I’m sure some people will get this week’s Dustinland comic wrong, even though I think it’s super obvious. So just in case, what I’m saying is that it’s silly for men to be against taking up traditionally female careers at a time when many traditionally male careers are drying up due to automation and technology and other issues. Of course I understand it, especially with older dudes, but still, come on. Jobs are nice because they pay money. That’s what it comes down to and that’s what it will always come down to in the end. Money.
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Tagged career, female, female jobs, femininity, future, future of work, job, jobs, male, male jobs, man, manly, masculinity, men, metoo, woman, women, work, workforce, workplace
I gotta say, when Louis CK was implicated as a moltesty perv, it was really depressing. Can we have no heroes? I mean, Freud said we’re all screwed up over sex, but can’t these dudes be silently or privately screwed up like everyone else and not take it out on innocent people (I was going to say women but there’s Kevin Spacey)? Well anyway, that’s the subject of this week’s Dustinland comic. And like I say in the comic, it’s crazy, but right now every guy in America is walking around, wondering if they ever did something they shouldn’t have. And that’s a good thing, because I can only assume it will lead to less creepy activities in the future.
In lighter news, I was playing a game with my friends where we tried to figure out who would be the person least likely to be outed as a molester. My buddy said Tom Hanks and I don’t think I could beat that. Another friend said Dave Grohl, which is pretty good too, although as a rock star, I think he comes in second after Hanks. How about Viggo Mortensen? He seems like a nice guy. Have you ever seen him in a nordic sweater? Innocent, I say. Oh… wait… I got it: Stevie Wonder.
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Tagged abuse, comic, creep, harassment, kevin spacey, louis ck, masturbation, men, molester, roy moore, sex, sex scandal, sexual harassment, weinstein, women
I had all these other ideas in mind for this week’s comic until the other night, I was leaving work late and saw these scantily clad chicks on their way out for the night. It was in the 20s and these chicks both had bare legs and were clearly freezing. It just seems so silly. I was wearing full winter gear and a scarf wrapped around my face — I basically looked like either a ninja or a terrorist. Meanwhile these girls were about to hit up a Slip ‘N Slide. I just don’t get it.
Guys, sure, if you told us we could get laid, we’d wear thongs in Antarctica. But we’re desperate. You’re the deciders. No need to get frostbite just for us.
Meh. Who knows.
This week’s Dustinland comic is not really based on my wife, because she’s pretty good about these kinds of things. But she does have the occasional moment of unsure what should I wear panic. The girl in the strip is really a combination of women I have dated and stories I’ve heard from other people. And yes, it’s a bit of a cliché, I know, haha, what is this a sitcom? But really, clichés exist for a reason, and that’s all I’ll say about that before I have to flee to Mexico again.
I used to hang out with this dude, and we’d drive around, and when he would see hot chicks walking around outside, he’d roll down the window and just yell some shit at them. I don’t mean he’d try to pick them up – at least that would deserve some sort of respect. He’d just yell shit at them and keep driving. And I’d be like, dude, don’t do that, man. It’s not cool. What if someone did that to your girl? Hell, what if someone did that to you? Well, anyway, that’s the subject of this week’s Dustinland, in a sense. No cars, but same idea.
Oh man, I can feel the hate mail brewing on this one. But come on ladies, can’t you just take a joke? And anyway, my wife came up with the theory behind the comic, so it’s not like it’s a chauvinist thing. Plus, I’m sure it’s not 100% true. Maybe, like, 95%? Either way, even if it was 99.9% true, I am pretty sure that you, if you are a lady who wears pointy shoes, are the one exception to the rule, for why else would you be reading Dustinland?
I wonder how people will take this strip. I’m up in the air on the matter myself. I mean, yes, it is true – by calling someone a pussy, you’re basically calling them a woman. That’s the essence of the insult. So I could see how women would be pissed off about it. On the otherhand, it’s just a piece of slang at this point. Most people using it don’t even think about what they’re saying. It’s just in your mind: pussy is a metaphor for wuss. So sure, you can really look into and say it’s chauvanistic, and it would be hard to argue against that, but at the same time, you can also say it’s a word that has, for the most part, been so adpoted into everyday language that it has lost its true meaning.
This reminds me of another Dustinland strip, the one about saying: “that’s so gay.”
***Note – the strip hit No. 1 on Reddit’s comic page this week.