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|Quote (Roland Anderson @ Nov. 29 2011,04:24)|
Janine, Clueless And Reactionary As Ever, OM, says:
28 November 2011 at 2:05 pm
Sam Brownback: #heblowsalot.
So, homophobic imagery is alright as long as it goes against a wannabe theocrat?
The first thing that came to mind was this Onion article.
OK, so is the imagery homophobic? What do you think? Substance, remember, substance.
Maybe, maybe not. It could be homoerotic. Your hetero-normative bias is showing.
The issue, Roland, at least for me, isn't whether a cartoon with a stuffed bunny is a tool of gender oppression, but rather that there are people who spend entirely too much time looking at stuffed bunnies for things to be offended about.
I work in manufacturing, which, as you might expect, is a male dominated field. However, throughout my career, I have seen many successful women. I've had the pleasure to work for some, and the honor of promoting the careers of others. And what was their formula for success? Well, they didn't spend their time complaining about the patriarchal subtext of the Successories prints that littered the corridor walls. No, sir. They just put on their big girl pants and got shit done. Who do you suppose is making a better case for equality?
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