|wAug 6, 2007|
YES, the world is not totally a cesspool of idiocy!
LOLOL. There are so many things that I would like to write about! So many! But, this deserves its very own entry, all to its self.
Thai police officers who break rules will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring "Hello Kitty," the Japanese icon of cute, as a mark of shame, a senior officer said Monday.
I HAVE A HOT PINK HELLO KITTY ARM BAND, TOO! But, their armband sounds cuter.
The striking armband features Hello Kitty sitting atop two hearts.
The full article is here.
Labels: social commentaryscribbled mystickeeper at 2:56 PM
*waves hands* That's soo HOT!
WHOA!!!! YOu're going to be up north (close to Iron Mountain). We should totally meet there and grab some coffee!
I already was Up North, you whore! I was Up North the last weekend in July.
While I understand that people will respond to what they will respond to, to use Hello Kitty as a punishment seems to reinforce stereotypes that men should be ashamed not to be masculine in the way that other people think they should be and that women can't be police officers. The article makes it pretty clear that only girly girls and children like Hello Kitty and that all men should feel terrorized by the thought. Although if a man is secure enough to like Kitty, his punishment will be very tolerable, and that's cool (albeit ineffective), but I still don't like what the bureaucracy is dictating.
It makes me sad to hear that pink and Hello Kitty are consider shaming factor for men. How gender-biased is that?
You know, it wasn't until this morning when I was brushing my teeth in the bathroom, thinking about my blog (hush), that I realized how gender-biased it was. HOW SAD IS IT THAT IT TAKES ME NEARLY 16 HOURS TO REALIZE THAT?? I suck at being a feminist.
Ha ha, I can read.
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