This is the illustration for PUMAPAC’s “Woman Lynching Forum.” (H/T to Nikki in comments here for pointing it out.) Some brainless PUMA* took an old photo of an actual lynching and superimposed two cocktail-sipping cartoon ladies over the images of the dead African Americans depicted in the original.
Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that this illustration tells us more about the PUMA mindset than 10,000 words could. It perfectly encapsulates their unseriousness and utter cluelessness about the violent history of racism in the US, the struggle for womens’ equality and the scourge of domestic violence.
As someone who actually cares about curtailing domestic violence, as a person who has done more than whine about it on the Internet and make stupid, offensive comparisons to non-analogous situations, I can see how harmful such stunning ignorance as PUMAPAC displays here could be — its potential for trivializing political terrorism and domestic violence and its capacity for sowing the seeds of discord between natural allies. But then I remember it’s only PUMAPAC, for fuck’s sake, so it’ll come to naught as usual. Sometimes FAIL is a good thing. With PUMAPAC, it always is. Good thing they produce it in such abundance.
*Correction: Per Pistachios in comments, a brainless PUMA misappropriated a satirical image that was created by someone else. Without apparent irony. The point still stands regardless of who actually created the image.
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