Thursday, January 14, 2010

History 101

I want to create a new rule. Not just for the Internet, not just for the U.S., for the ENTIRE WORLD. I think it is important not only for my well being, but for the children, who, we all know, are the future. Here is the rule: for the rest time no one is allowed to compare themselves to Rosa Parks. No one. Ever. And if they do, everyone is allowed to punch them -- hard.

Take for example this guy. He is the first legal male prostitute in the United States. Yeah, hardly something to write home to Mom about. However, because he has this dubious distinction, he is being interviewed by multiple media outlets. And in every one of these interviews, he is comparing himself to Rosa Parks.

At first I was sure that he didn't know who Rosa Parks was, but it appears he does, and yet still wants to make the comparison. He says "It's just the same as when Rosa Parks decided to sit at the front instead of the back. She was proclaiming her rights as a disadvantaged, African-American older woman. And I'm doing the same." He goes on to say some stuff about changing social norms, but really, the screaming in my head was too loud for me to make sense of it.

I understand what he is trying to do, say he's a trailblazer, and blah, blah, blah, but really, how misguided can one person be? They don't have separate water fountains for male prostitutes, even though they probably should. Male prostitutes have not spent years being treated as second class citizens, possibly risking their lives if they stand up for themselves. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.

Really, the people who compare themselves to Rosa Parks, they're worse than Hitler.

But, that's another blog post...

18 comments:

Andi said...

Also, Rosa Parks didn't have jacked up teeth.

Imnotbenny said...

I don't think it's possible for me to agree with you more, and you got a couple laughs out of me too. This post is made of win.

sas said...

where do I sign?

Jules said...

Are we allowed to have him and Sarah Palin next to each other and then we can just stand in line to punch both of them for being so stupid?

Kim said...

He's not a prostitute, he's a surrogate lover....

just making my way said...

GAH! That's about the worst thing I've heard. Ever.

And that whole line about being a "surrogate lover"?!? His parents must be proud.

erin said...

I watched a documentary about prostitutes that consider themselves 'love counselors' or surrogate lovers. It was sad.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

So...what he's saying is that he's a male whore and that his feet hurt?

I hope the ghost of Rosa Parks breaks his kneecaps.

Sprite's Keeper said...

The closest thing this guy got to a trailblazer was a Chevy.
Rosa Parks has nothing to worry about. His clients do.
You're linked!

jpooh said...

"They don't have separate water fountains for male prostitutes, even though they probably should."

This made me LOL.

I thought he was a gay male prostitute. What's he gonna do when he realizes that damn few women are willing to pay to have sex (and when they do, I'm sure it's with someone far better looking than this schmoe)? Well, maybe he WILL be a second-class citizen when all those girls out at that chicken ranch are out-earning him by about, oh, $1,000 to his $1.

Just my opinion, of course.

Jan from the Sushi Bar

KAM said...

This makes me sick. Enough said.

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Hm. Yea. He's novel, and has a certain claim to fame I'm sure. But the Rosa Parks reference is entirely disrespectful.

Dual Mom said...

Hey - I have something for you over on my blog! :0)

Chief said...

I ditto ipooh's comment

it takes all kinds...

Tara said...

Yeah, you tell that gigolo! Haha.

Kate Hanke said...

This is a great post, and I could not agree more. Thanks for the thoughtful thoughts! :)

Mama Badger said...

Ok, you just have to laugh at him. And his desire to have people address his "status" correctly. Giggilo, not prostitute. Surrogate lover, not male whore.

I have to think that Miss Rosa would have a sense of humor at all of the people who claim to be like her. People who claim to be sitting in the front, when all they want is the front page.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

AMEN! And Jan (Sushi Bar) said what I was thinking. :)