Saturday, January 14, 2006


Protest Babes is discussing the 'Babe Theory of Political Movements'.

The Babe Theory, first described by P.J. O'Rourke in his Parliament of Whores book:
"Best of all, there were hardly any beautiful women at the [Housing Now!] rally. I saw a journalist friend of mine in the Mall, and he and I purused this line of inquiry as assiduously as our happy private lives allow. Practically every female at the march was a bowser. "We're not being sexist here," my friend insisted. "It's not that looks matter per se. It's just that beautiful women are always on the cutting edge of social trends. Remember how many beautiful women were in the anti-war movement twenty years ago? In the yoga classes fifteen years ago? At the discos ten years ago? On Wall Street five years ago? Where the beautiful women are is where the country is headed," said my friend. "And this," he looked around him, "isn't it."
He then goes on to demonstrate the cutting edge of political movements by showing gorgeous protesters in Lebanon, the Ukraine and beyond, and then compares these to American protesters over the decades, and now.

Read it all, gaze upon (some of) the pictures and come back to finish this.

An article on Indymedia Melbourne - Women Launch Campaign to End Iraq War and the subsequent comments shed more light on this phenomena. (Update: The following image is completely fraudulent - see here).

Comment: Hey, I'm convinced. How can you resist such hot babes with I.Q.'s ranging in the 600's?

(Note the filename by the way)

They have a campaign that excludes one gender, and by implication makes the excluded males the villains of the piece.

How about a Coalition Against Sexist Women's Groups?
Err.. Yes.

Also found on the same page (now hidden but irresistible) was this gem:

Whoa! I mean, really, man. I had to shield my eyes and flush the cache after that. Next time you think of doing something like this, please put links to the images and adequate warning! (With Indymedia, I know what to expect anyway.)

Just... whoa!
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