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He blogs … just like a woman

This just in: I am a woman! Again. At least according to a blogger calling herself miliefisathand, who recently wrote a post about that “are nice guys sociopaths?” post I wrote a while ago.

Her evidence? When writing her response to me, she repeatedly found herself referring to me using female pronouns — so therefore I must actually be a woman.

Yes, that’s actually her argument:

While editing my article I lost count of the number of times I had to change “her” or “she” to “him” and “he”. I don’t normally make gender pronoun errors so I have a deep suspicion that the author is a woman impersonating a man. I’m spiritually sensitive to such things.

Hate to break it to you, but your guy-dar is way off. Protip: I post under my real name, and if you google that name, you will find ample evidence that I am, in fact, a real, living dude.

In the case of MRA dudes who misgender me as a woman, it’s clearly the result of their misogyny. In the case of miliefisathand, a self-described Smartassed Burmese Transwoman, I don’t quite understand what exactly is going on.

She also misses the point of my post, and the comments from regulars here that offered some pretty sensible criticisms of what I wrote, but at this point it’s not exactly a shock to see a Man Boobz critic arguing against things I didn’t say rather than things I did say.

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Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

Well fuck me and my typing skills — find should be kind >.<

ragefromthebasement
9 years ago

Why the hell are MRAs obsessed with orifices and (not) penetrating? Seventh graders have a more sophisticated sense of humor than these clowns.

Falconer
Falconer
9 years ago

I’m a 33 year old grown man and I almost lost it several times watching Brave.

There’s something about Pixar movies that really gets to me. I think I was actually sobbing at the end of the Story of Carl’s Life in the first 15 minutes of Up.

I won’t spoil Brave, but I will say that tiny Merida is the cutest thing ever. I realize I am saying this on the Internet and thus earning the lifelong enmity of all cats everywhere, but it’s true. Go see Brave. Do it!

As far as movies making me lose my shit, I got really freaked out at Arachnophobia and I couldn’t understand why my folks found it at all funny.

Oh, and I’ve seen Evil Dead 2 but not Evil Dead because even with all the comedy, Evil Dead 2 is pretty intense and I’ve heard Evil Dead is more.

Better get off. My cat is helping me type like Ruby helps us reform our prisons.

Falconer
Falconer
9 years ago

I’ve thought the new series kind of realizes how naff the Daleks are, and tries to impress upon the audience how scary the Daleks should be by having the Doctor totally flip his shit. It doesn’t always work, and the body count has to suffice.

Also, I think there’s an inverse Dalek law, parallel to the inverse ninja law.

Dracula
Dracula
9 years ago

I’m a 33 year old grown man and I almost lost it several times watching Brave.

Yer not alone. That movie is just impossibly, soul-achingly sweet and amazing.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

Arachnophobia creeps me right out, but I still loved that ending (it’s funny because goddamned you, you fucking giant ass spider!). And I do find the Daleks scary, particularly the Bad Wolf ones, but, well “exterminate!” “yeah, I kind of figured that” — no being reanimated as their voice box or sent back in time, no “upgrading”, no being turned into a Sithleen skin suit, just one quick shot — they’re almost merciful for the Doctor Who big baddies. No, you can’t well beat them, but they’re quick about it at least.

Dracula
Dracula
9 years ago

I think the Daleks used to be a lot less impressive than they currently are (and have been for while now, really). They’ve come a long way from the easily bamboozled top-heavy bumper cars that were introduced in 1963. People’s perceptions of them seem awfully dated. I still see jokes about them being baffled by stairs, even though it’s established they can levitate.

That said, no matter how scary and capable they become, they’ll always be kinda funny. They’re too absurd not to be. Although sometimes the absurdity of something is precisely what makes it terrifying.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

Dracula — I find old series Doctor Who just a bit too laughable to really watch, yet I still find them less terrifying than the cybers (or angels, or the Sithleen most days) — if the baddie of the week is going to kill you, it could at least be quick about it.

Actually, the most terrifying might be the vashta nerada, but I try not to think about those episodes (because of River, not them). Anything that makes the Doctor say “run, just run” ranks among the most terrifying things in existence. Vashta nerada = *shudder*

Dracula
Dracula
9 years ago

The Vashta Nerada are pretty scary, although to me the whole neural interface communicator “ghosting” thing has more frightening implications.

Dracula
Dracula
9 years ago

But then, that was kinda integrated into the scariness of the Vashta Nerada themselves, so maybe I’m just splitting hairs here.

ShadetheDruid
ShadetheDruid
9 years ago

Daleks might not be the best out of the Doctor Who “monsters”, but I still like them a lot. They don’t have as much fear and/or creep factor as some of the others (though they’re still killing machines, so they’re far from unscary), but I think what makes it for me is what they actually are, their history, and how they got that way.

(Weeping Angels will always be my favourites though 😀 ).

Medium Dave
9 years ago

🙂 I think it’s exactly the contrast between their arrogant grandiosity and their silly appearance that makes the daleks such great villians.

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