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Archive for June 30th, 2012
The whole toothbrush-in-the-anus thing isn’t all that appealing, for some reason.
No, I’m not on an anti-Islam streak. It just worked out this way.
This cartoon has been making the rounds, with the people who post it implying that it says something profound about the objectification of women. In truth, it’s a textbook case of a false equivalency. Nobody forces women to wear bikinis against their will in public. Women don’t wear bikinis because male members of their family tell them they have to do it. And women in bikinis can move about freely wherever they’d like, without a male relative to watch over them, while many women in burkas cannot.
So keep telling yourself that this cartoon says something profound about the subjugation of women in both cultures. On the day when I read about an honor killing of a woman because she refused her family’s wishes that she wear a bikini in public, I’ll believe you. Until then, it’s just utter nonsense.
But Channing Tatum is still hot in drag. That’s saying something because, no offense intended, but I’ve completely lost interest in guys after seeing them in drag on Halloween. Yeah, I know it’s probably some deep-seated hang-up I have about binary gender roles, but there you go. It is what it is.