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Was Janet "Judgy Bitch" Bloomfield kicked off Twitter for posting a picture of a cake? I don't think so.

Ce n'est pas un gâteau: archived tweet from Janet Bloomfield to a half dozen prominent feminists.
Ce n’est pas un gâteau: archived tweet from Janet Bloomfield to a half-dozen prominent feminists.

So our old dear friend Janet “JudgyBitch” Bloomfield — you know, the A Voice for Men PR gal best known for her habit of calling people “whores,” including the underage victims of the late, disgraced British “entertainer” Jimmy Savile —  has been suspended from Twitter, for reasons unknown.

Bloomfield, for her part, is suggesting that it might have to do with some cakes she was baking. No, really:

So it seems that my account on Twitter has been suspended. I find that odd since most of my most recent tweets have been about baking a wedding cake. Not exactly controversial. I suspect some sort of automatic response was triggered when a lot of people simultaneously reported me for abuse but I have no idea.

Naturally, Bloomfield’s comrades at A Voice for Men have spun this as “Judgy Bitch was censored for a cake!”

And in her most recent post, Bloomfield seems to have decided to go with this “explanation” as well.

Yeah, somehow I don’t think that was it.

Let me offer an alternate hypothesis: Bloomfield was suspended for sending threatening and harassing Tweets to assorted feminists on Twitter and/or for spamming Twitter with graphic images of a baby boy being circumcised.

Now, this is just a hypothesis, but I do have some evidence that seems to back it up.

While Bloomfield’s “JudgyBitch1” account on Twitter is suspended, as a helpful reader pointed out to me, you can still see some of the pictures she’s posted to Twitter in an archive over on Twicsy.com.

If you go there you’ll see a mixture of pics and broken pic icons. The pics that remain seem to be pics that she’s retweeted; the others are ones she tweeted directly, and most link back to her suspended account.

But there’s an interesting thing about these broken pic icons: if you click on them, some of them will actually load.

So what does a little bit of clicking reveal?

Well, in addition to a few pics of the cakes she’s been baking, we find pics featuring threatening language and imagery directed at feminists. Like the one I posted above.

We also find a graphic picture of a boy being circumcised, which she reposted several times, and which I imagine violates all sorts of Twitter rules.

Most of her pics, alas, won’t load. But somehow I suspect we’d find a few more like these in the bunch.

And if it’s not always clear what photos she posted, it is clear that she has her own little army of followers who are happy to spam feminists with these pics. Here’s a link to an old post of hers archived on Topsy showing various JudgyBitch fans all sending Jessica Valenti the same hostile message and the same (now deleted) pic. Somehow I suspect it wasn’t a picture of a cake.

Here are other harassing tweets sent by Bloomfield to Valenti, most of them retweeted by her fans:

These are just in the past ten days.

Going through these pics not only suggests that AVFMers are being dishonest in how they’re trying to spin Bloomfield’s Twitter suspension; it also reveals a lot about the workings of the Great Internet Lady Harassment Machine, Twitter edition.

Consider this tweet I ran across, which tries to equate feminist writer Jessica Valenti’s “male tears” t-shirt with beheadings carried out by Islamic terrorists.

The original Tweeter, a reactionary antifeminist living in Canada, is clearly a reader of A Voice for Men and assorted alt-right racist websites. If you scroll down through his Twitter timeline, you’ll see that he retweets AVFMers like Paul Elam and Dan Perrins, as well as “dark enlightenment” Twitter accounts like the explicitly racist “hbd chick.” And as you can see, he included JudgyBitch1 in the list of recipients for his tweet.

The AVFMers also pay attention to him; if you look at the archive of this tweet on Topsy, you can see that Elam retweeted his graphic comparison of Valenti to a terrorist, as did AVFM fans Markis One and Cora Newbold. One of his other retweeters is a big fan of Roosh and a regular retweeter of assorted other “dark enlightenment” assholes.

[EDIT: AndrewV691 is perhaps better known, at least in Skeptic circles, as AndrewV69, a prolific contributor to the SlymePit, an online forum largely devoted to attacking feminist skeptics on FreeThoughtBlogs and elsewhere, where he has offered his considered opinion on topics such as “Ophelia Benson is a complete fuckwit!” Needless to say, his Twitter avatar is not actually a picture of him; it’s of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.]

Now, MRAs like to pretend that they have no connection with the alt-right – that is, racist – assholes who populate much of the “manosphere.” In reality, MRAs and “manosphereians” intermix freely, and there are more than a few who are both MRAs and racist right-wingers.

It’s not just that these people share remarkably similar ideologies, similar obsessions, similar buzzwords, and similar misogynistic attitudes towards women. They also work together in a de facto alliance to harass feminists online.

In other words, MRAs and manospherians are both heavily implicated in what I call the Greater Internet Harasssment Machine. Indeed, as we can see from the above, notable MRA figures like Elam and Bloomfield are themselves part of the Harassment Machine.

