Posted on | August 26, 2013 | 196 Comments
Heteropatriarchal slut-shaming? Hell, I thought I was just making fun of a celebrity, until @Andria_XX enlightened me, and she had no idea what hit her when her Twitter timeline blew up with reactions to her Master’s degree in Gender Studies mini-lecture.
— Malvenue (@Malvenue) August 27, 2013
Let’s explain to @Andria_XX what happened: Sooper Mexican was searching Twitter for reactions to the Miley Cyrus VMA performance, and found that “heteropatriarchal” comment and Zilla Tweeted it to my attention. I had been working on something else, but once I saw that, I said, “This other thing can wait,” and did a Miley Cyrus post to highlight that ludicrous jargon: “heteropatriarchal.”
That’s not a word normal people use, which is why the question occurred to me, “Who is this person?” And . . . Gender Studies.
Quod erat demonstrandum.
OK, so @Andria_XX had fewer than 200 followers and had never in her life gotten as much Twitter attention as she got this morning.
It’s like when I got Tweeted by Alyssa Milano or William Shatner — except not in a good way — so she freaked out.
But she wasn’t being cyberbullied or stalked, she just happened to be the person who had the Stupidest Twitter Comment of the Day.
Did I mention that @Andria_XX is Canadian? No, but she did:
Very well, then. I do a blog post about you. You do a blog post about me. Who is harassing whom, @Andria_XX?
People are not harassing you, @andria_xx, they're mocking you, mercilessly (and hilariously). Please make note of the difference.
— Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) August 26, 2013
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) August 27, 2013