A friend objected to the cartoon I reproduced below. "This is just not you,” he said.
“It isn’t mine," I remonstrated.
“But what you put up reveals your values.”
I would have removed it, for I know he means well and I owe him one anyway. But I shall let it stay. I want to see how many people reduce me to that level so that I can gauge how limited their reductionism is.
Also, this is most certainly not a feminist statement, as the title suggests, “Things for a useless man to do.” If feminism is about using a man’s organ in novel ways, then I pity that feminism.
But I did smile when I first got this in the mail. I do occasionally like bawdy jokes and silly humour. I like Mr. Bean. I really can’t help it.
Must I? Those who can read between and beyond the words will probably see another dimension. This will add to me, not reduce me.
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PS: “Is that yours?” After all the trouble I took to make my picture artistic, there are still those who think the photograph with the profile is something taken from somewhere. If I had to do that, wouldn’t I have chosen something far more enticing or even a known person? Why this?
Of course, only the face is mine…the rest is symbolic of freedom.