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Internet jerks pledge to be extra jerky during #TheTriggering

Captain Picard, shortly after hearing about #TheTriggering
Captain Picard, shortly after hearing about #TheTriggering

The terrible people who devote much of their lives to being jerks to other people on Twitter and elsewhere online have come up with a brilliant plan to defeat the “Social Justice Warriors” they so despise:

They’re going to be jerks to people on Twitter and elsewhere online, possibly even more than they already are, over the course of the next couple of days (March 9th and 10th). They’re calling it #TheTriggering, because, of course they are.

As someone calling himself TheFoolAndTheWorld explains on the anti-SJW site Age of Shitlords,

Our freedom of speech is under attack from cultural Marxists who seek to subvert us. Well, as The Addams Family said…”we gladly feast on the flesh of those who seek to subdue us” 🙂 That is why on March 9th and 10th, to fight political correctness, and to celebrate the return of Lauren Southern’s profile, we shitlords around the world will conduct the annual event known as #TheTriggering on all forms of social media.

#TheTriggering is the brainchild of  Lauren Southern, an antifeminist activist/”journalist” whose activism seems to mostly consist of being a jerk to feminists. She first became something of an icon in the internet’s jerk community last year after she showed up at a slutwalk in Vancouver proudly holding a sign reading “There is no rape culture in the West.”

Since then she’s enhanced her jerkface cred by posting the sort of obnoxious stuff that can get you suspended from Twitter and Facebook, and she’s managed to get at least one temporary suspension from Facebook, and perhaps one or more from Twitter. (You can look it up, I guess, I didn’t bother.)

Southern popped into the news again a few days ago after someone who’s not a fan of her poured a bottle of something — Southern says it was piss — on her head. (Which is, I should note, a pretty crappy thing to do, despite Southern’s confirmed jerkiness.)

She first proposed the idea of The Triggering in a Tweet last September:

lauren-southern-the-triggering-defend-free-speech

She later settled on March 9th as the date for the, er, event, as it’s “the day after international Women’s day and the day before Osama Bin Laden’s Birthday.”

Her fans, at least, are psyched.

https://twitter.com/ContrarianScot/status/707126891640188928

https://twitter.com/extremeautism69/status/707030632514215936

https://twitter.com/stranglewank/status/706508324355833856

https://twitter.com/BadGuyReality/status/707253381937696768

So human rights. Such ethics.

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sparkalipoo | March 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm
@Policy Madness

We technically do have “legal abortion” it’s called ADOPTION. If you can find someone willing to take on your parental responsibilities and adopt your child, you can be legally freed from your parental responsibilities, but you can’t just get rid of your parental responsibilities whenever you want because the child has certain rights.

As one of my favorite blogs likes to say: “Adoption is an alternative to parenthood, not pregnancy.”

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs | March 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm
“This character can’t possibly be gay/bi/trans/etc, the game didn’t state it outright, which means they’re definitely straight/cis!”

“Why was this character outright stated as being gay/bi/trans/etc?! If those [slurs] want equality, they need to shut up and stop shoving their [slur-ness] in my face!”

Repeated over and over again for every video game character ever written.

I actually just had this conversation with a friend of mine who’s planning out an animated show he eventually wants to create with a small handful of LGBT+/MOGAI characters.

I had to just tell him to outright state that his characters are LGBT+/MOGAI or else people are going to just ignore them and think they’re straight and explain this to him.

Is there a term for this? There should be a term for it. Maybe “Schrödinger’s Cishet”?

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
6 years ago

@PI

Separately, they’re heteronormativity and cisnormativity, but I dunno if there’s one that covers both at once.

Edit: … You probably knew that and were being rhetorical. Yeah, I’ve been awake for far too long, sorry. =P

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
6 years ago

@Parodixical Intention

I didn’t mean “legal abortion” to mean safe and legal medical abortions, I meant it to mean what manospherians mean when they say “if women can have medical abortions, why can’t men have legal abortions and be able to sign away their legal responsibilities to the child”, so they want to opt out of parenthood not pregnancy (because as cis men they can’t get pregnant) and I was saying that there’s already an option to opt out of parenthood once a child is born, sorry if that wasn’t clear

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Scented Fucking Hard Chairs | March 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm
@PI

Separately, they’re heteronormativity and cisnormativity, but I dunno if there’s one that covers both at once.

Edit:
… You probably knew that and were being rhetorical. Yeah, I’ve been awake for far too long, sorry. =P

Nah, I actually was just having a brainfart there.

Though, I still like the term “Schrödinger’s Cishet”, especially when I see blatant, open non-Cishet stuff and still see cishet people pretend it’s all just “friendship! :)”

Like I saw an article from a newspaper about a woman giving her GIRLFRIEND (the paper referred to them as girlfriends) a kidney, with a picture of them KISSING, and this woman commented “What a wonderful friendship these two have! :D” And I’m just like:
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@sparkalipoo: Oh, thanks for clarifying! I was confused. :D

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Like when Willow came out to Buffy and fans were actually surprised that she and Tara were more than friends.

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