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But occasionally even non-spammers write in. Sometimes they recommend other useful informative excellent work that needs to be kept on the road. 23 minutes ago, blamer Samantha sent me a link to a blog called Gin and Tacos.
Tacos? I’m on board.
The Gin and Tacos post in question skewers with gusto a patriarchy-denying opinion piece written by collaboratrice and nationally syndicated knob columnist Kathryn Jean Lopez. Which is totally wild, because weren’t we just talking about another collaboratrice and nationally syndicated knob, that sourpuss troublemaker Kathleen Parker? Lopez — who actually namechecks Parker in her piece to demonstrate that they are two hearts that beat as one on the subject of whataboutthemen?! — has hurled a wad of antifeminist phlegm at a pop singer named Rhianna. Rhianna was assaulted by her boyfriend but is now back together with him, and because they are both famous, the story has been all over the tabloids. Lopez avers that blaming the Rhianna for her own assault is wildly popular among a few Boston schoolgirls, and blames feminism for this. Blogger Ed responds somewhat feministically.
Behold an excerpt:
Let’s summarize the historical record of America: the K-Lo version [K-Lo is Kathryn Jean Lopez; how cute is that! -- Twisty]. Everything was great for women. There was no oppression. Then feminists invented some, and now everyone’s confused because they said there was some when there wasn’t and now when there IS some (which, according to the original K-Lo hypothesis, there isn’t) we react incorrectly.
I almost didn’t recommend this post because Ed is in a band, and like all dudes in bands, he can’t resist taking a swipe at Rhianna and her boyfriend for not being Rawk. But you get what you pay for at I Blame the Patriarchy, and sometimes that means links that blamers send in when I don’t have time to write anything myself.