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Each new video that Anita Sarkeesian posts is a sign that the bullies are losing

Anita Sarkeesian, still standing
Anita Sarkeesian, still standing

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted the latest installment of her Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series on YouTube, a half-hour examination of the ways in which video game makers use sexualized violence against women as a cheap way to spice up their narratives and appeal to straight male gamers.

Her tone was measured, her analysis clear and logical and supported by dozens of clips from a wide assortment of games.

Late Tuesday night, this happened:

That’s right: Sarkeesian was forced to leave her home due to violent threats against her and her family … because she made a YouTube video analyzing violence against women in video games.

She then posted some of the threats she had gotten from a Twitter account set up specifically to harass and threaten her and her family. [TRIGGER WARNING for graphic rape and death threats.]

For a larger version of the screenshot, see here.

Sarkeesian has also been tweeting some of the other threats she gets on a daily basis from anonymous gamers who are incensed that a woman has anything critical to say about their precious video games.

https://twitter.com/femfreq/status/504437681527353344/photo/1

You’ll notice that several of these threatening comments mention videos by Thunderf00t, a “skeptic” videoblogger best known, at least in the corner of the internet I write about, for a series of videos in which he viciously attacks some of the women who’ve drawn the most internet hate from angry misogynists – from skeptics like Rebecca Watson and Melody Hensley to video game maker Zoe Quinn and video game critic Sarkeesian.

Thunderf00t’s attacks have won him kudos from assorted Men’s Rights activists, from the regulars on the Men’s Rights subreddit to A Voice for Men “operations manager” Dean Esmay, who has praised his videos and urged other MRAs to subscribe to them.

In other words, the harassment of feminist women on the internet is directly linked to antifeminist propagandists like Thunderf00t – and his MRA fans and enablers.

The constant, vicious, personal attacks on Sarkeesian you see not only in video game circles but from Men’s Rights Activists – on Reddit, on A Voice for Men, on YouTube, and so on – have helped to create a hostile environment in which critiques of sexism in games result in real-world death and rape threats against women. This has an undeniably chilling effect on the free speech of women. That in fact is the intent of the harassers.

Margaret Atwood once famously observed that

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

I think we need an internet corollary to Atwood’s observation:

Men posting on the internet are afraid that women will block them. Women are afraid that men will treat them like Anita Sarkeesian.

Thing is, Sarkeesian keeps moving forward, diligently researching and putting forth the videos she promised she would. All the huffing and puffing of her critics and attackers hasn’t shut her up. Each new video she puts out is a testament to her courage and her perseverance. Each new video is a blow against those who would shut women up. Each new video helps to inspire others who’ve gotten similar threats to continue speaking up and speaking out.

Supporting Sarkeesian helps to support every woman who wants to be able to speak out online without fear of violent threats. There’s no better proof of this than how angry the biggest misogynistic bullies get whenever feminists and other people of good conscience rally around her. The bullies are still angry about the money she raised via kickstarter, money that has enabled her to bring a new professionalism to her videos.

Hell, AVFM Bully-in-chief Paul Elam is still so angry about this that he’s already accusing her of “damseling for dollars,” collecting “gash-cash” because of these latest Twitter threats. Indeed, in a post that’s a lot more revealing than he intends it to be, he complains bitterly that she’s getting bigger donations than he is:

I am jealous. I have had half the major media in a couple of countries disingenuously and maliciously demonize me. Even after forcing some retractions I bet I got more threats than Sarkeesian.

My reward? Jack shit.

Maybe it was because I didn’t swoon hard enough or treat the threats like they were tickets to Disneyworld.

Oh, don’t be modest, Paul. You take in tens of thousands every year by pretending to be some sort of human rights generalissimo. You raked in $35,000 this summer by trumpeting “threats” that you were saying privately were phony.

While Elam “damsels” and fumes, Sarkeesian simply goes about doing the job she set out to do. Each video she puts out is yet another “fuck you” to her haters, and they know it.

