liberty punk "the irony of the information age is that it's given new respectability to uninformed opinion."
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Ben Weasel links to the official website of Bitch Magazine, a publication with which I am very mildly familiar. He seems to think that the writers of this magazine are not "with us" in this year 2003, and as such, their work reads as very out-of-touch with modern America.
Of course, he's just a dirty, lumbering, groping, misogynistic, oppressive woman-hater if that's what he thinks. Or so I imagine their retort might sound. He's the one who's out of touch. It's not their relatively small subsect of 2003 feminism that doesn't have a clue, it's obviously him-- after all, he's the one who's clearly a swinging, hairy appendage of that big, faceless ogre known as "MEN," and so he's the one who's doing all the oppressing, even if he doesn't know that he's doing it! I imagine they might say this with much venom and spittle.
(I mean, the fucking rag is called "Bitch," for Pete's-- uh, Patricia's sake...)
Personally, I think the self-haters and perpetual victims (both amateur and professional) who run Bitch Magazine should take a clue from these people. Or womyn. Or pyple. Or whatever they've decided isn't the written equivalent of heavy leg-irons and shackles.
*If anyone would like to use the comments under this to take issue with Ben's statements or mine, I suggest pointing out that Mr. Weasel used to sing songs like 'Amy Saw Me Looking At Her Boobs' and 'Jeanie's Got A Problem With Her Uterus' because that would make for good "ammunition" on your part. Of course, I would then point out that Kathleen Hannah used to sing songs called 'Suck My Left One' and 'I Like Fucking,' and then we'll be at a lovely stalemate.