Why aren’t you reading Hark! A Vagrant? You should be!
Quite a while back, I wrote about The State of Wonder Woman as an entity, spurred by yet another costume makeover. One of the sources I quoted said Wonder Woman should just come out as a lesbian already.
I give you video I cannot embed:
[adult swim]’s Robot Chicken got there first. I believe that’s Lucy Lawless doing her voice–oh, the compounding implications!
Personally, I think the concept is awesome. I’m always up for satire, and I think it’s most needed where people don’t want it.
Some people say it’s derogatory toward these women, that it mocks Islam, that it will sour relations with the West, that it will “only create further divisions and friction within Pakistan.” All of that is true, and none of it is true. I get the sense that this video was done with great affection, as well as criticism for, the customs of Pakistan and Islam in general.
What are your thoughts? Hilarious send-up, or blight on social discourse?
- Burqa Woman Video: Saad Haroon Parody Of Pretty Women (video) (nowpublic.com)
Thank you, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, for another good one!
Thank you, newsies at Care2, for highlighting this delightful ad:
(The vegan feminists are gonna hate this one…)