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#LiesToldByFemales is the misogynistic cesspool you might expect. Plus giant lizards, and JC Penney

Lying female
Lying female

So Twitter is a bit depressing today. One of the trending hashtags at the moment is #LiesToldByFemales and, yes, it’s the misogynistic cesspool that you might expect, a vast assortment of not-very-original stereotypes about women — sorry, females — and their allegedly lying ways. The female-bashing tweeters — some of them female themselves — aren’t even terribly original in their complaints, and most of the tweets seem to be reworkings on a few very basic themes.

We have the good-old fashioned trope of the female-as-narcissist, forever obsessed with how she looks — and given to lying about how much work she puts into her appearance.

https://twitter.com/xstepheezyx/status/441301976781815808

Then, of course, there are the cheating “females.”

https://twitter.com/j4keh4rris/status/441295523610255360

https://twitter.com/ATLREPPA/status/441302902964224000

And the evil, evil females who tell people they’re “fine” when they’re really not so fine at all:

https://twitter.com/steveo396/status/441327634375376896

But most of the Tweets — or at least the most virulent ones — seem to be devoted to not-so-good old-fashioned slut-shaming. A favorite target: the slut pretending not to be s slut:

https://twitter.com/jbdangles/status/441311430319804416

https://twitter.com/jaleenelia/status/441304024969539584

The strangest variation on this theme is the following:

This particular meme is, for some strange reason, quite popular; versions of it have been Tweeted dozens of times by dozens of different people since the hashtag started up yesterday.

It’s a strangely revealing complaint. There are only two scenarios in which I can imagine a man getting angry about this statement from a “female.” Either he’s angry at a woman who didn’t give him a blowjob (even though she’s allegedly given blowjobs to other men), 0r he’s angry at a woman who did give him a blowjob (even though she said she didn’t do that). Really?

In the first instance, he’s essentially announcing to the world that he’s an asshole who’s jealous that women are having sex with men other than him; in the second he’s basically showing himself to be an ungrateful asshole who never deserves to get a blowjob ever again. Either way, dude, you’re not the one who looks good here.

The one heartening sign in all this: a few intrepid souls have ventured into the swamp to subvert this noxious old meme.

Give it a shot yourself — I have. At least if you can stand being in some pretty repulsive company.

NOTE TO LARGE CORPORATIONS: I wouldn’t recommend jumping into this particular hashtag if I were you. Might not look so good alongside some of the other Tweets. I’m looking at you, JC Penney.

Ooh, that’s original.

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vaiyt
6 years ago

Beep. Boop.

kittehserf
6 years ago

There’s the assumption, of course – that it ever happened.

emilygoddess
emilygoddess
6 years ago

@WWTH,

I’m on day two of quitting diet soda and other artificial sweeteners and am a headachy rage beast.

Are you getting your caffeine some other way? If not, that may explain the headaches.

leftwingfox
6 years ago

Falconer: If it’s the alien base I’m thinking of (capture a pilot, build the skeleton key), then you won’t get Psionics until after you do that mission.

Fibinachi’s take is the same as mine. No hollow-earth aliens, but rather a rival human organization that keeps trying to hack your stuff. It also has more time-dependant challenges, encouraging riskier assaults. Turning on “The Furies” optional missions has a couple of nice setpeice battles too.

kittehserf
6 years ago

“That’s not puckering, it’s surface detail.”

#liestoldbyknitters

Jessay (@jessay)
6 years ago

#LiesToldByFemales winzip will expire in 22 days— barnabus (@othersome) March 5, 2014

This one was my fave.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

@Kittehs:

No, you see, the contrast of the taught lines and the loose lines creates a sense of movement #liestoldbyknitters

I did the decreases the same way on both sides. Are you sure your left arm isn’t 4 times as wide as your right one? #liestoldbyknitters

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
6 years ago

I have not been slacking on the Borg.
I have not disappeared for a week because I met someone.
I totally did not come home to cory eggs the other day.
I’m not remotely glad to see you all.
#LiesToldByArgenti

katz
6 years ago

I have not been slacking on the Borg.
I have not disappeared for a week because I met someone.
I totally did not come home to cory eggs the other day.
I’m not remotely glad to see you all.
#LiesToldByArgenti

Sounds like a good week at your end of town!

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

I have not disappeared for a week because I met someone.

OoooooOOOOOOOOooooh

kittehserf
6 years ago

Viscaria, love your #liestoldbyknitters. That’s gonna be one fruitful field. 😛

Argenti, yay! 🙂

Kootiepatra
Kootiepatra
6 years ago

Good heavens. I have yet to see anything on the internet end well that starts off by referring to women as “females”.

tcwill00
tcwill00
6 years ago

I don’t have anything in my mouth.
No thanks, I am full.
I AM PERFECTLY WIDE AWAKE THANK YOU VERY MU….
#LiesToldByToddlers

Argenti: Seconding Viscaria’s oooOOOooo and raising a lecherous eyebrow waggle.

closetpuritan
6 years ago

“These are your eggs. I was just looking at your nest. You two are a cute couple–I’m sure they’ll turn out just like you!” #liestoldbyfemalecuckoos

Also, Jezebel now has an article about this.

trans_commie
6 years ago

I’m not high. I’m just exhausted because I sat around and did nothing today. #liestoldbyme

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