U mad bros?

Here’s the video that caused all the stir. It’s well worth watching. CONTENT WARNING: Graphic violence against women.

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isthisafuckinjoke?!
isthisafuckinjoke?!
6 years ago

“I don’t know how simply I can put this, but I will try for the trolls here.

If the negative people that Anita was dealing with were actually interested in debunking her analyses and conclusions, their comments would actually address Anita’s analyses and conclusions. Explicitly.

But those people aren’t doing that. They are sending rape threats, other threats of violence, gendered slurs and so forth.

The reason for this behaviour is to shut one one woman who “doesn’t know her place” and to send a strong signal to other women that this is the outcome they can expect if they speak up too.”

Only one possibility – there are others.
-People are pissed off, and express it with ineffectual threats of violence – no agenda behind it, just a visceral reaction.
-Threats aren’t meant literally – more along the lines of “I really wanna smash this dude to bits”. Don’t ask – it’s a common human form of expression.
-Defiance – someone says how misogyny and threats are bad, so they write a bunch of threatening, misogynistic comments out of spite.
-An intention to drive off or scare off the target – however, not because she’s a woman, but because she says things they don’t like. Anita Sarkeesian says a lot of bullshit about how people are wrong for enjoying certain things, which is already a sufficient explanation for the hate she receives.

As always, you feminists/SJWs have to pick the one variant that rhymes with “misogyny”/patriarchy/oppression, and pretend as if it was the only thing in existence. Just as Anita always picks the one interpretation of a given fictional scenario that fits along those lines, and then insists that this is the way it should be understood.

Another example:

“They’re NOT part of the solution. Why should we believe the people who are “mean” (great way to minimize death and rape threats there) to Sarkeesian aren’t misogynists? If they act like misogynists, then they’re misogynists.”
People can act like x without being x – this is one of those things about human behavior that if you’re not aware of it, you are seriously, seriously out-of-touch.

“I mean, let’s take you as an example, you claim that you think rape and death threats are bad, but then you turn around and say it’s just people being “mean””
Mean doesn’t seem like an antonym of “bad” to me. Diminishing the severity of how bad something is, doesn’t mean you’re saying it’s not bad to begin with.

“and constantly try to place the fault for the threats on Sarkeesian.”
If they’re saying it’s “bad”, they’re clearly placing a large chunk of the fault on the people who do it.

“It’s clear that you don’t in fact think the threats are bad, you just say that to insulate yourself from criticism.”
Aaaaaand jackpot, there we’ve got it. The same common SJW tactic in a slightly different variant: read a hidden meaning into someone’s words, then insist that you guessed right.

No – he said it’s bad, and you don’t get to erase that and substitute your own reality instead.
If someone reads this and doesn’t get why this is nonsensical behavior, there are problems!

“You’re dishonest, you’re misogynistic, and you’re boring, so just shut up already.”
Well you just implied that misogyny was merely something “boring” – this seems suspicious to me.

Anyhow, you people feel free to continue your circlejerk here – that’s what this site is for! Enjoy your little escapist release and then start acting reasonable again when back in the real world… kinda like with gaming!
Have a great day.

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

@troll who doesn’t seem to be aware that this is a two-month-old thread

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/mommawookiee/tldr.jpg

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Learn to blockquote if you want anyone reading your teal deer, fuckwitted troll. And piss off with your apologia for rape and death threats.

vaiyt
6 years ago

Aside from that, trolls usually just pick whatever insult/threat that comes to their mind, so if it’s like a man they’ll be like “gay, faggot, i kill you lol” and if it’s a woman they’ll be like “ah, rape, kitchen, suq madiq lmao” and it’s really just this thoughtless process that doesn’t necessarily stem from any attitude or mindset they actually have.

