Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Historically based non-con romance? DO. NOT. WRITE. IT.


I honestly cannot believe I have to say this in this day and age:

DO NOT TAKE HISTORICAL EVENTS AND TRY TO MAKE NON-CON/DUB-CON (or any other kind of) ROMANCE STORIES OUT OF THEM.

The latest in this face-palm movement is a m/m story about a white slave owner and his black male slave, set in the historic US Southern slavery period, and basically white-washes (pun intended) the horrors of that time.

*excuse me while I throw up in my mouth*

NO.

Just NO.

"But but but but TYMBER, FIRST AMENDMENT! CENSORSHIP! WE WANT OUR POLITICALLY INCORRECT FAP-FODDER!"

I am only going to say this once: Shut the FUCK up and go back to your hole.

It is NOT okay to take historical events, be they Sally Hemmings, be they slavery, be they SS/Jew Holocaust situations, and turn them into "romances."

It.
Is.
NOT.
OKAY.
EVER.
EVVVEEERRR.


Now, before you blast me, I'm going to (once again) tell you all what I tell people in the BDSM 101 classes that I teach: What makes BDSM okay? It is a CONSENSUAL POWER EXCHANGE. The person on the "bottom" is GIVING the person on the "top" certain powers. In the US and elsewhere, it is ILLEGAL TO OWN A SLAVE. SO, *gasp* those slave "contracts" you read about in BDSM stories? Literally not worth the paper they're drawn up on.

LITERALLY.

If you want to write non-con/dub-con stories, knock yourself out. I am NOT against them AS LONG AS they do not try to misappropriate or misrepresent HISTORICAL EVENTS and rewrite them into "romance."

No. Just NO.

STOP IT.

Write sci-fi, write fantasy, write ANYTHING that's NOT taking a REAL-LIFE EVENT and "sexing it up."

STOP IT.

You are not only being insensitive, you're being OFFENSIVE by doing so.

Just because you CAN write something does NOT mean you SHOULD. I call you out, every last goddamned one of you fuckers, who think that is okay. It is NEVER okay.

Let's reframe this. Would you sex up an ISIS fighter in Syria abducting and raping a white female aid worker? Why not? How about an ISIS fighter abducting and raping a 12-year-old girl? Hmm? Why not?

Just because it happened, whether now, or 50, or 100, or 200 years ago does NOT mean you can sex it up.

STOP IT.

White people nonconsensually imported slaves from Africa and elsewhere to the US to work as NONCONSENSUAL SLAVES. They raped them, they sold them, they ripped families apart, they murdered them. They kept them in inhumane conditions, they forced them to work, they stripped them of any and all rights.

WHAT IN THE FUCK IS SEXY ABOUT ANY OF THAT?

WHERE IN ANY OF THAT DID THEY CONSENT TO THIS???

Where did Jews in Nazi Germany and elsewhere consent to what happened to them?

STOP IT.

FUCKING STOP IT.

Just because you want to romanticize something so it's more historically appealing to you doesn't give you the right to do it. It makes you a FUCKING DOUCHEBALL.

And I call you out on it.

2 comments:

  1. This!

    Who doesn't understand that this is a deeply troubling way to frame a tale?

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    1. Apparently people who like the book I'm referencing. :/

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