Monday, October 16, 2006

Reading assignment

Who needs a brain when you have these? (Abercrombie and Fitch they ever stop with the insults?)

The disrespectful, degrading, contemptuous treatment of women is so pervasive and so mainstream that it has just about lost its ability to shock. Guys at sporting events and other public venues have shown no qualms about raising an insistent chant to nearby women to show their breasts. An ad for a major long-distance telephone carrier shows three apparently naked women holding a billing statement from a competitor. The text asks, “When was the last time you got screwed?”


RGM said...

Thank you for posting this. It's behind the firewall on the NYT site. Fantastic read, and an excellent summation of some of the bigger problems we face in attempting to stare down this misogynistic society.

lost clown said...

Exactly. I really have nothing more to add, the author did such a great job of laying it out there.