Today is full of fail, I suppose.
I find cute animal pics to be highly therapeutic, given the topics I read / blog about. So you can imagine my disappointment / disgust / disbelief etc. when I visited Cute Overload and found this lovely comparison:
Are you fucking kidding me? Yeah, the jowly puppy is cute, and it's wrinkles do resemble those of a crumpled towel. What's not okay? Comparing a jowly puppy to a famous woman. Why? Because women who don't meet society's shitty standards of beauty are often referred to as dogs, so making such a callous comparison is insulting and sexist. One commenter asked "When someone says a bulldog looks like Winston Churchill, do people get all upset?"
My guess, probably not; but then again there isn't a long sexist history of comparing men to dogs. So no, it's not the same at all, and yes, we have a legitimate right to be angry.
At least this is one instance I won't have to tell you all to stay out of that post's comments, because the majority are actually denouncing this comparison.
Fuck. I'm angry