Dear Adam Ford, we need to talk about one of your recent comics.
Well, no, we dont need to. But Ive been struggling to come up with blog posts lately and you were an easy target. As a webcomic artist I know you understand.
No, Im not talking about any of the recent ones where youve breached the Ninth Commandment and borne false witness against thy neighbour, thy neighbour in this instance being Planned Parenthood. Im talking about this one:
Cartoon strip, three panels: a dialogue between two people, one wearing a T-shirt saying Culture, the other a sweatshirt saying Christian. Culture is surrounded by posters, and holds a megaphone in one hand and several placards in the other.
The mouse-over text at Fords site reads: Agree with me, you intolerant savage! demands Culture, gun trained on Christian.
Culture: Sex is life! Every kind of sex! All kinds of sex! Having sex with lots of people is pretty much the meaning of life, you know! The only people who are not promiscuous are weird sad losers! Woo yay sex! And porn! Love it! More porn pls! Also, homosexuality! Its like the greatest thing ever, period end of story! Gay gay gay gay yay for gay! And transgenderism! So beautiful! So heroic! So perfect in every way! Dont you agree with everything Im saying? Dont you? Oh wait you dont have a choice! LOL!
Sex! Every imaginable variety! All up in ur face! All day every day! Woo!
[partially obscured] ...hyperse[xual] homosexual transsexual
[Picture of bald bearded face] Say this is a woman. Say this woman is beautiful. Do it now.
Roses are red. Violets are blue. You should have sex with tons of people.
Well, youre upholding the proud old tradition of substituting visual stereotyping for argument, but theres an element of that in most editorial cartoons so I wont dwell on it. I picked this cartoon because I have a keen taste for irony. Why does the majority culture think your particular subculture is obsessed with sex? Largely because of the bizarre hallucinations your subculture promulgates about the majority cultures sexual ethics, as demonstrated in your first panel.
Lets start with the most minor point and work up from there. Im sure youve seen those lists of terms for different sexual and gender identities that queer advocacy groups put about. Im sure, because you tried to copy one that placard at the back that says hypersexual, homosexual, transsexual. Did you realize you didnt get even one of those words right? Nobody says hypersexual. Nobody. And for the other two, the words are gay and transgender in queer-friendly parlance. Homosexual and transsexual are words used by people who arent au fait with sexual or gender diversity. Already Im getting the impression you couldnt be bothered taking two seconds to Google anything.