“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” - Albert Camus
 

RAWPUSSY

Digital archive, 2011-2014
RAWPUSSY was a digital and print collection of excerpts, interviews and work from subversive writers, artists, and visionaries who contemplate and expose our more titillating selves.  The aim was to interject rationality into a conversation often dominated by advocates of moral shame and control.  The website was discontinued in 2014.


The great paradox of the human condition is the capacity for what has been called GOOD and EVIL.

Compassion, altruism and kindness are just a few of the virtuous qualities that we possess as human beings. Yet, our “evil side”, the aggressive, competitive, lustful, greedy and superficial are equally defining characteristics of humanity.  Instead of confronting this aspect of ourselves it has been deemed an imperfection.  Largely preoccupied with self-denial, we have become participates in a social program of shame - hell bent on reform, guilt and redemption.  This paradox is timeless, deeply rooted in the literature of antiquity, resounded in the house of god and exploited on prime time television.

Let’s assent to our nature and refuse to shamefully hide ourselves! We can acknowledge and defend our appetites without sacrificing societal accord. We lack passion because we fear the intensity of our internalized impulses - but there is no dichotomy between gratification and mastery. Let us delight in both the repulsive and gracious within ourselves and accept the full identity of our spirit. These compulsions are inside us all, within mothers, fathers, your priest, the neighbors, strangers in the grocery store, your enemies, your lovers, even your grandma and pep pep and we all want the same thing…raw. fucking. pussy.