INSULTS JUST HAPPEN TO BE FLOATING IN THE ETHER AND PEOPLE PICK THEM UP IN A VACCUUM, DISCONNECTED FROM THEIR MINDSET

THE FACT THAT HOMOPHOBIC, SEXIST AND RACIST INSULTS TEND TO BE THE FIRST THING COMING OUT OF THESE ASSHOLES IS JUST COINCIDENCE

I’M SURE THAT THEY NOT CARING ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE IS ALSO NOT RELATED IN ANY WAY TO HOW THEY THINK

STUFF JUST HAPPENS, MAN

ALSO, GAMERGATE TOTALLY HAS A COHERENT PLATFORM CENTRALIZED AROUND ETHICS, BUT ALSO AMORPHOUS AND LEADERLESS SO WE DON’T NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

The think about specious arguments is that they work much better orally than they do in writing.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Now I want to know how to pronounce splourplie.

Poltroon is very applicable to trolls. Cowards all.

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

This bit is fun:

The implications of this aren’t as strong or telling as you people would like to believe: the fact that she specifically complains about misogyny and sexism is a large part of the “inspiration” (i.e. when it’s done as an act of “defiance”), and the fact that saying these kinds of things to women, or the targeting of women in general, is much more condemned by society than doing it to men, is another (more offensive, shocking and politically incorrect that way).
Aside from that, trolls usually just pick whatever insult/threat that comes to their mind, so if it’s like a man they’ll be like “gay, faggot, i kill you lol” and if it’s a woman they’ll be like “ah, rape, kitchen, suq madiq lmao” and it’s really just this thoughtless process that doesn’t necessarily stem from any attitude or mindset they actually have.

Apparently, the fact that Sarkeesian is getting misogynist harrassment and threats because she is a woman who criticizes misogyny proves that there is no misogyny involved.

And this bit:

-Threats aren’t meant literally – more along the lines of “I really want to smash this dude to bits”. Don’t ask – it’s a common form of human expression.

Umm, no, it’s actually not. Most mature, rational adults do not threaten people with death or physical harm when they are angry. Threats of violence are generally not considered an appropriate way to express anger. That troll seems to think that threatening violence is something that most people do says quite a bit about troll.

Also, troll seems to think that people should not and cannot be judged by their actions. How very surprising that the troll who spent so many words minimizing the threats and misogyny against Sarkeesian doesn’t think that people should be judged for their misogynistic actions! /s

contrapangloss
6 years ago

Dearest recent troll:

Your formatting leaves much to be desired. Nevertheless, I will attempt to address your concerns because I’m bored, and you’re silly, and the stars are in the “Contrapangloss will humor trolls” alignment.

You state that we only state one possibility, and that there are others. Then, you proceed to detail these others with far too many dashes. However, just because there are other explanations doesn’t invalidate the simplest explanation. Also, if we hope to adjust behavioral patterns, starting from simple principles will help lead toward more applicable solutions.

So, let’s address your “Other Possibilities” that you set forth with an air of “Since these reasons exist, your reason is invalid and we shouldn’t consider it as a possibility”

-People are pissed off, and express it with ineffectual threats of violence – no agenda behind it, just a visceral reaction.

People being angry is a good explanation for why people would be angry. There is nothing circular there, at all. What we’re (the regulars of the blog) more interested in is why people get so angry at Sarkeesian as opposed to other people who say pretty much the same things, far less courteously.

People being angry and having visceral reactions to Sarkeesian doesn’t explain why they have such a peculiarly strong reaction to Sarkeesian as opposed to male critics who say similar things.

… whereas, you know, the fact that ladies in gaming get death threats far in excess of the threats made to their many male counterparts might, maybe, have something to do with internalized male entitlement and some misogyny.

Just, maybe.

Threats aren’t meant literally – more along the lines of “I really wanna smash this dude to bits”. Don’t ask – it’s a common human form of expression.

Again, why is sarkeesian so ‘special’ as to get sooo much of these non-literal threats as opposed to everyone else online? Also, how does “threats aren’t made literally” supposed to explain why people assume that making threats is a good behavioral choice?

