Update 5/28/2014: Found this on Tumblr. I don’t watch Game of Thrones and I never will. I can’t stomach graphic violence. But I appreciate Martin’s comments and I fully agree. Why don’t people see the double-standard here?
Update 7/31/2013: Pinterest finally followed through with their threats and deleted my account. So if you want more nekkid from Trashy, go to my Tumblr blog, Trashy’s Pleasures.
Update 7/7/2013: Pinterest deleted my Man Candy board, but my NSFW board is still there. Sheesh. Apparently, someone with a stick up their ass reported it one too many times. Oh well. I made a new one. Don’t fuck with me.
Update 1/27/2013: And today one of my Pinterest boards got reported for nudity. Gasp! I labelled it Trashy Pics – NSFW. What did you expect?
Update 12/23/2012: In light of recent horrific and tragic events in our country, I felt compelled to dig this post up again. There are far too many unanswered questions about the causes of violence, and no one perfect solution. But I think if we spent less time fighting and more time loving each other, maybe we could find a way to live in peace.
I rarely get opinionated or controversial on my blog. I don’t like to piss people off. I like to make them feel gooood. Ahem. Anyway, the following post is about something that’s been bugging me for… ever, and I finally had enough. So there.
Last week I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline. I’m ‘friends’ with a lot of romance writers and many of them post pictures of men or couples with varying degrees of nudity and sometimes even sexual content. I’m okay with that. I actually like it, and anyone who follows my Tumblr blog will see I post nekkid pics, too.
Then I came across a picture of a woman who’d been axe-murdered and had her heart ripped out. It was obvious from the content that the image was fictionalized, supposed to be a joke, but Gah! The blood! This wasn’t the first time I’ve seen images of brutal violence on my timeline. I hid it, so I don’t know if anyone complained, but I recalled how often people complain about offensive images posted to their timeline. And unfortunately, in my opinion, the images they complain about contain sex.
Before I go any further, let me say that I am a mom. I understand why people don’t want their children to see nudity and sex; however, I realize the people I follow may post those kinds of images, so I don’t view my timeline in front of my daughter. I am talking about adults who find sexual images offensive but tolerate images of bloody death.
You want to know what offends me? Pictures of murdered or brutalized people, too often women, portrayed as a joke—or for any reason. And yet brutal violence is more acceptable in our society than beautiful sex. I will never understand this. I would much rather see an image of naked men and women experiencing pleasure than blood and guts splattered all over the walls. Sex is beautiful, natural, an essential part of life. It should be celebrated, not shamed.
Death is part of life, too. I know that all too well. But a person’s violent death at the hands of another is, unfortunately, as much a part of the human condition as sex. That’s what I’m ashamed of.
What do you find offensive?
If you’re offended by nekkid pictures (nekkid = no clothes and doing something fun), avert your eyes now. If not…enjoy! Continue reading