If you’ve heard the latest TANcast, you may have heard me rant at length about Jennifer Schwalbach’s feminist tirade on the post-Oscar SModcast. After editing the episode, I worry that I come of as a “woman hater.” I like to think that I’m not. I think women should be treated equally under the law and in everyday life. But I wonder…am I the kind of guy I hate?
Truth be told, I found the “We Saw Your Boobs” number at the Oscars hilarious. Does that make me a sexist pig. I get that it’s supposed to be ironic. The joke is supposed to be that this is an entirely inappropriate number for the Academy Awards. But I still laughed my silly ass off. So am I any better than the guy cat calling at women? Jennifer Schwalbach had a complaint. She felt that her gender was being objectified. While I understand her point, I feel she horribly over reacted…but who am I to say that?
Basically I am conflicted. Sometimes I want to be the nice guy and the jerk at the same time and you just can’t. Sadly, I fear this time, I am the jerk.
PS-I would have laughed just as hard at a song called “We Saw Your Dong,” but we all know that would have been a way shorter song.