what's that the sound of again, oh yes hypocrisy
when a conservative female blogger makes a snide remark about a female liberal blogger there's a ton of outrage
when a liberal male blogger calls a conservative female blogger a slut and brandishes what he calls a half-naked photo of her to prove his point that turns out to be a photoshop, there's a yawning silence... because that of course is not about the male patriarchy putting a woman in her place
as usual feminist ideals only apply to women on your side of aisle, and like all the other liberal ideals that claim to defend any minority...that only applies to minorities on the liberal side of the aisle, the women, blacks, gays who aren't, there's open season on them
My! And all this because no one's figured out a way to deport Nick Denton yet!
It pains me to have to explain concepts to conservatives that they should already know--indeed, that are central to conservatism--but for Gower's health I'll do it anyhow: Gower, there is no free lunch. Also, mugging people is wrong.
And what antifeminist conservatives do when they demand--DEMAND!--that a feminist get their backs the one fucking time they're willing to acknowledge that, well, all right okay, I guess sexism maybe sort of kinda is still a problem, is the equivalent of a mugging, because what's supposed to happen is, I give them my support as a feminist and in return I get nothing. If anything I get less than nothing, because my support does not immunize me from being attacked later on by that very antifeminist.
There actually are people who will give you something for nothing. A Mormon missionary will happily hand you a free Book of Mormon. A Scientology drone would be delighted to give you a free personality test. Feminism, however, is not religion, and I am not its missionary. I don't have to do a damn thing to help someone stab me in the back later.
Here is what I think about what happened to Michelle Malkin: Exactly what you'd expect me to think (if you were anyone but Gower). I think it was abhorrent of one of Denton's boobs to steal another woman's photos, paste Michelle's head onto one of them, and then go "ha, ha, hypocrite" at her. I wish some people who are still referring to the photos as though they might be real would get off the fence about that because, please, they clearly, verifiably aren't, and using modifiers like "allegedly" to describe them just makes me think you're hedging because you wish they were real, because wouldn't it be so cool if Michelle Malkin really had been a Girl Gone Wild? And I say to you, no, no it wouldn't. It would be terrifying.
So with any luck my troll has learned something. Here is a short list of concepts I hope he has learned:
*** Feminists can say "sexism is bad, even when it happens to other sexists," without being obligated to hop in their Feministmobiles and peel out to rescue a sexist victim of sexism.
*** I do not wish to party with Michelle Malkin under any circumstances.
*** Nick Denton is a very embarrassing person.
*** Ken Layne is a sad and mentally ill hack (I hadn't actually got to this part, but just pretend that I had).
*** I hadn't got to this part either, but:
I don't consider it pointless to hold up a mirror to liberals who think racist ping-pong ball jokes are respectable discourse. The Wonkette editors slimed me with that in response to a light-hearted Vent episode I did on the lack of conservative speakers at commencement addresses. For not laughing along with their senseless abuse, I'm considered a prude.
I don't consider it pointless to note that the hate-filled cowards at Gawker Media have a pattern of repeatedly smearing and attempting to humiliate me. I have ignored most of their petty, pointless jibes. But I would not let Friday's attack go unanswered. For responding to their idiocy, Wonkette guest Ken Layne accuses me of being a publicity seeker.
You posted the picture. You engaged in gratuitous insults. You had nothing better to write about.
But how dare I respond.
--Michelle is absolutely right about all the above. I don't blame her for having "cyclonic indignation" over this at all. Incidents such as this one are why I don't and will never post a photo of myself online. And I would urge anyone still snickering and whispering that well, maybe it isn't a Photoshop (seriously?--please cease being stupid) to consider that what goes around, comes around.