By David Futrelle
Today, a Twitter self-own so perfect, so pure, that it may well bring a tear to your eye.
Our story begins several days ago after a Tweeter called George — a plus-sized model/blogger in the UK (and a lady, despite the name) — responds to a famously dumb tweet joking about the (imaginary) tendency of vaginas to become cavernous after encountering more than a couple of penises, a favorite incel/misogynist folk belief.
A wild incel appears!
A discussion ensues, in which the incel insists he is not actually an incel but in fact something of a hands-on expert with regards to vaginas. (If the text in any of the screenshots below gets too small, click on the image in question to see the relevant section of the original thread on Twitter, then return here for the rest.)
George returns to the discussion with a data point based on her own actual vagina.
The incel takes a new tack, suggesting that George is metaphorically loose.
The discussion continues apace, with ProtoUnhold alternately denouncing his opponents as sluts while asserting his own alleged studliness. Then our intrepid incel makes the mistake of mentioning his totally real girlfriend.
This was not the effective rebuttal he evidently hoped it would be.
The full screenshot, for maximum effect:
ProtoUnhold left the discussion after one more tweet and never returned.
Now, I suppose he could argue that this self-own was so total and so obvious that it wasn’t a REAL self own but rather the result of his own secret campaign of mega-trollery — and that he posted the sex doll pic TOTALLY ON PURPOSE in order to suggest that Chubbs the Kitten was herself a virgin. But he didn’t stick around to even try to make the case that it was TOTALLY ON PURPOSE GUYS YOU’RE THE ONES WHO GOT OWNED HA HA HA so that seems rather far fetched.
It’s all a bit reminiscent of this famous tweet, though to be fair this one really WAS a joke.
Out on the town having the time of my life with a bunch of friends. They're all just out of frame, laughing too. pic.twitter.com/VCbkZwWwvs
— nathan fielder (@nathanfielder) July 12, 2015