We’re due for a relaxing, winding-down thread. So much going on lately! I need to chill the hell out.
I know my readers have noticed me editing male supremacist/MRA comments by putting pictures of gay porn in their comments. I’m sorry. I really am. I know most of us don’t want to see silly dicks that all look the same. I’m doing this because I know how homophobic they are and it drives them nuts. Yesterday some angry dude, who I think is an asshole john from Twitter, posted at least 10 comments where he was verbally violent to me and us. None of his bullshit got through. I edited it all.
I can understand if you don’t want to see gay male porn. I don’t really want to see it either but there’s a method to my madness!
I am reading Woman Hating again. Andrea Dworkin broke down homophobia really well in that book and from what I gathered, to heterosexual misogynist men, being gay is like being a woman. So what I’m doing is taking male supremacists and giving them what they understand to be humiliating. Part of me wants them to understand that this is done to women every day, every millisecond, and I do it in the hopes there’ll be some lightbulb moment. I’m not hopeful though.
If some angry dude is gonna try to violate me verbally then I’m going to smack him upside the face. It’s as simple as that. I do not take any crap from men. If you try harming me in any way, I will make sure I get you. You don’t want to be humiliated? Then stop coming here with male supremacist blabberings that don’t make sense. Yeah, this is one tiny little fucking dot of space where women can speak their minds and you’re not getting free reign here. Deal with it or get kicked in the metaphorical nuts.
Get this: I don’t like any of you. I am wary of ALL men because the abuse of women in our culture is a non-stop event, a non-stop nightmare. On street harassment did you fuckwit males patrol other men to get them to stop? No. Instead you’re all whining about it, and on the C36 and JianGhomeshi hashtag you’re either violating more women or using women’s suffering as clickbait for your silly exposes on how you’re a ‘good guy’ while the woman next to you is probably being sexually harassed by a male in your workplace. So you can fuck right off.
I don’t give cookies out to men for being humane to women. That’s expected.
In more positive news, I love good cuisine. I have a store next to me that sells lots of different foods from around the world. I got this fig spread that’s spicy. It’s made here locally. My GOD is it good. I got some cashew butter too and some of those thin crispy bread things. I put em all together and yum! Perfect for computer snacking.
My wild house mouse Cheech is doing very well. He’s a bit pissed off because the lighting in my place has changed. My 3-way 100 watt floor lamp died. The switch in it is fucked so I had to use the overhead lamp with a 60 watt bulb. I hate it too. However, one of the security guards at my building gave me an 80 watt desk lamp to compensate. It’s much better.
Cheech usually waddles out a couple times a night and I sit on the floor with him with an open jar of peanut butter next to me and let him crawl inside the jar and lick. Most of the time he gets up on his 5-toed feet and licks the top of the jar. His little eyes squint as he licks. The other night all you could see was this jar of pb with a crooky mouse tail sticking out of it. I couldn’t resist. I touched his tail and he got mad and ran away.
A minute later he scampered back. He’s just being a little Prince who doesn’t want his tail touched.
I’ve been tweeting a lot on the #C36 hashtag on Twitter. I’ve had johns abuse me, calling me a cunt and sending me porn. I block them immediately. Let me put it this way: the only thing I haven’t got yet is a rape threat but I suspect that will happen sooner or later.
The pro-exploitation lobby has no argument so instead they’ve been attacking exit programs and john schools for getting grant money from the federal govt. They’ve been personally attacking Sen. Joy Smith and other politicians. In general, they’re being assholes. Some of them start new accounts just to attack survivors. They’ve even stooped so low as to call the bill the ‘Pickton Bill’ after a serial killer of prostitutes who confessed to murdering 49 women and lamented he didn’t get to 50. Their rhetoric is so fucking disgusting but it’s all they really have.
Laws don’t kill prostituted women. Men do.
I painted my nails peacock metallic blue and watched a couple feminist movies over the weekend. One was about Bikini Kill, the punk group of Kathy Hanna. I’d love to find some online copies of her E-zine. I don’t know if she considered herself a radical feminist because she may have taken the wrong view on prostitution but she definitely spoke our message in many ways. I was so inspired I went on Twitter trying to find women in Vancouver to start a homemade radfem e-zine. I’d love to take submissions from my readership here as well.
I also watched Frida, a biography about Frida Kahlo. I loved the film because unlike a typical Hollymanwood movie she fucking told her husband he was a bastard and was more talented than he was. You’ll love it.
If you have any feminist movie recommendations leave em below. I’ve found a good list of them but as usual, they’re hard to find for free online, never mind Hollymanwood ever promoting one and Disney sucks rocks mostly.
Dec 6th is ‘Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.’ I plan on going to events on Dec 6th, which is when C36 will take effect. I plan on hooking up with some of my radfem sisters on that day.