Three separate people have e-mailed to tell me that a certain women’s rights warrior (whose activism seems to revolve around setting up a blog to trash me and Ren and other undesirables), is clamouring for my attention again.
“No Frodo! Don’t give in! Not now!”
Yes, I’ve been doing a rather good job of ignoring her for the last month or so. Why do I want to throw away all that hard work now? Well, first of all, I’m bored. I’m not going on any exciting shopping trips or battling any particularly terrifying foes in my RPG, and with Ramadan coming up, I’m in for even less action and adventure than usual.
Second of all, I feel as though a major line has been crossed. Again. I’m content to have Feminist Anonymist rant and rave about my politics for as long as the moonshine and battery acid last her, but the minute her dirty little paws start grasping at my personal life, I feel like I need to say something. I don’t like it when people make up lies about me. It’s violating and icky and makes the entire thing feel like a cross between “Fatal Attraction” and an episode of Jerry Springer.
Before, “Feminist Anonymist” was content to call me a “whore.” Now she’s saying that I’m duping my readers by placing a “donate” button on this blog, because I am, apparently, richer than King Solomon. I mean, how else could I have gone to Duke?
Student debt? What’s that? No, no, student debt is for people we like. I probably stole that money from weeping orphans and endangered lemurs.
The “donate” button still comes with a sizeable disclaimer attached, but perhaps this warrior for justice just wishes to pretend that the disclaimer doesn’t exist. Who am I to intrude upon her fantasy? And who am I to point out that a woman who lives off an inheritance should probably not be scrutinizing others’ financial privilege? Oops.
An attempt to use my friend’s death to score a cheap point was what got FA banned from this site. I’m surprised to see her revisiting this episode; nobody’s that cruel and stupid, are they? Laughing in my face about the untimely demise of a beloved individual who left grieving family members and friends behind? This is what passes for speaking truth to power? I’ve met ogres more courteous and thoughtful than that.
As for the other stuff, it’s amusing. I laughed out loud when I read about how I “pull the Slavic card.” I’m picturing a very shiny and ornamental card, something I can wave around like an FBI badge, only with more frou frou. Pictures of me on this site? Well, I don’t have a pathological need to make myself invisible lest someone, somewhere, is horribly offended by my evil visage, ugly nose and all. Liking men? As a heterosexual woman, I *omigod* do, one man above all in particular. I know all of this information is rather shocking, but do steady yourself and have a drink of water or something stronger, you’ll be alright in no time.
For someone supposedly fighting on the front-lines for the liberation of women (or at least those women deemed worthy), FA sure does have a lot of time to spend on this particular… glorious battle. And you know what? If she employed actual arguments, I wouldn’t mind. As it stands, conversations with my bunny are much more stimulating.
P.S. Don’t you just love it when people (people like FA) who admit they don’t know a certain person (a person like Ren) nevertheless insist, mockingly, that said person ought to get psychological help? But then again, it seems like no discussion surrounding Renegade Evolution can occur without an attempt at her humiliation (good luck with that one, assholes!).