February 22, 2014

"Kerry, the 'unofficial matriarch' of the female-masking scene."

Photo caption at an article at The Atlantic titled "What Men Find Behind Female Masks/Inside the increasingly common practice — and business — of female masking," which isn't about some figurative "mask" women wear as they interact with men, but about literal masks — "soft, flesh-like silicone rubber" things — that men wear.
“I thought that I've got to be the only person on the planet that has these feelings and these interests,” [Kerry] said. It wasn’t until the birth of the Internet two decades [after he became fascinated by rubber masks worn by female characters on the TV show 'Mission: Impossible'] that he discovered there was a thriving community of men who also enjoyed wearing female masks — which offered him both solace and an exciting business opportunity.
We're told that Kerry is married to a woman, that she's creeped out by the lined-up women's faces in his mask-making workshop, and that he therefore refrains from asking her to allow him to wear one of these masks while having sex with her. He fantasizes about it but figures that "the reality would be really, really disappointing."
"In a way I don't want to fetishize my wife. You know, I have sex with my wife because I love her. And I don't want to turn her into a sex object, if that makes any sense at all. Because the mask is a fetish object, that's the only thing it really exists for. Among cross-dressers and the like, there is often the thought that masking is a farce. That if a person were truly serious, they wouldn't hide behind a mask."...

"It does strike me odd though that people who practice some of the most socially unacceptable behaviors can also be the most prejudiced,” said T-Vyrus, 34 “in doll years,” a self-described “drag queen, tranny, female masker” and editor of masking magazine Hot Girls. “Among cross-dressers, shemales, trannies and the like, there is often the thought that masking isn't real, that it's a put on, a surrogate, a farce. The thought that if a person were truly serious, they wouldn't hide behind a mask."
Yes, isn't that always the question? What would you do if you were truly serious?

14 comments:

rhhardin said...

The question is whether the eyes match.

AB said...

Did anyone else read the title and assume this was an article about American foreign policy weakness?

PB Reader said...

"Increasingly common"? When the psychiatrist they spoke to have never heard of it?

SGT Ted said...

Its guys wanting to be girls, so of course it is to be celebrated as Something Completely Normal, you h8rs.

This is one step above "It puts the lotion on it's skin..." creepiness.

Every weird sexual behavior is to celebrated these days, while normal, heterosexual conduct is portrayed as criminal conduct and made a pathology on college campii.

SGT Ted said...

All this "diversity" and
"rich tapestry" bullshit has been a fantastic disguise to "celebrate" things that are really only about the really weird shit that gives some dudes a boner that doesn't involve heterosexuality.

DO we REALLY have to portray every weirdoes efforts to get a boner outside of ordinary, heterosexual behavior as some sort of celebratory, empowering act?

These are fucking weirdo's with a kink. These people are worshipping their boners. There's nothing heroic about it.

They are free to be weirdo's, and we are free to call them weirdo's and that's how it should be.

EDH said...

And they'd've fooled everyone... "if it weren't for those meddling kids!"

Anglelyne said...

SGT Ted: DO we REALLY have to portray every weirdoes efforts to get a boner outside of ordinary, heterosexual behavior as some sort of celebratory, empowering act?

What do I have to do to get called a pervert these days?!?!

Maybe they're "testing their limits", as the child psychologists say. No limits, no structure on which to build a self. With nobody to say, "hey, that's really creepy and fucked up, get a life", nothing to do but expand endlessly into the great void of kink. Satisfaction remains elusive, so you blame it all on the lack of "validation" from the h8rs. Every more hysterically.

madAsHell said...

This has to be a fantasy in the writer's head.

mccullough said...

If whites were putting on blackface masks would it be sympatheticly portrayed in the Atlantic?

Fen said...

These people are worshipping their boners.

Sodom or Gomorrah? I always get their Sin confused. One was self-love, the other was escape from RL through fantasy and dream.

Bob R said...

How many people read the headline and thought it was something about "the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts Democrat who by the way served in Vietnam."

Saint Croix said...

Among cross-dressers and the like, there is often the thought that masking is a farce. That if a person were truly serious, they wouldn't hide behind a mask.

Jim Carrey's criminally underrated The Mask is about a mask that allows a man to make all his fantasies come to life.

Masking is common on the internet. My name, for instance, is not Saint Croix. That's a name I've adopted. Am I hiding? I never really thought about it. Other people were doing it, I thought "Saint Croix" sounded cool. So I renamed myself.

And yet it frees you up, too. Anonymity means there will be less accountability. You can't be fired from your job, for instance. But I also think anonymity makes us more barbaric, meaner. If you think you can get away with anything, you are liable to do or say anything. Thus the mask allows your real personality to come out.

Why is Halloween one of our most fun holidays? Why do so many adults enjoy Halloween, and what do they like about it?

Saint Croix said...

Taylor Carmichael, by the way.

Sam L. said...

Why is The Atlantic even interested? These guys are not Republicans.