February 5, 2011
SO I LINKED TO AMAZON’S VALENTINE’S DAY COOKWARE SALE THIS MORNING, and some readers wrote that they didn’t think much of this item, a knife holder called “The Ex,” by Raffaele Iannello. It does seem to take a view of violence toward men that society would never accept if it were directed at women.
Can you imagine a knife holder like this, only with a female figurine, being routinely sold and viewed as some sort of a “gag” item? I can’t.
Certainly I expect it would create quite a stink, as all the usual sources weighed in on how this reveals our culture’s contempt for women, yada yada. And it wouldn’t get a pass as simply “edgy.” Would it?
More thoughts here.