I just invented this “Wednesday Whiplash” thing, and it may or may not become a regular feature in the future. But for now, here’s how it’s gonna go:
First, I link to some that is truly shitastic. Egregiously offensive, or stupid, or both. Then, so as to cleanse your collective mental/emotional palate, I link to something profoundly awesome that will enrich your life. You shall be dizzied by the sudden carom from oh crap to OH SNAP.
Ready? Prepare to puke, then cheer.
Puke: A new-ish book, by Rep. Sally Kern (R-OK, but not really) entitled The Stoning of Sally Kern. You likely hear the echo of The Stoning of Soraya M., a book and later, a film, about an Iranian woman who was falsely accused of adultery, found guilty by an all-male jury, and then publicly stoned to death by a mob. We can debate the merits of the book and movie another time, but the idea that Kern, a rabid, religious-extremist and anti-gay activist, would purposefully riff on the title, thereby comparing the criticism she’s faced by figures who value democratic ideals to the corrupt railroading and brutal death–literal death!–of a woman with no public power in Khomeini’s Iran? Are you fucking kidding me with this, Sally Kern? Being criticized on YouTube = being physically broken into pieces and killed by rocks?
You are a horrible, horrible person, Sally Kern. Horrible!
Now, cheer: It’s a new Tumblog! Even better, it’s a new MEME TUMBLOG! It’s Men’s Rights Activist Marmoset, and it spot-fucking-on. Your favorite MRA-spewn garbage, set up and knocked down by a itty-wee monkey-head! What could be more refreshing? Perhaps submitting your own texts, to be marmoset-down-for-posterity? Well, you can do that, too!
You are an excellent, excellent tumblog, Men’s Right’s Activist Marmoset. Excellent!
This has been Wednesday Whiplash.