At this point I have to teach you another Swedish word, and it is: SKMSKUDDE. The skmskudde is the “shame pillow” one hides behind when watching someone else make a total and utter ass out of themselves, either through pure and unlimited naiveness better known as ignorance, or through the bone-headed belief they’re onto something. It’s usually a pillow because we spend most of the Eurovision song contest behind our sofa-pillows when famous authors start song-talking random love poetry to techno and similar stunts. We only dare look when we win (luckily that’s pretty often – neener!). I hid behind my skmskudde
Psychologists from Middlesex University and the University of Surrey found that when presented with descriptions of women taken from lads mags, and comments about women made by convicted rapists, most people who took part in the study could not distinguish the source of the quotes.
(1) QUILTBAG. Awesome. (2) “Shorter: It’s important for white people to deal with racism, but more important than that are white people’s feelings.” “Shorter: It’s important for women to be equals, but more important than that are men’s feelings.” “Social justice activism, to me, is based on the premise that people’s feelings are very important, but more important than that is social justice.”