Sunday, February 12, 2006

stereotypes of the day

Canadian girls like gun control.

Southern girls like guns.

4 comments:

Max Goss said...

Admit it, Neil. That girl with the gun is hot. Hot, in part, because of the gun. It's a symbol of freedom, independence, self-reliance -- qualities you libs want in a woman, right?

Amanda said...

And Max invokes an incorrect stereotype--liberals hate/don't know anything about firearms. Try again, dude. All my friends who pack also voted for Kerry.

Neil Sinhababu said...

I thought she was hot long before the gun -- in fact, even before I saw the photo of her on Halloween as an abortionist. Fair-skinned red-state girls who write well... mmmm...

Guns don't do a whole lot for me. Just another deadly object that you have to worry about. I don't see why they're a symbol of independence -- if you have to carry them when you're in the military where they make you shave your head and follow orders, the gun-independence connection breaks down.

Mary said...

I don't like guns, Neil, but I had a rather visceral reaction to the picture and text (and I did wonder if guys were going to think it was "hot"). It did evoke a kind of "sisters doing it for themselves" reaction for me, and maybe you would appreciate this more if you were a woman: that feeling, at any age, that makes a woman (or me, at least) feel nervous about going out alone at night, or get uneasy when a a man you don't know is in your back "bubble" in a shopping mall (not a crowd where it's unavoidable) or something like that. (Women seem to instinctively know not to do this.)These feelings undermine one's independence, and the tone
of the picture and text was that she did not have to be afraid. Again, I don't want a gun, I think they're dangerous and can be turned against you, but I understand why she writes and feels like that.