I feel it when I see it
Genetics be damned.The Twitter feminism has done its job well. “Twitter feminism” refers to a particular version of feminism that has been popularised by social media. The 160 character limit is too short for a meaningful discussion; hence the focus is not on a long-term solution but on short-term easy-to-spot symptoms. It is not based on philosophical grounds of fairness, and human virtues like classical feminism is. Twitter-based feminism is based on an ideology of victimhood, revenge, and intimidation. It allows no room for arguments and discussions of other points of view, it turns and twists data and statistics to achieve short-term attention.
We’ve been told that everyone is beautiful and their own way and that there is no such thing as beauty but just a social construction of an expectation of what a woman should look like in a world designed by males for males.
We’ve been told that the desire to be beautiful is a mental delusion and is a construct of male oppression.
We’ve been told we are not our bodies and that bodies don’t and shouldn’t play a role in our interactions with the world. It is ok to look like crap – the beauty lies within.
We’ve been told that the highest purpose a woman can have is to compete with men for men’s work in the office for 9-5 jobs on equal grounds.
We’ve been told that selling sexual appeal is unethical to other women who might now be recognised as humans with vaginas, objectifying a gender.
We’ve been told that women who participate in exploring male demand for sexuality for profit – porn, prostitution, webcams, nude photography – are betraying all other women on their mission to work and earn money at the office jobs.
On the other end, we’ve been told that women should show their nude bodies for free for “empowerment”, that comes from male’s approval of those bodies as good sex material.
We’ve been told that a woman’s worth and dignity is solely determined by men.
We’ve been told that when it comes to their bodies, women are no more intelligent than children and require regulations, laws and social pressure to protect them from having control over their own bodies.
We’ve been told that with the right diet, motivation and determination everyone can look like a model, genetics be damned.
Yet when I see a great body like Mila’s my body knows better than my internet polluted mind and responds in kind. At such moments I enter a state of kid-magic, a state of disbelieve and excitement. Like a small kid who just saw a magic trick that he knows is physically impossible yet it looks so real and believable. Such is Mila’s body – perfect to the degree of impossibility.
When I see Mila’s body, all my intellectual foundations are suppressed by its great visuals, and I can’t help but feel the power of human genetics overwhelming me. In such moments, I feel I belong to the same human species as Mila and this realisation makes me feel proud. Proud that despite me being of a different gender, appreciation of beauty is the language both genders share. Proud, that I’m part of a species that are genetically capable of producing such beautiful humans like Mila.
You can see full Mila Azul’s set “I’m here to play” here