GARLAND: girl-non-grata: blanche-devereaux:... →
girl-non-grata: blanche-devereaux: valblog replied to your post: “go to livejournal and prove your case” Also, if the internet WERE a court of law, does anyone actually think cases would be tried at LIVEJOURNAL, for fuck’s sake? In the criminal justice system, racially-based offenses are considered especially heinous and keyboard smash worthy. In Internet City, the dedicated anonymous who...
Exit, pursued by a bear.: One Time I Just Watched... →
sadydoyle: I was totally on board with Bad Taste Night until you pulled out the “Buffy should have probably just dated Riley” idea. No. Just. No. That’s because you only remember the vampire hookers. WHY DOES EVERYONE ONLY REMEMBER THE VAMPIRE HOOKERS. And also Buffy’s whole “you can’t deal with the fact that I’m stronger than you are” soliloquy, which is one of those Girl-Power Cheese...
I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all...– William Burroughs
Number Of Personal Anecdotes That End With "And...
sadydoyle: Probably too high, really. I cry easily! It’s sort of an all-purpose response! If you see me crying, assume I am acting out of the following emotions: Sadness. Anger. Happiness. A genuine and heartfelt appreciation of a well-made chicken sandwich. A WELL MADE CHICKEN SANDWICH IS A THING OF TRUE BEAUTY. It should have bacon and avocado on it.
GARLAND: I am so fucking tired of religious... →
garlandgrey: If an atheist is trying to tell you something, shut the fuck up and listen. If you are talking to a nonreligious person who lives in a country primarily composed of adherents to your religion, they probably know a whole hell of a lot about it, even if you haven’t found the time to research their belief system. Whatever they are telling you doesn’t need to be qualified with a “but I...
Assumptions of bad faith
sadydoyle: So, in social justice circles online, we have this thing called the “tone argument.” The idea is as follows: You write a perfectly reasonable, thoughtful, more or less accurate (as far as you can see) critique of something or someone. And then the person you’re criticizing flips out, because they don’t like your “tone.” The “tone argument” is a way of delegitimizing anything and...
Sady Doyle: DEEP THOUGHTS: On Feeling Besieged,... →
sadydoyle: DEEP THOUGHTS: On Feeling Besieged, What You’d Do If You Really Loved Me, The Ethics of Internet Response, and A Whole Lot Else The worst mental state I can get into — and I visit it, a lot! — is the one where I feel continuously, purposefully besieged. Like the one where the whole world is just OUT! TO! GET! ME! And is plotting behind my back, specifically for the purpose of...
Sady Doyle: Molly Lambert Is Right About... →
sadydoyle: The obsession among smart dudes with the idea that they’re not “manly” enough, because they’re smart, is a very weird one. Particularly when they have to get all sexist to prove that, see, they’re really not like girls! They don’t even like girls! Except when they’re totally doin’ it! With girls! Something something Norman Mailer something. Because, like, there is also this...
Sady Doyle: TIPS FOR COMMENTERS: In Which I Do... →
sadydoyle: Okay. Ladies and gentlemen of the Internet, here is what I’m going to do. I’m all about good time management, here at Wasting Time On My Tumblr Headquarters. Therefore, I am now going to give you EVERY SINGLE COMMENT that ALWAYS SHOWS UP, on any post about (a) rape being bad, or (b) rape in entertainment being sometimes bad or (c) the existence of something called “misogyny,” or (d)...
BEST take on Charlie Sheen that I have seen
I’m annoyed I can’t just hit reblog on this, but… Sady Doyle: http://sadydoyle.tumblr.com/post/3622532000/i-know-its-not-fair-to-ask-any-blogger-to-be-the NOT TALKING ABOUT CHARLIE SHEEN; YES, HE IS A HILARIOUS LADY-PUNCHING CLOWN; unfortunately, the topic of coked-out domestic abusers going on a lonely downward spiral is kind of personal, for me, so I can’t laugh and I...
Sady Doyle: With Much Love to Lovely Friends Who... →
sadydoyle: I dislike any critique of a famous woman that boils down to “she seems too perfect!” Because that just seems like women revolting against the beauty standard and/or the expectation that we’ll all be perfect little dolls with no inconvenient needs or feelings. But it doesn’t have anything to do with the actual woman in question. Like: The problem with Gwyneth is not that she seems...