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(Daily Mail)   Feminist blogger slams the 'Kissing Sailor' from the iconic 1945 Times Square photo as 'drunken predator', says it was a sexual assault   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 440
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2012-10-06 07:52:43 PM
KHITBASH
 
2012-10-06 07:58:30 PM
That was 67 years ago. The Daily Fail may care, and some feminist may care, but I don't.
 
2012-10-06 07:58:50 PM
Goodness no. How will the Navy ever recover from such a besmirchment ?
 
2012-10-06 08:01:53 PM
Some unknown person with a blog says politics and social norms that she prefers should predate her birth.

Um, yeah, we'll get right on that.
 
2012-10-06 08:04:14 PM
Well, she has a point that he didn't ask for consent.

But that doesn't mean that she was an unwilling participant.
 
2012-10-06 08:16:15 PM
I would think that if she did not like it, she would not have met up with him several times over the years to discuss the photo.
 
2012-10-06 08:46:46 PM
This from the Daily Fail? The paper run by the master of "double c*nting" Paul Dacre?
 
2012-10-06 08:54:38 PM
If you look at history with the evolved standards we have today you are doing yourselves a huge disservice. Many of the founding fathers owned slaves, yet no one calls them evil. It was a different time.
 
2012-10-06 09:06:13 PM
You're not Heeeellll-ping
 
2012-10-06 10:54:44 PM
My, my, that's a sandy vag.
 
2012-10-06 11:27:37 PM
If there is ever a parade where our lady troops are celebrating saving the world, as they have since before that photo was taken, tell me where it will be. For I will take my little tin soldier there, salute them, and hope to be so lucky.
 
2012-10-06 11:33:38 PM

cman: If you look at history with the evolved standards we have today you are doing yourselves a huge disservice. Many of the founding fathers owned slaves, yet no one calls them evil. It was a different time.


Oh, I'll bet she does.
 
2012-10-06 11:55:53 PM

bojon: I would think that if she did not like it, she would not have met up with him several times over the years to discuss the photo.


Exactly.
 
2012-10-07 12:13:13 AM
So they find some obscure blog written by a moron who calls herself as "feminist" and try to make it appear that this is the mainstream of feminist though, huh?

See, this is why we call it the "Daily Fail."
 
2012-10-07 12:20:48 AM
Modern feminists really need to stop helping.
 
2012-10-07 12:22:43 AM
fark off.
 
2012-10-07 12:27:17 AM
/feminism
 
2012-10-07 12:27:34 AM
Lady, let's see how you express yourself when you find out the world ISN'T ending.
 
2012-10-07 12:28:39 AM
You can't rape the willing, honey.
 
2012-10-07 12:29:07 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-07 12:29:32 AM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Lady, let's see how you express yourself when you find out the world ISN'T ending.


Probably sacrifices a goat

/by ripping its throat out with her teeth
 
2012-10-07 12:29:55 AM
Oh, boo hoo. STFU.
 
2012-10-07 12:31:04 AM

Krieghund: Well, she has a point that he didn't ask for consent.

But that doesn't mean that she was an unwilling participant.


Everyone knows she was asking for it. I mean, would you LOOK at her?
 
2012-10-07 12:31:19 AM
She needs laid.
 
2012-10-07 12:33:53 AM
Assault - yes.
Sexual assault - nah.

I've never liked how he has his arm wrapped around her head to prevent her getting away. But in the moment folks were excited and no one was hurt.
If after Osama was killed some bloke did.that to you you'd probably let it slide.
 
2012-10-07 12:34:50 AM
i2.ytimg.com

/Agrees
 
2012-10-07 12:34:58 AM
wait, that was a dude?
www.lileks.com
 
2012-10-07 12:35:01 AM
reverendogore.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-07 12:35:26 AM
Lighten up, Frances...
 
2012-10-07 12:35:34 AM
Ummm... Wasn't this a staged photo?
 
2012-10-07 12:35:41 AM
www.victormoreno.com
 
2012-10-07 12:37:11 AM

bukketmaster: wait, that was a dude?
[www.lileks.com image 550x232]


/shakes tiny fist
 
2012-10-07 12:38:34 AM
We found one upset person on the internet, therefore all feminists believe this and should lighten up and make the Daily Fail a damn sammich already.
 
2012-10-07 12:38:34 AM

Krieghund: Well, she has a point that he didn't ask for consent.

But that doesn't mean that she was an unwilling participant.


Except, maybe she wasn't...

'It wasn't my choice to be kissed,' she said then. 'The guy just came over and grabbed!'

In a more recent interview Friedman recalled, 'That man was very strong. I wasn't kissing him. He was kissing me,' she told the New York Post.


