August 27, 2012

steven a.:

cauchy complete does it again, using quilting to get us really thinking and hopefully talking. somehow, this phrase is all the more eerie on a quilt.

Originally posted on completely cauchy.:

This whole controversy with Todd shoving his foot in his mouth stuck with me longer than most of these things do. So I kind of felt I had to dig a little deeper. Here we’ve side-stepped his whole ignorance of science, preserved in the title, in favor of a linguistic examination of his statement. Perhaps we’ll come back to that later?

Todd's No-Baby Baby Quilt

Was struck by different interpretations of the meaning of “legitimate rape.” There are two veins within the comments on my related post from last week. That is, legitimate can be construed to mean justified or, alternatively, real/actual. I was in the latter camp in my understanding of Todd’s intent (indeed, he did correct himself to the party line of forcible (a word with its own issues)) and I feel remiss in missing the other possible connotation so clearly conveyed in the adjective legitimate.

Todd's No-Baby Baby Quilt

I tossed around this…

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4 Responses to “”

  1. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Wow. Her work is so powerful, this one gives me the chills. Wow. More power to cauchy!

  2. Anonymous, too Says:

    I sincerely hope that no one takes that quilt as an invitation to fulfill some twisted fantasy with a nonconsenting person.

    Sadly, some of the guys I went to college with would have interpreted the quilt’s message in that way — at least if they had seen it then. I don’t think any would have acted upon that interpretation. . .but this world has more than enough sick and twisted people who would.

  3. cauchy09 Says:

    Thanks for the love, S! It’s mutual, you know.

  4. Kathi Says:

    When I first read Akin’s comment, I didn’t know if I should be embarrassed or angry at the guy. This is a great response!


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