Tuesday, February 28, 2006

what can i say?

usually, i try, try try to understand people's point of view, where they are coming from, and why they believe what they do. usually i am very tolerant, so forth so forth. but there is one thing i can never ever budge on. why? because it is part of me. this opinion in life is part of me. i can't let it go. i am not good at tolerating the opposite in people that are close to me. what is this opinion?

it's about our dear friend pornography. to me porn lies in the category of "grossly perpetuating viewing women as sexual objects for men's pleasure". yes. that is true. argue you with me. but, if, maybe. but still. i will not budge. this opinion is part of me. it runs through my blood. if i let it out it will leave an angry splatter of words that usually i would be able to keep to myself, were it about something else.

honestly. i can't deal. it makes me angry. like wanting to throw stuff. breakable stuff. it makes me want to cry. it also makes me want to scream, denounce humanity, and hide in a cave for eternity. i'm not arguing that other stuff that perpetuating women (or men, in some cases) as objects doesn't exist. it does. it exists. it's a shame, too. but this. this. porn. porn is like... the lowest of the low. well, besides maybe rape, pedophila, and so forth. i guess we will say the lowest of the low for a person not criminal/mental enough to commit said other crimes. and yet, so many people just participate in it anyways.

but honestly. it is one thing i cannot bend on. why? because i can't. why can't i? because it is a strong belief. for me, this is one thing where there is no compromise.

in general, i am an accomodator, a peace maker, a back patter. this is very uncharacteristic for me. that's why, i guess, it can be understood to be so important to me. again and again i have to go through this argument. again and again. it is tiring. it is old. i am sick of it. why can't a woman's perspective on women's bodies be taken seriously?

6 comments:

Jasonic said...
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Jasonic said...

can i just say with the utmost kindness and respect that it is unecessary for someone who is accomodating and back-patting to mention it frequently?

linzi said...

hey, jason, this doesn't have anything to do with you anyways... it has something to do with a conversation i had here in syracuse......

Jasonic said...

ok. i just figured since you posted on your blog with a comment section that i might comment.

linzi said...

generally that is so. but really i just wrote this because i was upset and i had no one to talk to about it. so i just wrote this thing. anyways. i dont know how to turn the comments off.

owlhaven said...

Linzi, I totally agree with you on this issue... There IS right and wrong in this world. And porn sits squarely on the side of wrong, no matter how people want to justify it. Sorry you're feeling such pain.

Mary