Sensing Humor

I’ve heard men say one should never trust someone that bleeds seven days a month without dying, but we think a bit differently on this blog. Never trust anyone that can talk through an endless steaming stream of mouth diarrhea, and don’t trust those that listen to his shit.

It reminds me of this joke I once heard: Why do men whistle on the toilet?

Oh, nevermind. It isn’t an important joke, and anyhow, most people wouldn’t believe in a feminist sense of humor unless we joke about dead babies and sex, the only things feminists talk about. We’re obsessed with abortion and body-hatred. Some believe the two are inherently related when it comes to our dusty feminist uteri.

Which reminds me of another joke: What’s the difference between a dead baby and a rock? No, too tasteless. I shouldn’t. You know what I need? I need some Nair and a joke book. And some Excedrin.

Those who appear to be our natural allies appeal to women during election time, forget about us after the election is over, dismiss us when we call bullshit, demean us when we demand integrity, and then use our bodies to sell their product.

The headache started when I realized that this image isn’t far from the truth; it is the truth.

[UPDATE: Oh snap! It is getting louder in here. And just so we’re clear, I don’t give a shit about the ad. This is about being dismissed by those who are supposed to be our allies. If you haven’t noticed, this from our own, compounded with the endless assaults on women’s rights by the Right, is most disparaging to those of us for whom these issues are not PR abstracts.

And if you have no idea what’s going on and are too put out to follow the links above, here is a decent synopsis.]

[UPDATE II: And if you weren’t done with the circle jerk yet, check Steve Gilliard’s response to a woman who tried to explain why she felt “betrayed” by her supposed political allies.]

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46 comments for “Sensing Humor

  1. June 13, 2005 at 5:39 am


  2. June 13, 2005 at 6:10 am

    Awesome, you rule. Sadly, your humor is probably way too smart for the whiners.

  3. June 13, 2005 at 7:29 am

    “Those who appear to be our natural allies appeal to women during election time, forget about us after the election is over, dismiss us when we call bullshit, demean us when we demand integrity, and then use our bodies to sell their product.”

    Lauren … you’re right.

  4. STP
    June 13, 2005 at 7:58 am

    As I see my site meter flourishing as a result of feministe hits, I have checked in and found a cool site I was unaware of.

    Dig the biting wit and message.

    Scott the Poet of Poetic Leanings

  5. June 13, 2005 at 8:22 am

    Fucking right. Good stuff, Lauren.

  6. June 13, 2005 at 8:55 am

    That is a brilliant, brilliant picture. You truly nailed it.

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  8. June 13, 2005 at 9:30 am

    Shorter Balloon Juice: At least Republicans can keep their bitches in line.

  9. June 13, 2005 at 9:38 am

    Completely true. Who can you really blame, though? An innocent teenager with great hooters may know better in some part of her mind, but such an advertisement really raises the hits and the come-ons.

  10. June 13, 2005 at 9:57 am

    It’s funny, because Kos’s ravings on this totally remind me of menstrual cramps and the pain of a badly-fitting bra.

    God, it must really suck when someone tells you off for abusing your cock-given power-base to demean them.

  11. June 13, 2005 at 10:46 am

    Great post! My heart is swelling with estrogen goodness. I’m blogging for Peek this week and will keep an eye on things, too…

  12. bg
    June 13, 2005 at 11:04 am is pro female, pro male, pro honesty, pro truth.

    It is anti-corruption, anti-hate, anti-war, murderous thugs!

  13. June 13, 2005 at 11:23 am

    Did you read Ballon Juice’s latest? Seems like he can dish it out but cannot take it. . .

    What a shock.

    These silly boys have no sense of humor.

  14. June 13, 2005 at 12:02 pm

    unless we joke about dead babies and sex, the only things feminists talk about.

    Shee-it, Lauren. I thought you had me there, with a clear, identifiable “I AM A FEMINIST” sort of label. All my jokes are about sex and dead babies. Except the ones about Hellen Keller. Yeah, you forgot Hellen Keller. Cause god-damn, some of those are funny!

