|NY Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman (speaking)|
Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin (Flickr)
In a matter of 24 hours former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman lost his office after reports that he had physically assaulted four women he’d been romantically involved with.
Schneiderman initially tried to play-off the accusations saying the behavior was “role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.”
Well, the kink community is NOT claiming him as one of their own.
From The New York Post:
The story brought new attention to the world of kink that’s often known as BDSM — standing for variations of bondage, dominance, submission and masochism. The practice — though still a taboo topic in some respects — has made incursions into the cultural mainstream in recent years, in part because of the popularity of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” novels and films.
However, some of Schneiderman’s critics noted that “Fifty Shades” hero Christian Grey meticulously negotiates a contract with Anastasia Steele before she agrees to submit to his demands.
A Seattle dominatrix named Mistress Matisse called any non-negotiated encounter “ABUSE. End of story.” Others expressed hope that it would increase public understanding of BDSM and help highlight the distinction between its traditions and non-consensual violence.
It is unconscionable. Kink and abuse are very different things. He is not a welcome part of our community. https://t.co/QP7Um34jm7
— roxane gay (@rgay) May 8, 2018
Disgraced ex AG Schneiderman will try to couch his abuse as sex play. Don’t buy it. As a former pro BDSM practicioner, I can say that NONE of the reported incidents bear any resemblence to safe, consensual BDSM play. He’d have been banned from any kink community for his behavior.
— Katze (@RivkaGheist) May 8, 2018