Vote Obama and Get Laid: Pussy Pimping The Vote

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This lovely updated Joan Baez poster was taken by Casey Brooks.   It’s not even a new twist on an old theme; as Barack would say, it’s more of the same.  The idea that women’s bodies can and should be offered as a reward for good behaviour has been with us for centuries.  It’s appearance as a campaign slogan only proves how far we need to progress as women.

Did anyone notice that even though women have the right to vote, that there was no reward offered us for an Obama vote? I suppose no reward is necessary because women are happiest when we are being good girls.  Our reward is just to make ourselves available for male use, and pretend that we enjoy being pimped for a cause.

I wonder why these women even bothered to close their legs when clearly the only way that they can “help” is by opening them.  Don’t go our on the campaign trail, don’t write letters to the editor, don’t engage in political conversations, just remember to douche after every “Obama John”. Are you feeling patriotic yet?

I find it interesting that when women assert a desire for sex we are slut shamed and yet when it serves  the purposes of patriarchy  women are encouraged to engage in sex freely.  Casey Brooks may have thought that this photo was transgressive when she first conceived of the idea, but the truth is so far removed from that.  She has instead acted as a colluding madame offering her sisters up to exploited for the cause. When women act in concert with patriarchy we are colluding with our secondary status. We must stand in opposition against such pussy pimping exploitation.  Sometimes we really are our own worst enemies.

H/T Salon

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