‘Mummy Porn’ and Thinking You’d Have Known the World was Round.

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Since Fifty Shades of Grey we have seen an explosion in the acceptance and embrace of what has become known as ‘mummy porn.’

Followers would like to see this as a feminist sexual revolution. I was reading an article in the SA Weekend Magazine, in which they interviewed Holly Hill, author of The Velvet Pouch, which has been labeled as daring, controversial and risqué.

Ms. Hill rejoices that “eBooks have provided three main things: anonymous purchase, closet-enabled reading – no one knows if you are looking at porn or algebra notes and eBooks also cost less. That means that people can afford more risky – and risqué- reading material.”

She’s hoping that her book will “help more women realize that the girl with the slutty clothes or the gorgeous sex worker or the flirtatious secretary isn’t the enemy, rather she is a celebration of our gender and part of our repressed selves.”

While I found these comments appalling and completely misguided as to what is actually healthy both for women and society, the real kicker was that she compared herself and her followers to those who believed that the world was round when everyone else was saying it was flat.

Seriously? Far too many people these days are claiming that their ‘revolution’ (which in reality is the equivalent of promoting that the world is triangular) is akin to the great awakening and discovery that the world was round.

Revolutions don’t always mean progression or discovery of truth. Just look at history.

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11 comments on “‘Mummy Porn’ and Thinking You’d Have Known the World was Round.

  1. I am a big supporter of the truths hidden within these two quotes….

    ‘Revolutions devour their young’ (Hannah Arendt)…’…if history teaches us anything it is simply this: every revolution carries within it the seeds of its own destruction’ (Children of Dune, Frank Herbert)

    Are you on term break yet?

    • sarsrose says:

      Yes, too often we assume that change must be a good thing.
      Sadly no, my school doesn’t do the ‘three weeks in the middle of the year’ thing! But only 4 days to go!

  2. vonhonnauldt says:

    It’s not progress if you’re traveling in the wrong direction!

  3. I so agree with your post…..it seems anything goes now and in the name of “revolution” and discovery and individual rights. What about the benefit of society as a whole?? We are indeed, going backwards. I love your blog, BTW

    • sarsrose says:

      Thanks Lori, you’re so right. And that’s an interesting point. We’ve become a very individualistic society. It will be interesting (and scary) to see what impact that has in the long run.
      And thank you!!!

  4. Very good post! It appears America is rapidly rolling to its biggest sexual revolution yet!

  5. Lyn says:

    I worry for my eight grandchildren. I have six granddaughters and two grandsons aged between one and eighteen. Prayer is vital in keeping them safe.

    • sarsrose says:

      Yes, sometimes prayer is the only thing that can do anything. It’s an increasingly scary world that we live in. I sometimes wonder, not having children of my own, if I’d really want to bring any into this world!

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