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Cities are sexist because skyscrapers look like penises, says Guardian in unironic rehash of 1980s comedy

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08.07.2020

It’s taken almost 40 years, but the Guardian is now unironically publishing jokes as news. To shake up its pages a bit, it took a break from calling everything racist to point out that cities are full of penises.

Obviously, it would not be a revolutionary observation by someone working in the paper’s London office that they were surrounded by dicks. But that is not what this article was about. This piece was about the phallic nature of skyscrapers.

The article, in the architecture section, was headlined: ‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky – do cities have to be so sexist?’ I had to double check this was not a parody when I first came across it on social media, because it is literally the punchline to a sketch on one of my favourite comedy shows.

Way back in the 1980s, the BBC ran a satirical sketch show called ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’ and among its stars was a young Rowan Atkinson. In one scene, Mr. Atkinson........

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