Monday, March 15, 2010

xkcd summarizes my views on porn perfectly

xkcd shows us what porn for women should be like if feminists were in charge:Epic Win.

Well, I read the second frame as feminist sarcasm. If she was being serious and Randal Monroe was being highly ironic by also stereotyping women... nah, he's awesome, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

14 comments:

  1. I saw this one a few hours ago. I just knew you’d comment on it. ;-) Seriously, though, you can’t have porn where sexy folks don’t fuck. That’s not porn, that’s a teaser. And teasers suck.

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  2. I had no idea this book even existed, much less that it's a whole series. How tragic.

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  3. Yeah, Randall seems to be quite "pro-women". (I don't want to classify it as feminist, as I've never heard it from him directly.) I have no doubts he meant the second-panel sarcasm.

    Hilarious.

    Noah

    p.s. Also, to note, he likes to have super kick ass-female characters. He sometimes reminds me of a younger Joss Whedon: quirky characters, with the females getting at least half of the bad ass-lines and -situations.

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  4. I rather like Randall Munroe. He gave a talk at my school two years ago and I found him to be also quite funny in person, although I didn't have a chance to actually meet him...

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  5. ROFL, I jumped over here to see what was going on in your blog today while I was literally still laughing from seeing this xkcd. What are the odds? (actually knowing you and knowing me probably pretty damn good.)

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  6. Next can we have posts related to Penny-Arcade and PVPonline please.

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  7. I owe you, Jen, for showing me the existence of this series, name your reward. Some I don't understand at all, but a large number are priceless. And you know what? I sent the one about the ninja sysadmin to my ISP, and they laughed so hard they're sending me a complimentary memory-stick. Can't have too many of those.

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  8. My favorite xkcd?

    "We took the hostages, secured the building, and cut the communication lines like you said."
    "Excellent."
    "But then this guy climbed up the ventilation ducts and walked across broken glass, killing anyone we sent to stop him."
    "And he rescued the hostages?"
    "No, he ignored them. He just reconnected the cables we cut, muttering something about 'uptime'."
    "Shit, we're dealing with a sysadmin."

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  9. I'm not wearing my xkcd shirt, but it is also my favourite one.

    "Make me a sandwich."
    "What? No, make it yourself."
    "Sudo make me a sandwich."
    "Okay."

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  10. Housecleaning? Not sexy. Baby caring? Does not make me want to boink you. Not only do I like porn with people fucking, I like my porn with no men in it.

    Also don't look at the camera that throws me off so badly.

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  11. My favourite XKCD: "Little Bobby Tables"

    http://xkcd.com/327/

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  12. Huh? Isn't the second frame only a description of the book? And doesn't the last panel plainly state that it's wrong? Pretty straightforward, if you ask me.

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  13. The book Randall is white knighting about is a joke book. He's clearly missed the point of it.

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  14. http://www.xkcd.com/717/

    He goes from pseudofeminism to a literal objectification of lesbians. Hilarious.

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