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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. Caperton
    Caperton January 31, 2012 at 2:52 pm | *

    Okay, first of all, Ceecee, that’s definitely not a toy shotgun. What kind of feminists do you take us for?

  2. Vertigo
    Vertigo January 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm |

    I voted for Bob Knows. Ms. Obvious was too long to read.

  3. jrockford
    jrockford January 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm |

    Bob Knows. But it was a tossup. At the end of the day though, it seemed like Johnny Ace was just a bit down the lane and into the mace, as they say.

  4. Anathematised
    Anathematised January 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm |

    Obvious has my vote on word-count alone. FNTT: Now featuring an essay contest!

  5. Lance
    Lance January 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm |

    I had to go with Rufus– the offhand contrasting of “drunk” vs. “civilized” was such a glorious non-sequitir. Nobody tell him about the role of beer in the rise of civilization, okay?

  6. Li
    Li January 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm |

    Ms. Obvious was tl;dr, and while Rufus had some well executed manarchism, he left me cold.

    So it really had to go to Bob Knows with the “black robes of hell”. Of HELL, people.

  7. Rob in CT
    Rob in CT January 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm |

    I like Rufus’ ideas, and want to subscribe to his newsletter.

  8. Thomas MacAulay Millar
    Thomas MacAulay Millar January 31, 2012 at 3:19 pm |

    Ceecee because it’s clearly a pump action, neither automatic nor semiautomatic. (Remington 870 Entry? That’s my guess, though the picture is awfully small for a positive ID on the weapon.)

  9. Jadey
    Jadey January 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm |

    Anyone who complains about the little girl avec heavy weaponry always gets my vote.

  10. Emolee
    Emolee January 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm |

    I had to go with Johnny Ace, simply because he reminded me of the time a few years ago that I was at a holiday party and a woman accused both my sister and me of being “half of Hitler,” presumably making us an entire Hitler together. Why were we Hitler? Because we were “extreme leftists.” Yeah, WTF.

    Although “black robes of hell” and “drunks vs civilized” both made me laugh.

  11. Thomas MacAulay Millar
    Thomas MacAulay Millar January 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm |

    Also, I think the image of the shotgun has been flipped. The ejection port — the long silver thing ahead of the grip at the top — is on the left side of the weapon, while it’s almost always on the right, to eject the shell away from a right-handed shooter’s face when fired from the shoulder. Perhaps someone makes a left-eject receiver, but the girl is clearly right-handed.

  12. Miku
    Miku January 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm |

    I voted for Ms. Obvious because of how confused her post made me, and the ironic contrast that presents with her name.

  13. Sera
    Sera January 31, 2012 at 3:43 pm |

    I had to go with the ‘black robes of hell’, mainly b/c I remember (Sheelzebub? maybe?) one of the commentariat’s longing for her very own robe… which of course inspired me to scour the interwebs for a sewing ‘HELL ROBE’ pattern.

  14. Alberthe
    Alberthe January 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm |

    ‘agents of Satan in black robes of hell’ Hell, yeah:D:D:D:D

  15. Katie
    Katie January 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm |

    What’s wrong with the toy gun comment? It seems perfectly innocent to me. Unless there’s some history to this I’m not aware of…

  16. blondie
    blondie January 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm |

    I couldn’t pick. These were all too trollicious!

  17. annajcook
    annajcook January 31, 2012 at 4:16 pm |

    Gosh … a hard bracket!

    Johnny Ace scored points for the use of a weird smiley: {{-_-}}

    And Ms Obvious for having to use so many words to explain the obvious…

    …but in the end, I just had to vote for the lyric poetry of the phrase “agents of Satan in black robes of hell.” Bob knows!

  18. Mandolin
    Mandolin January 31, 2012 at 4:25 pm |

    Rufus because he almost, sort of, if you squint, has the glimmer of a point.

  19. konkonsn
    konkonsn January 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm |

    Is Bob Knows talking about one of the many incidents in which the divorced man killed his family and then himself? And he’s saying the man is the victim?

    I mean, I’ve heard this argument before, but it just boggles my mind every damn time.

  20. SecondJen
    SecondJen January 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm |

    “Agents of Satan in black robes of hell” indeed. Plus I love the “factoid” about massive suicide rates among divorced men. He should really be on a University campus with a sandwich board, because the end is nigh.

  21. LC
    LC January 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm |

    Rufus, for much the same reason as Mandolin.

  22. Shawn
    Shawn January 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm |

    Bob Knows, ’cause it all goes back to being some woman’s fault, somehow, somewhere along the way. The menfolks are so victimized, y’all.

