American women send vibrators to Iraqi women, along with thoughtful notes
such as this one:
As the bombs and molten death rain unmercifully upon your homeland, know that there are those of us, in various corners of the world, who sympathize with what you are going through.
Although there is very little that I myself can accomplish to stop the invasion of our homeland, know that I am helping to send you various sexual toys and well-wishes in a show of solidarity.
I am inclined to disbelieve the article, although I can find no proof that it's fake. It's from a little known magazine called Harper's
, which just started up a hundred and fifty years ago.
Harper's has lots of other interesting things on its Lifestyle
page. I'd list them all here (especially the one about the Ayatollah Khomeini), but then I'd just be copying the entire website, and what's the point in that?