I swear to god, I didn't search for the picture, it was one of the first hits that came up for "female "nude and how could I resist? That's the way it's been lately, every time I google for something for this website, something..almost uncanny...just...pops up...
We've been having all these amazing discussions lately, the women here and me, about, you know, "womanny" things, about whether women's sex drive is really less than men's, about woman's feelings about porn, even about whether we preferred "cut" or "uncut" men. About pregnancy and loneliness in relationship, you know, things like that.And a few women had wanted me to blog about the sex drive thing and I said okay, I'll do it, and that's when I found the photo. But I thought about it and I thought why blog on women's sex drive, I'd rather just blog about the women themselves.
When I first came to the blogging in October '07 the website was at war especially on the political threads and there were very very few women who bothered to participate in them, and I was one and Natalia was another, probably because we weren't Iranian so we weren't jaded by all this partciular Iranian brand of testosterone overload. There were of course several other women whom I got close to, more o the poetic side of things, but overall the website discourse was terribly lopsided on the side of the "guy guy thing" and it wasn't very pretty.
Over the course of time as the website has evolved and things have settled down (Gaza aside..) so many women have emerged and their voices make this website sing. They're strong women, they're warriors, warriors who fight for the right to express our deepest feelings, our grappling with our sexual identity, warriors for the expression of what must be the universal desire for peace in tender yet impassioned ways. And for the right of human discourse to wander and come back again without being fettered by rigid categories.
I do not believe that men and women are fundamentally different in our capacity to love or or desire to give or receive pleasure or in our essential vulnerability or our wanderings. Or in our strength and ability to fight when it's necessary to fight, and to be hard-headed. I believe it's all just a balancing act which humanity is juggling in our evoluton, a fight which we're winning. And a fight which is so crucially being fought in today's Iran.
And so instead of blogging about the sex thing, I thought I'd just give the women of the website a rose to thank you for being here. It has nothing to do with Rosie. It's your rose and every day blooms brighter.
And for the website men too who are wandering and singing with us. It's your rose and every day blooms brighter.
It's our rose. It's everyone's rose. It's humanity's rose.
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