PDA MAKES US FEEL ADORED
I once went to dinner with a friend who had just bought an expensive new bag , and instead of putting it on the floor next to her or hanging it of the side of her chair, she showed it off by leaving it on the table for the entire meal. And that’s the message you send when you pull us in for a hug at the bar — that you want to show us off because you’re proud to be with us. Are women objects? No. Do we sometimes want to be treated like an object? If that object is something you absolutely adore and can’t wait to brag about to your buddies, yes.
If the cat is not in a confrontation, he may also stretch out so much that he’s on his back with his tummy exposed. This is the ultimate in trust and relaxation because he is exposing a very vulnerable body part. Don’t confuse this posture with a cat who is exposing his tummy during a battle. In that particular situation, it’s a defensive position displayed to warn an opponent that should the battle continue, all weapons (teeth and claws) will be used. So when interpreting body postures, you always have to take the immediate environment into account.
The greatest irony is that clearly the GLAAD representatives did not even watch the whole episode. If they had, they would have recognized a scene where a representative of the gay community uses the exact same argument against the boys’ campaign (hence their drive to get the official dictionary definition changed). The whole point of the episode was to illustrate that words only hurt us when we let them–by the end, the bikers embrace their new label, declaring their “faginess” proudly. The easiest way to take the sting out of a slur is to co-opt it’s usage, and Parker and Stone continue to be brilliant at doing just that.