Obsessed with the dominance hierarchy, but also writes about polyamory and the places where sex meets society. SensualEnchantment@gmail.com Twitter @ElleBeau
I would certainly defer to his expertise but I wonder if he has thoughts on the idea that fear is as big, if not bigger, a motivation for police behavior than power tripping?
I hope that you are right about the possibility of dismantling the dominance hierarchy. Nature vs nurture; I fear that nature has a larger influence than you hope.
Actually the quote had a rather chilling double edge. On the one hand we were training for an encore with the people who gave us out warm welcome home from Vietnam and they didn’t want another Kent State if they spit in our face and called us baby burners. On the other hand, to a Marine, all that is necessary means “you might have to kill them”.
Great piece! Thank you!
I’m 5’11", myself.
In a recent twelve step meeting, a misogynistic old man, trying to assert his dominance, was ordering me around, with a deep, 'commanding' voice. (He’s 70, and robust. I’m 60, and no slouch)
Thanks Elle, as always I appreciate your civility and measured tone. I am most definitely not a philosophical pragmatist but can appreciate the need for safe abortion where it is legal or considered appropriate even if one might judge it immoral.
My problem with the debate at the moment, peering across the great divide to…