This was a card at Target.
I laughed for fucking ever.
Laughs at the message of a misogynist card. Good to know who is eating up the media messages.
Relax. This is superficially witty. If intimate friends exchange a card like this, it’s funny for them. There’s familiarity between them. You are only psychologically cruel if you give this to someone who refused taking Plan B, using condoms, or the “pull out” method with its fifty percent success rate. However, in a pro-choice culture, any woman can use abortion as birth control as a last-ditch option. She is not a “whore” as the grassroots subculture to condemn slut shaming is intent on reclassification of the word “slut.” The only threat with libertinism is HIV and herpes. Be safe. Once rape culture is expunged and flagrant opportunists become self-aware, learn they are too ugly to romance sober or buzzed women, there will be no need to coerce sex from women. These men will understand how they rank among eligible sex partners or potential boyfriends for slags and regular women. The ugly rapists or good-looking predators will become suicide victims, respectful, or use escort services. So, there really are no worries. The card message is innocuous.
Perhaps this card can be perceived as misogynistic, but, the card company imagines they are being “hip” with this degree of inferior wit or sarcasm or irony. The challenge remains: Americans cannot be truly ironic because most Americans are too optimistic. True irony is a pervasive sense of dread. It is bleakness. It is an un-American position to believe things will never turn in your favor. The fallacy of Governor Daniels’s “Haves and soon-to-haves” could not exist:
It is part of the general irony of things that in life’s crises a man’s good qualities are often the ones that help him least, if indeed they do not actually turn treacherously and fight against him.
But, who does not want a baby? A family and a healthy, monogamous hetero-normative relationship? Everyone wants to have a baby! Hm. What if you are a nihilist? Or you are a humanist aware of the overpopulation dilemma. Or gay. Either way, no baby for you. In an ideal world, there would no incidents of unwanted children. Every child would reach adulthood never been raped, humiliated, or denied. If Rick Santorum expressed this kind of vision, this particular American future, it would become evident he aims to establish a scientific dictatorship where all persons are intrinsically (genetically) and actually equal from birth and in life. He would be a “super-villain” and this in particular would disqualify him from presidential eligibility. (In the real world, he is disqualified regardless.)
Those who cry wolf, who believe the broken windows policy can monitor minutia as to prevent macrocosm events of real implicit misogyny—it is only a fucking card in a shameless culture. You need to expect things like this. Stopping lame cards like this will have fools believe you are assailing first amendment rights. Parse through the bullshit, select the necessary battles.