Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Virginity regained

David Adesnik of Oxblog, blogging live from the "Daily Show":

"11:12 PM: Stephen Colbert presents 'This Week in God'. Says Catholicism turns highs school girls into either virgins or whores. OxBlog's anecdotal experience confirms this fact."

Didn't know anyone, even a Catholic school girl, could be turned into a virgin. This must just be the result of Adesnik typing quickly.

Then again, from [the Daily Show's] Jon Stewart's commencement address at William and Mary:

"In 1981 I lost my virginity, only to gain it back again on appeal in 1983."

12 comments:

Dylan said...

If he meant "perpetual virgins" he is absolutely right.

Dylan said...

The correct quote is that Catholicism makes girls "either no fun at all, or pretty wild."

Spencer said...

The best combination is 'no fun at all' AND 'completely wild'.

It has something to do with virgin/whore binarisms, confession, guilt, ecstasy & bipolarity.

At least in my experience.

Phoebe said...

Dylan,
Thanks for the correct quote.

Spencer,
Sounds like you've got a healthy take on women, relationships, etc.

Spencer said...

If I give you her email address....


...would you tell my mother that?

Phoebe said...

Does your mother have an understanding of sarcasm?

Spencer said...

It's the only reason she survived me, I think.

A sense of irony helps, too.

Phoebe said...

Yes, irony and sarcasm. Good ways to avoid sincerity.

Spencer said...

I mean irony in a formalist sense -- not in the camp/kitsch/I love the Brady Bunch sense.

You know, something that embodies its opposite. Negative capability. Etc. (I'm a fan of contradiction as my first post illustrates.)

My mother is a pillar of high-formalist irony. She & Bakhtin.

Will Murray said...

Catholicism is like a souped up version of single sex school. Consequently the view espoused by the corrected quote is dead on.

Phoebe said...

If I hadn't been scarred by 9 (!) years in girls' school, I probably wouldn't be blogging right now.

Dylan said...

Reaons #219 to be thankful for girls' schools.