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Mon Aug 26, 2013, 02:12 PM

To The Dudebro Who Thinks He’s Insulting Me by Calling Me a Feminist by Jonn Scalzi

(Fun pictures inside)


Over the weekend, some dudebro with a history of shitting on women took this picture of me (which you may remember from here) and meme-ized it, with the intent, given his personal history and predilections, of mocking me — both for my views as regards women, and for wearing a dress.

Well, this dudebro clearly knows his way to this site, where the picture was originally posted, by me, so let me go ahead and address him directly.

Dudebro: Let me detail for you the various ways this picture has utterly failed you as an attempt to ridicule me.

One: This picture was taken as a result of a dare, to wit: if people on Twitter pledged $500 to the Clarion Foundation in a half hour, I would take a picture of myself in a regency dress, of which there just happened to be one in the house because my friend Mary Robinette Kowal, writer of a number of successful, award-nominated regency-era fantasies, was visiting and had one with her. Twitter came through with $600 in the allotted time, and, well, fair’s fair.

So when I see this picture, what I am reminded of is that I have the power, with just a simple, entirely mild instance of cross-dressing, to raise hundreds of dollars in minutes for a worthy charitable organization. If you had that power, would you not use it? Well, actually, I don’t imagine you would use it, since the idea of being a man in a dress apparently fills you with sniggering, confused terror. Fortunately for Clarion, I don’t have that problem. Which brings us to this:


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Reply To The Dudebro Who Thinks He’s Insulting Me by Calling Me a Feminist by Jonn Scalzi (Original post)
ismnotwasm Aug 2013 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Aug 2013 #1
eridani Aug 2013 #2
BainsBane Aug 2013 #3
ismnotwasm Aug 2013 #4
mercuryblues Aug 2013 #5

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2013, 02:42 PM

1. Smack Down, awesome!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 05:14 AM

2. If we both weren't already married--

--I'd be getting in line to meet this guy. His daughter is a very lucky kid.

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Response to eridani (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 08:08 AM

3. He really does need to wear jewel tones

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 11:18 AM

4. This part cracks me up:

Now, bear in mind that I know this isn’t what you mean by “feminist.” What you mean by “feminist” is GWAAAAARGH UGLY WOMEN WHO WON’T LET ME HAVE SEX WITH THEM AND THEIR COWERING MALE GAMMA SLAVES WHO HAVE COME TO SNATCH MY MANLY TESTICLES AND ROAST THEM OVER A BONFIRE OF HUSTLERS AND PORN BLU-RAYS AND THEN MAKE ME WATCH WITH ALL MY OTHER EMASCULATED DUDEBROS WHILE THEY FEAST ON OUR HOT BARBEQUED DUDE OYSTERS GWAAAAAAARGH, although I’m sure you have many layers of self-justifying verbiage that helps you avoid confronting this fundamental reduction of your views. Nevertheless, that’s not actually what “feminist” means.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 12:32 PM

5. my fav

but you’ve got a slightly chubby, slightly balding middle-aged dude in a mint green regency dress here. There is so much to work with. That all you’ve managed is “Hurrrrr hurrrr feeeeeemineeeeeest hurrr” is not just disappointing, it’s a waste of awesomely good meme material
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