  23. Iam138
    Iam138 January 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm |

    Bob knows, since he went to hell and back. Very nicely done. Ms Obvious was tl;dr. And, to be honest, I sort of agree with most of Rufus’s note: the Establishment, whoever it is, makes hay by keeping all of the lower classes arguing with each other. But his concern sounded more like the “OMG, how can you write about this when children are starving in Africa!” than anything else.

  24. Sara
    Sara January 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm |

    Ceecee, for taking the logo seriously.

  25. Tim
    Tim January 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm |

    Ms. Obvious because of the general rantiness and how she almost seemed to be channeling Alan Keyes, whose rants I always kind of enjoyed.

  26. Past my expiration date
    Past my expiration date January 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm |

    Bob Knows, for writing in dactyls.

  27. suspect class
    suspect class January 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm |

    Bob Knows Satan. Bob Knows Hell Robes.

  28. BBBShrewHarpy
    BBBShrewHarpy January 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm |

    Rufus, because he took such care with what he wrote, down to the correct placement of apostrophes, but then blew it all by putting “drunks” in contrasting apposition with “civilized”. And then blaming “Establishment” feminists (WTF are they?) for the ensuing bedlam?

  29. Anon21
    Anon21 January 31, 2012 at 11:35 pm |

    This is a really strong bracket. Classic concern trolling from Ceecee; Rufus apparently just stepped out of Manarchist Ryan Gosling; and Johnny Ace’s little emoticon was a charming palette cleanser after the Hitler reference. I went with Bob Knows, though. I can somehow just picture the slightly unfocused quality of his eyes as he pounds away at his keyboard, exposing the malevolent Satan agents with his courageous comments.

  30. Argenti Aertheri
    Argenti Aertheri January 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm |

    Rufus, because he had nearly had a point, but wow, those categories! I initially read “native vs migrants” as Native Americans, and then did a double take that no, he’d lumped all native Americans // citizens by birth as Native Americans. None of the rest actually managed to surprise me any, and I like my trolls surprising.

    Also, hello! long time lurker coming out to comment, eek!

  31. broken
    broken February 1, 2012 at 12:01 am |


    I mean what kind of troll can’t clearly identify a pump action shotgun?

  32. Ledasmom
    Ledasmom February 1, 2012 at 7:15 am |

    I had to go with Johnny Ace, simply because he reminded me of the time a few years ago that I was at a holiday party and a woman accused both my sister and me of being “half of Hitler,” presumably making us an entire Hitler together. Why were we Hitler? Because we were “extreme leftists.”

    Wouldn’t that make you two left sides of Hitler? Which is a somewhat disturbing image, come to think of it.
    Rufus almost took it, for his brilliant last-second veer into WTFitude, but I believe I have to give it to Bob Knows. I would, however, like to know where one orders black robes of hell.

  33. Angie unduplicated
    Angie unduplicated February 1, 2012 at 8:10 am |

    Ms. Obvious gets my vote for stereotype trollery, and as an affirmative action gesture, something she really can hate on. Black robes of Satan”, though, has its claws sunk into my funny bone and just won’t let go.

  34. lorobird
    lorobird February 1, 2012 at 9:27 am |


    i am in a fit of laughter thanks to her.

  35. schnei
    schnei February 1, 2012 at 10:25 am |

    I would have voted for the utterly confused Ms. Obvious, but the concern-trolling from Ceecee about the website’s logo is a perfect, off-topic derail.

  36. Anecdotal
    Anecdotal February 1, 2012 at 11:36 am |

    Even though I voted for Ms Obvious (so much energy wasted being incensed by a blog and all that ridiculous logic), I’m deeply offended by Rufus’ implication that a person cannot be both a drunk and civilized. That really hits a personal chord with me.

  37. astronautgo
    astronautgo February 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm |

    I choose to believe that Johnny Ace’s emoticon represents the head of a character from Katamari Damacy, which I think would fit with his gently whimsical tone.

    I voted for Bob Knows, though, because his comment is so metal.

  38. Comrade PhysioProf
    Comrade PhysioProf February 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm |

    Ms. Obvious was tl;dr. I voted for Johnny Ace to reward his competent spelling of foreign names.

  39. DragonBreath
    DragonBreath February 2, 2012 at 2:40 am |

    Ms obvious because she is anything but obvious. One answer to your ? Ceecee; maybe to shoot trolls? How about we get to rank the trolls in order of how bad they are? That way we can vote on all of them since they tend to all be disgusting.

  40. Jackie
    Jackie February 6, 2012 at 6:16 am |

    I remember someone else making an arguement like CeeCees, still as laughably absurd now as it it was then.

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