Lest you doubt there is a correlation, I direct you to the discussion occurring on Megan Leslie's Facebook page. Ms. Leslie is a Member of Parliament and this week she stood up in the House of Commons and denounced the vile and misogynistic "The Male Is In The Czech" contest being run by a radio station in Halifax. She received a standing ovation. She also received an influx of Facebook users who think ellipses contain five dots and are meant to link disjointed, rage-filled sentence fragments.
For the past week I have avoided making harsh generalizations about the listeners of Q-104 and about the kind of people who patronize or sanction Mail Order Bride brokers. My conviction waivers when I see comments like these:
So much punctuation. So little of it used correctly.
The response to that last comment is from me. I would like to state for the record, I do not think Q104's contest is "sexiest." I think it's sexist. And crass. And vulgar. And dangerous. But it sure the hell isn't "sexiest." Sexiest, in my opinion, is a term best reserved for descriptions of Tom Jones.