13 comments for “So Disgusted Duped I Have Nothing To Say

  1. May 24, 2005 at 1:44 pm

    I think it is a hoax. I sent a link to the urban legends site:
    snopes.com to let them check it out.

  2. Marissa
    May 24, 2005 at 1:48 pm

    It looks like it’s a hoax. Thank [god,divinity,higher power of your choice unless you’re an atheist or a unitarian and then just a general yee-haw!]

    But the real issue for me is all the people who have commented on this who HAD NO ISSUE WITH IT. This HAS to be illegal, in that it explicity was advertising tracking people without their knowledge.

    Possibly, just possibly, it may be legal to do this to your kids (although doing so may also be grounds for a legal battle if your kid, ex or current spouse has issues with it,) but it is certainly grounds for charges of stalking under most stalking laws – since the tracking device would not only be tracking location, but personal health info.

    What’s next, a security device for the hymen, to be placed as young as possible, so we can all know exactly when it is broken?


  3. May 24, 2005 at 2:00 pm

    I just re-posted this too.

    My only thought is that the grossness of this (hoax or not) has a lot of surprising possibilities for feminist reclamation–in a (as I said on my post) “sisterhood of the traveling tracker panties” sort of way.

    Which is not saying that male attempts to control women’s bodies aren’t real and pervasive, but just to add that part of that strategy is usually to take women away from where their support system has knowledge about them. And there’s no way for the gross panty-makers to keep women from buying these for themselves, and using them for better ends.

  4. May 24, 2005 at 2:17 pm

    Yup, it’s a hoax. Here’s my latest comment from the original post:

    Did a little more digging…the product claims to be made by “Panchira Corporation.” Apparently “panchira” is a Japanese word for “panty-peeping,” and a gross kind of porn photo where men take pics up unsuspecting women’s skirts.

    My bad for posting about a hoax, but I think the sentiment is just as disturbing as if it were real…

    But it’s worth noting that someone on the thread thought they would be a dandy tool to keep the kids in check. And I doubt he’s alone in that…

  5. B
    May 24, 2005 at 3:01 pm

    Hoax though it may be, has anyone considered how useful this kind of gadget would be if used in children’s clothing, as a tracking device if the child ever went missing? Inflammatory presentation aside, I think this is an intriguing idea. It also touches on a valid issue of parental supervision and where the line should be drawn, now that technology is on the verge of allowing parents to keep tabs on their kids to an unprecedented degree. I have no doubt that within the next 10 years we’ll see things like subdermal transmitters being planted on kids to track their every move and maybe even monitor their blood for alcohol or illicit drugs. It’s going to bring a lot of childrearing debates to full boil.

  6. BillyHW
    May 24, 2005 at 6:59 pm

    Ha ha.

    But that’s not the biggest hoax you people have fallen for.


  7. May 24, 2005 at 7:03 pm

    it’s easy to fall for hoaxes like that when right wingers and anti-feminist ass faces do stuff just as bad and worse on a daily basis. forgive us for not being able to sort the fake from the real.

  8. Quisp
    May 24, 2005 at 9:10 pm

    Reminds me of the woman who called in the lo-jack on her husband’s car every time he stepped out for a fling.

  9. May 24, 2005 at 10:32 pm

    Which hoax is it that you are referring to, BillyHW? Would that be the one about the stockpiles of WMD in Iraq? Or would that be the one about the “rescue” of Pvt. Lynch? Or would that be the one about how the atrocities at Abu Ghraib were entirely unknown to officers and public officials? Or the one about how that kind of abuse isn’t common place in the US prison system? Or would that be the one about how social security is in crisis, but health care isn’t? Or, my personal favorite, would that be the one that abstinence-only education programs reduce the risk of STDs?

    But I guess I’m blurring the line between the hoaxes and the outright lies, eh? Or maybe it’s because I’m just such a sucker for that left-wing, feminist propaganda that’s destroying the country, right?

  10. May 25, 2005 at 5:04 am

    How would the pants work on guys who like to wear womens panties on their head? Or what happens once your woman of choice gets her knickers off when she’s not with you. What if she sticks them on a stray dog? Or over the exhaust pipe of a car. What if there are hanging on the line and they get real hot during the middle of the day, cold at night and ..

    Where did you say I can buy them?

  11. May 25, 2005 at 10:23 am

    Heh. This site is actually also an entry in the Contagious Media Showdown, like the site you cited in your previous entry. Looks like they’re pretty contagious.

  12. May 26, 2005 at 11:09 am

    BillyHW: “You people”? We’re going back to that now?

    I can very easily see why we would have believed the idea for the tracker panties. Women, as a whole, get put in 2nd place in that “human rights” argument (if we’re even thought of at all). We are constantly being duped and you wonder why we thought this was real?! Agh. Have you been paying attention to “these people’s” blogs at all?

    Shit, the hoopla over the new Hardee’s commercial proves this point a zillion times over.

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