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Feb 6, 2014 spinflux commented on Sleepwalking Man in Underwear Sculpture Is Unpopular at a Women's College.
Once, during a walk across the U of O campus, I ran into a guy who looked a lot like that statue, complete with the tortured expression and lack of all clothing except his skivvies. I was alone and when he spotted me looking at him he became angry and started toward me, which freaked me out a bit. As I continued along the path home, I spotted pieces of clothing here and there, which I assume he had removed in the throes of a really awful trip. Possibly due to being off his meds. I felt bad for the guy. I saw him a few times after that and he seemed fine, but yeah, it wasn't a great experience. My dislike of this statue has nothing to do with being politically correct or looking for things to offend me. There's a difference between being offended and thinking something is stupid and useless for causing people to feel shitty. Plus, this is so obviously the worst idea for a statue ever, its very existence is proof someone is trying to troll students. Haw. So funnayyy.

Another reason it's a piss-poor idea for a sculpture is due to the immediate reaction upon seeing it is: someone may be in dire need of help. For that reason alone it's inappropriate. So I guess it does provoke, but its provocation is not due to any depth of meaning. More like yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater. It's not a fitting piece of art for the campus of a prestigious women's University based on its artistic merit, that's for sure. It's probably better suited to somewhere in Fremont, maybe with the other troll piece of art.

We have enough real-life dudes with bats in their belfry hanging around creeping people out, do we not? Do they so richly enhance the experience of life that we need to add one as a permanent fixture?
Sep 20, 2013 spinflux commented on Savage Love.
The only people 18 y/o anti-choice boys should be fucking are other anti-choice boys.
Aug 29, 2013 spinflux commented on I Have a New Happy Place.
Aug 5, 2013 spinflux commented on In Texas, Driving While Female Is Apparently a Crime That Could Get You Violated.
@9 Thanks for interjecting your irrelevant comment to let us know you dislike Seattle. I guess you missed the part where they didn't change gloves between body cavity searches. How about during a routine traffic stop, you get your asshole fingered by a cop who uses the same exact glove s/he just used to finger some other guy's asshole, and then come tell us about how faux we are because we happen to live in Seattle while also thinking that kind of shit is vile and abusive.

Jun 6, 2013 spinflux commented on Lindy West Reads Aloud Some of the Revolting Rape Threats She's Received.
"And you wonder why women hate men." Lauryn Hill
May 19, 2013 spinflux commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?.
Worse, you'll even see some of these chucklefucks tell us how WOMEN are sexist because we said the opinion of some stranger (99% of the time a MAN) regarding our tits is none of our fucking business. Asking invasive dudes to get a clue about basic human decency is "misandry" (whatever the fuck that social-pseudoscientific bullshit term even means.)

The point is, it's really not women's problem or concern if your little dude-bro feelings get hurt when we speak out against the rampant harassment we get on the street. In fact, your feelings are about the least relevant aspect of our conversation, or any conversation women are having about the misogyny they face. You don't know shit about what we're dealing with so listening, not TALKING, ought to be your thing at present.
May 19, 2013 spinflux commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?.

@202, no one is talking about all men or even most men. Believe it or not, it's not all about dudes. The only people who think most men are sexist douchebags are other male sexist douchebags. Men (and women) who are solid in their dignity are usually aware that we aren't talking about all men when bemoan this catcalling shit. Ever notice, men who aren't sexist douchebags never have the NEED to insert themselves into women's criticisms of sexist douchebags?

No, it's always some attention-starved dude-bro who doesn't understand concepts like boundaries and basic human decorum who barges in all puffed up to crow some crock of shit like, "As a man, here is how and why women get it all wrong about the ubiquitous street harassment that pervades your lives." This is followed by them frantically replying to every post in the thread, eagerly mansplaining to us all the shit they learned on 4chan last week about gender dynamics.

Then they'll begin to writhe in a fit of frothy faux-victimhood because of the uppity wimminz. Women are OVER-SENSITIVE, while also NOT SENSITIVE ENOUGH to the plight of menz! Halp! Women have the effrontery to express displeasure at the disgusting intrusions men put upon them!

May 18, 2013 spinflux commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?.
"Misandrist", lol.
Apr 24, 2013 spinflux commented on Jinkx Monsoon Ekes Into the Top Three While Crazy-Jealous Men Dressed as Women Try to Throw Her Under the Bus!.
Roxxxy is not this season's Phi Phi. Phi Phi had talent and imagination.
Mar 1, 2013 spinflux commented on Seattle, Mapped by Tweets.
Poor @jseattle. He hasn't had a free moment to fap himself silly since 2009. But at least I know when everybody got stabby last night on Summit, and where all the slacklines will be up today.