Whilst I’ve enjoyed seeing articles like this, I’ve noticed not many defenders of WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are commenting that the main reason people are FREAKING out about WAP is the fact their sexual desire and prowess is shamelessly monetised. This is why it’s catching more backlash than most sexually explicit songs.
The only narrative the world permits about full service sex workers is ‘victim’ or ‘object’. WAP is an ‘in your face’ (with a WET ASS PUSSY) expression of thrilling in and enjoying transactional sex that puts whores as the active subject in control of their choices… AND ENJOYING IT. So many are terrified of a feminism that INCLUDES sex workers, and it’s not just the mens, plenty of ‘radical feminists’ hate what we do too. All their beliefs about bodily autonomy for women vanish when it comes to commercial sex.
And SWERFS don’t fucking come for me saying that the reason you abhor the sex trade is because of the prevalence of abuse in the industry. Marriage as an institution began as the ownership of women as chattel and is rife with servitude, violence, rape, coercion, child abuse and dysfunction globally. Yet we do not struggle to comprehend that people can be free to choose and enjoy marriage whilst at the same time fighting to end inequality, criminal abuse and exploitation within it.
We live in a marketing world of hyper-sexualised images of women and plenty of men WAX LYRICAL about their consumption of women as a commodity without it impacting their respectability or social standing, they can even talk about sexually assaulting women and become president of the united states. Yet the TERROR and SCORN some feel compelled to express when women actually wield their sexual marketing power overtly and intentionally is hilarious and pathetic. We see through your game and we’re not playing by your dumb ass rules.
I delightfully contributed to a coffee table book of Wet ASS PUSSY for Carlin Ross and Betty Dodson this week. It was a gratitude project from the army of orgasmic women who’s lives (and clits) have been touched by the pleasure activism of this formidable duo of women in their Bodysex Workshops. It was so joyful to see a diverse range of age, ethnicities, nationalities, shapes and sizes. Betty and Carlin have an array of tips for closing the orgasm gap in partner sex. The orgasm gap is the fact heterosexual couples tend to prioritise male orgasm over female orgasm when they fuck. One of Betty and Carlin’s key suggestions for increasing female pleasure in partner sex is for women to “run the fuck” and WAP is certainly an anthem for that too. Whether it’s Megan being gobbled and swallowed, getting her ass eaten or Cardi B gagging on cock or riding dick whilst doing her kegels they know what they want, they know how to get it and they are not ashamed to tell you.