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Battle of the Sexists 

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To the editors:

Remember I was tellin' ya about the Brother Buffaloes? Yeah, that radical hetero masculist artists' collective that wanted to put on a show. Well, check it out Bro. I'm puttin' the finishing touches on our show at the Chauvan Gallery when I get this postcard from some SisterLesbian or SisterSnake group. They want me to go see their Art Against Dickheads show [Calendar, February 22]. Okay, I hate dickheads; I go.

I was shocked. They ripped off all our best stuff. They had this one big dick with a razor blade in it; we had this painting where some babe diddles herself with this dildo covered in razor blades. They had this slogan "Every time a woman masturbates, a man's penis drops off." That's kinda like our slogan, "Some of 'ems gots teeth." This big banner read "Men, beware. This is the kitchen where we keep our knives." Kinda like the Buffaloes' "Go for the crotch, guys." Lotsa dicks all over, just like our place (only ours are a lot bigger).

Finally some babe comes out and bitches about how men stare at her and make comments. I didn't think she was that hot, but at least that part was original.

My friend Paul tells me it's tough for women to be creative since they're always being interrupted by some hormone or another, but I think that's unfair. I find it heartening such sexism exists today, and the SisterBabes seem to want to make it respectable, but I wish they were a bit more original. I don't suppose sexism is something you could copyright, is it?

Camilo Gonzalez

W. Olive

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