Saying bad behavior exists does not explain why the bad behavior exists.

Try again.

Oh wait, you did.

Defiance – someone says how misogyny and threats are bad, so they write a bunch of threatening, misogynistic comments out of spite.

And how exactly is this supposed to be the behavior of a bunch of good folks that we should sympathize with? If you make misogynistic comments out of spite, your comments are misogynistic.

It also fails to explain misogynistic comments that came before Anita started telling people those comments and emails were misogynistic and threatening, and that sending them was uncool.

Basically, if you think that being told that some things might be misogynistic is so threatening that you have to leap to ‘defiance’ and start being a worse person out of spite… you might be a little misogynistic.

Maybe.

An intention to drive off or scare off the target – however, not because she’s a woman, but because she says things they don’t like. Anita Sarkeesian says a lot of bullshit about how people are wrong for enjoying certain things, which is already a sufficient explanation for the hate she receives.

Okay, same problem as your first one. Anita hasn’t said anything that hasn’t been said before. So why so much hatred? Also, she’s pretty darned polite about saying that there are misogynistic tropes.

She even says that you can still find games fun, even if they have troublesome parts.

Seriously.

Your sufficient explanation is not sufficient explanation for the degree of hatred, threats, and misogynistic slurs hurled her direction. Unless, of course, you’re admitting that there’s a veritable horde of terribly behaved and misogynistic gamers…

As always, you feminists/SJWs have to pick the one variant that rhymes with “misogyny”/patriarchy/oppression, and pretend as if it was the only thing in existence.

Thus sayeth the person who cannot possibly posit a potential explanation for bad behavior other than people behave badly.

Really?

People can act like x without being x – this is one of those things about human behavior that if you’re not aware of it, you are seriously, seriously out-of-touch.

Yes, people are capable of acting. However, if you are ‘acting’ like X, it is generally with a firm realization that this behavior is not your typical behavior. If it is your typical behavior, than you are X.

Also, there are some behaviors that if you do engage in, it automatically makes you X. For instance, if I kick a puppy, I am an animal abuser.

If I punch someone in the face for saying my mother is like a fractal (with infinite dimensions), then I am a bad person with anger management problems.

I am neither an animal abuser nor a bad person with anger management problems.

If you send misogynistic death threats and laugh about them, or feel pride in sending them, then you are a misogynist and a bad person.

You are capable of stopping being a misogynist and a bad person, but the you sending the threats is still misogynistic and a bad person.

Savvy?

Aaaaaand jackpot, there we’ve got it. The same common SJW tactic in a slightly different variant: read a hidden meaning into someone’s words, then insist that you guessed right.

The meaning of your words is not all that hidden from anyone but yourself. If someone tells me that I’m being racist or ableist, it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m racist and ableist, but it does mean that I maybe should pay attention to why they might think that, because I might be saying some very problematic things.

If your entire takeaway from this is “Wow, feminists be stupid” then you are failing at self reflection.

Anyhow, you people feel free to continue your circlejerk here – that’s what this site is for! Enjoy your little escapist release and then start acting reasonable again when back in the real world… kinda like with gaming!

Oddly enough, I behave very similarly to my online self in the real world, sans a pseudonym and a yellow cat avatar. I also, sadly, cannot smite monsters with a lute and am not a purple wearing dwarf in real life.

However, snarky feminist? Yeah, real life people know that about me.

My image may change, but my politics, morals, and ethics remain consistent. If yours don’t, you might want to ask yourself why.

Maybe.

Have a great day.

I think I will!

You, too. Maybe you’ll find enlightenment someday, and ponder why you aren’t disturbed by and are so chill about bad behavior online.

I’m kind of doubtful.

contrapangloss
6 years ago

Whoa, blockquote mammoth be hungry! Let me try that again…

Mods, feel free to ax the massive dead formatting fail. Or not. I can always use some humble pie when it comes to html.

