Sticker #105: Bombing for Peace is Like Fucking for Virginity

Sticker #105Bombing for Peace is Like Fucking for Virginity

by Joe Biel

 

 
 

Comments

avatar RKF 6/25/2012

While I appreciate the anti-war sentiments of this statement, I take serious issue with the fact that it conflates peace with virginity (and, therefore, violence and evil with sexual experience). My guess is that some radicals think this comparison was chosen for relatively superficial reasons. After all, bombing/ peace and sexual experience/ virginity are indeed two sets of opposites, and just about any statement that uses the word “fuck” or references sex in any way is likely to get a lot of people's attention. But in a broader context, the comparison feeds into anti-sex tendencies in Western culture that are at the root of staggering amounts of misogyny and anti-queer discrimination. I've been pissed off by this quote before and am disappointed to see Microcosm Publishing distributing it. It's inconsistent with the anti-oppression ideology expressed in the rest of their published content.

avatar BC 10/13/2009

Support the troops? Are you joking? Never. The troops ARE the war. You can't be against the war but support the troops. It's a contradiction. They knew what they were signing up for. They chose the course they took. The deserve what they get.

Jake 6/26/2008

'bombing for peace is like f*cking for chastity' might make more sense. love this sticker though!

Vladimir Lemon 1/30/2007

Virginity is a state you cannot return to. Peace is not. Support our troops!!

Alisha 7/2/2006

My boyfriend got this for me then refused to put it on the car.. haha.. It's on the day planner. People love it!

Charles 7/13/2005

you could not get a better saying on this subject ever

Blake 4/4/2005

Didn't George Carlin say something similar to this?

me_90 3/19/2005

i love this sticker!! you don't have it on a button?..

mason 1/10/2005

I love this sticker, but I still feel a bit sheepish going around with "Fuck" on my person.

sarah ah 12/31/2004

best quote ever

neil 11/25/2004

true true