Friday, 12 October 2007

Is This Porn ?

Let's decide together. Read this and then visit here and here. Come back and tell me what you think. You can order it here.

-'pornography', 'porn', pinny-porn' and 'domestic porn' are the words that have been used to describe this blogger and her new book.

POST UPDATE: I've added a new photo to show my authentic side in the post below. In response to the reporter's comments: ".....domestic porn, something luscious to look at but, like all porn, not necessarily something we'd want to try at home." because....it doesn't really matter how you got there, the result is always the same. I might have a mess while baking, but who cares, the goods end up delicious! Just because you do something really well...does that make you a 'porn star'? hmmmm....all so very 'tongue in cheek' wouldn't you agree? (I stand by my Manifesto - you can read it down the right side of my blog.)

5 comments:

Sarah McColl said...

well, of course i take side with the author, rather than the critic. i found that telegraph article quite irksome. to each her own: some women are satisfied by quice jelly and quilts. it's not a judgment on those who aren't. the telegraph reporter seemed...defensive.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I have some pretty strong opinions on this: It's all or nothing...we all prostitute ourselves to earn money or we don't. The entire planet is based on this fact; we trade time for money, or services for money, or ideas for money, or talent for money...to buy 'stuff' with the money and to provide 'shelter' wth the money and to 'feed' ourselves with the money. Creating a media frenzy from an article you've written must also be considered 'porn' - 'editorial porn'. Live and let live.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I forgot to add....good for the blogger...her book sales are going to go through the roof now! Bravo!

restyled home said...

Love this post...thanks for bringing it to my attention. This debate is so old and tired! It reeks of the age-old argument between stay-at-home mums and those who go out to work. It is further evidence of women vs. women. Why can't we all accept that some women love to nest (and will if they are financially able to), and others want to be in the paid working force and would rather buy their cakes and jams at the market, purchase their blankets and mittens from artisans or shops? Why can't we co-exist and respect that there are different strokes for different folks? Beacause there are radicals like the critics, who thinks it's all one way or another. Life doesn't have to be going at warp-speed!! No time to ice a cupcake...ever??? I say slow down, make (or buy) a cup of coffee and just chill out!! That critic is one angry girl!!!

Thanks for the "food for thought"!!

Linda

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Interesting. I just wrote an article for a magazine I contribute to on trying to have it all and how I struggle with how to do it!

I am not crafty like Alicia but as a woman I struggle with wanting to have it all. I want to be able to create things and have the whole Martha Stewart holiday thing going on. But, I also have other things I need to do. How to juggle it all? I try to find simple ways of being domestically and creatively satisfied so I can still fulfill my other obligations in life. I can't do as much as Alicia or some of the other domestic goddesses out there, but then again, we all have our own limitations, interests and talents. I find it disturbing that anyone would be so negative about someone who has found great joy in what they do in life and just being who they are. Sounds like jealousy to me.

Melissa