Posted by: hellonhairylegs | May 12, 2008

It’s All True (an exposé to shock the soul)

A mildly pretty blond newsreader staggers in front of the camera, somewhat drunk. Her makeup is utterly professional but only serves to belie her “Feminism is the radical notion women are human” t-shirt. She begins to speak slowly, striving to eliminate the inevitable slurring “We interrupt your usual programs *hic* for an important announcement”

Yes, I am a femi- “member of the far-right National Socialist German Workers’ Party.”

Sure, I’m definitely “an embankment built to prevent flooding from the sea”

I’m also a female dog and a song by the Rolling Stones.

Happy yet?

“Thank you for your time, *hic* we will now return to usual scheduling” She staggers off camera. The studio doesn’t cut away quickly enough and about fifteen million people hear “Fuck you. I don’t care abo-”

The fallout is rather predictable. The studio explains it away as stress, the subtext being that women just can’t help getting hysterical. Several feminist seeds are planted and the patriarchy gets that little bit weaker.

Definitions from The Compact Oxford English Dictionary. Feminist quote by Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler


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