Quote of the Day

“…On wednesday, I will walk up to one end of a long line of men. Sometimes there are women, but it’s always mostly men. They are there to watch me, and I am there to be watched. I start at one end, smile at the first man I encounter, and begin. Slowly. Carefully, I take off my glasses and fold them neatly, just like my nighttime bedroom ritual. Then I lean over and unzip one long black platform boot, and then the other. I present each piece of footwear as proof — as if the sudden shortness in my height, and its message of vulnerability isn’t evidence enough.”
–Blogger and personality Violet Blue, writing about how being searched in airports can be imagined as a form of *pornographic * power exchange, a concept very amusing to someone (me) who’s just flown cross country