Orientalism


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Edward Said would have described the picture above as an example of Westerners projecting sexual stereotypes and “forbidden” sexual desires onto figures from “the East”. 

And he’d be right, for all that large chunks of his book Orientalism have been convincingly debunked, particularly by Robert Irwin and Ibn Warraq. 

I just think that it’s not a very comfortable angle for oral sex. From the whipper’s point of view, that is. However, I like the way the woman has been attached to the frame so that her feet can’t touch the ground. It’s disorienting, as Mr Said would never have said. It’s a nice detail. 

Obviously, I don’t have time to do a proper post today. If anyone knows who the artist is, please let me know. 

2 thoughts on “Orientalism

  1. Damian is the artist and I am he, yes, I do pander to western stereotypes and the fantasy they produce, but I hope some “easterners” may find them erotic too.

  2. Wow! I’m honored!
    I can only speak as a westerner (I was born on the date line, as far west as you can get on this planet), but I thought it was pretty damn sexy.
    Love your work!

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