Liberating Ourselves in the Boudoir, An Anarchist-Feminist Perspective Against BDSM

This zine explores the behaviors and mindsets of BDSM, and attempts to show why BDSM is oppressive and patriarchal. One of the two files is laid out for printing, the other for reading on the computers.

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I'm not gonna lie, I didn't finish this

I couldn't. I truly despise being told by a man what is liberating for me as a woman. I saw what I could finish as less a critique of BDSM and more a list of things the author does and does not like about hearing about BDSM. While that may be a critique it is not a very rigorous one, nor particularly helpful to discussion. In addition I read quite a lot of assuming about who is doing the dominating and the submitting in BDSM sex. The assumption seems to be that it is hetero-pair sex where the woman is dominated and the man is dominate. And/or the more problematic assumption that whomever is dominated is the woman, regardless of gender-identity. I don't see this as much of a feminist critique.

The only other thing I have to add to this critique is this: you don't have to understand how BDSM might be sexually liberating for other people. Ahem, different strokes dude. People have different paths to liberation. Some anarchists call this a diversity of tactics. Your lack of understanding and fear doesn't make the practice bad, it makes it not right for you. So instead of telling us - especially those of us who aren't like you - what is a healthy way is for us, just don't engage in it and tell people when you are uncomfortable hearing about it.