    Yes, fine, I know, I’m going to hell. But who cares, quoting Evie Harris: “Oh, the gays and their wit! Hell must be a laugh a minute!”

  15. June 13, 2005 at 12:03 pm

    Chuck! What’s Helen Keller’s favorite color?!

    No, don’t answer that.

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  17. June 13, 2005 at 12:11 pm

    LOVE IT. Ha!

  18. June 13, 2005 at 12:20 pm

    Nicely posted.

    You know, I’ve avoided posting a response on my own blog simply because so many people were doing it better. But I have to say, reading Cole’s articles combined with the overall lack of genuine concern exhibited by kos’s supporters has finally stirred me to join the battle.

    Its gonna be a battle y’all! Thanks for the motivation.

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  20. June 13, 2005 at 12:55 pm

    Love it! The sad thing about satire is that sometimes it’s so close to the thing it’s satirizing that it is hard to identify. Not that this is in danger of that but… I wrote a bit on the bruhaha about “activist judges” saying that Congress had passed a law allowing them to shoot judges they don’t like. Eventually I had to actually label it satire because it didn’t seem too far fetched for some people.

    I wrote a little on this here and here. Thanks for the humor.

  21. June 13, 2005 at 1:29 pm

    My favorite one is in the “Alice position”: “Vote Republican”. Heh.

  22. June 13, 2005 at 1:30 pm

    “Because, honestly, a lot of feminist theory is bullshit. Some isn’t. The problem is that the loudest voices often make the stupidest arguments.”

    From a statement like that I’m sure that he’s really making an effort to see both sides of the issue. He’s not at all rushing to defend Kos because his own male privilege makes it hard for him to see how kos’s reaction could piss people off. And of course the rude and frankly unintelligent way he responds to commenters on his blog is in no way indicative of his intellectual credibility. No, No, No, feminists who have a problem with kos’s ad and/or kos’s reaction really just need to “fucking grow up”.

    I’m really glad I wasted 20 minutes of my life wading through Gillard’s bullshit.

  23. June 13, 2005 at 2:03 pm

    Ditto Sydney.

    Goddamn. That’s all I can really say to Gilliard.


  24. June 13, 2005 at 2:05 pm

    Great post, Lauren.

    And Amanda–way to take it to the boneheads on SG’s blog.

  25. pragmatic_realist
    June 13, 2005 at 3:06 pm

    One thing you have to realize is that you are dealing with some young men in their 30’s, an age when their brains have just started to differentiate from the raw hamburger of adolecense into the first faint glimmerings of self awareness. They still share the illusion of youth that they know all, and that any thought that pops into their heads is worthy of instantly being published far and wide.

    “Hey, man, it was just a joke. Why are you so freaking sensitive?”

    One of the real dangers of blogging is that it is so easy to blast off some words and click the “publish” button before you have taken time to think.

    Being mindful of what you say, how you say it, and how others hear and feel it is a stage of evolution beyond where most of these guys are. Maybe a stage beyond where most of them will ever get.

  26. piny
    June 13, 2005 at 3:07 pm

    Ditto Sydney.

    Goddamn. That’s all I can really say to Gilliard.


    Wow, really? That’s not even on the list of profane things I want to say to him.

    Lauren, will it offend your delicate feminine sensibilities–or your delicate feminist sensibilities–if I make numerous facetious but graphic references to Steve Gilliard’s imaginary coital relationships with various vertebrate and invertebrate fauna? You probably won’t “get” any of them, since you have a uterus, but I assure you that the men who visit will find them highly risible.

  27. June 13, 2005 at 3:26 pm

    lauren, bang. you nailed it.

  28. June 13, 2005 at 3:28 pm


    Being the innocent preacher’s kid that I am (seriously; my dad is a former/recovering Southern Baptist preacher, and my step-mom is a current Disciples of Christ preacher), I felt it would be unbecoming of me to use rougher language than that.

    That, and I don’t have the anatomical knowledge necessary to tell Gilliard exactly where to stick it.

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  30. June 13, 2005 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks, Matt, though I’m completely wore out. Luckily, I had a lunch hour to go find even more hot hot hot pictures from the 50s to put on my blog that I think everyone will be enjoying. It cheered me up immensely.

