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  •  OK, this is more evidence that what we're dealing (3+ / 0-)

    with is the directionally challenged. They are confused about in and out. Urine and feces come out; tampons go in. Why target what goes in when you're supposedly concerned about what comes out? Because in and out are equally upsetting to people who don't know whether they are coming or going?

    The inability to correctly connect cause and effect may well be a consequence of people being directionally challenged. They don't know whether they are coming or going because their sense of direction is off.
    No matter how hard they look, they go wrong. "Appearances are deceiving," but it's all they've got. They've got to rely on sight. So, conversely, what they can't see represents a threat and that puts purses at the top of the list. Purses are scary. When you look in them, you never know what you'll find. Sanitary appliances are a good cover for being embarrassed at having to look.

    The extent to which the surveillance regime is driven by subconscious fears is really quite extraordinary. I first noticed it on a visit to one of the Smithsonian museums where the security guard was intent on looking in people's purses and ignored an old time video camera large enough to conceal a weapon.
    But, it's not just purses. Backpacks occasion the same concern. In this case, it's not the person that's suspect, but the object that is surely hiding something.
    Looking in a (woman's) purse has some sort of atavistic significance. Perhaps for people fixated on vaginas?

    •  Guys never know... might be a snapping turtle in (2+ / 0-)
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      coquiero, hannah

      that purse.
      Wouldn't want to put your hand in it.

      Arouses fear like entering a dark cave, hideyhole or a vagina, for that matter.
      vaginata dentata (sp) actual teeth in some vaginas.

      Ask me how Obamacare has helped my family.

      by cosette on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 08:24:10 AM PDT

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