The Power of the Savage

There were a lot of things I agreed with what Dan Savage said on Monday night, February 09, 2009 in the University of Lethbridge in PE 250 – to be exact! But there were a lot of things that I found surprising and inspiring. First of all. All through out the session I kept on thinking “here is a free man”. And this what the free man thinks:

– vertebea mammals are not monogomous
– having demeaning sex is a good thing in a healthy relationship.
– men and female sexualities are different
– men are kinky fucks
– we live in a heterosexual world
– homosexuality is a mixture of the feminity and masculinity

Alright, so let us look at each point thouroughly. Monogomy was deemed as being unnatural which to many was shocking. Well, it was for me. But then again it made sense…how many monogomous happy couples are there that I know of (not including my parents because they are aliens), like two, perhaps three, alright maybe four – but that’s it! Savage, gave a tip as to what to expect within a relationship – expect to get cheated on – as a form of survival within a relationship. Interesting, no? While I would love to live in a perfect world filled with fidelity and trust it makes sense to me. Sex, in my point of view has been (and will most likely continue) to be a serious matter. I dunno…if we lightened up a bit wouldn’t it make things much easier? People are always going to form sexual attractions with other people when in a relationship (serious or not). And sometimes shit hits the roof, mistakes happen, but if you really love that person and see them for being human, then anything is possible. I’m not saying that promiscuity is the way and people should sleep with EVERYBODY – because that is how STIs and HIV is spread, but that we should see our partners as imperfect beings, that imperfect being that we love…OH SO MUCH!

Demeaning sex as an outlet for the control your partner has over you is healthy. I agree.

Men and Female sexualities are different – shocking because I’ve always thought my sexuality was like a man’s…somewhat perverted? Ha. Maybe I shouldn’t broadcast this over the internet…but I found it a little shocking considering that most of my friends seem to have the same views I have on sex, and they are both male and female. Some men I know are a lot more calmer, less agressive and more sensual than some of my gal pals. In a way I feel that this is a more curve ball statistic then anything, am i right?

Men are kinky fucks —- BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE CHICKS WHO SELL THEIR DIRTY PANTIES TO WOMEN? Alright, I made that up…I’ve only heard of men buying dirty underwear. Neat-O. I think women can be kinky fucks as well.

Heterosexuality is the majority. Okay, maybe I didn’t find that so surprising, I do live in Southern Alberta where the mormons reign. But that homosexuality is a mixture of the femine and masculine is indeed something new to my ears. That lesbians have the same inner ear structure as males and that gay men have the same index finger length as women is pretty interesting. Savage, tied this to why gay men tend to have high pitched voices. This last statement was loosely tied to those two facts.

Anyways. It was a treat having Dan Savage visit the U of L. I think the money was totally worth the two hundred students that showed up. He gave Southern Albertans the views of a gay American man who bases his life on sex. It was beautiful. I wish I could’ve met him but I had to run to get things started for Film Club, which was a fiasco.

This Week the Film Club is screening “Videograms of a Revolution” on Sunday in PE 275 at 6:00 pm and “Punishment Park” on Monday in Galileo’s at 7:00 pm for all those who aren’t heading home for reading week.

This week has been nuts. The weekend should be fun.

-Karla

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