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‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

A scene from “Fifty Shades of Grey.” (YouTube)

A scene from “Fifty Shades of Grey.” (YouTube)

Chris Hedges writes at Truthdig:

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It champions a world devoid of compassion, empathy and love. It eroticizes hypermasculine power that carries out the abuse, degradation, humiliation and torture of women whose personalities have been removed, whose only desire is to debase themselves in the service of male lust. The film, like “American Sniper,” unquestioningly accepts a predatory world where the weak and the vulnerable are objects to exploit while the powerful are narcissistic and violent demigods. It blesses this capitalist hell as natural and good.

“Pornography,” Robert Jensen writes, “is what the end of the world looks like.”

We are blinded by self-destructive fantasy.

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Bizarre BDSM Fetish Stamps Of Kyrgyzstan

In an alternate universe, the stamps used to mail your rent check or a holiday card to relatives feature scenes of erotic domination rather than the national flag or first president. That alternate universe is called Kyrgyzstan. Vintage Sleaze was pleased to note stamps issued by the former Soviet republic featuring the work of mid-20th-century S&M-themed adult comics artist Eric Stanton:

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Harmless Kitsch? Repulsive Misogyny? Allen Jones’ S&M Furniture

Picture: Juxtapoz (C)

Check out this cringe-inducing (or chuckle-inducing, YMMV) collection of furniture made of female mannequins in bondage gear at Juxtapoz. The furniture was the work of British pop artist Allen Jones.

You may know Jones’ work from Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. The sculptor’s work decorated the interior of the Korova Milkbar.

Jones’ work was recently explored in a short documentary titled Allen Jones: Women and Men, of which you can view three or so minutes here:

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