[Content Note: Throughout this series, I’ll be talking about rape and rape culture. This introductory post will discuss these topics in much less detail, though.]
“You’re going to write for a feminist blog? But you’re a MAN! How are YOU a feminist? What sort of feminist are you?”
So said my Mother a few days before Christmas, when I told her about the plans for what was to become Disrupting Dinner Parties.
“Of course I’m a feminist! Feminism is for everyone! As for what sort of feminist I am, well, that’s a very good question indeed.”
To help further the conversation, on Christmas I gave my Mom a copy of “Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and World Without Rape.” We’ll come back to that in a moment.
From the moment I was asked to write for this blog, I had a topic I knew I wanted to write about. A topic that I given a lot of thought to, and about which I have all the feelings.
I want to talk about consent and abuse in BDSM communities. Because that’s not complicated or anything, right?