Over at Politicker
, there's been some analysis of a key pic from the riot
in Boro Park. In case you hadn't heard, the riot (torched cop cars and all) was spurred by an elderly Hasidic man who claims he was manhandled by the NYPD. This photo is from the protests that night, and one commenter sums it up: "they're using a shobbos goy to light the fire" [i.e., they're setting a garbage can on fire but can't use a lighter themselves because of religious restrictions]
I think it's a little more complicated.
Not to get all Antonioni, but let's take a closer look.
I think we all know what he's really holding in his hand:
A symphony of caresses:
Three faces of ecstacy:
"Hey guys, that looks like a hot 'scene.' Can I squeeze in?":
Yes, I think Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick would concur: everything about this image screams sex.
Mansex.Tags: culture, new york, hasid, riot, boro park, hasidic, gay