Lying Media Bastards

January 2, 2006

Better Living Through Idiocy

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It’s a little early in the year for something this moronic, but as a stupid character once said, “stupid is as stupid does”, and who are we to question that?

Concerned Women for America is a conservative organization who’s goal is to “bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.” I’d mock them to point out how insane this agenda is, but I think I’ll do that with a one-word summary of their beliefs: “pro-theocracy”.

Now, you wouldn’t think it would be hard for a group like CWA to find plenty of outrage-able examples of homosexual tolerance in this country that they wouldn’t have any trouble spreading the Biblical principle of “smear the queer”. But the CWA must be fresh out if they’re trying to peddle this one.

Y’see, Mattel Toys has a website for Barbie. And on one of these pages, they have a poll, aimed at children age 4-8 years old.

“In January, you’re all about:

- Playing in the snow!
- Ice skating or skiing!
- Staying cozy with cocoa!
- Wearing way-cool winter clothes!”

CWA informs us that this poll is promoting the homosexual agenda. At first, I thought it might be due to all those dirty, dirty, phallic exclamation points. But no, the CWA accuses Mattel of promoting “gender confusion”, because after asking you your age, the poll asks you your gender, and gives you the options

- I am a boy
- I am a girl
- I don’t know

Now, it is a little known fact, but children are stupid. Oh sure, you get the occasional Bobby Fischer or Mozart, but most children age 4-8 are too busy playing with mustard, or trying to put clothes on the dog, to spend much time pondering the heady biological, sociological, psychological, and spiritual issues surrounding gender identification.

I would propose to the CWA that Mattel’s extensive research in child manipulation marketing to children has illuminated them to the “stupid child” issue, and that this knowledge prompted them to say, “I wonder if some of these kids don’t know if they’re a boy or a girl. Maybe we should give them an ‘I don’t know’ choice so that the dumb kids don’t feel left out.” True, if any transgendered children dealing with their identity at such young age happen to visit the website’s poll, perhaps they’d be grateful for the third option (although I doubt that was in anyone’s thoughts when drawing up the poll).

But promote gender confusion? If Mattel had added a “I don’t know” answer to the age question, would they be promoting age confusion? If they’d added an “I don’t know” to their January question, would they be promoting recreational confusion? Did all the multiple choice test I took as a kid with the “Don’t Know” option promote educational confusion? Or are they just additional choices for people without the knowledge or enthusiasm to select an answer?

In conclusion, we must all do the best we can to promote a society as friendly to people of all genders and sexual orientations as possible, or else the CWA has to use pathetic examples like this to scare up followers. And Lord knows we don’t want that.

Posted by Jake on January 2, 2006 4:13 pm

1 Comment »

  1. Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lyingmed/ on line 83

    Awwww but I just love CWA. They’re adorable. Plus they always remind me of Ladies Against Women ( ), who ROCK!

    Comment by Denise — January 8, 2006 @ 12:12 am

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