Dearest recent troll:

Your formatting leaves much to be desired. Nevertheless, I will attempt to address your concerns because I’m bored, and you’re silly, and the stars are in the “Contrapangloss will humor trolls” alignment.

You state that we only state one possibility, and that there are others. Then, you proceed to detail these others with far too many dashes. However, just because there are other explanations doesn’t invalidate the simplest explanation. Also, if we hope to adjust behavioral patterns, starting from simple principles will help lead toward more applicable solutions.

So, let’s address your “Other Possibilities” that you set forth with an air of “Since these reasons exist, your reason is invalid and we shouldn’t consider it as a possibility”

People are pissed off, and express it with ineffectual threats of violence – no agenda behind it, just a visceral reaction.

People being angry is a good explanation for why people would be angry. There is nothing circular there, at all. What we’re (the regulars of the blog) more interested in is why people get so angry at Sarkeesian as opposed to other people who say pretty much the same things, far less courteously.

People being angry and having visceral reactions to Sarkeesian doesn’t explain why they have such a peculiarly strong reaction to Sarkeesian as opposed to male critics who say similar things.

… whereas, you know, the fact that ladies in gaming get death threats far in excess of the threats made to their many male counterparts might, maybe, have something to do with internalized male entitlement and some misogyny.

Just, maybe.

Threats aren’t meant literally – more along the lines of “I really wanna smash this dude to bits”. Don’t ask – it’s a common human form of expression.

Again, why is sarkeesian so ‘special’ as to get sooo much of these non-literal threats as opposed to everyone else online? Also, how does “threats aren’t made literally” supposed to explain why people assume that making threats is a good behavioral choice?

Saying bad behavior exists does not explain why the bad behavior exists.

Try again.

Oh wait, you did.

Defiance – someone says how misogyny and threats are bad, so they write a bunch of threatening, misogynistic comments out of spite.

And how exactly is this supposed to be the behavior of a bunch of good folks that we should sympathize with? If you make misogynistic comments out of spite, your comments are misogynistic.

It also fails to explain misogynistic comments that came before Anita started telling people those comments and emails were misogynistic and threatening, and that sending them was uncool.

Basically, if you think that being told that some things might be misogynistic is so threatening that you have to leap to ‘defiance’ and start being a worse person out of spite… you might be a little misogynistic.

Maybe.

An intention to drive off or scare off the target – however, not because she’s a woman, but because she says things they don’t like. Anita Sarkeesian says a lot of bullshit about how people are wrong for enjoying certain things, which is already a sufficient explanation for the hate she receives.

Okay, same problem as your first one. Anita hasn’t said anything that hasn’t been said before. So why so much hatred specifically towards her and other women in gaming? Also, she’s pretty darned polite about saying that there are misogynistic tropes.

She even says that you can still find games fun, even if they have troublesome parts.

Seriously.

Your sufficient explanation is not sufficient explanation for the degree of hatred, threats, and misogynistic slurs hurled her direction. Unless, of course, you’re admitting that there’s a veritable horde of terribly behaved and misogynistic gamers…

As always, you feminists/SJWs have to pick the one variant that rhymes with “misogyny”/patriarchy/oppression, and pretend as if it was the only thing in existence.

Thus sayeth the person who cannot possibly posit a potential explanation for bad behavior other than people behave badly.

Really?

People can act like x without being x – this is one of those things about human behavior that if you’re not aware of it, you are seriously, seriously out-of-touch.

Yes, people are capable of acting. However, if you are ‘acting’ like X, it is generally with a firm realization that this behavior is not your typical behavior. If it is your typical behavior, than you are X.

Also, there are some behaviors that if you do engage in, it automatically makes you X. For instance, if I kick a puppy, I am an animal abuser.

If I punch someone in the face for saying my mother is like a fractal (with infinite dimensions), then I am a bad person with anger management problems.

