About Red Keyhole

The Red Keyhole blog is intended to explore and discuss, from a revolutionary Marxist perspective, issues of modern sexuality, societal sexual attitudes and behavior, political/cultural sexual and sex-based repression and inequality, women’s emancipation, feminism, and related topics.  News, educational information and guidelines, and case narratives (presenting case studies illustrating various sexual issues for educational purposes) are typically posted. This material is very mature, and intended for a mature audience and participants.

While Red Keyhole has no formal affiliation or connection with any specific political organization, here are some of the primary principles and attitudes that reflect the basic perspective of Red Keyhole:

• Abortion and contraceptive rights – All women must have the right to control their own bodies, including free access to abortion and contraception.

• Consensual sexual activity – All individuals must have the right to engage in non-harmful, “victimless” consensual sexual activity of their choosing with others. This must include the right of polyamory, group (multi-partner) sexual activity, consensual practices such as BDSM, incest between or among consensual partners, and consensual sexual activity (based on effective consent, not age of consent) between young people and partners of any age level.

• Elimination of age-of-consent laws – Consensual sexual activity between young people and their partners of any age level must be based on the principal of effective consent; arbitrary “age of consent” laws and related “statutory rape” laws must be eliminated.

• Acceptance of age-disparate sexual relationships – Increasingly, individuals of widely disparate age levels are engaging in sexual relations.  While these relationships, among legally defined adults, are not restricted by law, they are generally disapproved and disparaged by prevailing societal attitudes, particularly bourgeois morality. These reactionary attitudes must be resisted.

• Decriminalization of victimless sex-related crimes – Victimless crimes involving sexual or erotic activity, including prostitution and pornography, should be decriminalized.

• Defense of sex workers and erotic-industry workers – Laws targeting and criminalizing sex workers (e.g., prostitutes, “call girls”, etc.), erotic (pornographic) film/video performers, erotic dancers (“strippers”), and other workers in sex-related or erotic industries must be eliminated.

• Elimination of laws against incest – Genetic sexual attraction (GSA) between mutual partners should be recognized and accepted. Consensual partners have a right to engage in incestuous sexual activity, even leading to procreation.

• Gay rights and alternative sexual lifestyles – Red Keyhole vigorously opposes anti-gay bigotry (which is rooted in the sexual division of labor intrinsic to capitalist family structure), and advocates full democratic rights, and the end of discrimination and marginalization, for all those sharing some form of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) lifestyle. Likewise, Red Keyhole defends the rights of all those that practice or adopt alternative modes of sexual lifestyle, including communal sexual relationships, spousal or partner swapping, group sexual practices (including “orgies”), spousal or partner sharing (e.g., the “hotwife” lifestyle), polyamorous relationships, and other non-”traditional” sexual behaviors, practices, or lifestyles.  This also includes the right to practice bestiality, as long as this behavior does no harm and brings pleasure to both animal and human.

• Emancipation of women – The social, cultural, and legal subjugation of women represses the rights of everyone in a given society and retards the historical advancement of our species. All forms of subjugation – including mandatory clothing practices such as burkhas and veils, slavery and de facto enslavement, and involuntary female mutilation – must be abolished.

• Emancipation from institutional family oppression – The institution of the family – rooted in the class division of society – is the fundamental economic and social unit of capitalism, and remains the central source of women’s oppression. Friedrich Engels has pointed out that the monogamous patrilineal family arose to ensure the supremacy of the male “and to propagate, as the future heirs to his wealth, children indisputably his own.” And, as V. I. Lenin has noted, “the abolition of private ownership of land and the factories … opens up the way towards a complete and actual emancipation of woman, her liberation from ‘household bondage’ through transition from petty individual housekeeping to large-scale socialized domestic services….”  As the International Communist League points out, for the working class, the institutional family — backed up and promoted by religion and the laws and resources of state — serves as a structural mechanism for the tasks of raising the next generation of workers, caring for the sick and aged (“seniors”), and instilling bourgeois norms of “morality” and obedience to authority. Within the working class, women are doubly oppressed, fulfilling a key economic role as part of the reserve army of the unemployed, drawn into the wage labor workforce in boom times and wars and then fired at the next downturn. Women must be liberated from this constraining condition in capitalist society.

Red Keyhole has some guidelines and rules for posting comments to this blog. In terms of content, the following will not be permitted:

• Comments that are seriously off-topic – comments must relate to this blog’s core issues of modern sexuality, societal sexual attitudes and behavior, political/cultural sexual and sex-based repression and inequality, women’s emancipation, feminism, and related topics.

• Vicious personal attacks, including name-calling, “flaming”, implied physical threats, and attacks on anyone’s sexual orientation or personal religious views.

• Racist or misogynist (“sexist”) remarks, and any comments that are clearly bigoted attacks on racial groups, ethnic minorities, gays/LGBT individuals, or other members of society, and intended or with the potential to incite violence against such groups.

• Comments that are not civil in tone (i.e., “flaming”, denuciatory cursing, etc.).

• Comments that are intended to lead to the harm of others, including abuse of children (pedophilic or otherwise), sexual assaults, etc.

• Content that is illegal under current laws.

• Photos or other graphics intended for purely pornographic purposes (pornography is prohibited by the blog host). Child pornography in particular is illegal and is strictly forbidden. However, photos or other graphics of erotic scenes or activities, intended for purely educational or informational purposes, are not included in this prohibition by Red Keyhole (although the position of the blog host is unclear). As appropriate, Red Keyhole does deploy photos and other graphics where they are helpful in illustrating elements of the content of articles, and thus furthering understanding of these issues.

18 U.S.C. Section 2257 Compliance Statement

It would appear that this blog (Red Keyhole) is exempt from the reporting requirements of this statute because (1) this blog is completely non-commercial in purpose and operation, (2) no materials relevant to the issues in this statute have been shipped in interstate or foreign commerce, and (3) all photos and other graphic representations posted in this blog are used entirely to support the research, educational, and informational purposes of this blog, including its political analysis.

Nevertheless, Red Keyhole has made every feasible effort to ensure basic compliance with the intent of this statute.

Red Keyhole has made every feasible effort to ensure that all individuals, including models, actors, actresses, and other persons, that appear in any visual portrayal of actual sexually explicit conduct posted in this blog were over the age of eighteen years at the time the visual image was created.

All other visual depictions displayed on this blog are exempt from the provision of 18 U.S.C. section 2257 and 28 C.F.R. 75 because said they do not portray conduct as specifically listed in 18 U.S.C section 2256 (2) (A) through (D), but are merely non-erotic photos or depictions of non-sexually explicit nudity.

Red Keyhole is not the primary producer (as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. Section 2257) of any of the visual content located in this blog. Red Keyhole believes that every secondary or primary producer providing any such material is in compliance with 2257 on their respective websites, where their 2257 custodians of records are available and can be reviewed (as applicable).



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