Re the latest Laurie

Just a thought, a near random one.

When it\’s men puffing out their chests, doing the peacock strut, this is macho and bad. When it\’s women thinking about their titties this is a terribly important matter of body image.

Why is it that exactly the same thing, standard gender behaviour, is good when done by one gender and bad when done by the other?

8 comments on “Re the latest Laurie

  1. Why is it that exactly the same thing, standard gender behaviour, is good when done by one gender and bad when done by the other?

    What would we do with Laurie Penny?

    It is a modern form of Bedlam. People used to pay to watch the deranged gibberings of the mentally ill. Back in the old days. Before we became all enlightened and stuff.

  2. It’s interesting how defensive she is. She seems to have no respect for her readers, she’s convinced they disagree with her and they will find women in medical difficulty funny.

    And she argues women aren’t stupid or deluded to get breast implants, but then finishes by saying that they are manipulated by society, implying that these decisions aren’t rational.

    She’s the one who thinks they are stupid, but she projects it onto us.

  3. Table of rowdy, pissed, abusive men in a bar, letching and making lewd and obscene comments to every member of the opposite sex: Disgusting male chauvinist pigs. Potential rapists, the lot of them.

    Table of rowdy, pissed, abusive women in a bar, letching and making lewd and obscene comments to every member of the opposite sex: Girl’s night out. Fabulous darling!

    For the record, they are both revolting.

  4. “And she argues women aren’t stupid or deluded to get breast implants, but then finishes by saying that they are manipulated by society, implying that these decisions aren’t rational.”

    Laurie’s a big one for False Consciousness. Apparently everyone too stupid to be allowed freedom, apart from her and her mates.

  5. “Why is it that exactly the same thing, standard gender behaviour, is good when done by one gender and bad when done by the other?”

    Er, it’s the Guardian.

  6. I’m trying to work out from the article whether La Red’s rack is the real deal, a boob job that she had done on the sly but won’t own up to, or whether she’s looking to front the pennies for Penny’s new front.
    I’m sure there’s a clue in there somewhere.

  7. “Why is it that exactly the same thing, standard gender behaviour, is good when done by one gender and bad when done by the other?”

    Does Laurie Penny say that? And if you mean by your example that men puffing out their chests and strutting about is “exactly the same” as invasive surgery for the purposes of permanent body modification – well, obviously it isn’t.

    I suspect that those who find the subject of breast enhancement humourous probably find penis enlargement surgery equally gigglesome.

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