I am neither an animal abuser nor a bad person with anger management problems.

If you send misogynistic death threats and laugh about them, or feel pride in sending them, then you are a misogynist and a bad person.

You are capable of stopping being a misogynist and a bad person, but the you sending the threats is still misogynistic and a bad person.

Savvy?

Aaaaaand jackpot, there we’ve got it. The same common SJW tactic in a slightly different variant: read a hidden meaning into someone’s words, then insist that you guessed right.

The meaning of your words is not all that hidden from anyone but yourself. If someone tells me that I’m being racist or ableist, it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m racist and ableist, but it does mean that I maybe should pay attention to why they might think that, because I might be saying some very problematic things.

If your entire takeaway from this is “Wow, feminists be stupid” then you are failing at self reflection.

Anyhow, you people feel free to continue your circlejerk here – that’s what this site is for! Enjoy your little escapist release and then start acting reasonable again when back in the real world… kinda like with gaming!

Oddly enough, I behave very similarly to my online self in the real world, sans a pseudonym and a yellow cat avatar. I also, sadly, cannot smite monsters with a lute and am not a purple wearing dwarf in real life.

However, snarky feminist? Yeah, real life people know that about me.

My image may change, but my politics, morals, and ethics remain consistent. If yours don’t, you might want to ask yourself why.

Maybe.

Have a great day.

I think I will!

You, too. Maybe you’ll find enlightenment someday, and ponder why you aren’t disturbed by and are so chill about bad behavior online.

I’m kind of doubtful.

grumpyoldnurse
grumpyoldnurse
6 years ago

Arise necrothread! Your master calls you, with runes ancient and rites macabre!

David, if this is a sample of what gets through, I just don’t know how you deal with this claptrap. Have you worn out your copy of “How to Even for Dummies” yet?

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

I removed your sacrifice to the blockquote mammoth, contrapangloss. Though it still wasn’t as epic as my one-letter-per-line one, back in the day. 😛

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

I think it telling that trolls so often claim that verbal abuse is normal everybody does it behavior. Nope. It most assuredly is not.

isthisafuckinjoke?!
isthisafuckinjoke?!
6 years ago

“Troll is on moderation, BTW, I just let through a couple of comments for you all to bat around.”
He let through 2 of 3 comments – the one that got blocked was the least inflammatory one, had the least stuff about harassment in it, and also happened to be a response to the article rather than the comments. Excuse me while I’m slightly raising one eyebrow there…

I’ve just read through all your responses, and they are all completely wrong. Show me you’re not scared of dissent by letting through that comment, and I’ll gladly explain why 🙂

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

isthisafuckintroll?!:

Wow, that’s it? Several people gave you detailed rebuttals and that’s you got to say? “You all are too scared to let through dissenting comments?”

Not even going to attempt to support your arguments? Just gonna cry “FREEZE PEACH!”

You’ll excuse me while I raise my eyebrow. o_O

Misha
Misha
6 years ago

Ugh, it’s a troll extravaganza these days, they’re practically flying off the shelves. “A troll for every day of the week/ Buy one troll, get one free”.

Seriously, isthisafuckingjoke (oh, the irony) is trying to bargain with the mods? “Let my comment through and I’ll gladly impart my wisdom to thee?”

Jog on.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

As always, you feminists/SJWs have to pick the one variant that rhymes with “misogyny”/patriarchy/oppression, and pretend as if it was the only thing in existence. Just as Anita always picks the one interpretation of a given fictional scenario that fits along those lines, and then insists that this is the way it should be understood.

No. That’s not true. But your threshold for misogyny is apparently so high that apparently nothing actually qualifies. Can you please, oh please mansplain to us just what is really misogyny?

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Apparently, I apparently overuse the word apparently. Apparently!

Puddleglum
6 years ago

Arise necrothread! Your master calls you, with runes ancient and rites macabre!

