Have Andy and I not already had the conversation?

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Posted by Isis at nas-200-131.rochester.navipath.net on August 07, 2001 at 08:17:18:

In Reply to: Rape isn't funny. posted by Smalls on August 06, 2001 at 22:56:03:

Thanks for clarifying that, however.

I don't think it's funny if Mickey is raping Kevin. I always interpreted it as him just getting fucked up the butt in a consensual manner. But let's not have that discussion because it's been done and nobody really cares, right right? We'll see how quickly the laughs change when the first one of you goes to prison.

Anyway, Andy is my baby boy. I try to raise him right but y'all won't let me.

Maybe I'm paranoid, maybe I've been jumping the gun and attacking the wrong people, but Smalls, really -- look around you at this board. Was I WRONG to say that all the homophobic assholes would be jumping out of the woodwork?

I'm pissed. I'm sorry. I don't mean to blame the people who are cool or whatever, but I think carelessness attracts fools and I would even go so far as to say the evidence is right here for us to see.

-- i

: 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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