November 11, 2003

More on everyone's favorite subject

Hey boys and girls. I decided to read the Kim Du Toit essay one more time. You know what? As under par for his writing skills (and possibly just slightly fraudulent) as I consider it, I don't disagree with much that's in it. Maybe the guys-as-slobs thing. Most of the guys (non-gay, non-wimpy) I have known are neat freaks, whereas most of the women I know are slobs.

Oh, and that Gay Guy Dresses Up the Breeder show. I think he was a little too soft on it. I lasted exactly one nanosecond of hearing the lead queen's nasally whine before my hand hit the remote. I guess I don't see what's so "funny" about a show that parades bigoted stereotypes in our faces. I can't understand how self-respecting gays can possible approve of this show -- what, are you so desperate for society's approval that you'll whore yourselves out for this clown act?

Oh -- and as for charges of misogyny because some middle-aged white guy wrote something that was less than worshipful of the female sex (or at least the distorted paragon of womanhood that infests the culture like a yeast infection), yeah, right. Just a few hours flight -- or heck, depending upon where you live in the US, just a few minutes drive -- away from you there are men who make Kim Du Toit look like Patricia Ireland. But this is what you choose to get upset about. Please, talk to the hand.

Posted by Andrea Harris at November 11, 2003 08:47 PM

Well, you know me, Andrea. Disciple of sap'n'rap feminism, avid promoter of euphemistic speech, and despiser of all masculine virtues.

But you're right - it's a little silly for those folks to take umbrage at perceived slurs on women or gays when they should be directing their anger at more important things - like, say, Cheerios commercials.

Posted by: Moira Breen at November 12, 2003 at 09:23 AM

Haha Moira and don't forget TV shows (which of course aren't on the air because people actually watch them).

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at November 12, 2003 at 09:26 AM