Years ago I had a partner with a… AD&D?? poster, with a funky mage summoning undead with a crystal globe. There was a quotation zie used to say (and I’m gonna have to paraphrase, it’s been years). ‘Rise, rise! My minions of the dead! Rise- hey, I can see my reflection in this thing!’

brooked
6 years ago

He let through 2 of 3 comments – the one that got blocked was the least inflammatory one, had the least stuff about harassment in it, and also happened to be a response to the article rather than the comments. Excuse me while I’m slightly raising one eyebrow there…

http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mtHlQjbBWakyNYPIv4woL6Q.jpg

If 2/3 your posts are inflammatory then it’s not David who’s making you look like a sad ass troll.

The amount of harassment of Sarkeesian has been off the charts, the sheer volume and ferocity makes your attempt to write it off as run of the mill specious and, quite frankly, ridiculous. You also seem to ignore the fact that she’s been doxxed, prank called and received specific threats of a mass shooting at her cancelled speaking engagement. Not to mention the two idiots who are making, or at least trying to make, a feature length documentary in order to denounce her with more emphasis.

The firestorm set off by Sarkeesian’s Kickstarter campaign and videos is wildly out control and way out of proportion to any effect her videos could have on the gaming industry. In fact the harassment of her has raised awareness about the misogyny in gaming “culture” far more then a hundred videos by her could. Efforts to wave away that harassment aren’t going fly, Chief.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Funny how it doesn’t occur to him that David only let through the comments that he thought we’d find entertaining, so if the one that wasn’t let through was really boring…

contrapangloss
6 years ago

Did the troll just try to do a reverse-troll challenge?

Dude, not the way it works.

Might I suggest his challenge should be explaining why we are so off base, in iambic pentameter, before letting any more of his comments through?

Or, trochaic tetrameter.

Or, just using the word “Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia” in a context that makes sense in every post.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

I’ve just read through all your responses, and they are all completely wrong. Show me you’re not scared of dissent by letting through that comment, and I’ll gladly explain why 🙂

How about you fucking DON’T. How about you just fuck off back to Trollistan, instead of trying to trollsplain to me all the shit that I’ve been getting on the fucking Internet AND in the flesh, BECAUSE I AM A WOMAN, for longer than your sorry ass has been in existence?

And yeah, I’m sure this is because we’re just “scared of dissent”. Like people are so scared of YOU. A status-quo, booger-nosed, zit-faced fucking 12-year-old who’s mad because no one will suck his dick or make him a fuckin’ sandwich.

I’ve upped MY game. Now UP YOURS.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

Well, be fair. There’s nobody to make him a sandwich because his mom is at work. What else is he supposed to do till he gets home but pester random women on the internet?

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

I just love how these trolls always claim they get modded because someone is “scared of dissent”. As though a stirring defence of the right-wing status quo could ever qualify as such.

Next up, I fully expect another herd of teal deer about Free Speech™, and how “suck my dick and get me a sammitch, cunt” qualifies as an eloquent use of the same.

Puddleglum
6 years ago

I love how they come to a mockery site and expect to be taken seriously. On any level. They never grasp that their posts aren’t allowed through merely because ‘freeze peach’ but to entertain us.

Dance more, monkey. So far, your ratings suck and you’ll never win ‘quoted forever on other threads’ or ‘mentioned humorously whenever a certain subject comes up’.

Do you live DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH?

Shut up, Woody.

Puddleglum
6 years ago

Might I suggest his challenge should be explaining why we are so off base, in iambic pentameter, before letting any more of his comments through?

I vote for a non-filthy limmerick.

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
6 years ago

The majority of feminist blogs wouldn’the even let most of these trolls through moderation, and yet we are still accused of either censorship or fear of dissent once a week or so. I swear, trolls are like telemarketers, sticking to their scripts no matter what the other party is actually saying.

isthisafuckinjoke?!
isthisafuckinjoke?!
6 years ago

“Wow, that’s it? Several people gave you detailed rebuttals and that’s you got to say? “You all are too scared to let through dissenting comments?””
You must be really, really dense.

