No jokes, no funny rants this time. I am seeing every shade of red and I need a voice of reason, some calming words, advice, whatever is out there.
In cruising the spanko blogosphere and the various Tumblr photo sites, one link led to another and I found myself on one of the most disgusting Tumblr blogs I’ve ever seen.
No, I will not link it here. I don’t want to guide any more traffic to this filth. But I will describe it. In short, it’s a photo site that promotes hatred and degradation of women. All women are inferior, we’re whores, we’re fucktoys and nothing more, and deserve to be treated like crap.
Just one of the charming examples: A gif of a naked woman, legs spread, weeping in pain while a man whips her genitalia fiercely. The caption: “If she has a c***, she deserves to be punished for it.”
No, it’s not just about my feelings for that word. I understand the kink of humiliation, about how some people get into that. But I don’t see this blog as being about kink. It’s about misogyny.
I have seen plenty of photos and blogs and posts in my time that turn me off, get me riled up. But I have never wanted to retaliate against a site as much as I do now. I want to report this. I want to see this person take some heat.
Am I out of line? Is this simply another case of “freedom of speech,” and there’s nothing that can be done? Is there a cap on the amount of hate-mongering allowed out there? Can Tumblr blogs be reported, and if so, how? If I can, should I? Or should I just pretend I never saw it and leave it alone?
Breathe, Erica. Breathe.