I have a much longer post about the sexual harassment “wave” that’s been sweeping the country coming up soon, but I saw a letter in the local newspaper that I just could not resist commenting on. As many of you know, the local newspaper in these parts is the Washington Post, so this reader’s comment got a lot more attention than would be normal for such an effort. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the immense stupidity of this woman. Perhaps I will be able to come to terms with it by the end of this entry.
Here’s the gist of the letter: There was a comic in the WaPo the other day where a teacher asks her elementary school student if “the sun is the hottest body in the solar system.” The young pupil who happens to be a guy, says that his father told him that the “hottest body” was actually Kate Upton. This was apparently too much for Sally Brucker, who decided to write an unhinged letter about it to the paper.
Ms. Brucker asks: “Is this objectification of women, passed down by men to boys at a very young age, supposed to be amusing?”
Well, yes, I believe that was the intent there, Sally. And it was amusing.
She continues: “Women are sick of hearing and seeing sexist, racist and clearly insidious slurs. The Post should make sure its comic strips abide by a higher ethical code.”
You know what I’m sick of? Feminist scolds who try to use the bad behavior of certain high profile men to censor the culture to their liking.
Does this dumbass even know who Kate Upton is? I’m sure most of my readers do, but in case one or two of you don’t, let me state the obvious. Ms. Upton is a fashion model and actress who got famous because she is extremely attractive and has gigantic tits that look great in a bathing suit. Her job is literally to be “objectified”. I highly doubt that she is offended by jokes that point out something that is apparent to anyone with fully-functioning eyesight, namely that she is smoking hot. And if by some chance she is offended, then she’s a fucking idiot just like this Washington Post reader.
As I said in the opening, I have a lot I want to say about the #metoo phenomenon. I don’t want to spoil the entire megapost I’m writing on it, but one thing that is now apparent is that people have gone sort of insane. Not only are we litigating every instance of grab-ass over the last 45 years, but we also need to be careful about making jokes concerning the attractiveness of models. I can’t think of many things more ridiculous than that. Luckily for me, I don’t have to. Something even more batshit crazy will come down the pike within the next fortnight.