"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others"
- Nelson Mandela -
I want to be clear on a topic that's on my mind.
Do you know how many women are sexually abused? In Canada & the USA?
I've been researching for some editorial cartoons because it is a topic I'm a passionate about.. other women. Once you start to research & read about it seriously as a woman, IF you don't get a little nervous - you're not reading enough. Add the mentality of people/men like Trump .. 'Pussy grabbing president' is it any wonder abuse towards women is on the rise?
I think women are beautiful - I stare at nude women to draw them like LIFE drawing classes - this is next best, to achieve proper portions & shape - nudes are the perfect I stare at nude men also but usually male models online wear a speedos (lol I'd rather nothing), not that it matters - you seen one you seen em all. ;) I often see semi nude photos on Instagram- and many can be classy- getting the point across - yet others - I gasp- 'what the heck are you thinking? An attractive woman - suddenly posts a photo of herself with her crotch facing the camera, no skill, no art, no professional backdrop - just a cheap shot, calling attention to between her legs & not much more. I think 'She's old enough to know better'. Is there an age for common sense? I Keep looking & soon you notice its a trend & with younger & younger. Older women- is this what we teach our younger sisters? Daughters? Granddaughters? Where does this lead? You tell me.
Will she be an internet sensation- perhaps, become famous and make millions?
Probably not. More likely she will become a statistic:
- 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.
- 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence
- 19.3 million women and 5.1 million men in the United States have been stalked in their lifetime.
Women should never be ashamed of their bodies but this is not going in a good direction for women in general. It is heart breaking when you research these topics- to post yourself so freely, perhaps You might understand the ramifications - are you thinking long term- are you wondering who is seeing your account, following? Male & female?
Friend or Stranger. Many rapists are known by their victims.
I could care less if you're an older woman who apparently knows better - YOU are planting the seed for younger women. Will you be held accountable if she is raped - she looked up to you? No & chances are neither will her rapist- Courts will say "dismiss the charges -she was posting her shots of her breasts & vagina all over Instagram!"
Lawyers will profess with much greater skill than many of the photographs that taken.
It's facts, statistics, world events. READ. Research.
Why should I care... Not my monkeys, not my circus.
Knowing I had the power and did not, chose not - is a waste of my gift & ability to share it as well... All who have the power of the internet at their fingertips should use it of some good occasionally.
Boobs & bongs- Please. No one has to lecture me on 'recreations or medicinal', I am the first person who will say many people who think they are recreational are using it to self MEDICATE, perhaps PTSD in early childhood.. we all have stories. For medical purposes -when I see a 'medical dispensaries' page with naked women on it - I instantly pass.
Sex sells - what? Am I looking of sex or quality medicine & if sex is what companies HAVE to resort to - the product can't be all that great or it would speak for itself.
Are you purchasing cannabis or a mental image of a woman? It's your $$$.
'You who do not have children' & who use cannabis 'recreationally' DO NOT understand the battle it has been. Due to the stigma- boobs and bongs all over the internet, for decades 'cannabis porn'- that is what it is- is a nightmare for patients seeking serious medical assistance with cannabis, try & tell a family member - 'yes this is the medicine my 14 year old son is on.' Or Dr.s for that matter.... because they can't believe it could be medicine when they see nothing but porn associated with it.
There are many legitimate patients who NEED cannabis to function- I am one of them... IT is our medicine and I don't want/need it associated with a vagina thanks.
It is un professional & all ABOUT sex and nothing else- don't be fooled & it's always women on these sites - you don't see men with bongs in their crotch. Who do you think is making the most money? The women? Phhhhbt.
Women who are raped every minute- some left behind dumpsters, some watch their rapist walk FREE like Mr. Cosby... that is the price women pay. What message are you sending out?
If a woman is raped it is NEVER her fault- it is a man out of control - it might start with a stalker who has been watching these images and thinking they are for them- heck I have people who THINK my blog is about them- phhhhhbt.. shallow vanity.
There are many children seriously ill who could benefit from cannabis - they don't need the negative stigma attached and every time you post a shot you are encouraging the stigma - most PEOPLE still believe .
This is what bothers me most.. and then these women post/comment that others are judging or body shaming - because we do NOT want to encourage violence towards women. Call it what ever you want- for the record- for any attempting to say all who protest soft cannabis porn are body shaming or judging - are judging.
WE ALL judge.
Show me someone who thinks they don't.
I think women are beautiful & powerful should be proud, dress how they want, walk proud as daughter of God walk like they are stardust! WE ARE - EVERYONE OF US!!!
Part of the UNIVERSE!
One that deserves as much love and respect as the other half of society.
Head held high & save that CROTCH for a very special guy (or girl).
Abuse, sex trafficking, rape, stalking of women is on the increase as well as 'sext shaming' and its' getting younger and younger... online predators are at an all time high.
Wonder why? Ask yourself - what are you posting?
WHAT message are you sharing with the universe?
Do you have a daughter? Granddaughter? Would you want them posting photos like this?
Not me-, I'd much rather a young woman post her talents, use her brains or imagination or creativity.. It will probably in the long run get her much further & safer.