Tuesday, November 27, 2007


We've all seen the women-as-urinals, the headless, bolted-down woman as pencil sharpener, the breasts-as-hunting-trophy. Lusty Linda just might take the cake. She has a switch; you can turn her to "good mood" or "bad mood." When she's in a good mood and you insert your pen into her, she moans with pleasure. When you switch her to bad mood, she yells for help, cries for you to get out of her, and moans in pain. Besides the obvious misogyny in having a switch (I can just hear the stupid jokes now), there is no other way to interpret this item as anything other than something that promotes rape.

Cara, over at The Curvature, is much more eloquent than I.

I want to make something else, clear, too, and it’s something that could be highly unpopular:

This promotes rape.
If you buy one of these things, you are promoting rape. If you laugh at one of these things, you are promoting rape. If you don’t laugh but still think that it’s a harmless joke, you are promoting rape. If one of your friends has one, or thinks it’s funny, and you don’t say anything about it, you are promoting rape.

Check out her post. It gave me goosebumps.

1 comment:

Charlie said...

Ugh. That makes me physically ill to even see that image, much less hear the description.