Sunday, February 10, 2008

political gender change

Freakingnews.com is a website that hosts photo shop competitions in various genres, from toothpaste to politics (not to mention distasteful exploitation of anorexia).

I found the "political gender change" competition to be clever and amusing--but could not help but reflect on why this is so entertaining. The social categories of "male" and "female" are understood in such direct opposition to one another, that any sort of switch becomes hilarious and awkward.

Just another reminder that we are raised to be so different, so "complementary"--and so locked in place.

But it's still worth a gander.

1 comment:

Tall Asian Guy said...

those are some disturbingly hilarious pics. too bad i just opened the link at the library where everyone behind me was like 'what the fuck?!'...