Thursday, May 24, 2007

Slaying The Beast With One Back

I realise I'm a little late to the party, but as a part-time blogger I'm often out of the loop on the hot topics of the day.

I'm inclined to support American blogger Garance Franke-Ruta's proposal that young women should have legal protections against unethical pornographers who would take advantage of them, convincing them to do things that they'll later regret. It's been causing quite a stir stateside.

After all, nobody knows more than me what unpredictable and capricious creatures young women can be.

I recall an incident that occurred a couple of years before I met Mrs. Rodent, discussing sexual fantasies with my then girlfriend in the wee small hours of the night.

"I think think it would be quite sexy to, you know, watch each other playing with ourselves," said my ex-girlfriend, the cheeky thing that she was, and probably still is.

"Really?" I said, a little intimidated and embarrassed by the prospect, "Well, yes, I suppose it would be quite sexy, wouldn't it?"

My ex giggled, quite thrilled with her naughty suggestion.

Of course it was a different story the next evening, when she walked in to find me on my knees in the living room in the middle of a semi-circle of my favourite artistic pamphlets, furiously knocking one out.

If anything, she looked rather annoyed, and the look on her mother's face said she wasn't any happier.

She dumped me not long after that, a bitter experience which taught me a valuable lesson - never take anything women say at face value, because they can turn on you in a second.

So I say more power to Miss Franke-Ruta's arm in leading her campaign, and I wish her every success in her endeavours.

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