Monday, September 14, 2009

The Fairest Sex

At first, I thought this was a girl, and I immediately thought it was a super cool girl. But then I realized that what I thought was her long hair coming out from under the helmet was actually the hair of a girl standing behind, and the person in the helmet really a guy. Immediately my opinion of the person changed, and I thought what a really annoying lame-o. I haven't been able to put my finger on the basis for this sexist bias, but it's a gut feeling.

This is like that optical illusion where it's either an ugly old woman or a young one - you have to let your eyes and mind switch between the two, you can't see both at once. First, relax your eyes and see it as a girl. She's so fun and quirky, right? The, readjust and see it as a guy: annoying loser who quotes Monty Python.

10 comments:

kale said...

Nobody expects... what, oh nevermind.

Anonymous said...

I love you party pooper. Checking SIMYP is like the highlight of my day....

El Leo said...

Same feeling when I discovered that Party Pooper was a woman. That's when I started to LOVE the blog.

kdub said...

What the hell is he drinking?

Sparrow said...

tell me you're kidding, kdub. any self-respecting hipster would have recognized that PBR is 1 sec flat...

Erla Elíasdóttir said...

you are so consistently spot on!

spectacular views said...

"an annoying loser who quotes Monty Phyton"

hahahah i love that

Anonymous said...

i wish you were a guy so i could be in love with you ;)

kdub said...

@ Sparrow - ah. I thought the colored holders were the colors of the beverages.

darlin_virg said...

Damn it. Why did you have to make that connection? Now I keep flip-flopping on how I view this pic.