Friday, May 25, 2012

Mutual Admiration Society

You may have seen this girl on Yahoo News, and the subsequent 'Feminist' backlash and all the hub-bub about how 'horrorfying' it is that this chick from Russia goes thru such great lengths to take on the appearance of a doll.

I don't know her name, or rather, I can't pronounce her name, and apparently don't have the character set on my keyboard to type it out anyway. She's 23 years old, organic, but obviously fascinated with Poly life enough to want to live her life in my realm.

Members of the gossip press have made a big deal about this, and how 'strange' and 'distorted' she must be, and these are likely the same people who say similar things about me. As a Polymerisian, who goes thru great lengths to appear organic.

"We want what we don't have", and that phrase cuts both ways. Black girls who straighten their hair and dye it blonde. Irish girls who bleach out their freckles, and white girls who spend hours in tanning beds looking to make their skin darker and darker.

I'm not taking any sides on this argument, as I'm part of it. I do my hair and makeup fashionably and I wear the clothes and stand the same way as organic models. I put on my 'model face' to try and blend in with the human women you see in magazines. It's not an affliction, it's just how it is. It's how people are.

That's a picture of her with friends, and lined up like Rockettes, this picture could be hanging on the showroom floor of any Polymerisian Introduction Agency. I get it. I understand why girls of this age would want to create the illusion of being Polymerisian.

Dolls are adored, cherished, taken care of, and bathed with attention. I challenge you to find any 20 something girl in any country on the planet who would not want that for herself.

But here's the rub... human organic girls are treated with respect, allowed to sit in peace at a table in a restaurant, allowed to vote, catered to by clothing companies (who make clothes in sizes that actually fit them), counted in the census, allowed to have a driver's license, and not ever presented with questions like "are you real?" and if someone comes up to a human organic girl and squeezes her breast without permission, the local police will actually respond.

I challenge you to find any Polymerisian on the planet who doesn't dream of that life.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, Valeria Somethingorother. I've seen photos of her as well, and until I actually see raw, unedited video footage of her walking, talking, playing croquet, etc, I call bollocks. I mean, she looks like a lovely lass, but we've reached a stage in our society where photos do lie.

    It's bloody ridiculous. You have people criticising Organiks for making use of makeup, plastic surgery, Photoshop, and the like, to look Doll-like, and you also have people that have a go at Polymerisians for wanting to be treated like Organiks. I can't say fair about an Organik wanting to look Synthetik -- personally, I think it's a marvellous idea -- but 'traditional' society shouldn't get on their cases if that's how they want to look. If it makes a person happy, and they're not damaging themselves doing it, then it shouldn't be an issue, really.

    A large part of why Polys like ourselves are subject to sideways glances and the like is curiosity. Which is fine, and completely understandable. But it's when that curiosity overrides courtesy and politeness, that's when it gets out of hand. And being asked if we're real is patently ridiculous. Much like my lad, my definition of real is 'anything that can be perceived with any of a person's senses'. So yes, we Synthetiks are real, we're simply polymer-based...

    Personally, I like straddling the fence between being perceived as Organik and Synthetik. When you grow up listening to a lot of David Bowie, ambiguity comes quite naturally. :-)


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