Posted by: Fern | October 21, 2007

That STFU-Word

If I have to go to another “yarn arts” related blog and read someone refferencing “The P Word” I’m going to have to punch someone in the face I’m afraid. The word is porn, if you can’t bring yourself to type it then you have no ability to discuss the relative merits of its use, the word that is, not porn.

To me, porn a descriptive term to attach to something that one would look at and lust after, something you would like but is somewhat unattainable. Food porn is food where just by looking at an image you desperately want to eat it, Brendan Fraser porn is basically the same thing, and “yarn porn” is a photo of yarn that is just so damn beautiful you just HAVE to have it. Anyone who has the time to spend getting offended probably needs to get out more. No one is trivialising your craft, no one is undoing the hard work of decades of feminists, and no one is printing out pictures of wool and getting them sticky…

…at least I hope not 😕 ewww.

I have a feeling that this post is really going to screw up my search term traffic.



  1. No way. People actually get riled up about that? Are you serious?

    Excuse me while I go roll on the floor laughing.

  2. I’m completely serious, I don’t want to link to any of the blogs because apparently I’m the only person on the entire internet who doesn’t take grave offense at the term, it’s just ridiculous.

  3. *snort*

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