Saturday, September 09, 2006

Scaduto goes too far

I'm sorry. Did Al Scaduto actually use the term "little woman" in today's strip? For real? Not in a mocking way? Are you kidding? This is distracting me so much that I can barely read the rest of the strip. Blood? Boiling.

I do like the name "Ferd" mostly because my dad's name is Fred and we once got a high school graduation announcement from one of his cousins addressed to "Ferddie, [Mom], and the Grils." Your public school system at work, Oregonians!

Anyway, it looks like this Ferd Foghorn is an abusive jerkwad. Skylights rule. And your wife and child should never look at you that way.


At 8:47 PM, Blogger Frankie Machine said...

In the second panel, Ferd has his left hand raised in a really menacing manner. And all Scaduto can say is "heh heh."
This is one depraved comic strip artist, thinking spouse abuse is funny. I think a good follow-up to this would be
"Ferd is all assertive when it comes to skylights in his house, but when the police show up responding to a domestic violence call...huh, whuzzat?...he's demure as a lamb."
Somebody should smack Scaduto around, if he thinks it's so funny.

At 11:51 PM, Anonymous Propaniac said...

What bothers me most about this strip, aside from the blatant misogyny, is that I have trouble believing that S. Botter of Arlington, Texas, actually knows multiple politicians (as in "they") who call for progress in public and threaten to beat their wives in private. How would we possibly know how any of these people react when their wives suggest installing skylights? It's an ironic and creepy situation, but there's no evidence that I'm aware of that "they'll do it every time."

At 12:09 AM, Anonymous Sara B. said...

Unfortunately this kind of sexism ("little woman") is still rampant in the civilized world. I'm a receptionist and I field a lot of phone calls where men ask to talk to a manager's "helper" or "gal" or even (god help me) "little helper." I've been referred to as "the gal that sits up front." I always want to tell them that the women in our office WENT TO COLLEGE and are ADULT HUMAN BEINGS but I never do. I can accept it from guys Scaduto's age, who don't know better, but when they're middle-aged it just makes me sick to my stomach.

Oh and "Leave us wake up"? Is that even a sentence in English?

This strip blows my mind daily.

At 4:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And today's strip includes
a guy whose place is a mess and is wife will return soon.. so he calls
someone up: "Does your wife have cleaning woman I can hire for today?"

At 8:13 AM, Blogger Minivet said...

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At 8:13 AM, Blogger Minivet said...

"Leave" is a onetime slang term equivalent to "let". It's in old comics sometimes. And I vaguely remember an grammar guide saying "Don't use this."

At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Rebochan said...

Misogyny begetting domestic violence? Can I have an "Oh Yeah!"?


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