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"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Queer Feminist Update

  Some readers may remember Ellie (a/k/a “Gabi,” whose real name is Gabrielle), the Tampa art student whose anti-heterosexual Tumblr rant was featured here in February (“Your Homophobia Is a ‘Direct Threat’ of ‘Potential Violence,’ Says Queer Feminist”). At the time, Ellie identified as “queer” and “nonbinary” and used “they/them” pronouns. When posting selfies on […]

In The Mailbox: 05.10.18

— compiled by Wombat-socho OVER THE TRANSOM EBL: Welcome Home – Freed American Prisoners Thankful Upon Release Twitchy: Ellen Producer Craps On Release Of American Prisoners By North Korea Louder With Crowder: Sexuality Expert Claims Parents Need Babies’ Consent To Change Diapers RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES Adam Piggott: Podcast #83 – The Group Think Episode […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous: The Strange Case of ‘Gwynevere River Song’

Jackson Mosher, a/k/a ‘Gwynevere River Song.’ “This is what motivates me — to normalize our struggle. It is unnecessary for us to feel like outcasts, because we are not. Science dictates this, and no misconception held by a member of society, even society itself, can change that. We are natural. We have always existed, and […]

Nickelodeon’s #MeToo Moment: Producer Dan Schneider Fired Amid Rumors

Dan Schneider, alleged pervert. Monday afternoon, Nickelodeon children’s TV network dumped producer Dan Schneider and, as Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva writes, “for years Schneider had been under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows”: Among the things that have raised eyebrows are his tweeted photos of the toes of […]

Warning College Boys: ‘You Could Be Expelled Even If She Consented’

  In 2015, flyers began appearing on university campuses warning male students about the dangers of false accusations of sexual misconduct. Created by S.A.F.E. (Stop Abuse For Everyone), the flyer included a screencap of text messages cited as evidence in a lawsuit against Occidental College, which had expelled a male student despite texts clearly indicating […]

Your Homophobia Is a ‘Direct Threat’ of ‘Potential Violence,’ Says Queer Feminist

  “Ellie” (@helliebeanz on Twitter) is a 22-year-old university art student in Tampa. She is a self-described “queer” Cuban-American who is “severely mentally ill.” She is “disabled,” and says she has “been professionally diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, bipolar type II, and PTSD.” She is into comics, “body positivity, mental health awareness . . . […]

How About an ‘Insanity Studies’ Major? UPDATE: ‘Queer’ With ‘Psychotic Episodes’ and ‘Endless Mental Fog’

It’s difficult to describe the cognitive dissonance I sometimes experience. Here at home, today was filled by a cheerful family holiday celebration. Meanwhile, however, the world is full of depravity and despair. Because my work involves searching through feminist blogs, I have a very pessimistic view of America’s future. If these people are our future, […]

‘Effectively Worthless’: Social Justice and the Infinite Stupidity of Tumblr

  When I started exploring radical feminism in 2014, one of the first phenomena I discovered was SJW Tumblrinas. is to social media what syphilis is to bacteria — the absolute worst. When I mused here about why Tumblr is so indescribably wretched, a commenter observed that its format is so “user-friendly” that it […]

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