That whole post was ridiculous
I’m tempted to email KTMBERRY and direct her over here. Y/N?
All are welcome!
I found this old blog post from the founder of Offbeat Bride about progressive “bullying” online re: privilege and semantics. It reminded me a lot about what we talk about here.
Ha! I hope so. I like the way a lot of the discussions are going here. It seems kind of weird that a call out blog is more civil than an Advanced Feminist Space.
In the comments to this post, a commenter who isn’t even a mod condescendingly suggests that another commenter revisit the comment guidelines for using the term “underweight” and “overweight.”
The mods then went ahead and changed “underweight” to “very thin” in the first comment because apparently you can’t ever suggest that there’s a healthy weight even on the low end.
What’s really fucked up is that the first commenter was talking about herself and her experiences with anorexia, when she really was an unhealthy weight. But on Shakesville it’s okay to change the terms someone with an eating disorder uses about their own bodies because someone who’s fat might feel like it’s some kind of personal judgment of them.
on Rickey Gervais
"Secondly: LOL FOREVER at the assertion that Gervais isn’t doing "safe, homogenized stuff" when he’s a teller and defender of rape jokes, disablist jokes, and fat jokes (for a start), as if making fun of rape, disabled people, and fat people isn’t so old it’s got brontosaurus shit in the treads of its sensible shoes. "
My wife (age 58) wears sensible shoes. I suspect she Liss will also. And ‘Brontosaurus’ is no longer the accepted name anyway. It’s Apatosaurus.
Of course I guess going to school in the midst of the deconstuctionisme meme she was all what Goss and Levitt were talking about in “Higher Superstition”.
links to this article
It’s hardly a surprise that this format has erupted to popularity within comment journalism, which typically focuses on a watered-down liberal model of feminism, devoid of the radical kick we need to Get Shit Done. It elides asking why things are as they are, and proposing solutions, instead lumbering blame on the unfortunate women who commit unfeminist acts, or lauding those who act adequately feminist.
Oh, god, it’s spreading.
Is this blogger a Shaker who picked up on Melissa’s vocabulary? Shakesville isn’t even on her blogroll.
Is this term in broader mis-use than I realized?
Uh, isn’t the average salary at her husband’s company like 90k? And he’s been there for years so his is probably higher.
If two people without children are “struggling” on a yearly income of 100k+ (at least 8,500 a month) they are doing something extremely wrong and I feel totally fine judging them.