There is some hilarious shit going down over at Zuska's. See, she posted a definition of "mansplaining" that included stuff like this: You May Be A Mansplainer If... 1. You MUST explain why everything I said is beside the point, and wrong, and silly. 2. You MUST explain why you are not a mansplainer, then … Continue reading Me? A mansplainer? Let me mansplain.
You all know that we get a lot of trolls here; usually they are discouraged by our despotic comments policy and give up after one or two bits of low-grade trolling. Of course, when Dude Nation descended upon us to wave their liberty sticks, the frequency and stupidity of the trolling went sky-high. Here's the … Continue reading This one’s for the masochists
I wrote about anonymous cyberbullying for The Guardian's Comment Is Free: Yet all over the web, people operating under the illusion that their identities are thoroughly hidden continue to prove John Gabriel's famous theory of internet behaviour: Normal person + anonymity + audience = total prat.* And too often, particularly when it comes to misogynistic … Continue reading Elsewhere on the internet
I just sent the following comment to spam: I wish you huge obese would stop complaining and talking. (Linkage mine.) Because it's not good enough that you can, you know, just not read our fucking blog. We need to actually become silent. As usual, we don't douchehound people because they piss us off; what pisses … Continue reading Douchehound of the Day
These are cracking me up. Eventually, I'll get tired of posting them, but not yet. And you know, if I can get serious for a minute, here's why I turn this shit into posts sometimes. An old friend of mine, who's never seemed quite on board with the it's-okay-to-be-fat stuff but tolerates it because she's … Continue reading Douchemail the Second
You're gonna want to check out the comments policy before you try to join the conversation. Short version: I don't publish comments from people who are promoting weight loss, insulting me, or insulting fat people in general. Don't waste your time. If you're interested in more of my thoughts on United's policy, you can go … Continue reading Welcome, CNN Viewers
We frequently get commenters who stop in to tell us that they lost weight and kept it off for more than five years, which in their opinion utterly disproves the claim that 95 percent of diets do not result in permanent weight loss. This is probably because when they use figures like "95 percent," they … Continue reading Exceptions that aren’t