Unbuckling the shackles: A sex-positive feminist defense of BDSM
It is not enough to simply claim that one has every right to do whatever they desire to do because there is always the possibility of false empowerment. Through the presence of BDSM in mass media, it has caught enough attention for it to elicit influence and uneducated inclusion to their lifestyle. I attempt to revive the debate between the abolitionist versus the sex-positive because there is a necessity to provide a critical analysis of BDSM today in the age of post-sex revolution. Despite of the backlash it received from the thinkers from different walks of field, it is an empowering act because there is mutual respect, condemnation of abuse, and recognition of one’s individuality despite of its coercive, violent, and possessive act. © 2018 Philippine National Philosophical Research Society. All rights reserved.
Dela Cruz, A. J. (2018). Unbuckling the shackles: A sex-positive feminist defense of BDSM. Philosophia (Philippines), 19 (2) Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/4464
Gender and Sexuality
Bondage (Sexual behavior); Sex role; Power (Social sciences); Sadism; Masochism