If I want exposure...

Posted by Petra Sielias on

... I'll get my tits out!

Yup! You've guessed right. Undercover Otter is going to proudly join the bandwagon of copycats that are making their own interpretation of the iconic Countess Ablaze colorway 'If I Want Exposure, I'll Get My Tits Out'. 

If you've been living the Amish lifestyle these past weeks you may have missed what this is all about, so please, clicketyclick this link here to hear what this is all about straight from the Countess's ever sexy mouth.  

Along with over 200 independant makers we will be launching our version of this colorway (the Bondage edition) on July 1st and we will be donating €3,50 of every skein and braid we sell in this colorway to the charity of our choice: Bits of Freedom.

They explain what they do way better than we, so here's a quote from their site:

Bits of Freedom is the leading digital rights organization in the Netherlands, focusing on privacy and freedom of communication online. Working at the cutting edge of technology and law, Bits of Freedom strives to influence legislation and self-regulation, and empower citizens and users by advancing the awareness, use, and development of freedom-enhancing technologies.

We chose this organisation because we were there when the internet became available and we remember what the world was like before we could go online.

Those days back in the 90's when you'd have to wait and see if your dial up would work in one go. The lengthy phone bills our parents chastised us for. The friends we made all over the world, without any travel involved. New books and music we discovered because the internet was our playground. The 'uhoh' sound of your best friend hitting you up on ICQ. The freedom the internet brought us.

Without the internet I wouldn't know how to crochet or knit (I am self taught, through YouTube, because I hate following workshops) and I would probably still be stuck in a job that makes me miserable, instead of creating beautiful things for all of you. 

For me the internet made a lot of things way easier. I am shit in social situations, but when I don't have to actually be near a person physically, I can do it. The internet made it possible for me to actually have a social life.

On a more serious note the internet also made it possible for me to find people who are like minded. It's no secret that I subscribe to the BDSM lifestyle, and the internet made it so much easier to find information, talk to people who also have these feelings, find parties that are fit for fledgling kinksters, etc.

Sadly, the internet is also used against people in BDSM-lifestyles. I've heard gruesome divorce stories in which partners get back at each other just by pulling their preferences into question (apparently being kinky is as bad as being a child molester in some countries). Most times, their browser history or something akin to it (porn site specific details, etc) will be submitted as evidence and in my opinion, that's just plain wrong. My privacy is my privacy. Doesn't matter if it's online or offline. And being free to do whatever I want on the Internet, provided I don't break the law or hurt people, should stay my business.

Bits of Freedom stands up for our freedom and privacy on the internet. They fight for an internet that is open for everyone, where everyone can continue to share information, and where private communication remains private. 

Also, Net neutrality. Heard about it?
If you're against it, get your head checked. Please.