On the outside chance that there still exists a member of the Blametariat who has not seen Privilege Denying Dude, a quasi-amusing expression of the deep inner pain of the sex class and other perma-dissed persons, here ya go. Thanks to everyone who sent it in, particularly those whose emails began “I know you’ve already seen this but.” What a great idea for my own opening line!
I love Privilege Denying Dude, because he’s every dude I know, and lard knows how much I love dudes!
OK where the hell have I been?
I hate to be mysterious, but the insolent sticks-in-the-mud who boss me around are on my case about revealing a bunch of personal crap on the internet. And let’s face it, people’s personal crap is fucking boring anyway. So let’s just say that a combination of circs, or, if you will, a “perfect storm” (that’s what my sibling Tidy calls every confluence of 2 or more forces the outcome of which involves a spilled latte or burned-out light bulb) has worked its influence on my fate of late, preventing me from being seated at my desk for my customary hours on end. Meanwhile, I have applied for, and been granted, a 6-month sabbatical. Formal blaming takes a holiday! The Twisty Kiester is goin’ a-flittin!
Naturally, informal blaming will continue without interruption. Which means that whenever I see a trailer on TCM for a movie entitled — I’m not even kidding — “Every Girl Should Be Married” (1949), which movie is billed as a sort of how-to for “landing” a husband, as well as a revelation to dudes on the wily methods women use to “trap” them (stalking, apparently), I will still curl the narrow lip and narrow the jaundiced eye. Sure, they pass it off as a harmless relic of antiquated mores, but unto TCM I say: aired without any critical analysis, this movie’s unremitting “classic” misogyny just adds another layer of gunk on the antifeminist zeitgeist here in 2010, endorsed by dreamboat Hollywood icons-cum-patriarchy minions like Cary Grant.
Anyway, I’ll look in on the blog from time to time, whenever computer access permits. No way to tell how often that will be. The future is uncertain!