A Brief Note on Misogyny (ReGrBl Pinup Edition)

Detail of illustration via ReGrBl, 17 March 2015.

Many thanks to the folks at ReGrBl; you have a fine story going on. I will not be continuing to follow it. Really, it’s the hateful regard for women that shows up to ruin pretty much any excuse for a holiday that does it. The pinup girl is a time-honored tradition, though not so ancient as the need to treat women as if their only purpose in the world is to sexually stimulate others.

And the thing is that while the actual ReGrBl story is fun, following along is starting to feel like taking part in a toxic community experience; it’s not something I enjoy being part of. And let me be clear, this isn’t some feeling that I might be taking part in something wrong; this is straightforward revulsion. I’ve tried cracking jokes in order to look past it, but no, in the end it isn’t a question of whether or not one is participating in someone else’s misogyny; rather, it is a question of how long one intends to turn a blind eye to bigotry.

Good luck. Thank you. Good-bye.

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Image note: Detail of pinup girl illustration via ReGrBl, 17 March 2015.

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