Whatever it was that got JudgyBitch1’s Twitter account suspended almost certainly had nothing to do with cake.

 

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idledillettante
7 years ago

In my one encounter with Janet Bloomfield on Twitter, she posted a macro of herself telling me “I bathe in feminist tears” and she called me a slut who sucks 24 dicks at once because of what I wrote in my bio.

Then like five of her fanboys started pestering me. I blocked them all, and I’m glad to see MRAs can’t use Janet Bloomfield’s twitter account as a hangout zone any longer.

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
7 years ago

The cake tweet is a lie

Well I’m glad that she was banned but seriously she’s going way too far.

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
7 years ago

idledillettante
I’m so sorry ::hugs::

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

I’m sure JudgyBitch will be here shortly to thank you for the publicity. That woman needs to think about her life choices.

idledillettante
7 years ago

Eh, don’t worry about it fruitloopsie, I got all :outraged: after she defended Jimmy Savile and I told her she wouldn’t know compassion if it bit her in the face. And she doesn’t. If she wants to pretend she was kicked off Twitter for baking a cake she’s welcome to buy into that delusion.

I can’t imagine what it’s like being married to her; she’s like a rage alcoholic.

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
7 years ago

idledillettante
I’m very worried about her kids.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

Cake, or death?
Sorry. I couldn’t resist.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

thebewilderness: good one, and I don’t think I’d take cake from JB.

idledillettante
7 years ago

Aw jeez, why you got to tell me that? Now I wonder if Bloomfield herself wasn’t abused as a kid, and maybe that’s why she acts like this. You know, targeted by a raging dad and told multiple times about how women are brainless whores with no personal responsibility, especially her mom.

…it seems a terribly likely origin story.

contrapangloss
7 years ago

The cake is a lie.

(sorry, had to.)

chronic lurker
chronic lurker
7 years ago

Cake and lies! So many Portal references to be made. 😀

chronic lurker
chronic lurker
7 years ago

Of all people to be ninja’d by. xD
how are you?

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

idledillettante: I don’t care about JB’s origin story, I care how she acts now. Being a weapons-grade obnoxious asshole is a choice.

mayimoktoo
mayimoktoo
7 years ago

I’m dying to see how Mrs. Bloomfield manages to address this without portraying herself as a victim. Since, according to her, women playing victim is so super bad and all that. She’ll just have to stoically face her own wrong doing, admit fault and move on. (Haha, I crack myself up.)

idledillettante
7 years ago

I’m dying to see her pop over to WHTM and defend the charge that she’s not a rageful, lying conflict junkie with her characteristic vitriol.

Nequam
Nequam
7 years ago

There’s an inappropriate but surprisingly appropriate quote describing JB. I will not use it in full, but the punchline is “she lacks the depth and the charm.” Nuf sed.

Nequam
Nequam
7 years ago

“but surprisingly appropriate”?

Well, that’s what I get for running on 3-4 hours sleep. It’s surprisingly apt.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

…24 cocks at once?
…Dude, I can usually only manage to orally service one person a night; tempromandibular joint problems are a bitch-kitty… Damn, I’d be needin’ some tylenol, I tell ya…

I saw the still before her video and I didn’t even load, because…i saw that look in Bloomfield’s eye and expression on her face.

It’s the same as the one my mom used to have before she got on medication.
Mom had agitated depression with a dash of OCD and she was abusive to me. though first she realized smacking me around was out of line and roped herself in… then later found PROZAC and got THERAPY and we were ALL HAPPIER THEN….whew…

Anyway… Janet reminds me very, very much of unmedicated explodey mom. Only a LOT worse.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

Why am I not capitalizing? Sorry, my Ipad has made me lazy.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

Heh… I am suspicious I have a wheat allergy…so I guess I’m anti-pastriarchy.

Lea
Lea
7 years ago

JB harassing feminists to the point of being kicked off Twitter and then lying about it?
Why that’s…that’s…exactly what I’d expect of her.

Meanwhile, why should anyone be afraid of being in JB’s way? What is she implying she’ll do?
She’ll encourage a bunch of hateful, ignorant assholes to harass and threaten people, sure. She’ll tell outrageous lies if that is what it takes to get them really worked up. But I thought her official stance on threats and harassment was that they’re no big deal. Now she’s suggesting it is a big deal? Hmmm…

idledillettante
7 years ago

@blahlistic, it reminded me of the “suck a bag of dicks” bit by Louis CK. I would post it but I posted it earlier this week about Heartiste.

idledillettante
7 years ago

@Lea yeah, because nothing makes JB feel better than getting positive attention from all those angry men on the interwebs. And the existence of Honey Badgers like JB allow AVFM readers to live in hope, I guess….

Auntie Alias
Auntie Alias
7 years ago

Awesome news but WTF? I thought it was nearly impossible to get kicked off Twitter. Whatever she did must have been really terrible.

