That moment when the penny finally drops about misogyny:
Me and Me Too. Even You
Signals saturate the spectrum
But now the noise is clearing
We can hear what we’ve been taught
The brooding dripping man film
Blade Runner. Deckard demanding
It’s OK she isn’t human
Bond, being James Bond
And we all wanted that
It’s all about the gadget
Not the girl. Listen
Today. Searching for the perfect gif
My cleverness and wit
I hear at last
The true lesson taught
At our mother’s teat
No never means no
You, Pepe le Pew. Even You
Ruswa Fatehpuri 2018
I wrote this while thinking of the perfect gif with which to respond to a friend on facebook – she had posted something about a hair colour change. Pepe losing his stripe or Penelope gaining one is a frequent plot device in the cartoons. It was going to be hilarious. Then I really saw what I was looking at.
Oh, and the fact that I masquerade in poet guise as Ruswa Fatehpuri is a poorly kept and entirely uninteresting secret. Was.
And if you are going to dive into a Blade Runner rabbit hole that involves Deckard really being a replicant you’ve pretty well missed the point.
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