“Sometimes I like bleeding from sex. Probably because I like the drama of it, the sense that some price was paid. I like the red proof of having used my body in a type of consensual aggression. And the twinge of pain reminding me into the next day. Maybe that’s how I most truly feel about sex, because that’s how I feel about life, vengeful and passionate as a wild-eyed god: I want everyone to bleed.”—Chunks of Ash (via nightmarebrunette)
…and not to be different was so essential, I prayed - let me fit. I prayed - don’t let them see; then hid it until time came it became time to use it, certain ghost buttresses and winged flips would distinguish me. Paint flaked & slowly fell off masks and that which I’d so feared revealed, revealed was not so different, oh so not different.
Indeed, the objectification of women is evident in our society where women are constantly sexualized, but the dismemberment of women has yet to receive the consideration and exploration it deserves. Kilbourne (2002) suggested that the dismemberment of women is a monstrous problem in advertising. Dismemberment ads focus on one part of the body, e.g., a woman’s breasts. Typically, dismemberment ads employ female body parts for the purpose of selling a product. Dismemberment ads promote the idea of separate entities. These ads overtly and covertly encourage a woman to view her body as many individual pieces rather than a whole. Dismemberment ads leave many women feeling that their entire body is spoiled on account of one less than perfect feature. If a woman has less than satisfactory legs, then her potential for beauty is spoiled. In other words, if every body part is not flawless, then the possibility for beauty is ruined. As previously mentioned, girls and women are conditioned from a young age to view the body as a “work in progress” or something in constant need of alteration. Instead of being satisfied with their body as a whole, they concentrate on what separate entities they lack. Many women compare their bodies and sexuality to the eroticized images that are plastered on billboards and television and in magazines and movies (Kilbourne, 2002).”