January 04, 2006

Sorry, Been Busy

I seem to have developed a fondness for patting trolls on their pointy little heads. I know you're shocked.

Well, it makes them feel appreciated. And, damnit, shouldn't everyone get to feel appreciated a few times in life?

Besides, it still beats the tar out of guest-blogging.

UPDATE: And NOTHING beats a gift from Hubris. Behold the ultimate misogynist's law school application. You are so definitely going to want to click for bigger:


Note: I advised Hubris to offer this to Feministe, after he was unable to upload it here using a guest login. If Jill or Lauren end up posting it, I'll take this one down. But in the meantime? It's just too good.

AND FINALLY: On a more serious note, possibly the best summary I've seen of the whole thing:

. . . unfortunately, not all little boys do mature. Some of them just get bigger. And they’re sitll bullies, but now they’re in bigger bodies, and with a viciousness that’s been honed over the years. Jill of Feministe encountered such men, at an online board frequented by fellow students at her law school. Sick stuff - guys posting for months to threads about her - comments about her appearance (because, you know, feminists have got to be ugly, even when they’re young and strikingly good-looking), “Jill sighting” posts and mentions of “tag teaming” her around campus, and some people found Jill threads that mentioned rape and a desire to “hate fuck” her. Creepy stuff.

I know admonitions to "read the whole thing" grow tiresome online, but really: Read the whole thing.

Posted by Ilyka at January 4, 2006 06:43 PM in navel gazing

Appreciate by all means. It's good for the soul. Check out this message that a dapper troll sent me:

There are no black futurists since black people have no future!


Now I don't know what's funnier; what he said or his signature. The last time I saw a signature like that, it was on the old dial-up BBSs of yesteryear. I guess his signature is supposed to be some cool radar thingy. Poor soul trapped in the past.

Posted by: T-Steel at January 4, 2006 08:42 PM

Oh man. Oh MAN. What he said is too stupid to dignify with a response but that signature is completely BBS. I can't believe it. You have to wonder if he's still watching movies on Betamax and playing with the old Atari 2600.

Holy crumb, what an anachronism.


Posted by: ilyka at January 4, 2006 08:48 PM

THIS is the future of America? These college pukes?

Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

I certainly hope Jill reports the cyberstalking.


Posted by: Margi at January 4, 2006 10:25 PM

*snorrrrrrrrt* Hubris rocks!

Posted by: Margi at January 4, 2006 11:33 PM

You see? You see? No WAY could I leave that just sitting in my email.

The picture's of the guy at Men's News Daily who also got into the Jill-bashing. I'm sure she's super-upset at having been bashed by a walking mullet.

Posted by: ilyka at January 4, 2006 11:35 PM

You realize that your posting the links here made me go back and view the train wreak again, don't you?

Don't any of those bozos alledging to be law students realize what the kind of posting they are doing in that trough of theirs can do to their future job prospects?

As Garrison Keillor once characterized some really stupid actions: "cornflakes for brains."

Posted by: Craig R. at January 5, 2006 05:49 PM

Don't any of those bozos alledging to be law students realize what the
kind of posting they are doing in that trough of theirs can do to
their future job prospects?

I wish I could believe that, but these bozos are posting anonymously. While it might not take much sleuthing to discover the true identities of some of the posters, I doubt that many employers are going to want to go through that process when screening candidates. It takes an awful lot of checking to see if Johnny Jobapplicant has posted under any of the zillions of pseudonyms on that board. I'm sure, also, that a lot of major firms haven't even heard of this online dump.

Whole thing makes me ill, it does.

Posted by: Moebius Stripper at January 5, 2006 06:00 PM

Men's News Daily? I saw the most disgusting anti-Semitic essay there a couple of days ago. Those are the fuckers who are going after Feministe?


Posted by: Meryl Yourish at January 5, 2006 06:02 PM

I finally read through the entire train wreck also. Jeez! But I came to this realization awhile ago:

A sad amount of men believe that women are inherently "the weaker sex" are aren't supposed to do or say anything that shows strength and/or independent thought. Those same men view that any show of strength and/or independent by women is a threat to their claim of the mystical Vaginal Kingdom; where they believe they have unlimited and unfettered access 24/7 (whether in the physical or dream world). The access includes the right to mess up the Kingdom with their words and actions.

I have never viewed feminism as a threat to my maleness. The thought hasn't crossed my mind simply because I never thought that I have unlimited and unfettered access 24/7 to the Vaginal Kingdom. And mom and dad didn't raise an asshole. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: T-Steel at January 5, 2006 07:50 PM

You know, I've only heard a suggestion of hate-fucking someone, once in my life.

The person making the suggestion (about a woman) was herself, er, female.

Posted by: Sigivald at January 6, 2006 04:23 PM