So Twisty does this thing every once in a while, whenever she’s feeling bored. It goes like this:
(1) She posts a scathing (and very witty, don’t get me wrong) high polemical about some practice or another which she (a) doesn’t enjoy personally and (b) has some problems with as a patriarchy-blamin’ feminist. “Personally” doesn’t enter into it, and the OP’s tend to be about as nuanced as, well, a facial. When she does make a reference to /patriarchy, she quickly follows it with language designed to convey objective disgust:
Flame me if you will, but I posit nevertheless that no woman, since the dawn of the patriarchal co-option of human sexuality, has ever actually enjoyed this submissive sexbot drudgery. There’s a reason that deep-throating a funk-filled bratwurst makes a person retch.*
*Reason: It’s fucking gross.
(2) Women come and talk about how gross they think blowjobs are, either subjectively or objectively.
(2a) Women come and comment about how they don’t feel that way, how their personal proclivities are different, and how they think there are nuanced arguments to be made that Twisty didn’t make.
(3) Other women rip those women to shreds. They spend a lot of time talking about how eager the second group of women are to defend this (horrible, disgusting) practice against all criticism, and that this is prima facie evidence that they are all brainwashed fembots. They ignore that these women are not sounding off independently about the ecstasy of fellatio nor yet responding to:
[argument that Twisty is fully capable of making but has refrained from making for reasons known only to Twisty, e.g.: We all know that in a patriarchy, (and by ‘patriarchy’ I mean a social order in which all women are subject, by universal agreement, to all men), on accounta the power differential, all relationships with men are inherently inequitable. ]
They also ignore any and all acknowledgement of /patriarchy.
(4) Twisty posts a follow up pretending that the argument she should have made is the argument she actually did make, and that the women who responded to the argument she did make and the language she did use are brainwashed fembots who can’t bear to hear the blaming:
Except, it turns out, relationships wherein women suck cock! That’s when patriarchy miraculously recedes into the aether and male privilege becomes a distant memory! No woman was ever so free as the woman with a mouth full of throbbing gristle! How could I have been so blind? Less blaming and more cocksucking, that’s my new motto! Mystery solved! The struggle is over!
Since this has happened so very many times, and since Twisty is the furthest thing from stupid, I can’t help but wonder if maybe Twisty is baiting these women so as to stack the deck in the conversation and give other women an avenue to gore them unjustly. Maybe I’m being unfair, but that’s why I don’t spend very much time over there anymore. It’s a tiring dynamic.