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For starters... (english)
14 Dec 2002
Ms. Wymmyn,
Or whatever your name may be (you have hidden your true name so I have chosen to mask mine as well), I believe someone may have hit a sore spot. For, if you were not personally offended or convicted, why would you lose your cool enough to resort to name-calling (see Gordon college women coming out of the woods comment)? I would like you to know also, that in responding in such adament and personal defense of porno., I pretty much think you've proven a point made earlier. You think that whatever you consume is sacred, despite how destructive it might be to you as a person. Thus you are deeply offended by Gordon's protesting something that you do not find to be destructive. But I would ask you: "Who do you find attractive? And why?" Or perhaps the better question would be "What type of people do you find attractive and why?" If it is women that are your romantic interest (and I am not criticizing you if they are, so you can forget that line of offense turned defense right away), then tell me, are they maybe a size two with a D-Cup? And if it is men, could they possibly be muscle bound (yet handsome) mongloids with razor sharp looks. The protest is not a protest of Abercrombie alone, but of a greater societal sickness which has for quite some time grown: the consumption of sex and the pursual of the unattainable and most assuredly unrealistic mate.
A couple of other questions I might ask you: How old are you? Because the main target of Abercrombies advertising is youth between the ages of 13 and 18. And though you may resort to the name-calling of a 13 year old, you're albeit slightly more eloquent. Also, are you happy? Do you find yourself measuring up every person you see with the models you see in the catalogues? Me too!! Friggin' A' that's a pisser!!
Alright, quite frankly I'm done, I'm ready for bed. My main point in all of this is just to say: "Dude, cut the name calling crap!!" You don't know me, I don't know you. Why pretend like you know me? Why pretend like you know the protesting women of Gordon College for that matter (which by the by I'm not one of)? Why pretend like protesting Abercrombies sexually explicit clothes selling tactics (remember we are talking about a retail clothing store, not a redlight district porn shop) means that I or a Gordon College student doesn't also do quite a bit when it comes to other pressing world issues (because, in case you hadn't noticed, you did imply that)? Leave the boxing gloves at home kid. This is a dialogue, not a boxing match.
-The Frito Bandito
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