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In the news: Scientist Wears A Shirt Covered In Sexpots

November 18th, 2014

Alternate title: My Unpopular Opinions Get Me In Trouble Again

So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you know humanity landed spacecraft on a comet. This is pretty huge. Go, humans. You (probably) did something good.

You’ve also probably heard that one of the scientists involved in the project showed up to an interview wearing a bowling shirt covered in sexy ladies in latex. If you haven’t, let me show you:

As you can imagine, that launched a venerable shit storm that ultimately resulted in the scientist breaking down into a tearful apology on television.

Uhm…go humans, I guess?

Except not really, because holy double standards, Batman!

So, what you’re telling me is this:

Women can be porn stars, strippers, hookers, lingerie models, and professional dominants and submissives (and various other types of sex work), and that’s empowering, and okay, and we should absolutely stand behind them.

Men should want to watch porn, look at strippers and lingerie models, pay hookers to fuck them, and pay pro dommes and subs for their services (but only if their moms, sisters, girlfriends, and wives approve), and that’s okay, and we should pretend we don’t think those guys are sleazebags (because let’s face it…no matter what we say, men are shamed for their interest in the sexuality we say women should feel empowered to express) because they’re putting money into the pockets of empowered women.

But if a man wears a shirt depicting those porn stars, strippers, hookers, lingerie models, or professional dominants and submissives, and proudly proclaiming his interest in them, he’s a misogynist neckbeard, and should crawl back into his hole.

Which also means, at the very least, that women should only be sex workers in their private lives, and should never, ever, ever let anyone find out that’s what they do for a living.

Somehow, I’m not thinking that’s what you meant to say, here, feminists. I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am.

So here’s what I suggest:

Take a breath. Regroup. Apologize to that poor sap of a scientist who was just showing off the shirt his female1 friend made for him. And focus on something that really matters. Like the unarmed bipolar black woman in Cleveland who was killed by police in front of her family, and then left laying half naked on the ground without aid.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

1. But I’m sure she was just brainwashed by the patriarchy, right?

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  1. dweaver999
    November 19th, 2014 at 02:50 | #1

    Rayne,

    My thoughts exactly. So the guy7 likes a pretty woman. Can everyone else get a life? Sheesh!

    Dave

  2. November 19th, 2014 at 09:56 | #2

    @ dweaver999 Ha! I love you, Dave. How’ve you been? Still in the land down under?

  3. dweaver999
    November 20th, 2014 at 00:27 | #3

    Rayne,

    Still down under. I’m married; found my perfect soul mate. Even found a good kink community to get involved in.

    Dave

  4. November 20th, 2014 at 09:45 | #4

    @ dweaver999 I remembered that you were married. Glad things are going well for you. <3

  5. RynJ21
    January 4th, 2015 at 19:27 | #5

    I agree with everything you’re saying, but I think the “Care about this, not this!” tactic is patronizing no matter who uses it. People pick and choose the “issues” they rally around for a reason and you get your point across just as effectively without it.

    Normally I’d keep my mouth shut about something like that since it is your blog but I’m avoiding that particular story (she looks a lot like one of my aunts) and bam, it pops up at the bottom of this post about a completely unrelated issue.

  6. January 5th, 2015 at 10:00 | #6

    @ RynJ21 It was meant to be patronizing. Feminists in this type of situation are creating a “catch 22” in which men cannot ever be right, and that’s crap.

    Sorry the example of a worthy cause was a trigger for you.

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