Disclaimer: the following post contains stupid animated gifts representing opinions and views that are mine and do not reflect those of any of my employers, which you already know if you’re not a complete fucking idiot since this is my website and not DakotaArtStores.com or Tor.com or Nightmare-Magazine.com or NerdyAuthorsXXXCams.com.
If you don’t know why i’m making this post, in short it’s because i agree with Chuck Wendig’s “I Stand by Irene Gallo,” Kameron Hurley’s “The Revolution of Self-Righteous Dickery will Not Be Moderated,” Matt Wallace’s “When We Drive out the Innovators We Are Left Only with the Sad and Rabid,” The Mary Sue’s “Tor Condemns Creative Director Irene Gallo for Posting About the Rabid/Sick Puppies on Her Personal Facebook” and Gawker’s “America’s Largest Sci-Fi Publisher Gives in to Reactionary ‘Sad Puppies’“.
I must be a terrible writer, because i’m speechless. I can’t… it’s… it…
Maybe the only people who should be using the Internet are women. I mean check it: an ill-considered but still-true post on a woman’s Facebook, and the male response is to throw her under a figurative bus and then hand the keys to a bunch of psychopathic, misogynist, racist, homophobic assholes?
I AM EMBARRASSED OF BEING A GUY. Jesus Christ we’re awful. We make everything a contest, we mansplain, we’re the largest demographic of violent trolls online, and you know who doesn’t have skidmarks in their underwear? Women. Women don’t have skidmarks. I have verified this on several occasions and am prepared to declare it empirical.
Still, in spite of being embarrassed on behalf of my gender, i’m glad we had this talk. I feel a lot better now.
Who wouldn’t after digging through several hundred animations of Matt Bomer? Meow.