from the “sex act”. . . would they feel so lessened?  if they could touch themselves without guilt or censure, would that change the way they were “in the world”?

with porn culture spreading the debasement of human sexuality, it’s difficult to say for sure. . . but I believe porn teaches males and females a certain form of sexual pleasure in a Pavlovian way, “do this, feel that” – it robs sexual expression of the “expression” part, takes away the imagination, the desire to bring pleasure to another, to watch another feel the pleasure of your touch(s). . .

a lengthy answer, yes.  would that we all could re-cover a bit of our humanity, our ability to express attraction, caring, in giving and receiving pleasure-able acts with each other. . .

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Cathartes Aura permalink
    August 5, 2010 3:44 am

    ahh well, guess the curious-me placed me in the 6%, heheh. . . wonder when the “wingdings” font was created. . . ^^

    but really, I was intrigued with your questioning around the gendering of human sexuality. . . who can resist jumping in? not I. . .

    it’s generally accepted that male and female are separate body types, and, simplified, are identifiable by their genitals, male being external, female internal. . . (I’m more inclined to a “sliding-scale” of sexual ID, as human bodies are NOT either/or, but this is a short-ish reply). . . beyond the simple differences in genitals there is the “gender role” which varies from culture to culture, depending on the particular cultural “need” in any given time period. . . how else could females be envisioned and accorded so many different roles worldwide, varying solely on the beliefs of each nation & religion? males vary too, but given there are almost exclusively patriarchal beliefs worldwide, the variance is small.

    within patriarchy there is the “elevation” of male as the norm, and female as secondary, or inferior to the norm. . . patriarchy makes the rules for both genders, and the female is image-ined in relation to the male, not separate, but as the planets revolve around the sun, so does woman around man.

    of course, this is biased against the woman, and in truth, the man as well – it’s artificial and destroys any notion of self-discovery, nor does it recognise diverse body types that are inherent in nature.

    which brings me to an answer, finally, of sorts. . . male sexually is rather more “evident,” visible, whereas the female’s is. . . hidden. and what cannot be experienced or named by males, within patriarchy, tends to be feared, blamed, demonised, etc. female sexuality is not celebrated, in many cultures it is even shamed, punished. . .

    what was once celebrated with rituals, and 13 lunar month calendars, menstrual sticks recording dates of flow, etc. was considered “evil” and hounded into obscurity. . . artificial solar calendars (with “days” added every 4 years! lol) replace the natural lunar cycles, as female seasonal wisdom was burned from his-story. . . ( I confess to not knowing as much about non-western history, but patriarchy is entrenched worldwide, so generalisations can be made).

    I wonder. . . if young girls were taught about full body orgasms, not genital, but felt from head to toe, that went on for minutes and minutes, continuously peaking and flowing, circular almost. . . would that change their views of their bodies, and the pleasures contained within? if young girls could “see” their sexuality as separate from boys, as personal and fulfilling APART from the “sex act”. . . would they feel so lessened? if they could touch themselves without guilt or censure, would that change the way they were “in the world”?

    with porn culture spreading the debasement of human sexuality, it’s difficult to say for sure. . . but I believe porn teaches males and females a certain form of sexual pleasure in a Pavlovian way, “do this, feel that” – it robs sexual expression of the “expression” part, takes away the imagination, the desire to bring pleasure to another, to watch another feel the pleasure of your touch(s). . .

    a lengthy answer, yes. would that we all could re-cover a bit of our humanity, our ability to express attraction, caring, in giving and receiving pleasure-able acts with each other. . .

    • August 5, 2010 4:14 am

      Well said CA and you speak for me.

      Pornography is representative of the nadir reached in our relating as sexual creatures. The patriarchal “last hurrah” of debase or destroy that which you cannot fathom.

      Such a fascinating time to be “awake”.

  2. smokingmirrors permalink
    August 5, 2010 6:50 pm

    You are not a bad read so, I posted it at the two most traffic oriented sites and would have done the third but I m supremely ripped, at the moment

    • August 5, 2010 7:15 pm

      Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Dog Poet. http://zippittydodah.blogspot.com/2010/08/its-going-to-rock-your-world.html

      Thanks very much for the appreciation and the posting on your sites.

      🙂 <— Me

  3. Straykitty permalink
    August 6, 2010 6:57 pm

    Today I watched pornography…different from that in Cathartes Aura’s post.

    Age affords me such labels of a large soldier’s hands on a YouTube video, dragging a dark-haired 5-year-old from his father. The boy was screaming. His bare brown feet were running, skimming their way through uniformed giants and weapons so he could reach his father’s back and clutch his clothes.

    “Stealing water” was the charge.

    Ah, so there was no shiny water tap at his kitchen sink as there is at mine. I turn the knob and take for granted that water will be there. I am ashamed. I have no voice to tell this child how sorry I am that his father was driven to take the water.

    So he must be my voice. The Purity and Eloquence of his screams bid me search the memory banks of my mind for a champion who will stand for him. One who will hold out his hand in a caesura and stop the madness, who will tear down the wall and give water to those who thirst.

    I know of no champion. I hang my head at humanity’s sad verdict. I watch again the boy’s despair as fingertips of his hands come together, as he searches briefly for a solution, as he once again darts toward the white van that roughly swallows his father.

    But he can do nothing. He stands in the dusty road as the land’s history adds his tragedy to its long, bloody tally. He is helpless. He is me. He is all of us.

    • August 7, 2010 3:03 pm

      Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…………………………………

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