A WOMAN IS TALKING AND I AM UPSET ABOUT IT GRUMP GRUMP FART
I'll chime in just because Barb inspires me to act when I see this garbage happen. The fact that the same dumb doods come in here EVERY WEEK and comment disparagingly on Barb's column about feminism is proof that we all need feminism. Did they do this to Ian Karmel when he had a regular Merc column? Well, sortof, because they are Mercury comment section trolls and that's what they do. But note the disparity, the viciousness, the repeated offense, the demeaning tone. Barb receives this criticism at this volume and length because she is a woman. This is undeniable.
The worst comment on this thread was where someone said Barb's tone is not "intellectual." There are two big problems with this idea: 1) it sets up a false standard whereby a person can be either intellectual or not, and where intellectual speech / writing is worth reading while non-intellectual words are not worth reading, thus ignoring the core argument instead of responding to it (an ad hominem, if you're keeping score) and 2) fully embracing the class structure as a component of one's argument, by essentially calling Holm uneducated. EVN IF HR COLMN WUZ ALL CAPS LOCK N ABBREVIATED IT WD STILL BE WORTH REEDING. Not to mention that bringing feminism to the Mercury blog through accessible language is a NET GAIN because poor and uneducated people need feminism, too.
Second worst comment: the guy who says "there's no way that an alert woman creature could be seeing ONE WHOLE INCIDENT OF MISOGYNY PER WEEK AND THEN WRITING ABOUT IT. She must be imagining / fictionalizing her life because that seems like way too much misogyny, way more than ACTUALLY EXISTS." You're totally right, dude, I can't imagine how more than 52 micro-(or macro)-aggressions could take place in our metro area per year under observation, so now I suspect Barb is actually... AAAH I CAN'T EVEN PRETEND TO AGREE WITH YOU IN A JOKE, DUDE.
In short: I'm glad Barb has so effectively continued using this space and I wish the moderators would ban about a third of the people posting comments because their perspective, pans out as "there's really nothing wrong with Barb's 'least favorite piece of misogyny,' it's all in her head." Die in a fire, trolls.
HAAAAAHAHAHA Will your dumb is showing.
"Cram them in" indeed.
The men who comment on Barb's column in a disparaging way are my least favorite thing on the internet. Insecure losers.
If you don't like Barb's column stop reading it. Or better yet, keep telling her to "shut up" and "stop being selfish" because that's precisely the kind of whack putting-women-in-their-place that necessitates this kind of weekly column, for which I am thankful.
Why is Graham?
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