Blue paint, viking horns and pussy hats

I read a post on Fakebook the other day from someone commenting about Memorial Day, and the Greatest Generation and the differences between then and now. A comment was made about “fake patriots in blue paint and viking hats.” Maybe my mind is wandering because I woke up an hour before the alarm and had to pee too badly to pretend that I could just go back to sleep -which means I tried to go back to sleep for about 15 minutes before giving in and getting up, and then there was just no point in going back to bed. At any rate, it struck me that the silliness of wearing Viking horns has been painted as the most horrible thing for anyone to do. I’m not saying that January 6th wasn’t serious, and it needs to be investigated for a lot of reasons – how in the hell did anyone get that far into the Capitol when Congress was in session anyway? It wasn’t like no one had a clue that people were planning to protest!

And then, because I was knitting I suppose, I got to thinking about pussy hats. Wearing a vagina on your head has to be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen anyone do. But the women who did that were considered brave and empowered. (Empowered is a word I seriously find annoying, by the way. It usually means that someone feels like they have to right to do something that most of us would think was probably not a good idea, like wearing a vagina on your head)

Blue horn Viking guy is still sitting in prison. People who burned down Portland and other cities all last summer were released within days, if not hours. Nobody got arrested for wearing a pussy hat, because apparently the fashion police had been defunded.

I’m of a generation that was raised to think of our vaginas as private, something that wasn’t to be shared with the world. Did this mean we were ashamed of them? I don’t think so, I kind of think that talking about your parts is like talking about pooping – we all have them, and we all poop, but do we really have nothing better to discuss? I’d really rather talk about a book, thanks.

And on a random note, becoming a student again is stressful!

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11 Responses to Blue paint, viking horns and pussy hats

  1. I don’t care what explanation one gives about the significance of wearing a pussy hat, it is just stupid.

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  2. LDSVenus says:

    Agree with you 100%!!!!

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  3. Bitey Dog says:

    To me, a vagina hats objectify women as if saying the only part of them that is noteworthy is reproductive organs. I find them extremely insulting rather than empowering.

    Not that by talking about this we’re procrastinating doing our studies…

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  4. You’re right. I’m really not surprised there are people from January 6th still in jail. There are two sets of rules and lots of hypocrisy out there.
    When you’re worried about being a student remember there is a professor out there who is going to have a professor for a student. That’s got to be a scary thought:)

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    • I’ve had professors as students- once I had an anatomy and physiology prof take my accounting 201 class. It’s actually fun to see how others do things. I’m just such a nerd that I seriously want an A, and I’ll study like crazy to get it

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  5. I haven’t seen the pussy hat, but I did see a photo of women getting their nails done and adding little 3-D vaginas to the top of each nail. (And you thought a hat was stupid!)

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  6. There should be a male version of a pussy hat. I mean, it would be a little floppy I guess and maybe parts would obscure one’s vision but in the interest of gender equity…just saying.

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  7. ReginaMary says:

    Oh, I had one h3ck of an encounter with a student at work for attempting to enforce our dress code during all that. Boy I could tell you stories! Now a student can stand bare ass naked in front of my desk and I will never say a word. Ever. Nope. I am just the secretary.

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