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Story time! Introduction to Mata Hari

“Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917) better known by the stage name, Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I  and executed by firing squad in France.

In 1903, Zelle moved to Paris, where she performed as a circus horse rider using the name Lady MacLeod, much to the disapproval of the Dutch MacLeods. Struggling to earn a living, she also posed as an artist’s model.

Mata Hari brought a carefree provocative style to the stage in her act, which garnered wide acclaim. The most celebrated segment of her act was her progressive shedding of clothing until she wore just a jeweled bra and some ornaments upon her arms and head. She was seldom seen without a bra as she was self-conscious about being small-breasted. She wore a bodystocking for her performances that was similar in color to her own skin.

By 1905, Mata Hari began to win fame as an exotic dancer. She was a contemporary of dancers Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis, leaders in the early modern dance movement, which around the turn of the 20th century looked to Asia and Egypt for artistic inspiration. Critics would later write about this and other such movements within the context of Orientalism.

Zelle was executed by a firing squad of 12 French officers just before dawn on 15 October 1917. She was 41. According to an eyewitness account by British reporter Henry Wales, she was not bound and refused a blindfold. She defiantly blew a kiss to the firing squad. Zelle has often been portrayed as a femme fatale, the dangerous, seductive woman who uses her sexuality to effortlessly manipulate men…”

 

Statue of Mata Hari in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

Statue of Mata Hari in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mata_Hari


And I think that…
You cannot have even one of those big hip parties in Warsaw, Berlin, London, etc. without artists, cat-owning vegan feminists, hipsters with their oh-so-dangerous-looking bulldogs and other celebrities who pretend that there’s no connection between the “good stuff” they take and the underworld from which it comes.
The same people also choose not to think that the “friends” who provide the “good stuff” breed dogs for fights, hit and rape their ”babes” and that behind every kilogram of the “good stuff” somebody gets strong-armed, beaten up or killed.
Sometimes the same happens to night clubs, which pay their “friends” (protection money) or are in their possession.
Feminists and celebs sell their image in line with the romantic and glamorous sex working industry model, in which the biggest problem is “photo theft”. They all care about homeless cats and dogs, the working conditions in India and Bangladesh, but is it not downright hypocrisy? Does having a “great time” and a “good performance” not hide the truth about rape, lawlessness and death? Is it such a mystery how this illicit drug and sex trafficking really happens? And yes, I myself took and used but I never thought that it was good in any way or that those “gangsters” were my good “friends”.

 


History of Japanese rope bondage- kinbaku shibari
“Taut lines, complex designs, and knots that would make a sailor blush are bound together in the art of kinbaku, or erotic Japanese rope bondage. The practice is part sculpture, performance, and pas de deux, and these days, you don’t have to be kinky to have seen it. Artists and enthusiasts have adopted the practice, bringing doses to the public in fashion magazines and art galleries alike. A search for #kinbaku on Instagram yields an infinite scroll of over 60,000 tagged posts.

To the uninitiated, kinbaku might seem like the latest in pop-BDSM, but the tradition evolved over centuries before making it to the smutty, nipple-free crannies of social media. Historical antecedents include representations in shunga, Japanese erotica that once doubled as sex education for newlyweds, and Japan’s version of the Kama Sutra, Shijuhatte. Katsushika Hokusai’s Dream of a Fisherman’s Wife is an iconic reference to rope erotica—the ukiyo-e woodblock print depicts the ecstasy of a woman ravaged by octopuses whose tentacles intertwine and titillate her body in rope-like fashion.

Katsushika Hokusai- Dream of a Fisherman

During the feudal Edo era, the dominant samurai class used rope in combat and to restrain prisoners of war in a martial art called hojojutsu, a brutal practice that bears little resemblance to the kinbaku of today. At the time, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, official Tokugawa crime laws used knots to torture and extort confessions from captives and to display alleged criminals. Each public punishment specifically fit the crime, so the tie used to administer it created a legible, symbolic admonition for crowds of onlookers.

