Rough Crowd November: Feminism and BDSM

We have a divergence from our regularly-scheduled instructional violence: in November, we have MrsB coming to talk about Feminism & BDSM in a little talk she calls….

The Feminist Pervert

What BDSM Taught Me About My Feminism, Sexuality & Shame


Considering all the bondage, beatings, skimpy clothing, and overtly sexual behavior intrinsic to the BDSM scene, an outsider might think it was no place for a feminist – yet that couldn’t be further from the truth. The kink community is full of strong, vocal feminists. But many people of all gender and sexual orientations still struggle to reconcile the things they want to do in the bedroom with their views on feminism and equality.

This class will discuss some common sources of confusion and internal conflict which kinky feminists face. I’ll talk about my own personal struggle to reconcile my feminism with my kink, and what I learned about myself and other people along the way. The class will not just be geared towards women – people of all genders, orientations, D/s proclivities and political beliefs are encouraged to attend.

About MrsB

MrsB is an intelligent, sexy, feminist, kinky, femme, heteroflexible submissive-leaning switch with a powerful supervagina, who thinks it’s funny that we kinksters identify our sexuality like finicky Starbucks customers order coffee. She enjoys rope, bondage, cuddling, laughter, good conversation, and violently brutal sex.

She has been an active member of the Chicago kink community since 2004, and is a nationally-known educator and demo-bottom for a wide range of bondage-, humiliation- and beating-themed classes.


Age, race, gender identification, partnership status, poly, D/s, height, eye color… all do not matter here. If you think this sounds interesting, then yes, it isfor you.

This session of Rough Crowd will be talk and participation. While couples and groupings are always encouraged to come together (hey, isn’t that always nice?), it’s not a requirement to have a partner to come to Rough Crowd.

Please RSVP using the RSVP instructions, below.

Sunday, November 4 <– FIRST Sunday

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

RSVP for location and directions

Event page is up; do sign up, but you still have to RSVP (see below).


Rough Crowd is:

  • 18 & up
  • Cheap (ten bucks!)
  • Open to all levels of skill and experience

RSVPs

Please note that we have an RSVP policy, with a 24-hour deadline. That means you must have your RSVP in by Saturday noon the day before. It’s pretty easy: go here to follow the RSVP Instructions.

How Rough Crowd Works:

If you’ve never been to a Rough Crowd before (or if you just have questions), check out our “Rough Crowd details: What, Where, When, How”. It’s like a FAQ, but smaller.

A Favor:

Rough Crowd is successful because you guys make it successful. When I post these things, they get as far as the people I know on my own feed, and the few groups I post them in. But the more people this reaches, the better.

You can help on FetLife:

You can help get the word out by posting (or re-posting) about Rough Crowd, and linking to this discussion or the event page above, in any groups you’re a part of, or even in your own status. That helps spread the word beyond my own personal network, and we can reach a larger and more diverse crowd. The more the merrier, and new faces are always welcome and encouraged.

You can help on Twitter:

You can also help by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/roughinamorato) for for updates (and other random pervy things). Help by retweeting info about Rough Crowd; this helps spread the word even further. Thank you!

You can help wherever you and your kinky brethren and… sistren?… gather:

Feel free to spread the word in whatever way you have available to you.

Post away, people! TIA.


Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,

Roughinamorato