I am a moustachioed, hessian-wearing librarian, and proud of it

My response to this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33904758

Let’s consider another example of what he might have said, to see how ridiculous this is.

“I don’t know what it is with all these mothers these days, feeding their children bananas in public.  Don’t they understand that I-and probably some other fellas for that matter-don’t like to look at bananas?  They make me feel uncomfortable.  Don’t they realise that bananas are quite phallic in appearance, and therefore they remind me of sex.  How inappropriate to be feeding your child-yes, a child-a banana in public!  It gives me associations in my head that I really do not want.  It’s practically peodophilia.  And besides, bananas don’t grow in this country so it’s totally unnatural.

“Of course, it was different in the Stone Age, when people didn’t have their own teeth.  Back then they had to eat bananas as they couldn’t eat anything harder, what with the lack of teeth and everything.

“It seems to me that it’s only these right-on, free-thinking librarian women that feed their children bananas anyway.  What’s wrong with a bag of crisps?  They have some really nice flavours these days.

“However, if it’s an attractive woman eating a banana, then of course that’s fine.  I bet all the other fellas would agree too.” 

A Cornish Mum

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Alison says:

    His comments were just ridiculour, weren’t they? I don’t wear hessian and I’m not a librarian (no comment on the moustache), but I could very easily have been that fat, ‘chavvy’ woman on the bus — breastfeeding a baby, when you’ve also got a TODDLER? That’s the welfare state for you! #PicknMix

    1. Min says:

      They were-in fact I wonder whether he was just trying to deliberately provoke a reaction. It was all very Alan Partridge!

  2. Great comparison! I don’t get why people think it is ok to make thos types of comments and why it keeps hitting the headlines. Thanks for linking to #Picknmix

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