I wonder if she ever considers the impact her activism terrorism could have on her sons. If kids at school ever found out what their mother does online, her sons could be bullied.

@David, there’s a typo: “While Bloomfield’s “JudgyBitch1” account on Twitter is suspended, as a helpful reader pointed out to me, you can still some of the pictures…”

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

@ idle…I’d not seen the bag of dicks routine before, was funny…

Man, defending Jimmy Savile… Savile abused something around 500 people… not including the deceased people, who were at least fortunate in being quite past caring at that point….

Lea
Lea
7 years ago

Auntie Alias,

Not since those guys harassed Robin Williams’ daughter just after his death. I’m happy to see the change.

her sons could be bullied.

Jeez, I hope not. Kids are innocent and should never have to worry about what people think of their parents. Even if that did happen (and I don’t think it’s likely), it would not be JB’s fault. It would be the fault of the people who chose to be bullies. While I find her actions reprehensible, I would find blaming kids for their parent’s faults even worse.

Irene
Irene
7 years ago

Let them tweet cake.

Auntie Alias
Auntie Alias
7 years ago

@Lea, parents are responsible for conducting themselves in a way that isn’t going to put their kids at risk. Of course the bullies are responsible for their own actions but parents aren’t blameless if they engage in unethical or illegal acts that could potentially cause collateral damage to their children.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

That cake is arse-ugly. I pity whoever had to eat it.

redpoppy
redpoppy
7 years ago

Sucking 24 dicks at once? What the shit? Is she STILL in high school or something? Also the way she bullies people and directs other manospherians to abuse others on her behalf is also super high school. She’s the classic “mean girl.” Although, I’m sure, JB doesn’t see it that way. Because cake.

fruitloopsie
fruitloopsie
7 years ago

Red poppy
‘She’s the classic “mean girl.”
http://youtu.be/KAOmTMCtGkI

redpoppy
redpoppy
7 years ago

I basically had Regina George in mind. Hehehehe 🙂

itsabeast
itsabeast
7 years ago

@Auntie Alias. I don’t think the admonishment against exposing your kids to danger is apropos in this situation.

velveteenrabid
7 years ago

I hope no one over at cakewrecks.com gets the photo of that cake. Those commenters are brutal.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

The 24 dicks thing reminds me of Clerks.

redpoppy
redpoppy
7 years ago

I did not think of Clerks, actually. It reminded me of that George Washington video. The “37 goddamn dicks” one. I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve actually seen Clerks all the way through. lol

Cassie's Major Domo
Cassie's Major Domo
7 years ago

Ah, the “PR Director” of AVfM… banned from Twitter. Delicious, cake-tasting irony.

Hey Woody, I know you’re still off in Challenge Land, but it looks like the PR spot may soon be open at AVfM, and I know you’re better at boosting Paul Elam than Janet Bloomfield is. Go put in an application!

Also, shut up Woody.

Matthew Cline
Matthew Cline
7 years ago

The cake tweet is a lie

Judgy Bitch isn’t even angry. She’s being so sincere right now.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

Heh… I am suspicious I have a wheat allergy…so I guess I’m anti-pastriarchy.

Careful, blahlistic, the Flying Spaghetti Monster might get you.

Let them tweet cake.

Irene, perfect! XD

That cake is arse-ugly. I pity whoever had to eat it.

Bina, yeah, I thought “Well she should have been booted for posting that thing. Eurgh.”

strivingally
7 years ago

Judgy Bitch isn’t even angry. She’s being so sincere right now.

She’s doing PR, and she’s still alive…

strivingally
7 years ago

Now her loyal minions make a beautiful line,
Trolling whatever “beta” she attacks at the time…

Wow, this writes itself. 😀

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

Wow, I’m possibly allergic to The Noodly Appendage… 🙁
Perhaps FSM will still bless me with the Marinara of Forgiveness…

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

blahlistic, LOL!

Biot
Biot
7 years ago

@thebewilderness: uh, death please.

No, NO! I MEANT CAKE!

Faint Praise
Faint Praise
7 years ago

The pictures of her latest distorted quote don’t seem to be available at those links any more. Anyone know what Bloomfield claimed Valenti said this time?

strivingally
7 years ago

@blahlistic:

Would you prefer a blessing from the Invisible Pink Unicorn (May Her Holy Hooves Never Be Shod) ?

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago
Lea
Lea
7 years ago

Lea, parents are responsible for conducting themselves in a way that isn’t going to put their kids at risk.

Then I guess I should not post online as a feminist or an atheist or a supporter of LGBTQ people because all of those things are far more likely to get me and mine hurt or shunned where I live than being a misogynist asshole would.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

Most blessings are good; I’m pretty latitudnarian.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

I’m catitudinarian.

(I’m sorry, I had to!)

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