Today in Disembodied Things

Part Twenty in an ongoing series…

CrunchGear and Gizmodo are both featuring a mouse and mouse pad set that are each a disembodied female torso with bikini briefs and naked breasts.

Certainly there will be people, here and/or elsewhere, who will dismiss this as a "joke," as just some bit of kitsch that shouldn't be taken seriously—to which I can only say that the objectification and exploitation of women's bodies, the reduction of women to the sum of their womanly parts, and the regarding of women's bodies as communal property and playthings are the most fundamental and pernicious expressions of misogyny, and the fact that we have been so resolutely inured to these narratives that we are expected not only to not care when they are congealed into a toy effectively celebrating them, but to laugh at it, could not more pointedly underline how very far away we are from true equality.

[H/Ts to Shakers Brave Sir Robin and Bokun59. Disembodied Things: Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen.]

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