Rape isn't funny.


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Posted by Smalls at syr-24-24-14-133.twcny.rr.com on August 06, 2001 at 22:56:03:

In Reply to: I just don't want you to think it's funny. posted by Isis on August 06, 2001 at 22:06:41:

Real rape is in no way funny.

A fictious cartoon fellow being raped by a fictious cartoon mouse as a metaphor to a bullshit corporate 180... can be funny.

Assuming that Andy hasn't suffered just because he's a white male? That's not funny, either... that's sad. It's not the sign of an open-minded person striving for equality, Isis... it's the sign of someone who got so angry about the slights, real and imagined, against her that she's now stereotyping as much as the people she's trying to combat.

Fighting sexism and racism and so forth is THE good fight, no bout adoubt it, Isis... but it sounds like you're too caught up in the "fight" part these days.

Simply reacting only furthers the fight, deepens the dualism. Transcend the false dicotomies and turn the rage into something positive... or everytime you're trying to do something good, you're going to get so overzealous that you lose perspective... and judge a guy like Andy in the same way you don't want to be judged.

Ya dig?

Mike


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