Some weeks ago, I posted a fantasy about me and Jade Morey – a right-wing politico who had her fifteen minutes of fame thanks to the Susan G. Komen controversy. (If you weren’t paying attention – she tweeted of those complaining about Komen’s brief withdrawal of support for Planned Parenthood that we should “cry [her] a freaking river.” Her tweet was re-tweeted by Karen Handel, at the time, Komen’s Vice President for Public Policy. In the uproar that ensued, Handel was forced to resign and Jade lived out her fifteen minutes of infamy.)
The other day, I wondered a bit about “creep shots” – pictures taken of unwitting subjects for the titillation of the photographer and, perhaps, of her/his audience. The discussion was heated, and the consensus was that I am a creep for ever having done such a thing. And I told folks I’d stop, convinced not that it’s “bad” to do so, but that it does upset some people whom I don’t particularly want to upset.
Today, I’m wondering about what I did with/to Jade Morey: I fantasized, publicly, about consensual sex with her. I didn’t imagine or describe anything non-consensual. In fact, I made her my mistress in my fantasies.
Now. This clearly was violating – she almost certainly didn’t want to be the subject of my fantasies, let alone of my blog posts. But she inserted herself – wittingly or not – in my fantasies. And, exhibitionist that I am, I shared that with you.
But was it wrong?
I’m not sure. The kid in me wants to say, “She started it.” Which is true. I tweeted something totally respectful, but opinionated, to her (saying, as I recall, “keep your opinions off our bodies”). Her response was sexual: “Like I’d want to be anywhere near your body.”
It was that tweet, that raising of the ante on her part, that got me thinking about her as a sexual being and not just as a vapid, insipid child with offensive (to me) opinions.
But I’m curious – what do you – especially those of you who called me out for my creepy behavior in the comments to the “creep shot” post – think about what I did there? Fair? Unfair? Poor taste? Funny? Effective? Trivial? I’m curious….