Thursday, 1 December 2011

Sorry - Reblog

I was re-reading my most recent blog on my secondary blog: Chastity Fantasies of an Obsessive Fantasist. I realised that I should've posted it here.

Fantasies Are Not Politically Correct
It never ceases to amaze me the lengths to which some go to pronounce something wrong. A classic example is that recently the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation - not, well you know?) decided that they were going to drop BC and AD from date references, as it might offend non-Christians. The way things are heading, we won't be using so much as an indefinite article, as there must be someone somewhere that 'it' might upset!!

I'm well aware that there are other forms of communication, other than the written or spoken word. But I happen to think it an important one. However, we are fast running the risk of arriving in an Orwellian world of using 'double plus good' in place of 'marvelous', 'terfific', 'fantastic', etc. Sadly, even these words have lost their individual meanings. - Such a pity.

Recently I was told I was misusing a word. Always one to recognise my imperfections, I asked what word should I be using. I was met with abuse, from a different blogger. I found the attitude stunningly disappointing. To quote Mr Spock of Star Trek, "For everything there is a first time." Maybe we should all take a minute to tell the difference between 'ignorance' and 'stupidity'? Ignorance can be instantly remedied with a few kind, understanding words. Stupidity will sadly repeat itself. I would urge everyone to err on the side of suspecting ignorance.

The world of fetishes, S&M, BDSM, Leather/Rubber/Latex/PVC/Spandex etc. attire, Power Exchange, T&D, Cuckolding, to name a few, is full of incorrectness. However, this is who we are. We can't just say, "Oh I don't like [XXX] because I'm not supposed to". It's never going to work that way. A person can tie themselves up in emotional knots, which is far more unhealthy than getting some rope and playing (safely) with a little bondage. This is obvious to me, but how many people, not 'in the scene' even come close to this understanding?

There was a WW2 pilot that had a black Labrador called 'Nigger'. I saw a remake of the 1950s film will airbrush this loyal squadron mascot from history, all because of his name. Robertson's (makers of fine jams and marmalade) used a Golliwog (a child's toy, like a black teddy bear, dating back to before the Great War (WW1)) for a trademark. They bowed to pressure from the PC zealots and no longer use it. And, just to be clear, the London Underground is not a political movement.

On the subject of an apology...


ggrihn said...

This one is absolutely my favorite!

ptathuk said...


Thank you for taking the time to comment, and for the encouragement.


Throne said...

Is it just me, or is she being sarcastic with all those apologies? Maybe?