Daily Archives: January 22nd, 2012

QotD: “Ruined”

Pornography was always available for those who sought it out; the difference is that in the 21st century pornography is as ubiquitous as religion once was. Its sadomasochistic stock in trade is still the same. No sexual revolution will happen until the role of penetration as a mechanism of domination is obliterated, until it makes no sense to snarl at anyone: “Get fucked”, until “fucked” does not mean “ruined”.

From Germaine Greer’s review of The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution by Faramerz Dabhoiwala