And judging from the reactions of most Farkers today, she was right not to press charges or even just complain as one can just imagine how much sympathy she would have received in 1945...
 
2012-10-07 12:38:53 AM
Well, if he's going to be called a predator for kissing, he might as well just pull it out and fark right there on the street.

/someone would say yes.
 
2012-10-07 12:39:37 AM
Who cares?

67 years ago, a photo was snapped of a sailor kissing, without assent, a nurse. The photo isn't glorified as an artifact of romance - it's glorified as an impulsive celebration of the end of a war. Nearly seven decades ago.

Feel free to debate it, but it's a pointless debate because the photo was taken in that context, nearly seven decades ago. Attempting to pull the participants nearly seventy years into the future just so you can castigate one of them for not living up to the current social mores, instead of understanding that the appropriate context was nearly seventy years ago (you can't really repeat that enough) is, well, stupid.

And this is the problem with extremists - they see the entirety of the world, including its history, only through the lens of their own extremism. Extremists make piss-poor historians.
 
2012-10-07 12:40:54 AM

Rufus Lee King: That was posed, for God's sake.

Feminists, go die.

We've had a lifetime full of your bullsh*t.


Don't die, just realize that you won.
 
2012-10-07 12:41:38 AM
media.thespec.com

5-to-1 that ten years from now, feminists will be calling this rape.
 
2012-10-07 12:41:59 AM
Note to self: Kiss some unsuspecting cutie in a parade right after winning a war. No one will care.
 
2012-10-07 12:43:06 AM
Looking at her stance, I'd say the feminista is wrong. That is not the way a woman who is being preyed upon stands.


I would know, "I've got Two Fists of Iron" and I've gone nowhere" so I've got that going for me
 
2012-10-07 12:44:26 AM

janzee: Ummm... Wasn't this a staged photo?


No.

/ya mook
 
2012-10-07 12:44:56 AM
And, speaking of attention whoring, Wikipedia's article on the photo is already updated with the blogger's claim of sexual assault...
 
2012-10-07 12:44:58 AM
You know what author of TFA needs?

Yeah, I got plenty of it, and she'll be smilin' tomorrow.

SNEJANA FARBEROV == A Java Boner Ferns
 
2012-10-07 12:45:02 AM
Man, if I'd lived through World War II and seen all the men go away and get killed, and then it was over, and they came back, you bet your ass they can kiss me. I'd be out in the streets jumping up and down and waiting for it.
 
2012-10-07 12:45:35 AM

cryinoutloud: Man, if I'd lived through World War II and seen all the men go away and get killed, and then it was over, and they came back, you bet your ass they can kiss me. I'd be out in the streets jumping up and down and waiting for it.


awesomesause
 
2012-10-07 12:46:14 AM

cryinoutloud: Man, if I'd lived through World War II and seen all the men go away and get killed, and then it was over, and they came back, you bet your ass they can kiss me. I'd be out in the streets jumping up and down and waiting for it.


I don't mean like--dead men. Zombies. I should have worded that differently.
 
2012-10-07 12:46:44 AM

APE992: janzee: Ummm... Wasn't this a staged photo?

No.

/ya mook


Actually, it was partially staged, according to the sailor (and Wikipedia):

In the August 14, 2007 issue of AM New York McDuffie said he passed five polygraph tests confirming his claim to be the man.[15] He says that on that day he was on the subway to Brooklyn to visit his girlfriend, Ardith Bloomfield.[15] He came out of the subway at Times Square, where people were celebrating in the streets. Excited that his brother, who was being held by the Japanese as a prisoner of war, would be released, McDuffie began hollering and jumping up and down. A nurse saw him, and opened her arms to him. In apparent conflict with Eisenstaedt's recollections of the event, McDuffie said he ran over to her and kissed her for a long time so that Eisenstaedt could take the photograph:

"I went over there and kissed her and saw a man running at us...I thought it was a jealous husband or boyfriend coming to poke me in the eyes. I looked up and saw he was taking the picture and I kissed her as long as took for him to take it."
 
2012-10-07 12:47:01 AM

Big Man On Campus: [media.thespec.com image 400x300]

5-to-1 that ten years from now, feminists will be calling this rape.



Well of course. He's on top, which already shows the Patriarchy is in full control. He's exposing her nether regions, too, putting her in a vulnerable position and objectifying her further. And note the rows of armed men behind them, enforcing the norms of the rape culture in which we all exist and live and breathe daily.
 
2012-10-07 12:47:22 AM

cryinoutloud: I don't mean like--dead men. Zombies. I should have worded that differently.


Relax, I love you for your braiiiiiiiiiins.
 
2012-10-07 12:47:50 AM
I bet she's never been kissed like that.
 
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