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There is a wall of pain between the setup and the punch line

Posted in Uncategorized by genderqueer2genderqueer on May 20, 2010

The set up: The radio plays a clip of a new sit com, the big new thing.

The set up: A mother telling her child the skirt she is wearing is too short, not because she will get cold, but because her child’s life with be ruined, she will fall into sluthood and wake up half-naked on beaches, short skirts just have that power.

The punch line: Everyone knows you are a girl sweetie you don’t have to prove it.

And I flinch, and I want to scream, and I know that the mainstream language doesn’t even have the words I need to use, to speak the violence of that line because everyone knows (sweetie) that womanhood is determined gycologically, everyone knows that no real woman ever had someone look at their genitals and declare “it’s a boy” without their consent, without asking first.

Everybody knows.

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  1. eccles said, on May 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I just watched the first 15 mins of the show, its shit.

  2. eccles said, on May 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    (i know its not the point, but i just thought i’d say… that that is almost a high point in the humour. horrible horrible cringe comedy)

  3. genderqueer2genderqueer said, on May 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    @eccles it looked like the kind of show that just seemed set up to annoy me, see also “the big bang theory”

  4. eccles said, on May 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I lasted a bit longer through Modern Family than I did through Big Bang Theory (15 seconds)… but only because it might have been going somewher.e


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