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  1. Ghinghe commented on Rob Rogers over 1 year ago

    You must not be old enough to remember when, on his TV show, he called 12/13 year-old Chelsea Clinton “The White House Dog”. And when he was criticized for it, went the disgracefully craven route of claiming that an assistant stuck that into his monologue without his knowledge so he bore no responsibility for it.

  2. Ghinghe commented on Luann over 1 year ago

    Actually, page one of Quill’s instruction booklet:

    “Be blandly attractive to girls, because they’ll literally bend over or lie down for you despite the fact that you have no discernible personality whatsoever.”

  3. Ghinghe commented on Luann almost 2 years ago

    Let’s see if the Evanses are deft enough to remember that he made Toni a terrible cook who couldn’t even make canned soup without screwing up. I’m gonna guess no.

  4. Ghinghe commented on Scary Gary about 2 years ago

    Just don’t start singing the Mushroom Song, Leopold.

  5. Ghinghe commented on Ten Cats over 2 years ago

    It’s last May 13. For some reason, I can’t get the calendar of past strips to work unless I go back to yesterday’s strip. Also, if that doesn’t work, make sure to temporarily disable any javascript disablers on your browser.

    And Chesney didn’t show it directly to Annie, who was telling Oliver that perhaps they didn’t know why Chesney was as unpleasant as he was. That was what made it touching.

  6. Ghinghe commented on Luann over 2 years ago

    Yep, looks as if Evans should be writing another note of apology. While the story itself was never particularly hot, this ending fails to live up to even those extremely low expectations.

  7. Ghinghe commented on Luann almost 3 years ago

    Unless you’re suggesting that it’s okay to harass a girl in provocative clothing, whereas it’s not okay to rape her, the distinction you’re drawing by saying “no one has been raped” is irrelevant.
    She was being harassed, and was then told that it’s her fault because she asked for it by dressing the way she did.
    Rape is being brought up because that’s a more horrific example of the exact same thing that’s happening here.

  8. Ghinghe commented on Luann almost 3 years ago

    Going to have to say it at least once more. If a girl dresses provocatively, there are turds out there that look at it as an invitation


    So hold the girl responsible for that rather than blaming the turd? It happens not because the girl is dressed in a particular fashion, but because the turd decides that that’s an invitation.
    100% of all rape victims were raped because their rapist decided to rape them. 100% of all harassment victims were harassed because their harassers decided to harass them. Why should this be about changing how the victim conducts herself?

  9. Ghinghe commented on Luann almost 3 years ago

    How many times must it be said that this isn’t about attracting male attention? READ WHAT CRYSTAL IS ACTUALLY SAYING. It’s not about Leslie Knox looking at Tiffany, or even making a crass comment. It’s about harassment. It’s about his pushing on after being told no, invading her space, backing her up against the wall, and about Crystal telling her that she has no one to blame but herself because of how she’s dressed. What exactly are Tiffany’s clothes saying “Yes” to? It’s Leslie’s harassment and bullying. Crystal is saying it’s Tiffany’s fault, maybe not all of it, but some of it, and that’s simply too much. It’s all Leslie’s fault.

    Boy, if all this slut shaming were instead directed at trying to keep boys and men from behaving so abominably, think about what we could accomplish.

  10. Ghinghe commented on Luann almost 3 years ago

    I don’t think you do, honestly. I mean, if Evans doesn’t want to touch on this issue, he obviously doesn’t have to address it. He could make this strip as innocuous as Archie, if he so feels. But he doesn’t. He consciously decides to include this message, jammed in unsubtly into this situation. If you decide that he’s not serious based on his “rules”, that he’s “always” going to follow, he’s failed as a writer. The drama he’s attempting to convey here is fatally undercut by those same “rules”.

    So, indeed, why bother? Who cares about what Tiffany’s wearing and what kind of message that sends?