A few nice sex and relationships images I found:
SL campaign website
No H8 SL – a flickr group dedicated to SL avatar pictures for the campaign
Avatars against abuse, bullying and harrassment – a flickr group dedicated to anti-bullying, violence, harrassment and abuse messages. Exclusion/discrimination can lead to all of these things, thus the link. www.flickr.com/groups/avatarsagainstabuse/
Second Lifers! Teleport to Ryker Beck’s store to get your tape and NO H8 face text for free (thanks Ryker!). Note: as per the RL campaign, many of the SL pictures are taken against a white background while wearing a white shirt.
About the campaign
“On November 4th, 2008 Proposition 8 passed, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
In the wake of the defeat, there has been a groundswell of initiative from within the community at grassroots level. Seizing this opportunity, new political and protest organizations are forming almost daily. The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project & silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct reponse to the passage of Proposition 8.
The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, military personnel, brothers & sisters, law enforcement, lesbian mothers, directors, politicians, newlyweds, and more, Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest. ”
My personal view
I have a number of gay friends and family members – some that have kids and are fabulous parents and I love them to bits and without apology.
Some people have stated that their issue is with the use of the word marriage, (rather than the demonstration of commitment itself), based on the belief the church own the concept. It seems that the exact origin of marriage may not be known.
What we do know is that marriage is a legal recognition of a partnership that defines certain roles and responsibilities for each partner within that context.
It appears some believe the origins of marriage may come from the concept of a business transaction that merges two families or the dowry concept rather than from a religious point of view. Most churches will not perform a same-sex ceremony as it is against their religious beliefs and in many cases are not asked to – many same-sex marriages involve civil services rather than religious ones.
I have tried to understand why people have such an issue with same-sex relationships/marriages and just haven’t been able to work it out. I have issues with bullying, violence, abuse, war, etc but no issue at all with people demonstrating their love and commitment for one another.
I don’t personally know the origin of marriage, nor to I care. I’m happy to stand up and support anyone who wants to demonstrate their love for one another with or without an official document.
is god gay?
Image by the|G|™
is god gay?
it seems that religious contention states that it is impossible for god to create anything that is imperfect or flawed. period.
if god created man [embarrassingly gender specific] in god’s own image, then surely it follows god is [at the very least in part] gay.
a second point.
if it is the case that the bible strenuously prohibits, vilifies and condemns same sex relationships, surely a clever ‘designer’ [who is also omniscient, and omnipotent] would have headed that one off at the pass by making it impossible for his [sic] creation to want or need same sex relationships? seems easier and more intelligent to simply leave gay out of the design doesn’t it?
as all things come from god, thus god at once created homosexuality, then curiously commanded it be seen as evil in his instruction book [the bible], this suggests a god that is capricious, a designer who is a little less than successful, or a designer who is downright malevolent.
before you hit me with the ‘free will’ nonsense let me try to head you off at the pass by offering up the idea of ‘illness’ within an ‘intelligent design’. the question is a simple one, if god is omnipotent and benevolent, what is the point of illness?
hard to square the circle.
i’ll close with the ever juicy david hume jam:
Is He willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is impotent.
Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent.
Is He both able and willing? Whence then is evil?
and a little aquinas:
It seems that God does not exist; because if one of two contraries be infinite, the other would be altogether destroyed. But the word “God” means that He is infinite goodness. If, therefore, God existed, there would be no evil discoverable; but there is evil in the world. Therefore God does not exist.
and finally this objectionable piffle:
this is the ‘note’ attached to the graphic:
i decided to make this design very ‘straight’ [how contrere]
no point in graphically fucking around with a concept that seems unarguable.
having said that, there’s always apologetics ;(
the|G|™ [paul, for you haters]
20101009 1653 – Museum Of Sex – duck rape art – IMG_2265 – …for seven years
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Random animal rape art. And somebody out there is turned on by this.
"As a native New Yorker, Alexis Rockman (1962- ) was deeply influenced by the exhibits and displays at the American Museum Of Natural History. The relationship between nature, culture, and the environment is a recurring theme in his work, which addresses the power, and potential perversion, of science. Rockman is a self-described pop artist who employs the iconography of natural history. His recent work addresses the global impact of climate change and the biotech revolution.
The Trough, a depiction of a pig mounting a goose, two familiar staples of domesticated farmland, can be read as an allegorical representation of genetic engineering. The Trough came to the Museum Of Sex through a generation donation by art collector Peter Norton."
having sex, raping.
The Trough painting, duck, orgy, pig.
Museum Of Sex, Manhattan, New York City, New York.
October 9, 2010.
Art by Alex Rockman.
… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
BACKSTORY: We were only scheduled to be in town for about 26 hours. And that included *two* sleeps. Combined with the SubGenius devival we were going to later that day, we really didn’t have much time to do anything. We woke up, walked around Chinatown, ate, and then headed to the Museum Of Sex to see what oddities it had to offer. Then we went straight to the SubGenius Devival in Astoria afterward.
TALK ABOUT SEX.
Image by confidence, comely.
IF YOU LOVED ME YOU WOULD DO IT* WITH ME.
*talk about sex.
so, we were doing this activity in health where everyone in the class got a card with a step in a relationship, and we had to work together to decide what order they "should" go in. it was pretty funny.
this is flizy, by the way. :]
Image by conradh
The idea of a "love/eat relationship" is unpleasant whether it’s with ovoid cartoon candy creatures or not, really.