Been home in Barbados for a little bit now – the blog hiatus has been due to the significant restructuring my life has been undergoing lately. This getting used to Barbados again thing? Let’s just say I shouldn’t run short of stuff to blog about for a little bit. Sexuality and gender relations have been among the hot topics. Just last night, mummy and I had an extended conversation about how they play out in – *drumroll please* – the CHURCH! Lots of nonsensical stuff going on there. (My vote is still Jesus for President – it’s just this organised religion thing…) Anyway. Came across some pics on the Huffington Post, I usually take a cursory stroll there every now and then (get it?? CURSOR-y??). I’m definitely in the first camp – the folks who find them hilarious. Mid guffaw, I thought about how we’ve managed to make such foundational parts of life taboo. In attempting to maintain sanctity through silence, we have effectively encouraged the underground debasing of sexuality. I hope my daughters don’t think vagina is a bad word. And I hope my sons don’t think their penis is a dagger. I hope they know vegetables are good for them!
February 13, 2010
Two Sapodillas an a Nine Inch Banana