Apr 08 2011

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Less of this:

If you allowed opposing views you would learn that it is you who are the oppressor.
— some banned knob

And more of this:

My ovaries jangle melodiously, like distant sleigh bells. — Antoinette Niebieszczanski

That is all.


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  1. Anomic Entropy

    Banned knob? Is that a decorative motif on Savage Death Island?

  2. humanbein

    Teaching the Twisty about oppression! Cause she don’t know nothin about the oppression of privilege thwarted now, do she? The special oh-so oppressed feeling you get when somebody calls you on your bullshit, when you thought you was the king!

  3. Citizen Jane

    Wow, Twisty. You have the power to prevent opposing viewpoints from happening? Here I thought all you could do was refuse to publish the words of those who seek to disrupt. Turns out that you can actually flat out stop opposing viewpoints?

    Well, I guess I see why you are the oppressor if you have that kind of power. I can’t wait to go and turn on the television, read the news, look at magazines, drive by billboards and surf the internet to see how the status quo has been entirely dismantled by Twisty’s awesome power of disallowing it. I prefer this new Twisty oppression over the old one, as she rules the world with an iron fist and prevents any of us from ever thinking a patriarchal thought again. At least there will be a lot less rape in this new oppression.

    Either that or you use your website to publish what you like, and not to publish every word that some disruptor demands, and so they tried accuse you of violating their right to free speech, hoping no one would notice how ridiculous that is.

  4. Pinko Punko

    How can you oppress opposing views unless you ban them? The knob should savor the banned sauce. As we say on the farm, “put it in a sock, knob!”

  5. buttercup

    I hear those ovaries jingling
    Ring ding dingaling doo

    Come on, it’s quite amazing to do some blaming with you.

    Giddyap, giddyap, giddyap, let’s go, let’s blame some dude bros. We’re smashing the P as if we’re pros!

    Giddyap, giddyap, giddyap, it’s grand, on this death island, you thought it was all just a trap with the heartwarming nature crap!

    I hear those ovaries jingling and the uteri tingling too.
    Come on, it’s quite amazing to do some blaming with you!

  6. Notorious Ph.D.

    ((applause for buttercup))

  7. Ashley

    The fact that some guy didn’t get to post a comment on some blog really is the global humanitarian crisis of our time. Why can’t feminists ever focus on the important stuff?

  8. Comrade Svilova

    Buttercup, you are brilliant.

  9. speedbudget

    Yay, buttercup!

    I love all of you. That is all.

  10. skulldawgery

    Everyone knows the real oppressors are random Internet spinster aunts ruling the universe from their lime green recliners.

    Thanks, buttercup and Antoinette! Now I have this little ditty floating around in my noggin:

    Yippee yeah, there’ll be no wedding bells for today!

    I got ovaries that jingle, jangle, jingle
    As I go blamin’ merrily along
    And they sing, “Oh, ain’t you glad you’re single”
    And that song ain’t so very far from wrong

  11. buttercup

    Skulldawgery, awesome. Blamers are so inspirational. Thanks, y’all.

  12. Bushfire

    Buttercup, will you marry me?

  13. Jill

    “Buttercup, will you marry me?”

    Don’t do it, Buttercup! Marriage is the cornerstone of patriarchy!

  14. Cara

    Banned knob? Is that a decorative motif on Savage Death Island?

    If it’s not, it should be.

  15. Bushfire

    Don’t do it, Buttercup! Marriage is the cornerstone of patriarchy!

    Yes, after reading zillions of online comments saturated with hyperbole, I choose a marriage proposal instead of a simple “I like what you wrote” even though I, myself, don’t even believe in marriage. Monkey see, monkey do.

  16. buttercup

    Sadly, I’m already married. A concession to the P that got Nigel some health insurance. But I appreciate the sentiment behind the proposal.

  17. Daisy Deadhead

    Not only will my ovaries not jangle, I can’t even get them to answer email. I guess they are still in there, but they seem to have clocked out permanently. I would like them to produce a few stray girl-hormones (wasn’t that their job, at one point? To keep me dosed with hormones? And then, one fateful day, they just LOG OFF?!?!) to combat the post-menopausal chin-hairs… I am on the verge of looking like Mrs ZZ Top or Mrs Claus, haven’t decided which.

    But the ovaries ignore me. They are like, hey, we DID our job…

    As per your request: I’ll try to come up with more menopausal/lady-whiskers jokes. All of this hair shouldn’t go to waste!

  18. Foilwoman

    Between the labia playing Enya and the ovaries jingling, there’s a feminist symphony in the making here. So nice to be able to witness the formation of what will clearly be great art.

  19. Barbara P

    Buttercup – now it feels like Christmas in April. Definitely awesome!

    I like yours too, skulldawgery, but I’m not sure what song that is.

  20. Comrade Svilova

    Just joined an all-women barbershop choir. It’s not quite labia Enya, but it is amazing spending time with such a great group of talented and terrific women. Cool music.

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