Moonrise Over The Abandoned Trailer And Piece-Of-Shit Basketball Hoop. South Austin, August 16, 2005
I hate to be the bearer of only moderately good news, but there may be a flicker of hope for the feminist cause. Thereâ€™s that BBC talking head, Michael Buerk, whoâ€™s making a big idiotic stink about how women now apparently rule the world, and those morons who spoofed the Feministing site, and now some Australian dudes are whining about â€œsexistâ€ TV ads. Apparently men can dish out the pie, but they can’t take one in their own face. The Australians are calling the ads "discrimination." Quoth The Advertiser:
â€œThere was a storm of protest last year over a Volkswagen Polo ad in which a female driver sniggers when she sees the crotch of a male courier in her side mirror, which carries the message: "Objects in mirror may appear bigger than actual size."â€
And an ad that shows â€œa woman striking a man over the head with a spanner.â€
Whatâ€™s a â€œspannerâ€? Iâ€™m assuming it isnâ€™t fluffy.
Anyway, somebody ship some dictionaries to Australia! It’s totally lame to confuse mockery by an oppressed class with discrimination.
And you know, it chaps my hide, and chaps it good, when men resolutely ignore that the essential non-humanity conferred upon women by patriarchal tradition substantially weakens their already pretty untenable women-have-taken-over position. Not to mention when they ignore the readily-available statistics showing women as the primary population living in poverty, or showing women as the primary victims of systemic violence, or showing women as earning an average of 25% less than men, or showing women as exploited commodities in strip clubs, or showing a laughably miniscule percentage of women in high political office or in the upper echelons of the corporatocracy.
Anyway, what Iâ€™m getting at is that these dipshit fucktards are all obviously feeling threatened by whatever small steps forward womenâ€™s movements have managed to take recently. So, boo-yah, more or less.
[Thanks for the link, Deana]