[2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

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[2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby ChaoticBrain » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:44 am

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2354#comic

So, I might be horribly misinterpreting this, but is Zach suggesting that liberals are gay?
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Re: [8-31-11] Science Denialists

Postby Lethal Interjection » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:46 am

You are, yeah.
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Re: [8-31-11] Science Denialists

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:51 am

I think Zach wants us to pretend that gay people don't exist for this comic.
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Re: [8-31-11] Science Denialists

Postby smiley_cow » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:59 am

I'm personally confused why not being turned on by boobs automatically makes a man gay.

Also why would this illicit hate male? Unless it's the accusation that being turned on by breasts makes you sexist. I can see that upsetting people.
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Re: [8-31-11] Science Denialists

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:26 am

Did I say that?
I did not say that.

Athough I will admit to the implication that being gay might make a man less likely to be turned on by boobs.
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Re: [8-31-11] Science Denialists

Postby smiley_cow » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:41 am

Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:Did I say that?
I did not say that.


No, the comic did. Unless you meant the boob thing in which Chaoticbrain did.

SMBC character wrote:I see the patriarchy has gotten to you.


Alright, so sexist is a strong term, but certainly the implication is there that if you're being turned on by boobs your only doing so because a patriarchal world has brainwashed you into doing so.*

Athough I will admit to the implication that being gay might make a man less likely to be turned on by boobs.


I've met gay men and straight women who were turned on by boobs. Nothing else about women, but apparently boobs were quite spiffy. Sexuality is a very weird and very individual thing. I'm willing to bet there are also many people out there with no boob fetish at all, gay, straight or otherwise.

*And yes I realise this is a joke and Zach doesn't belief this. And no, I don't believe it either.
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Re: [2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby Woden » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:50 am

The "Patriarchy" line is a big tip-off that he's poking fun at feminists; my guess would be the "Elevatorgate" drama, specifically, given that it was within the last two months or so, and is still getting a lot of blog entries devoted to it, particularly since a lot of those involved are quite happy to bash science denialists.
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Re: [2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby Denialist » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:16 am

So, are you implying that I was brainwashed by the liberal media? The thing about breast is ENTIRELY cultural, you moron! (Do you like it like this, or should I put more hate in it?)
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Re: [2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby CesiumLifeJacket » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:25 am

It's rare that SMBC goes completely over my head, but I have no idea what this comic is about and it's bothering me. Somebody please help?
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Re: [8-31-11] Science Denialists

Postby Lethal Interjection » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:31 am

smiley_cow wrote:
I've met gay men and straight women who were turned on by boobs. Nothing else about women, but apparently boobs were quite spiffy. Sexuality is a very weird and very individual thing. I'm willing to bet there are also many people out there with no boob fetish at all, gay, straight or otherwise.


This reminds me of an episode in season 1 of Modern Family (good watch, recommend) where Cam and Mitchell (gay couple) go out with their uninhibited female friend (played by Elizabeth Banks). She'd gotten a new boob job and asks if they want to touch them. Mitchell responds with "I'm gay, not dead!"
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Re: [2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby Kimra » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:13 am

Is Mitchell the fat one? I can see him saying that.
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Re: [2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby Girlysprite » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:26 am

I can actually see the point of the comic: These guys might view these scientists as brainwashed, and imply that they themselves have not been affected by brainwashing. However, everyone is brainwashed to a degree (part of growing up and being raised, for example) and the problem with that is that you often can not 'step outside' and see that it happened to you too.
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Re: [2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby Lazy, cowardly, new » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:31 am

CesiumLifeJacket wrote:It's rare that SMBC goes completely over my head, but I have no idea what this comic is about and it's bothering me. Somebody please help?


I'm a guest, but I'll chip in: It looks like it's about hypocrisy to me. Redhead complains that right-wing science deniers are brainwashed by society; Brown guy agrees, then makes a statement about boobs; Redhead refutes that statement with a faith-based assumption of his own (breasts are only found sexual due to patriarchal brainwashing), a statement which is born out of being influenced by scientific hypothesis.

But I could just as easily be wrong, it feels weird to analyze an SMBC-comic like this.
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Re: [2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby Gangler » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:33 am

Now am I mistaken in thinking that there are actually cultures where breasts aren't considered sexual?
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Re: [2011-Aug-31] Science Denialists

Postby Kimra » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:39 am

Gay Cultures?

I'm pretty sure boobs are considered awesome in almost any culture that exists, because that's the baby feeding bits (even if that's not the reason for the liking).
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