Saturday, January 26, 2008

Slightly Serious Funny

Not suitable for those of a nervous disposition. From The Onion - a very funny spoof video that, for me anyway, highlights the huge double-standard in our media: the acceptance of the misogyny inherent in the pornography that is seen as normal and mainstream, versus the outrage we can see over a single word when it suits the stations to focus on it.

4 comments:

The Infamous Vinnie Gangbox said...

So, it's OK with you for White women to call Black men niggers?

Pornography is some horrible sexist outrage - but using anti Black racial slurs is just fine?

ESPECIALLY considering the fact that, for much of American history, Black men who had sex with White women were arrested on trumped up "rape" charges and lynched?

If you're trying to win the "Oppression Olympics" here, I think you just came in last!

Cruella said...

No - I'm not saying at all that it's ok to use racial slurs. I'm saying it's not ok to make horrible pornography. And that there's a pretty high level of hypocrisy in anyone who complains about one and doesn't seem to notice the other.

You're really going a long long way out of your way here to read something in to my post which blatantly isn't there.

v said...

I thought the video was quite well done actually. It illustrates the hypocrisy and political rubbishness of "anti racist" porn supporters pretty well.

T.O. said...

Well now I'm confused. I thought The Onion was blatantly pro-porn...