Tag Archives: misogyny

RIP Sergio Rossi (1935 – 2020)

Sergio Rossi was an Italian shoe designer.

I discovered his work by finding a page dedicated to misogynistic advertising.

Here is the image I discovered, white stockings, white shoes, only the legs are visible, in a Mondriaan-like framework.[1]

Disembodied legs as depicted in this Rossi advertisement haven an aphrodisiac effect on me.

The most misogynist joke ever

I finished reading The Possibility of an Island a week ago.

Some recollections:

There is a great and almost childish emphasis on the bliss of the insertion of the phallus in the vulva.

The most misogynist joke ever is in the novel:

“How do we call the fat around the vagina? Woman.”

Another dictum:

“The sexual life of man can be broken down into two phases: the first when he prematurely ejaculates, and the second when he can no longer manage to get a hard-on.”

Above: a clip from the film based on the novel, directed by Houellebecq himself. It show the bikini contest at the beginning of the film. The film has the meager IMDb score of 3.5. Nevertheless I’d very much like to see it.

Another reggae hero dies violently

RIP Style Scott,  Jamaican drummer, famous for playing in the Roots Radics and, later, with Dub Syndicate.

Above: Scientist Meets the Space Invaders (the cover and concept is an example of black science fiction).

The number of reggae musicians who have died of crime violence is high (think King Tubby and Henry “Junjo” Lawes).

It has parallels with the violence in hip hop (think 2Pac, think The Notorious B.I.G.).

Both are fueled by machismo and have homophobia and misogyny as side effect (see homophobia and black music and misogyny in hip hop culture).