Ignatief is a moron about this. Just who is causing “divisions” among Canadians? How about the foreigners bringing in their stupid customs?
Anyway, I’m away all day and tomorrow at my long awaited gun safety course — yes, some of you should be very afraid!
Also: Rachel Lucas has a post on a subject that’s one of my, well, not exactly “favourites”…
“People sometimes ask me why I don’t have pictures of myself on my blog, especially people who know me personally. I’m not a bad-looking woman, after all. Some people even think I’m pretty damn cute. Well you know, this is why. I can handle criticisms of my writing and my opinions, but I can’t handle strangers criticizing my FACE. Which is what happened in the old incarnation of my blog, when I had a couple of pics up. One blogger posted something like, ‘She’s not ugly but she looks like a major dork with a gummy smile.’ I got email saying, ‘You’d be cute if you had a stronger chin.’ I shit you not! People (always men) took time out of their day to tell me what was wrong with my LOOKS.”
Leaving aside the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker really does have a face like a horse (she says so herself in Ed Wood…), it’s worth a read. I’m guessing Rachel’s female readers said “right on” why the men were left scratching their noggins.
And for men, “beautiful” and “sexy” are two different things. Hence the baffling — for most of us females — “Ginger vs. Mary Ann” run off, which Mary Ann wins every time. (“Sexy” means something different for women too, of course, but we’re clearer about it when we talk about it). I don’t look at Sonda Oh and think “va voom” and I bet most men don’t either. That’s why she made that list.
As a male commenter at another blog mercifully explained when I posted yet another “Why the hell is plain old Belinda Stronach considered so hot by all you guys?” comment:
“A ‘sexy’ woman is a woman who looks like she might just agree to have sex with me.”