Posts Tagged ‘KinkForAll’

Help me check BDSM’s privilege at the next KinkForAll unconference

The irony of what I’ll momentarily write about makes me giggle. The rawness of it makes me sad. And the details of it make me very angry. Last Saturday, February 25th, dozens upon dozens of people converged on the Tivoli Student Union for KinkForAll Denver (KFADEN). To many, the event was a thrilling and eye-opening […]

Invisibility versus Illegibility: KinkForAll shows how “kink” is everything you didn’t know it can be

Update: KinkForAll Denver was great, and having fallen ill, I am far too exhausted to say anymore more than that. Keep an eye on the blogosphere’s KFADEN tagspace for others’ opinions. :) Update: Although there was some media coverage about KinkForAll Denver, most coverage was unfortunately petty. Nevertheless, I’m proud to have taken part in […]

FetLife Considered Harmful: The Risks of Sex Ghettoization – KinkForAll Providence 2

KinkForAll versus Stop Porn Culture: guess who’s filthier!

Over at the Washington City Paper, Amanda Hess wrote about her experiences at KinkForAll Washington DC 2 and Dr. Gail Dines’ Stop Porn Culture anti-porn activist briefing on The Hill last Tuesday. Her column is well worth a read, and exposes the should-be-obvious blatant hypocrisy with which fear-mongering anti-porn crusaders conduct themselves on a regular […]

My opinions on youth at KinkForAll unconferences

Undoubtedly, some of the moral panic over KinkForAll unconferences (and perhaps me by association) is the fact that the events, which are intentionally open to the public, welcome everyone’s participation. In numerous instances, because of this “anti-invite” and open-doors philosophy, people who would not otherwise have been able to access group discussions about sexuality-related issues […]

Addressing Donna M. Hughes and Margaret Brooks’ concerns over KinkForAll unconferences

Following Marie’s example, let’s all take a deep breath. Even though I feel defamed by Donna M. Hughes and Margaret Brooks, I want to address the crux of their concerns about KinkForAll unconferences and ask for their advice. Discreetly tucked away at the end of a 6 page personal assault, they wrote: The open and […]

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