“they are all completely wrong. Show me you’re not scared of dissent by letting through that comment, and I’ll gladly explain why”
Three short and simple sentences – do you find it hard to understand their content?

I said I’ll respond to those rebuttals (which are “completely wrong”) when my other comments gets approved. I’m not particularly interested in entering a discussion in which any comment can be blocked at will – with quote-mining, at least you can point to the part that got ignored 😉

“Let my comment through and I’ll gladly impart my wisdom to thee?”
Well, the cheekiness of that particular bit was intended 🙂
But I mean, I’m not bargaining with anyone, I’m just saying… if you’d really like to find out why you’re wrong 😀

contrapangloss
6 years ago

Dear troll. That was in neither iambic pentameter nor trochaic tetrameter.

I regret to inform you that I did not read your teal deer.

🙁

That is totally my regretting face. For real. My face totally isn’t more like this:

🙂

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
6 years ago

Wow. This idiot really thinks that we’re dying to hear his words of great wisdom and that we will do whatever he demands in order to hear said wisdom.

This is easily the densest troll we’ve had in a while.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

Foolish troll d00d. You are not in contention for troll of the year.
No one care what you think. No one care what you say.
You are a standard issue troll just like all the other ones honking the same horn over and over in hopes that someone will give you what you crave.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

We do need to give some thought to troll of the year awards.

Shut up Woody.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Contrapangloss,

I think that was trollic turdameter.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

It’s always sad when someone thinks that smilies give the illusion that they have a personality.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

*glances over troll teal deer*

*eyes glaze*

Hey y’all, if you want me to poke the troll by deleting his posts, gimme a call. I’m going back to doing new pics of Mr K.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

Boring troll is still boring. Delete away. I think a good implosion would be far more spectacular than more smug “You’re wrong, and I’ll tell you how wrong you are when you restore all my other boring bullshit.”

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
6 years ago

Interesting how they are attempting to negotiate with us for something we do not want.

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

That’s some weak sauce trolling, there.

See, isthisafuckintroll, if you had an actual, legitimate argument to make, you would have already made it. The two posts David let through? Completely ridiculous. Refusing to actually address people’s points? This childish tantrum your throwing because the man who owns the blog didn’t post one of your shitty comments? Also completely ridiculous. And all this tells me you aren’t here to argue in good faith, and you never were.

Puddleglum
6 years ago

But do you LIVE DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH??!??

SPINSTERS want to know!!!

Hey, did anyone else have “Two out of three aiiin’t bad…” play in your head?

Puddleglum
6 years ago

David, please don’t *ever* let his 3rd post through; this is kinda funny the way it is.

Puddleglum
6 years ago

Hey y’all, if you want me to poke the troll by deleting his posts, gimme a call. I’m going back to doing new pics of Mr K.

OMG, Kittehserf, delete every.. THIRD post! Mwahahahahahaha

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Done. Muahahahahaha!

Puddleglum
6 years ago

I’d cheer, but I just realized I used a two dot ellipse. Clearly, my procrastination over writing my nano novel has bitten me in the butt.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Imagine someone writing an MRA-style novel for Nano.

… On second thoughts, don’t.

mildlymagnificent
6 years ago

No, no, no. Don’t delete.

When we get around to polling for troll of the year, it’ll be handy to have some evidence for just how weak-sauce some of the eager-but-feeble contenders really were. I can’t imagine how much this fool would have to up his game to make it into the Hall of Fame represented in the welcome package.

Puddleglum
6 years ago

@mildlymagnificent, I don’t know, it’s not like this troll is overly original. At least a third of his posts are gonna be spammy trollbot grudge.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Oh gods, this one’s not even in the running. Actually I don’t think anyone but Mikey DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH who took his girlfriend to romantic Charlotte, SC (or was it NC?) is remotely worthy of the title.