Finally get back to blogging and the weather has been awful here, although compared to what its been like for many others its not been as bad, and i feel for those who have had it really bad, electric was off for 4 days, (,me and the kids stayed with my mum....now thats extreme mental torture that no masochist should have to endure) internet connection down for long periods of time, (lost 2 posts which didnt save)...and no internet for my kids meant the end of the world!..ok and for me a little bit, in my defence i was enjoying getting back to it here.
I had this in my archives, with the intention of publishing, and well then i went awol from here, but it riled me enough that i wanted to get it out, its back from September.
The Slave register was set up many years ago in the UK, and is still active, it was associated and operated by the same person who owned the site InformedConsent (which is no longer active), one of the UK's biggest bdsm sites, and on a personal note its where i 'met' my Master.
The Slave register was simply a site where one could register and receive a unique barcode, identifying number and a certificate, detailing their status, the name of one's Owner and when they were collared, people have and still do have this barcode (and the barcode does successfully scan and gives details), or their slave number tattooed on them, and to be honest i wouldnt mind it myself....yes i am registered there, way back when i agreed to enslavement.
Of course it holds no significance in a legal sense, much like contracts between Dominant and submissives, but like the contract its not about the legal aspects its more symbolic than anything.....like a collar is to many.
Reading this article made me mad, bloody furious in fact, this Mike Ramos making assumptions and judgements on something he clearly knows nothing about..for example and i quote
"All one has to do is visit the site and input the number or even scan the tattoo and there is an actual page that has close to 200,000 registrations, complete with various information about the pimp and the victim. For example, when you input this particular registration number, among other things, it lists who the "slave" is "being trained by" and when the "slave" was "collared". The term "collared" is reference to when the slave/victim paid her pimp for the first time"
wtf.......so my Master is a pimp and im a victim!
Clearly this ignorant or at least his many aides should have done their research more carefully, for goodness sake even a vanilla i would imagine, or the many that have read 50 Shades would have more understanding, good grief i find it incomprehendable that it is thought that being collared is reference to a slave/victim paying her pimp!
I find it offensive, most especially the assumption of being a victim, well actually the whole piece is offensive, and is yet another example of why i believe M/s dynamics will never be fully accepted, certainly not when there are ignorant assholes like Mike Ramos around promoting inaccurate information.