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Re: SmellyWerewolf.com perfume & make-up discount

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 03:51:07PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> > On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 12:07:53AM +0100, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> > > - The only mention women get in the text is thus through a sexual
> > > objetification.
> > 
> > This amounts to concluding that any mention of sexuality is sexual
> > objectification of women, which is patently absurd.
> No, the claim isn't that broad. The message specifically discusses
> women as objects: it promises they will be “delivered directly at
> home”, and the entire message discusses women as some kind of reward
> being offered to customers.
It seems like a reasonable pastiche of many spams I've received.  I don't
think it should be assumed to express sexism on Joss's part.  The
problem I have with it is that it is protesting perceived misuse of
d-d-a with deliberate misuse of d-d-a.  Such hypocrisy is not very


Ben Hutchings
Any smoothly functioning technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

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