Tuesday, July 07, 2009
[loretta] and the struggle against reality
Judith: I do feel Reg, that any anti-imperialistic group like ours must reflect such a divergence of interest within its powerbase.
Reg: Agreed. Roger?
Roger: Yes, I think Judith's point of view is very valid, Reg, provided the movement never forgets that it is the unalienable right of every man...
Stan: Or woman.
Roger: ...or woman to rid himself...
Stan: Or herself.
Rogers: ...or herself...
Roger: Thank you, brother.
Stan: Or sister.
Roger: Or sister...where was I?
Reg: I think you'd finished.
Roger: Oh. Right.
Reg: Further more, it is the birthright of every man...
Stan: Or woman.
Reg: Why don't you shut up about women, Stan? You're putting us off.
Stan: Women have a perfect right to play a part in our movement, Reg.
Roger: Why are you always on about women, Stan?
Stan: I want to be one.
Stan: I want to be a woman. From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.
Loretta: It's my right as a man.
Judith: Well, why do you want to be Loretta, Stan?
Loretta: I want to have babies.
Reg: You want to have babies?!
Loretta: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.
Reg: But...you can't have babies!
Loretta: Don't you oppress me!
Reg: I'm not oppressing you, Stan. You haven't got a womb. Where's the foetus going to gestate? Are you going to keep it in a box?
Judith: Here, I've got an idea. Suppose you agree that he can't actually have babies, not having a womb, which is nobody's fault, not even the Romans', but that he can have the right to have babies.
Roger: Good idea, Judith. We shall fight the oppressors for your right to have babies, brother. Sister! Sorry.
Reg: What's the point?
Reg: What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he can't have babies?
Roger: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.
Reg: Symbolic of his struggle against reality.