27 July 2004

Are they discriminating against men?

I almost don't know what to make of the "I had an abortion" t-shirts. At first, I loved the subversiveness of it all. It's daring on so many levels--none subtle. After that, I began to cringe at the potential (certain) conservative backlash. If there's any reason conservatives will hold up American liberalism as degenerate, it will be for this. At least it'll take the heat off the arts.

Finally, I think of all of the callous comments made by conservatives in rebellion against the straw man they built called "political correctness." And their Whoopi bad, Dennis Miller good duplicity is amazing.

Just as Death Cigarettes were a Goth fad (too narrow a market to be sustained), these shirts will probably spark some interest in the snarky Garafalo crowd.

Two thumbs up.

[ posted by sstrader on 27 July 2004 at 12:23:00 AM in Culture & Society ]