The Girl Who Kicked Ass

6 Feb

I’ve just written another piece for the Mookychicks about why exactly I hated the Millennium Trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo etc). It’s the series responsible for the genius that is the character Lisbeth Salander… but though I loved the character, I detested the books. I’ve been wanting to write about this series ever since I read somewhere that the writer Stieg Larsson has been described as a male feminist!!! Obviously, I disagree.
Read my article to find out why!

I’m also writing another feminist-y article for the Mookychicks so keep an eye out. I’ll finish it when this cold of doom is out of the way!!!

Now, I hope that when I tell you who I now have a newfound respect for, you won’t click the ‘back’ button and run away screaming. At least, not until I’ve said my piece- okay? πŸ˜‰

Jodie Marsh.

I generally cannot stand women who make a career out of being uneducated/topless while proudly telling the world just how many married footballers they’ve had. (Jordan, I’m looking at you.) And until recently, I’d been tarring Jodie Marsh with the same brush. Sorry, Jodie Marsh.
Last week, I watched a documentary in which she talked to children who have been bullied and discussed her own experiences (including her parents paying for her nose job after she was bullied about it to the point of feeling suicidal). There are so many celebrities who seem to forget they were once part of “the rest of the world” and was good to see someone using their fame to help other people. It was interesting listening to her talk as well:
“I was a member of the junior Ornithologists Club…”
“I was an “A” grade student- if I wasn’t a glamour model, I’d have been a vet. And I’d have been a really good vet!”

I was reminded a bit of myself watching Zoe, one of the girls Jodie interviewed; I never set out to be a model, and doing a documentary or fundraising campaign to raise awareness of how badly childhood bullying can affect people is something I’ve considered many times before.

I think perhaps I’ll do it this year.
Here’s the documentary- click the link.

And because these pictures involve ass-kicking, have these too πŸ˜€
Photographer: David Long
Models: Pic 1= Anita De Bauch/me
Pic 2= Adele Kirby/me

See you,

ROSWELL xxx

p.s. Come and see me model this Saturday 11th HERE! I’ll be wearing pretty clothing from Playful Promises

p.p.s. Here’s a teaser for my next blog, “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue”

10 Responses to “The Girl Who Kicked Ass”

  1. KathTea February 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    YAY for feminist articles! By the way, I have a little true, recent and I believe, important, story to tell you but I already posted it in a fetish forum, so I’ll just copy-paste it here.

    Before I do that, looking forward to more Roswell in Lingerie πŸ˜‰ and woot, Anita Anita ANITA! πŸ˜„

    Now here’s the copied post for you and anyone reading:

    Recently, I received a message via Model Mayhem. It was sent through a female model’s profile but the author of the message was male.

    This was what he wrote to me:
    “Hope u dun mind me asking….. apart from modelling do u do other jobs like party or dinner or on jobs?

    whats ur contact… mine is (NUMBER CENSORED) (NAME CENSORED)

    thanks”

    I was confused by the message so I texted him.

    What a mistake it was.

    He said that “dinner” or “party” is when a model accompanies a client to events.
    “On job” means having sex with said clients. Then he gave his price (which is actually what I earn for doing pin-up/art nudes).

    I said “No, I’m not a prostitute.”

    (He says, “Oh don’t use that crude word. It’s just on job”. What.)

    However, the next time, he contacts me to model for “photographers” which he refuses to disclose as “they are just beginners…”.

    Today, he asked me to do sex shoots for a huge group of “photographers”. Again he refuses to disclose who the “photographers” really are.

    Believe me, I am a sex-positive feminist and I am a friend to a couple pornstars. I believe prostitution and porn is fine in controlled and regulated environment for health and safety reasons.

    But I already said No.

    No.

    No.

    NO!

    NO MEANS NO!

    And my worry is that he might be manipulating young girls into doing these jobs.

    Why?

    Because when I kept insisting on references before sending any hi-res nude photos I have (he demanded I e-mailed them to him rather than view the shrunk versions on deviantART and such) he said that I lost an “opportunity” and that 6 other girls already accepted the job.

    Yes, I am aware that some are willing and that’s their choice to make.

    But the fact that he phrased his message in such a manipulative manner just scares me. Some naive young girl might feel guilty and accept his offer out of obligation.

    I am just sharing my thoughts on the matter. Let me know what you think.

    Just so you know, I have in fact made a tip-off (not a report due to the gray area of fetish modelling where I am) to the police and a report to Model Mayhem admins.

    • roswellivory February 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

      Hi there,

      Owch! That sounds like a scammer to me and you definitely did the right thing by reporting it! What a nasty piece of work. And major thumbs-up for tipping off the police- so many girls are afraid to do so. πŸ™‚

      xxx

    • David Long February 10, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      Hi KathTea, I tried to post a comment on your blog but I just can’t get past the capture. I even tried the disability option but every time it says it doesn’t match 😦
      Just wanted to say in response to your latest post:
      Anita, Roswell and Ivory Flame are all great art nude models to aspire to. Their work is amazing and I’ve been fortunate enough to work with 2 of them. Maybe we can work together some day πŸ™‚
      Keep up the good work.

      • kathtea February 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

        Thank you! Yeah, I really hope to travel the world for work in a few years’ time πŸ˜€

        Well, I’ve had problems with Captcha on Google a number of times as well. They accused me of being a spambot because I e-mail and surf A LOT.

  2. David Long February 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    You were definitely kick-ass on set. Surprised at how flexible and athletic you were. You managed to make combat graceful and get great shots. I also love Lisbeth she is the standout character in Stieg Larsson series but can’t bring myself to like Jodie Marsh. Keep up the writing and amazing photos.

    • roswellivory February 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

      Lol! Thanks- I’ve now achieved the splits and am working on getting better πŸ˜€
      See you soon! xx

  3. Liddy February 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    I’m going to remain skeptical about Jodie Marsh being different from Jordan…but admittedly, it is always a noble thing to do to raise awareness of any kind of injustice.

    The pictures do look great though! But I think it’s always more fun to play the baddy =P

    And of course, I always look forward to you next blog entry =]

    I’m definately going to read that Mooky Chick article! How do you have the confidence to write? I have a blog but I don’t think my writing is style is good enough for Mooky Chick =S although it would be something I’d love to do!

    xxx

    • roswellivory February 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      Lol! I detest Jordan with the passion of a thousand fiery hells but though Jodie may have done idiotic things, she doesn’t seem arrogant or use other people for her own publicity. πŸ™‚
      I do hope to raise money/awareness for anti-bullying charities this year, but need to decide what to do first though…

      Thanks! I like playing the baddie too, though I’ve been very innocent recently! Hmmm. I’d better go and look mean somewhere πŸ˜‰

      Writing-wise, I have no trouble writing but I get nervous as heck sending my work off to people! I usually just try to forget about it as soon as I’ve submitted work and then it’s a nice surprise if it gets accepted.

      xxx

  4. Chris 'thegoth' Wilcox February 16, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    I also saw the Jodie Marsh story in the papers. Much as I was surprised I am very pleased to see another ‘celeb’ speaking out about Mental Health Issues and the huge impact they can have on people. Being bullied to the point of being suicidal is a very big deal, as I can personally vouch for.

    Time To Change is a great project, and well worth talking about. And I am very glad so many celebs are getting involved to help raise peoples’ awareness of how Mental Health works for real.

    The old myths need to be stopped. Even glamour-girls can have an influence here.

    • roswellivory February 17, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Agreed. I plan to do something for charity later this year as bullying has been something that affected me for years. Thanks for letting me know about the charity- I’ll look into it.

      R x

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