More in misogynist pencil products (who knew?)

Apparently there’s more than one woman-hating pencil product out there. First there was the headless doggie-style sharpener, and now Shakes shows us this: Lusty Linda the pen holder.

You’ll note from the packaging that Lusty Linda can utter “8 lusty sayings,” which fall into one of two categories—”good mood” or “bad mood,” controlled by the click of a switch. Says one site (screen cap) that sells Lusty Linda, “too bad all women did not have such a switch.” Ho ho ho!

Her “bad mood” sayings include “Ow,” “Help, Help!” and “Get out you, you dirty old man.” You know, because rape is hilarious.
Recently “men’s rights activists” scoffed at the idea that we were offended by the pencil sharpener, which blogger Glenn Sacks wrote “depicts a conventional, common sex act which women enjoy.” (What woman enjoys fucking without her head, I don’t know.) I wonder if they’ll find more excuses as to how “Help!” and “Ow!” are actually cries of unabashed pleasure.
Cara puts it well:

This promotes rape. If you buy one of these things, you are promoting rape. If you laugh at one of these things, you are promoting rape. If you don’t laugh but still think that it’s a harmless joke, you are promoting rape. If one of your friends has one, or thinks it’s funny, and you don’t say anything about it, you are promoting rape.

How many more times do we have to say it? Rape is not funny.

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  • anduarin

    seriously? it’s a damn pencil holder. And that it somehow makes “men” think rape is ok is just as ridiculous as the fact that you think all men are idiots. It’s a harmless pencil holder made as a joke. It is a morbid joke, but a joke nonetheless, and after seeing the dead fred toy, it confirms that theory. Morbid joke. C’mon grow up and stop making everything out to be some crime against women.

  • Unamused

    If this didn’t have the “goodmood/badmood” setting, and therefore either didn’t say anything, or only used positive sexual phrases, would it have been brought up here?
    Because, honestly, if it weren’t for the “fun phrases” (and, now, the responses of their complaints department- How neanderthal can you GET?) I personally wouldn’t find it anymore offensive than one of those “dead Fred” pencil holders.

  • GrimaWormtongue

    A friend sent me the link to this site after we spoke about my rape and sexual assault and my general frustration with our culture. Why I thought I was open minded to women’s rights and how we are continually used in marketing or else where as sex objects this website has been very informative to so far, many things I wasn’t completely aware of in advertising and so forth.
    First before I respond to this picture and product I’d like to respond and add a correction that there are actually several female pirates on historical record(history major, to be teacher some day). Even Female captains of ships.
    I have no idea what the conversation was they were having about pirates but someone said they didn’t believe there were women pirates and there were. That’s all. I take no side in the argument. Just adding historical fact.
    Okay, now for this horrible thing. Everyone is saying it perfectly. Its a rape promoter. How the hell is “no don’t” a bad mood?!!! It makes me physically sick and as you can imagine, gives me bad PTSD triggers from my experience. especially as some of my molestation experiences did involve pencils and pins *shiver* Nothing like finding a flash back to my sexual assault on my bosses desk if he had this evil thing. anyone notice that her fabric top comes off too? I can’t scream enough obscenities to match the disgust and physical repulsion I have for this plastic rape flashback reminder.