And welcome back to yet another example of the rape culture on
our college campuses.
On my way to my faculty office, which is in the lower level
of a residence hall, I spied a bulletin board titled “Hook Pick Up Line And
Sinker” on prominent display in one of the main hallways.
“Um, what?!” I said to myself, as I began to examine the
many items on the board, which were carefully printed on colored paper, cut out
and double-mounted on a different color, and then artfully placed on the board.
They were examples of pick up lines one might use to “hook up” and eventually
“sink her.” Here are a few gems:
Oh, I’m sorry . . . I thought that was a Braille
Your daddy must be a hunter because he sure
caught a fox
Ya know, if we cut your arms off, you’d look
just like Venus de Milo
Want to become a STUD. You know, you can’t spell
stud without STD and U.
As Seth and Amy would say: Really!?!
First, we have the line that is to be delivered as a phony
apology after violating a woman’s body – one can only assume the line is to be said
while a woman’s breast is being touched in the fashion of a person with blindness
reading a Braille text. This one gets double points for demeaning both people
with visual disabilities and women.