Sunday, March 13, 2005

Overpopulation of Submissive Women

I'm going on a shooting rampage if I see one more sex blog by a submissive woman, detailing how hot and horny she gets being overpowered by a man (or men).

What the FUCK??

Seriously, I have as much imagination as the next sex worker, so I can empathize with the allure of submission even if I rarely or never find myself wanting to be dominated to the extremes these women enjoy. I hate to be judgemental of other people's sexuality, so I try to remember that just because *I* am disgusted by most forms of female submission that doesn't mean I can't respect other women openly embracing their desire to submit.

But. I do not understand why the majority of female sex bloggers seem to be subs. The lack of variety really freaks me out . . . there's no BALANCE in the sex blogosphere; very very very few dominant women maintain explicit sex blogs (and that's another "issue" for me: the penthouse letteresque or graphic erotica style of blogging which I have a hard time identifying with in and of itself).

It boggles my mind that so many women are submissive, and that so many of them are only interested in telling that story of themselves. That's really the only story you want to share with the world? It's almost as bizarre to me as women who have nothing to talk about but shopping. I hate shopping, but I've got to tell you -- I'd rather be shopping than submitting myself sexually to a man.

This crazy disproportionate sub to Domme ratio begs the question: are all of these submissive bloggers TRULY women? I hate delving into that whole internet gender doubt game, but really . . . you have to wonder. And yet, most of these sub chicky blogs are so flowery and verbose that I tend to think they're girls.

Again, I'm not doubting the fact that many women are truly submissive and get their rocks off that way. What bothers me is how they seem to be so much more visible than truly dominant women (and women who are switches or D/s neutral) and seem to outnumber us. What the fuck is up with that?

I also find it curious that all of these blogs seem to be written by mostly-straight women, or women who only want to be topped by men.

Back to the issue of their STYLE of writing (constantly sexually-charged); perhaps that is the key to the imbalance. Maybe there's a drive to write in that over-the-top manner and to be completely consumed by submission that is lacking in dominant women. Sure, there are plenty of over-the-top femdom websites, but as far as personal blogs, I don't see any of that. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough, though.

P.S. The other thing that drives me crazy is wondering . . . where are all the submissive women who like to be dominated by other WOMEN? Where are all of the submissive MEN? I know they exist in high numbers (particularly the latter), so why do women who submit to men seem to be the only ones in this crowd with blogs? Well, I take that back . . . I *have* seen a few blogs/LJ's written by dominant men which I find annoying too.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Shoe Size Discrimination Follow-Up

Remember me bitching about how hard it is for me to find shoes for my itsy bitsy feet?

Well, I ran across these "cute" (and relevant) posts from one of those fashion terrorist types:

Tiny Feets
More about Tiny Feets
From the Archives
Advice for the Small-Footed

This entry doesn't really count as a bitch rant, but I wanted to make sure I don't lose these links. I would love to be able to afford my own personal shoemaker to outfit me with unique perfectly-fitted works of foot-formed art.

Broken News Links

One of the major benefits of the world wide web is *supposed* to be the ability to store lots and lots of information and make it easily accessible to people. Now, it's not surprising to me that individuals' and other indie websites are full of misinformation on unreliable hosts with changing domain names, etc.

But. It's disgusting to me the way huge news sites fail to understand PERMALINKS. You know, providing a link to news articles that will remain unbroken over time? I do not understand Yahoo's system of making news stories disappear, but even more I do not understand a newspaper or a news network refusing to keep each news story in one location under one name from the time it appears to . . . forever. If bandwidth and storage are too expensive, I *can* kind of understand making the archives for subscriber's only. But just deleting them or moving them somewhere unlocatable is fucking MADDENING.

What exactly is the purpose? Are they trying to make you search around so that you'll see more of their advertisers' banners? I don't fucking get it. These people are fucking clueless about the way the internet works (and how it should work in its ideal state). What a bunch of morons -- thanks for the "news", fuckers!

This is particularly annoying to me on my blog, Domestic Terrorism, which links to sick crime stories news articles. What is the point of blogging if your archives are full of broken links? Or, more specifically, what is the point of PROVIDING a link to another (commercial) site that refuses to respect the traffic you send and makes all of your archives empty of content and worthless? What is the point of respecting copyright when the only option you really have is to duplicate the article in its entirity lest you risk NEVER BEING ABLE TO FIND YOUR SOURCE MATERIAL AGAIN??

I hate these stupid pricks and their stupid news. Thanks for the memories, assholes. It's amazing to me that giant corporations are so fucking ignorant and/or disrespectful of their audiences.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Shoe Size Discrimination

I am so sick of stores and catalogs not offering size 5 shoes. Apparently no one in this god forsaken country is smaller than a size 6. I'm tired of big people and their big fucking feet while we petite tiny people get stuck making do with children's shoes or stuffing too-big shoes with fillers to keep them from slipping off.

Wearing too-big shoes (even when you layer them with two or three insoles) is painful. PAINFUL. They rise up too far around the ankle, scratching and rubbing the fuck out of your tender ankle skin and bone. They come up too high on the heel, cutting into your tendons.

Aren't there enough itty bitty asian girls with shoe fetishes in this country to warrant offering a wider range of sizes? I am so fucking sick of of this crap, especially since my feet are actually even SMALLER than a five, it's a compromise even wearing those. Once upon a time, though, fives were the beginning of the range of women's sizes damn near everywhere you looked. Now people don't even pretend to cater to us.

I hate normal-sized people and their giant fat clodhoppers. Fuck off and die, size six and abovers. You take up too much space.