Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Close your Mouth
Yes, I'm going to have a go at conservatives. No, I know it doesn't apply to all conservatives. Close your mouth, or you'll catch flies.
I'm seeing a very twisted logic among our right-wing friends. It relates to guns and short skirts. Yes, I know they like both, but they treat them differently.
Guns, they say, are wrongly blamed for injuries and deaths. "Guns don't shoot people," they say, "people do." They make jokes about it. You haven't heard them? Oh they're FUNNY. They are about the gun that was lying on the porch and didn't shoot anyone. Ha ha ha. Chortle chortle. (Actually they usually say it was laying on the porch, which has me wondering where the eggs are, maybe they think that's what the bullets are. Not being into science and all.)
They do things like this:
But I get it, obviously. Guns are inanimate objects. They have no conscience, no mind, no soul, and above all no ability. Unless somebody pulls a trigger they don't do ANYTHING.
So, why is it, they think short skirts have awesome cosmic powers?
First of all, they are magnetic. They FORCE men to look at them.
Secondly, they cause accidents. "It's too distracting."
Thirdly, they can lead to students failing. "The boys couldn't concentrate on their work."
But this is nothing compared to what short skirts are really capable of. They cause rapes. It's quite a feat for a piece of fabric, but there it is. Guns don't cause death, but short skirts cause rapes.
"Oh, come now, that's a poor analogy."
Of course it is. Like spoons, skirts can be used in many safe ways. They don't accidentally go off in careless hands. If children get hold of them, they are very unlikely to cause accidental injuries. In fact, if used exactly as intended these two items provide nourishment and warmth. I'm not seeing a lot of spoon or skirt heists, either.
But that's logic. I am fully aware that this is not about logic. I am fully aware that this is a simple case of victim blaming.
I just thought it was time somebody pointed it out.