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Re: South Park Misogyny on full display in NSA Surveillance

Postby admin » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:53 am

My guilt over Family Guy
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May 28, 2007

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I admit it, I watch the show Family Guy. I blame all my guy friends from college. They watched the show and I began to watch right along with them. And I often laughed. I loved Stewie, the infant psychopath who always seemed to deliver monologues inspired by Dr. Evil,

Stewie: Well, Well mother we meet again.

Lois: Stewie I thought I tucked you in an hour ago.

Stewie: Not tightly enough it would seem, and now you contemptible harpy, I shall end your oppressive reign of matriarchal tyranny!


I loved his obsession with broccoli and the evil monkey that occupied Chris' closet. There ARE moments that I see and laugh at.

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Family Guy operates on the assumption that you can make a joke out of everything, and therefore you can be offended by nothing. And absolutely nothing is off limits on Family Guy: AIDS, homosexuals, homelessness, pedophiles, handicapped people (either physically or mentally) and jokes about racism. So as a viewer we're never suppossed to be offended because Family Guy doesn't take anything seriously.

Okay fine. I get it. But the more I watch the show, the more uncomfortable I feel about my laughter. So many of the jokes on Family Guy are horribly misogynistic. Take this clip where we're supposed to laugh at Quagmire's "rape machine"

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The more I thought about it, the more I realized that every single episode of Family Guy features violence against women, jokes at women's expense or some reinforcement of women's traditional gender roles. Family Guy's favorite joke seems to be mocking feminism in general.

Take the episode, "I am Peter Hear me Roar"-- where you get such quotes like.

Lois: I guarantee you a man made that commercial.

Peter: Of course a man made it. It's a commercial Lois, not a delicious thanksgiving dinner


I always told myself not to make a big deal out of Family Guy. Enjoy it for what its worth and try to ignore the parts that seem in bad taste. But in a recent episode I felt like the show really crossed a line. Watch this clip-- the joke is in the first minute or so... The punch line is "Everyone's getting laid but me." And I was horrified. Family Guy is taking it too far. If you keep watching you'll catch the obligatory joke made about women's professional sports.

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More clips that offend.

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As you can see, there are plenty of options. And several more that I can't find right now. There are plenty of people who have already criticized Family Guy for these problems. Here and here to start.

I feel like Family Guy has potential to be funny but I think jokes about rape are really out of line and maybe ONE episode without women bashing would be great. It's just getting old.
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Re: South Park Misogyny on full display in NSA Surveillance

Postby admin » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:42 am

Misogynistic Excerpt from "Team America"
directed by Trey Parker
[Without Regard to the "Hate Everything Exception to Criticism", i.e., if we could only hate everything, we would be above criticism, and be in total control of the "virtuous" mirror that reflects our hate back on you.]

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[Gary] I know you all don't like Team America a whole lot right now,
but Kim Jong Il is a lot worse.

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[Audience] [Booing]

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[English woman throws a tomato]

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[Alec Baldwin] You can't outact me, boy. Don't even try.

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For the truth is that Team America fights for the billion-dollar corporations.
They are just as bad as the enemies they fight.

[Audience] [Clapping]

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[Gary] Oh, no, we aren't. We're dicks!

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We're reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks.

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And the Film Actors Guild are pussies.

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And Kim Jong Il is an asshole.
Pussies don't like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks.

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But dicks also fuck assholes,

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assholes who just wanna shit on everything.

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Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way.

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But the only thing that can fuck an asshole
is a dick with some balls.
The problem with dicks is that sometimes they fuck too much.
Or fuck when it isn't appropriate.

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[Spottswoode/Nihilist Penis] Yes, Gary, yes.

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[Gary] And it takes a pussy to show them that.

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But sometimes pussies get so full of shit

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that they become assholes themselves.

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Because pussies are only an inch and a half away from assholes.

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I don't know much in this crazy, crazy world ...
but I do know that if you don't let us fuck this asshole ...

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we are gonna have our dicks and our pussies ...
all covered in shit.

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[Audience] [Clapping]
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Re: South Park Misogyny on full display in NSA Surveillance

Postby admin » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:58 am

Misogynistic Excerpt from "Team America"
directed by Trey Parker
[Without Regard to the "Hate Everything Exception to Criticism", i.e., if we could only hate everything, we would be above criticism, and be in total control of the "virtuous" mirror that reflects our hate back on you.]

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SONG: I need this, I need love, I need you.

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I don't need one heartbeat, I need two

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There's an emptiness I need to fill

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And only one emptiness will do

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Only a woman can brighten up my day

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Only a woman can touch me the right way, yeah

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Only a woman is allowed to touch me there

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All I ask is that you're a woman

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All I ask is that you're a woman

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[She shits on his face]

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Please just be a woman

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