Funny Women

I've been writing a lot recently about men and women and feminism and misogyny and sexism. So . . . . .

Posted byPortlyDyke at 11:50 PM  


NameChanged said... March 14, 2008 at 11:26 AM  

I can't decide if I'm amused or disturbed. The first part about safety and protection of pussy felt like ironic commentary on "onus on women to prevent rape." And the second part just made me feel like all men are attracted to are parts of the whole. And the last line left the image of gang rape in my head.

Sorry to be so analytical. Blame it on Shakesville. :)

PortlyDyke said... March 14, 2008 at 12:06 PM  

No need for apologies, Namechanged -- I had the same response, kind of a sock in the gut feeing.

Knowing Wanda Sykes' general body of work, I don't think she's making light of gang rape, but rather, pointing to the fact that, if you take the idea of "women are valuable only as receptacles" to its extreme, this is where it goes.

I hope that's what she's pointing to, at any rate.

NameChanged said... March 14, 2008 at 2:37 PM  

That's what I'm hoping for too.

Beppie said... March 17, 2008 at 10:11 PM  

To me, this feels like a commentary on the way we women are forced to dissociate ourselves from our sexuality by a society that values us primarily for our reproductive organs.

NameChanged said... March 18, 2008 at 3:12 PM  

Beppie, that is an angle I hadn't considered. It makes a lot of sense.

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