Art-dude wants his tits ‘n’ ass in a classier format

Cartoon about No More Page 3, by L.E. Burgess

Cartoon by L.E. Burgess for No More Page 3

I adore women. Absolutely put-them-on-a-pedestal-and-make-a-bumbling-fool-of-myself-because-I’m-too-scared-to-talk-to-them-properly-adore them. I try and convey that adoration in each and every one of my pieces, whether it’s a sketchy scribbling, or a full-blown bells-and-whistles pinup.

Hey, L.E. Burgess?

That worshipful adoration crap?  Is just another form of misogyny.  The pedestal is just as miserable as the gutter.  Whether you’re worshipping or despising, you’re not acknowledging what we are.  Human.  Like you.

If you really liked women, you wouldn’t buy The Sun, but you wouldn’t draw “pinups”, either.  If women were human to you, you would not need to be told that there is no acceptable way to turn human beings into decorative buckets for your incontinence.  Not in the Sun, not in a blue-chip art gallery, not anywhere.  Not even if it’s a really really cute pencil drawing that you worked really hard on.   Not even if you drew a cartoon supporting a feminist cause and you now think you have the official seal of feminist approval that makes it OK to sneak in misogyny.

I know you’ve been steeped in that school of thought that asserts that any resistance to cultural invasion and/or exploitation of female bodies is OMGCENSORSHIP and will land us all in the gulag, because we’ve had this philosophy hammered into our brains since birth.  Guess what?  It was a lie. Your dude-art is not more important than our right to not be reduced to stereotypes, symbols, or wank fodder.

If you really liked women, you wouldn’t objectify them.   At all.

(File under Yet Another Polite Liberal Sexist)

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11 thoughts on “Art-dude wants his tits ‘n’ ass in a classier format

  1. By the way, while stereotypes do exist(comedy wouldnt exist if not so) that is of the minority of any group. The dumb and self absorbed ones.
    Archetypes are broader, but life is messy and both much more complicated, and simple than we can comprehend. So not drawing up strict rules is always best, life is living and growing, rules are for the mediocre and fearful of mind, body and soul.

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