Friday, November 06, 2015

Professional Left Podcast Episode #309

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
-- Lao Tzu



DeistPaladin said...

OK, I have to talk about something I find offensive with your show that you did 5,000 times during the first five minutes during this episode alone:

"Sucking dick. Sucking dick. Sucking dick. Sucking dick."

Every time either of you says it, to me it's like finger nails across a chalk board. Why don't you say "fawning" or "kowtowing" or "groveling"? The English language provides plenty of excellent words that can be used in place of the oral sex metaphor.

It's not because I object to bad language. It's because I object to the sexism of the metaphor.

Try to imagine you substituted "sucking dick" with "eating pussy". "Hey did you see that recent interview Chuck Todd did with Carly Fiorina? He spent the whole time licking her clitoris."

Somehow "eating pussy" isn't equated with humiliation or submission, is it?

And it shouldn't be. Oral sex for either gender by either gender is a healthy and loving thing to do.

Yeah, I know. It's just a popular metaphor but it's a bad one and one our society needs to change.

portlandmaxtrains said...

I swear I did not know about DeistPaladin's comment before coming here. But my comment is related. FWIR, DP, it's not about the act, it's about dominance and submission. It's not masculine to be submissive, a fact known to all the mammals, dogs and wolves in particular.

Any way, my comment. I tried to submit this to reddit showerthoughts but it wouldn't let me:

"I'm not gay, so I don't watch gay porn. I wonder if anyone has made one where a 'journalist' is fellating a politician while interviewing said politician. I would watch that. Bonus if you can find an actor that looks like Chuck Todd."