After reading Jesse Byrd’s column (“I Got Hoes,” Daily Nexus, April 23), I nearly vomited my Pita Pit, not just because of the phrase “summa cum Ho-de,” but because of the sheer demoralization of women that it presented. It doesn’t matter how much of a “Ho with a capital H” a woman is, demeaning women is a gateway to sexual violence and sexual harassment. Allowing men to say things of this nature, no matter how facetiously they’re said, tells the community around us that degrading women is completely acceptable. What appalls me even more than Jesse writing this column is that the Daily Nexus would actually publish it. Most of the time I enjoy the funny, light-hearted articles published in the Nexus; that day, I just found myself disappointed that I voted in support of the raise of fees toward the Nexus. From now on I’d like to see Jesse keeping his “Hoes in check” on the basketball court, so I can keep my pita down.
Stop a secondOkay. You are upset because apparently some males refer to women as "Hoes." This is demeaning. I agree. However, before you go bitching about how women are demeaned, and minorities are oppressed, let’s look at the other side. People threw a fit when Obama (the oh-so-great Messiah) was depicted in a political cartoon as a monkey. What’s the big deal? They’ve done it to Bush for the past eight years–so who is pulling race into the picture? These so-called anti-racists. I smell hypocrisy. Just because Obama is half-black, do we have to treat him any better than any… Read more »
You should stop a lot longer than that
I need to respond to the previous comment.
First, where did your Obama rant come from? It was exceedingly irrelevant.
Second, you asked her to "remove the plank" from her eyes. What plank? Where in her letter did she call men pigs? Where did she say that they wanted nothing more than to "get in your pants?" Are you assuming she demeans men in order to make your argument? Boy, sounds like a pretty weak argument to me.
Oh c’monI wasn’t disagreeing with her. I wasn’t even really arguing, so sorry if I offended you. What I wanted to point out, what I felt wasn’t quite "exceedingly irrelevant" was how there seems to be a lot of anti-racism lately that does more good than bad. People complain so much about being oppressed but most are just as oppressed as everyone else. The Obama "rant" came as an example–black people, and minorities in general, use their skin color to feel oppressed. The New York Post wasn’t saying that Obama looked like a monkey–it’s a political joke that is very… Read more »
Seriously, you don’t understand why depicting an African-American as a monkey is different than depicting a Caucasian? Making a joke about white people eating dogs is different than making that same joke about Asians. In the same vein, making a joke about all liberal Americans being Nazi’s is different than joking that all Germans are Nazis. You can’t pretend that you exist in a vacuum free of historical context.
So first of all, you wish to live in a communist-style state of humor? No offensive jokes? That sounds boring. Have fun with that.
Second, you are profiling. You can’t tell a joke because of someone’s ethnicity/background? Sounds like the same load of crap that’s being preached against… so once again, I claim hypocrisy. Either call everyone a monkey or no one. Either everyone is equal or no one.
What? What is a "communist-style state of humor"? The jokes are owned collectively? :\ Makes… no… sense.
Also, who said anything about no offensive jokes? I love a dead baby joke as much as the next asshole. I’m not saying you can’t (or even necessarily SHOULDN’T) tell offensive jokes. I’m just saying that it’s ignorant to pretend that there isn’t historical context, and therefore deeper significance, in using a monkey caricature to depict an African American.
Seriously, you need to step away from the Scalia-colorblind-doctrine Koolaid.
Too bad that political cartoon wasn’t even calling The Angelic Hussein a monkey, but rather the individuals who wrote the stimulus bill.
"People complain so much about being oppressed but most are just as oppressed as everyone else." Are you saying you think most people are oppressed? Do you know what oppression means? "Saying that all whites or all men are oppressive and racist is racist in itself, and full of hypocrisy." Yeah, it is. Who says that all whites are oppressive or racist? If you want to name names, then fine. Otherwise you are just attacking a strawman. "The Angelic Hussein" With race-baiting bullshit like this, it’s no surprise that the only place the Republican party is alive and well is… Read more »
–Lmao. Okay, Malcolm X.