  31. June 13, 2005 at 4:48 pm

    Never trust a man without daughters.

    I’m not sure where all the “liberal” South Park Democratic male bloggers came from, but rest assured that some of us are as sick of their juvenile crap as you are.

  32. June 13, 2005 at 7:12 pm

    Righ fucking on, Girl! You are fabulous!

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  35. June 14, 2005 at 5:26 pm

    You fuck with porn, you fuck with Gilliard. And this time, it’s personal.

    Right on, Lauren.

  36. June 15, 2005 at 1:10 am

    wow. (the ‘ad’ is priceless.)

    gilliard’s reaction? wow. i–i can’t even articulate what i’m thinking. hostility, ignorance and no editing – all in one package.

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  38. Thalia
    June 15, 2005 at 12:40 pm

    Ditto on the point-making ad you created. It drives the pervasiveness of the female body commodification trunk of the sexism tree home effectively.

  39. Thomas
    June 15, 2005 at 1:59 pm

    pervasiveness of … female body commodification”

    Yep. So pervasive that it is generally considered “normal,” and lots of people think defending it is merely “common sense” or having a “sense of humor.”

  40. Raincitygirl
    June 16, 2005 at 1:18 am

    Yeah, that would have been me who tried to explain why I felt betrayed by a prominent liberal taking such retrograde attitudes, and got the response

    “Oh men are sexist. No shit. Deal with it and stop acting like you’re owed something because mommy and daddy kissed your ass and your professors, when not trying to fuck you, catered to your nonsense.”

    Gosh, why on earth would women be feeling like we were only of use to some prominent male progressives, and we were only “real” liberals when we shut the fuck up and work on what we’re TOLD are important issues? The minute we step out of line, some of them, guys I kind of figured were on my side, are spouting off about “menstruating she-devils” and sanctimonious feminazis looking for sexism under every rock, and how anything we’ve accomplished in the real world that makes us feel qualified to disagree with any man’s take on things, well we only accomplished that because having tits to exploit gave us an easy ride through university.

    Note: I’m not saying all male liberals were saying this, but enough of them, guys I might have previously considered to be nice guys who “got it”, that yeah, I feel a little fucking betrayed. But in fact, it’s illegitimate for me to feel that way, some man will let me know how I should react, and what issues are important to me as a woman, and if I step out of line, that man will immediately stoop to personal sexual attacks to get me to shut up and stuff envelopes for liberal fundraisers while he and the other men get on with sorting out the issues.

    Call me naive, but I didn’t expect to have to deal with that stuff from the guys who say they’re on my side! Anyway, I finally (after quite a long period of simmering quietly, and not wanting to post a response to Steve because while my original comments had been polite, I wasn’t sure I could STAY polite given what he’d just assumed about me) posted a response. I managed to stay on-topic, reasonable, and I think fairly polite, but still call him on it. Well, that was, um, twenty hours ago, and thus far his silence has been deafening. Maybe a big important man like him is too busy to check the comments thread on his own blog or something.

    I have to say that this whole experience has been a huge eye-opener for me. It seems like there’s a subset of liberal, progressive men who are very much against sexism and in favour of women’s rights, as long as they and not women are allowed to define sexism and women’s rights. Challenge their perceptions, and boy, watch how fast things change. Incredibly heartened, though, that there were women (and a few men) in that thread challenging Steve and his friends’ narrow worldview. And I guess better to find out that the guys on your side have big old feet of clay beforehand.

  41. maggie
    June 17, 2005 at 3:32 am

    Good grief. Kos, Gilliard and the gang are the best argument ever for a third party.

    If this is the best and brightest the Dems have to offer, we are all in a heap of trouble.

    Do they seriously think we’ll just melt away with embarassment if they call us names or use naughty words? I can’t believe these guys. Seriously, I thought this kind of thing was history in the 80’s. It’s 20 years later and they still don’t get why abortion matters?

    We have been coddling these boy-children for to damn long. It’s time for them to grow up and face the realities of women’s lives. It ain’t all whipped cream and fake breasts fellas.

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