I am an australian. a writer. 23. feminist. pro sex. was on anti-d. single. queer. don't shave (mostly).
I am obsessed with collecting orange penguin classics. opshops. Persian rugs. markets. bohemian trinkets. finding clothes on the street. swear words. feminism. blunt hair cuts. simplicity. vagary. shouting. chai tea. dark nails. Scandinavian forests. calligraphy ink. black cats. weird boys. Sylvia Plath, costume jewellery. Paris. Beatniks. Virginia Woolf. crumbling wallpaper. florals. red lips. re-appropriating the word cunt and slut. coffee rings. lesbians. tattoos. water colour paper. velvet. poetry. artistic nudity. faux fur. gothic churches. film photography. psychoanalysis. Anais Nin.
I studied at Oxford University in 2012. I am currently finishing my writing degree in Canberra.
I blog for: http://pepespaperie.blogspot.com.au/
my flickr is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rachaelnielsen/
Rape and sexual violence are often used in porn for titillation, (though this is abominably wrong, my focus is that) these depictions are highly stylized; a fantasy that in dislocated from the reality of sexual violence. Such depictions cloud the understanding of what rape is, looks and feels like. These fantasies tend to show a female resisting certain specific sexual behaviour, her boundaries being disregarded to which she later enjoys and has screaming orgasms from. Common scenarios are the image of the rape of the virgin or the faux nos of a ‘slut’ which are just there to hide her ‘slutty’ desires, which are okay to violate because she is a ‘slut’. This sends a clear and consistent message that violation of the boundaries of women are arousing, and that her boundaries are not valuable or real. These forms of porn are packaging rape fantasies as a commodity. Rape porn is buyable and there is a market for it. We are living in a rape culture which denies the realities of what rape is and even that the ‘perpetrators’ are criminals.