I'm not into dino porn or whatever. My mind works in the "yeah, but it wouldn't fit" type of line. Honestly, I'm the one watching a movie and wondering why no one ever really needs to go to the bathroom. Honestly, did you ever see one in Star Wars? No wonder the Sith wanted to take over the universe'; they must have wanted plumbing.
So I read this because I'm in that silly mood where you want to read something stupid and bad that will make you laugh and there isn't a Resident Evil movie on.
The thing is, there is a fine, thin line between what is erotic and what is porn, at least for me. Yes, yes, I know erotica is for women, porn is for men - and please introduce me to someone who actually believes that.
This is porn, and not because it really doesn't have a plot. As the author says in the blurb, and she is quite upfront about it, there isn't one. So I knew going in what it was, but I was thinking maybe it will be so bad it will be funny. And the blurb mentioned a strong woman who didn't take shit, so I figured why not.
Then I started reading it. It started out promising, I suppose. Donna is a very active woman who isn't frightened to go after what she wants, even at 20,000 feet. But then the words "shaved pussy".
Not trimmed, but shaved. Let's leave aside the whole embracing woman for being woman thing. Do you know where the whole idea of a shaved vagina started? To imply that a woman in a porn movie was not, in fact, a woman, but an under aged teen. Legal woman with the appearance of a teen.
So, for me, shaved pussy is too closely linked to child abuse and rape to be anything erotic, funny or hot.
And that raises these further thoughts. It's great that our culture (at least in certain parts of the world) is starting to allow or embrace woman’s sexuality. Honestly, I have lost track of how many times I have seen a 50 Shades of Grey book being read by someone on public transportation. Yet, are we really embracing or allowing woman’s sexuality if it is really by terms other than the woman? In other words, are works such as this or 50 Shades, really about a woman and her sexual side OR about what a man thinks a woman’s sexual side is? (Or even about what women should believe a man’s sexual side is?) And there are writers, or at least stories that do this from the mass market success of Jacqueline Carey to the Amazon Independent kindle books such as the one about the woman and the brothers with Harleys. It just seems the other shit, the shit that advertises as woman oriented by seems frat boyish is far more numerous.
I’m not suggesting censorhip because, just no. But shouldn’t the market demand better? Shouldn’t women demand better?