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Friday, July 01, 2005

Yo People, It's Not *Just* Feminism

There are times when I read an article and I don't know whether to laugh my head off or to be freaked out. In the case of this article, I did both. There is so much material in this article that we're looking at a lengthy post.
Lets begin:
He's not a prude. He will say the word "fuck," but he will never, not even in the wedding bed he hopes God has prepared for his future, embody it as a verb. He will make Christian love. What most of us call sex he calls communion, and he believes it can happen only within marriage.
Good to know he is not a prude because man, that is so important. I'm quite scared at the reference to sex as 'communion'. So by that notion, when I took the supposed 'Body and Blood of Christ' when in church and at school, I was actually having *shock horror* sex.
"Abstinence," says Dunbar, "is countercultural," a kind of rebellion, he says, against materialism, consumerism and "the idea that anything can be bought and sold."
What is this obsession with abstinence? Who cares if you are a virgin or have had sex with two thousand and one people? I dislike the self-righteous, "I'm so great" because I'm a virgin sentiment and on the same note, the "I'm so great" because I've done the deed. Big fucking whoop.
Two of his roommates are virgins; the other, a Mormon named Edd Lewis, is a "recycled virgin." He's had sex but won't again until he's married.
I thought recycling was for those "tree hugging" freaks. Yo, Ed(I'm hoping the extra 'd' is just a spelling mistake in the article.) you are NOT a virgin, no matter how many times you try and tell yourself that. You have had s-e-x so therefore you are not a virgin so cut it with this "recycled virgin" shit.
Then, when Dunbar was fifteen, he became "convicted of secular music," which means he decided it was causing him to be sinful.
Blaming that 'secular music'. This blame game is starting a pattern. Which almost makes me think of the introduction to an article that although I disagreed with it's sentiment, had the funniest introduction:
I've listened to my fair share of it["Christian Rock"], too - long drive across the country; busted iPod and there's something so weird about it. It sounds like regular bad music when you first tune in. The lyrics always seem like regular bad music lyrics, too" - I feel your body next to mine/ And that makes my whole life shine" - but after a second or two you realize that they're singing about Jesus, not some girl named Mandy, and the whole thing just seems, well, creepy.
The lobby is packed and loud right up to the beginning of the service, with well-scrubbed men and women greeting one another with chaste sideways hugs. Body to body, chest to chest, says Power, is just too enticing.
It is JUST a hug. Seriously, I think something like that is the problem. Why can't two people hug? Why does it have to have sexual connotations.
Food, after all, belongs to the material world.
Interesting, didn't Dunbar inform us that he believes in abstinence which is a rebellion against materialism. Well, he must be rebelling against food then because all of these people are consistent. Right?
Every encounter must be a kind of threesome: man, wife and the Lord. Without that, it's just fucking.
Eww. I tried to get my mind out of the gutter but the concept of this is icky. Think of it peop--wait don't, that would be therapy inducing.
This is what she finds romantic: a father who gives his teenage daughter a "purity" ring, which will be returned on her wedding day and handed to his daughter's new husband, her virginity passed from man to man like a baton.
Romantic? More like a sexist disgusting situation that treats a woman as a possession. To define a female's virginity in such a way as a relay is simply disgusting. I am a human bring. I have feelings, thoughts and actions. My actions do not deserve to be passed around like some parcel.To trivalised a woman in this way is not only insulting but downright gag worthy. If my father ever dared to give me a "purity" ring I would have screamed blue murder because why aren't the rings being given to the males? Ohhh right, they don't need to be pure really even if we say so, only the girls need a visual thing to show this that is given to them by their father. Incidentally, it is reminiscient of the same reasoning behind an engagement - a visual representation to show that this woman 'belongs' to me because the bloke doesn't wear one - only the woman.
What women really want, he says, "is to be fought for."
I am a woman and I do not. No really there is no fucking way I want to 'fought for'.
In the movies, she writes, secular romance leads only to orgasm, but the real answer to her question is, of course, Jesus.
Not trying to sound repetitive but eww.