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A semiotician's guide to arguing with Facebook randos about cartoons of Muslim women.


I asked why he thought the woman represented women only, and was not a universal stand-in for all Muslims whose daily lives are a denial of sympathy with Boko Haram, ISIS, et al. His answer? ‘Because it’s a woman.

All Jeff Dorchen wants to do on Facebook is post photos of himself dressed as a giant baby, but now he has to spend all his time arguing with some Facebook rando about whether an image of a woman could possibly symbolize anything other than a woman.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


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