Monday, May 31, 2010

IML and what the winner means for us all.

For those of you who have lives or were lucky enough to go, you know this part already. The person who won IML... Is not a man. For those who need some catchup article here.

Now i think its awsome a guy in a wheelchair won. More fucking power to him. What bothers me is that the winner is trans. IML is Internation MR LEATHER not International WTF LEATHER. I started hitting leather bars when i was in highschool (my mom got me a fake id cuz... we were a CPS officers wet dream). When i would go i felt like i was around MEN. something has happened in the last 5 years, either its the colapse of west hollywoods club scene so the queens go to the leather bars, Polarization in the gay community and the queens are taking over everything now, or the leather community is loosing its veneer of masculinity. Theres a 4th option that is the most likely though, my standards of masculinity are changing.

I remember when the leather community CELEBRATED masculinity, when the most masculine guy would win an event. When being strong morally was a good thing. I remember these things. I dont know what has happened but i feel something has been lost in the community. This victory is going a step to help me realize what it was, that masculinity is a short commodity, and that its being lost all the time.

4 comments:

Mark (iBLASTinside) said...

Got your back on this one Skippy. IML is getting a limp dick over the last few years if you ask me.

Skippy said...

it lost alot when they kicked out TIM from the site. But then again TIM is mostly just showing methed out motherfuckers taking all loads so im not sure much was lost there either.

Mark (iBLASTinside) said...

Skippy, was it just TIM that was missing? I thought it was bareback, although some seemed to be there...

Anonymous said...

All masculinity (in all its broad definitions) and what attracted guys to "leather" (and related practices) in the first place is completely gone from IML. It's a lost cause. Just don't go.