Christopher Hitchens — Cocksucking Conspiracy Theorist?

Vanity Fair: “Stay with me. I’ve been doing the hard thinking for you. The three-letter “job,” with its can-do implications, also makes the term especially American. Perhaps forgotten as the London of Jack the Ripper receded into the past, the idea of an oral swiftie was re-exported to Europe and far beyond by a massive arrival of American soldiers. For these hearty guys, as many a French and English and German and Italian madam has testified, the blowjob was the beau ideal. It was a good and simple idea in itself. It was valued—not always correctly—as an insurance against the pox. And—this is my speculation—it put the occupied and the allied populations in their place.”

One Comment

  1. The bizarre attempts to claim national and cultural distinctiveness for the practice remind me of the time Skip Gates accused Gayl Jones of having “introduced fellatio . . . to African American fiction.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *