Sex Meet Kirk Makin—Stupid Fucking Credulous Hack of the Day
posted by April 30 at 15:15 PMon
Yeah, yeah—again with the Globe and Mail story. It’ll be out of my system soon, gang, I swear. But it needs to be said…
Reporter Kirk Makin exposed his bias—he pulled it out and slowly stroked it—when he used the word “raunchy” to describe the sex life of a married couple in his piece today. Way to be objective there, Kirk. And then there’s this:
Judge Nicholas noted that the couple—who have a son—had regularly engaged in sadomasochistic behaviour over the years.You gotta love how Makin drops in the detail about these two being parents. He might as well have written, “OMFG! They let these people have children? These raunchy-ass sadomasochists?” Because, of course, everyone knows that good parents, if they’re going to have sex at all, should only have vanilla sex.
As if insulting this particular couple and calling into question their fitness to parent weren’t bad enough, Makin fails Globe and Mail readers—raunchy or regular—by neglecting to get a quote from someone willing to defend a common type of sexual expression that is now, it seems, illegal in Ontario. Makin quotes a scandalized judge and a crusading prosecutor but he doesn’t bother to find anyone to speak for the other side, i.e. for all those raunchy, disenfranchised kinksters up there in Canada.
Compare Makin’s piece to this ABC News story about the bondage-gone-wrong death of a man in Tennessee last week. The ABC News piece includes several quotes from Susan Wright of the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom. From ABC News:
Bondage Rule of Thumb Broken
“You never, ever leave someone alone when they’re in bondage,” Wright said. “For safety reasons, if someone’s in bondage, you have to be there to observe them and make sure there are no complications.”
Wright likened responsible bondage to sky diving and rock climbing—both activities that are not smart to do solo. She said that typically, couples involved in the fetish establish safewords that are used when someone becomes uncomfortable.
“You don’t just up and leave someone because accidents happen,” she said. “These are sex games. People are just supposed to be having fun.”
So retroactive props to David Schoetz of ABC News for doing his job. And Makin? You’re a stupid fucking hack.