BangDROME superstar Mr Skorupa plays with shibari

In the early 20th century, kabuki theater began adapting rope ties into its highly stylized performances, presenting the earliest instances of what is now recognized as kinbaku. The technique of hojojutsu was reimagined so that actors could recreate the moves safely on stage, and redesigned to be more boldly aestheticized, giving audiences a more prominent visual experience.

After World War II, fetish magazines on both sides of the Pacific featured kinbaku in provocative illustrations, and later, photographs. Popular magazines like Kitan Club and Uramado were exchanged with mainstays from the American underground like Bizarre, beginning the cross pollination of two global fetish cultures, which has continued to this day.”

Mr Skorupa again in action

Read more: https://creators.vice.com/en_uk/article/8qka45/kinbaku-japanese-rope-bondage

 

 


Top 10 of world’s weirdes aphrodisiacs…

We all knew that aphodisiac is an agent (such as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire, but…
Monkey piss or fertilized duck eggs? Would you try this in your bedroom?
Read morehttp://www.yourtango.com/2013195157/sex-10-weirdest-aphrodisiacs-around-world

 

 


The Rape Culture By Dianne Herman
Culture is integral to the life of our species, but some cultural patterns are destructive. Diane Herman argues that, by linking sexuality and violence, the United States is a „rape culture” that undermines healthy relationships. Although “date rape” has always existed, it has only recently been seen, by social scientists and practitioners, as a form of violence. However, many young adults, including college students, still view date rape as a “normal” part of dating.
Read more… rape culture_final


English FemDom artist Sardax
“Sardax is the pseudonym for an English FemDom artist based in London. Sardax’s ink drawings and watercolours were a hobby that has now evolved into two published books, a magazine, limited prints and commissioned pieces. He has also created book covers plus countless book and magazine illustrations in addition to graphic art for logos, on-line banners, flyers and posters. Sardax has a website, www.sardax.com, for devotees of female domination. There is some free content, but the majority is accessible by paid membership only. A search on the web will yield multiple sites with Sardax artwork despite the author’s copyright.”
Read more: /wiki/Sardaxhttp://sardax.com

Some Sardx’s drawings:


Amazing idea by Primal Hardware!


“Introducing the Splorch, an ovipositor designed for all those xenomorph fans out there who like the idea of alien eggs and impregnation. Made of soft platinum silicone, the Splorch is stretchy enough to handle chicken egg-sized gelatin eggs.

As with the other ovipositors, the Splorch does not come with eggs. An egg mold can be purchased for making your own.


Easy… It’s just a doll.
Let me introduce Trottla’s doll. They look just like a real 10 years old girl or younger. Also all of them are anatomically correct girls.
“Trottla’s doll is real Artist Doll. We cannot discount price.”- we can read on the company’s website.

“I often receive letters from buyers,” said Shin Takagi, Trottla’s owner, in a recent interview with The Atlantic. “The letters say, ‘Thanks to your dolls, I can keep from committing a crime.’ I hear statements like that from doctors, prep school teachers — even celebrities.”

As Takagi sees it he is helping people like himself to express their desires, which he believes to be a sexual fetish, “legally and ethically.” Because there is no way to change someone’s proclivities, he says, his products are saving children from harm.

“It’s not worth living if you have to live with repressed desire,” Takagi told The Atlantic.

Read more: http://www.medicaldaily.com/anatomically-correct-child-sex-dolls-made-japan-are-bought-pedophiles-around-globe-369604

Trottla’s websitehttp://trottla.net/etop.html


Another great fetish artist known as Carlo
“Here’s what I do know about the somewhat mysterious “Carlo”—he was French and he seemed to be very, very well acquainted with the world of hardcore BDSM. His style is very much in line with another French erotic illustrator who was active at the same time known as “Esbey.” Both artists’ work appeared in several publications put out by Select-Bibliothèque, one of the very first publishing houses to put out fetish-oriented material, as well as other French publishing houses that catered to the thriving fetish community in Paris back in the very early 1900s (”spanking fiction” was especially popular back in those days, mon dieu!).”
Read more: http://dangerousminds.net/

                     “Slave”- book cover ilustrated by Carlo probably in 1920s/1930s

Some Carlo’s ilustrtions:


Hope you enjoy it!



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