The Feminist Submissive: Reconciling the Conflict

A session at Transcending Boundaries Conference 2012

Saturday 27th October, 2012

4:00pm to 5:15pm (EST)

Internal and societal conflicts. How does one reconcile the desire to submit with feminist ideals? How can a relationship based on inequality stand up to modern egalitarian models? How can we, as submissive women, reconcile our desire for submission with our awareness of the hard-won battles and ongoing struggle of feminism? How too, does a male Dominant manage his own conflicts and dominate without guilt? In this talk we plan to discuss how the act of submission can be an expression of choice and an example of "enthusiastic consent" that has been made possible by feminism. The role of D/s in dismantling rape culture will be touched upon, as well as the importance of intentionality and negotiation in developing relationship dynamics. We will discuss what power exchange really means in a relationship and how a submissive holds power within the exchange, how D/s relationships compare to traditional and progressive relationships, and why "different" does not have to mean "unequal" in any relationship.

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Zhiva Zhenska

Feminist. Intellectual (sometimes). Enthusiastic (always). bio from Twitter

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Coyote Too

I'm Coyote Too, the Trickster. My intentions are good, but I don't always leave well enough alone. Watch your fingers, you may get burned. bio from Twitter

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Time 4:00pm5:15pm EST

Date Sat 27th October 2012

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