Weekly Question 8-17-10

posted Aug 19, 2010, 12:08 PM by Mr. M   [ updated Oct 14, 2010, 11:21 AM ]
As you may or may not know I administer a TNG group in Western Massachusetts called the Society of the Young and Competent. As part of my duties for this group I try to post weekly questions. I believe I will start re-posting them here as well.

As we move forward and alternative sexuality becomes more acceptable, we see
images of it cropping up within popular culture. In terms of BDSM however, there
seems to be a definitive dynamic occurring. In this presentation Mistresses are
given a fairly fair shake, some are stupid evil-doers (Britney Spears), and some
seem to be pretty decent examples (Lady Heather in CSI). But with a couple
notable exceptions the male dominants seem only capable of deep seated problems,
most notably for me the parole officer in "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

Why do you think this dichotomy exists? Are there positive aspects to it? What
is the greater harm that might arise?

As always I look forward to your answers.

Be well and play safe,
- Mr.M