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Be Careful What You Wish For

Posted on | September 29, 2011 | 70 Comments

Q: “People think you are very hostile to men.”
Andrea Dworkin: “I am.”

This quote from, and picture of, a pioneering feminist leader comes from an excellent essay called “Women on the Left,” by Alex Kurtagic at Alternative Right.

And the reason I’m imposing Ms. Dworkin’s image and ideas on you is because “Guy,” a commenter on an earlier post, accused us of having contributed to “the debasing of western civilization” through our Rule 5 Sunday cheesecake round-ups. As explained in “How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog,” there are four principles of Rule 5:

  • A. Everybody loves a pretty girl
  • B. Mind the MEGO factor
  • C. Sex sells
  • D. Feminism sucks

As I wrote on that February day in 2009: “All politics all the time gets boring after a while. . . . Even a stone political junkie cannot subsist on a 24/7 diet of politics. The occasional joke, the occasional hot babe, the occasional joke about a hot babe — it’s a safety valve to make sure we don’t become humorless right-wing clones of those Democratic Underground moonbats.”

If anyone is “debased” by occasionally seeing a starlet in a bikini — just to break the relentless tedium of 24/7 politics — I apologize.

But I hope readers, including Guy, understand that the alternative to Rule 5 is Andrea Dworkin photos. For all we know, there might be Andrea Dworkin bikini photos or even Andrew Dworkin nude photos out there somewhere on the Internet.

And you wouldn’t want to see that, would you?

So no more cluttering up the comments with anti-Rule 5 complaints, or I might be tempted to post so many pictures of ugly feminists that all the Brain Bleach in the world won’t eradicate the mind-stain.

Feminism has done far more toward “debasing western civilization” than cheesecake ever could, and if you’re offended by beauty, you’d better avert your eyes now.

That’s what we call a “palate cleanser.” Roll Tide!

And hit the freaking tip jar!


70 Responses to “Be Careful What You Wish For”

  1. Adjoran
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:08 am

    If Sam were alive he would be screaming about that one.

  2. Adjoran
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:09 am

    The portrait in her attic already does!

  3. Adjoran
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    I was going to say you seemed a little too sure of it, but who the heck is going to volunteer to check?

    I have to donate a kidney that day.  Without anesthesia.

  4. Anonymous
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    That’s only 25% everclear.

  5. Adjoran
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    He ain’t dodged NOTHIN’.

    Think for a second:  What one thing could make a Zombie Apocalypse even more horrifying?

  6. Adjoran
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:21 am

    Heck, I can accept being degraded.  I’m just happy I wasn’t turned into stone!

  7. Adjoran
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:22 am

    Now that there’s funny, I don’t care who you are.

  8. Anonymous
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:25 am

    Or we could just ban you. We have rules about that sort of thing, you know.

  9. SDN
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    We called it Purple Jesus, except we just stirred grape Kool-Aid into the Everclear….

  10. Anonymous
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Pass the brain bleach!  ARGH!

  11. Anonymous
    September 30th, 2011 @ 5:45 am

    Exactly.  I got a lot more boyfriends when I stopped being a feminazi.

  12. Quartermaster
    September 30th, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    Don’t know about the bottle, but if photos of her in a Bikini, or nude appear in a rule 5 post I know who I’m gonna hunt down. Dworkin can’t help herself, but McCain knows better.

  13. Bob Belvedere
    September 30th, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

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    Bob Belvedere, protege of Robert Stacy McCain, the creator of Rule 5, has taken Rule 5 blogging to the next level and is a Certified Rule 5 Mojo Master.

    That’s The Camp Of The [just click on the link and once the site loads, click on ‘Rule 5’ under the header].

  14. Bob Belvedere
    September 30th, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    Yeah…when he was a roadie for Mountain.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    September 30th, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    There’s some things Brain Bleach won’t work on.  Try a Vulcan Mind Meld.

  16. JeffS
    September 30th, 2011 @ 1:01 pm


  17. JeffS
    September 30th, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Why that never occurred to me and my college buddies, I’ll never know.  But I suspect that we would have called that drink “Hallelujah!”

  18. Tennwriter
    September 30th, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Just don’t pull a John Hawkins, okay?  Conservative Grapevine started out well,and I could ignore certain posts, and then that was all it was, and I went elsewhere.

  19. The Underground Conservative
    September 30th, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    Andrea Dworkin naked. Janet Reno in a thong. The Helen Thomas Playboy centerfold. Rosie O’Donnell in spandex.

    There isn’t enough brain bleach to fix that.

  20. Mikey NTH
    September 30th, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    It owuldn’t matter if the photographer was Ansel Adams – Dworkin was a she-squatch through and through.