Thursday, November 6, 2014

Captain Caption LVI

"Have you been reading about the War on Women?"
"Tell me about it.  Women in America have it rough."
"You've got that right!  For instance...hey, what the eff?  Is that you, Ahmed!?"

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  1. I don't think I'm going to actually be able to comment on feminism, but let it be known I agree with the sentiments put forward by this.

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    1. My problem is that we call it the "War" on Women. That cheapens the term war, but I guess "Unequal Treatment of Women" wouldn't fit on a bumper sticker.
      Note that I don't disagree that women aren't treated the same here. I wish they weren't.

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  2. "What. The. Hell. Jenny? I TOLD you I was going to wear this and you come wearing the same thing? Well, one of us is going to have to go home and change."

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    1. I can understand. After all, grey is the new black. Who can blame them?

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    1. I've been to the Middle East and, you're right, pretty spooky.

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  4. Think statue, think statue. I should have been a mime.

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  5. Women are under attack here in America as well. Too bad women don't realize the power they have, if only they'd seize it.

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    1. Not from where I am. My present boss is a woman, my last boss was a woman, and the best boss I ever had was a woman. Now I don't pretend that there aren't neanderthal men out there and I'm flummoxed that some women aren't paid the very same thing that a man is for doing the same job (I don't buy that canard about them being away from motherhood issues as a reason-sure they are, but that doesn't mean they should be paid less). The next president will probably be a woman (and that is a debate for another day. She'd be a disaster, but not because she's a woman). We could debate the entire relative maltreatment (like I said, I don't doubt there is), but using the word "war" is ridiculous. And waters down how women are treated elsewhere.
      And that's as serious as I like to get.
      Pull my finger?

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    1. I know, huh? Like Alex said, they look dead. Should have posted this the day before Halloween.

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  7. I agree that it's entirely insensitive and egocentric to point to a "War on Women" in this country. A segment of our female population (girls and women who are sex trafficked, for example...) are 'war' victims. But how can we know about things like this and whine? Plus, isn't orange the new black? How old is this photo, Al?

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    1. No doubt there are real issues here in this country. My point is that the term "war" waters down the real horrific nature of what a war is. And, you are so right about the sex trafficking angle here in this country. I guess brutality is relative, but if what we read about ISIS is true...ay, yi, yi. As far as I know, this is a recent picture.

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    2. I fully agree, Al. We shouldn't toss the term "war" around to build sympathy for a cause. Among other things, it's disrespectul to those like you who know the true meaning of the word. The rest of us should shut up about "war"; we have no clue. I think it kind of parallels my feelings about people who freely use the term Nazi. (It doesn't offend me so much, but it concerns me for Holocaust survivors to have had to hear and read that term all over the place.) Anyway, excuse my ramblings, and have a great weekend. =)

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    3. Ramble away, my friend! I just wish everyone was treated equally.

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  8. This is actually quite sad.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. You betcha. My purpose with this is to point out the horrifying ways women are treated elsewhere, not to deny that women are often treated poorly in this country. An additional concern is that, by calling everything a "war," we diminish its impact (the "War" on Drugs is just another example of this type of silliness). Just because I haven't seen it, doesn't mean it's not true.

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  9. The ironic thing is that in Islam, men and women are considered spiritual equals. I guess the people running the show over there doesn't think that counts on Earth.

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    1. I'm not denying that, but I've never heard of women jihadis receiving 72 virgins when THEY go to paradise. Plus, I think when female Muslims die, they can't go to heaven unless they have a male family member with them. :-P

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  10. Pretty creepy photo and a sad state of affairs...

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  11. I don't like the word "war" anymore than I like "feminazis." Those groups, such as A Voice For Men, astonish me because they are run by women. Many women have a serious problem with self-loathing.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. The more we use, the less horrific it sounds and we run the danger of:
      August, 1914: "Yeah, we'll go kill a few germans and be back for Christmas."
      Ditto on the "feminazis", too. While I don't agree with radical feminists, somehow I don't think they should be equated to genocidal maniacs.

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  12. What a horrific sight! I agree with Alex. They do look like the walking dead.

    Julie

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    1. The one in the middle where you can see the outline of her (his?) face is especially spooky.

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    1. No, I think they're all Muslim.
      NOTE: I really have no idea what that means.

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  14. I suppose it's a good way of keeping your farts to yourself. Am I right in thinking you've met people who enjoying sniffing their own ones?

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    1. In the words of Fat Bastard, no one minds their own brand.
      Good grief, I'm quoting Fat Bastard.

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  15. The important thing to ask though is whether the women in Muslim countries believe in living that way of life. If they believe women should be serving men etc, we can't really go and tell them otherwise.

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