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.


scribbled mystickeeper at 2:56 PM

*waves hands* That's soo HOT!

By Blogger OgRe, at 4:52 PM, August 06, 2007  

WHOA!!!! YOu're going to be up north (close to Iron Mountain). We should totally meet there and grab some coffee!

By Blogger OgRe, at 9:10 PM, August 06, 2007  

I already was Up North, you whore! I was Up North the last weekend in July.

By Blogger Jackie, at 10:04 PM, August 06, 2007  

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.

By Blogger Steph, at 1:42 AM, August 07, 2007  

It makes me sad to hear that pink and Hello Kitty are consider shaming factor for men. How gender-biased is that?

sad, sad, sad, sad, sad.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:38 AM, August 07, 2007  

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.

'Cause there's what you guys said, plus the automatic assumption that the police officer 'must be' female.

By Blogger Jackie, at 6:57 AM, August 07, 2007  

Ha ha, I can read.

By Blogger OgRe, at 8:44 AM, August 07, 2007  

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