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Dudes who complain that they can’t call women “cunts” anymore are upset because now they can’t talk to women at all.— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) February 26, 2013
The hardest part of becoming a starfucker is learning how not to explode during the thermonuclear process.— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) February 6, 2013
In The Tweets That Make Me & No One Else Laugh Files…
Being OCD in the Container Store must be the now-perfectly-even 10th Circle of Hell.— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) December 27, 2012
Twitter Hiatus Until The Men I Know Get Loud
I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so sick of the way men on Twitter treat lady comics. And my male friends always DM me or text me or email me or talk to me about how they hate it too but they never speak up.
I am constantly tweeting about gay rights (I’m straight) and racism (I’m white) - it takes two seconds and it’s part of who I am. My male comedy friends tell me the solution is to just let it slide, “these people are idiots” or they just say that they want to say something about how they see women being treated on line “but don’t know what to say.”
Well, a lot of people who aren’t “political” necessarily or policy wonk experts wrote their feelings quite well on why they wanted Obama re-elected - maybe some male comics or who are just guys who are funny writers and have a huge presence online can do something similar to this. http://90days90reasons.com/index.php
Here’s some examples of tweets I get EVERY DAY. See if the internet wouldn’t be less fun for you if you got this shit.
Then I will come back to Twitter when I feel like I’m not the only voice constantly using her feed to interrupt her regularly scheduled funniness to try to teach young guys not to objectify women, tell them to shut up, correct their jokes, mansplain to them, etc.
I’m often told that women’s rights are not in any danger and I have the vote and we don’t need feminism anymore for “big issues” - (that’s a whole other issue) But the small issue of feeling part of the global web community is still a new frontier for women and we are starting at square one. I would love the support of my male friends in comedy - OUT LOUD and as part of their daily lives. The way we all do with gay rights and racism.
And when I feel I am not the only voice out there, I’ll come back to Twitter. And trust me, I want to. I have things to promote.
While I do not have a giant platform from which to speak I will use the fact that I occasionally can get your attention to tell you that I am 100% behind Jen Kirkman just like I am 100% behind my wife Nina Bargiel and every other woman who has ever been a target for assholes simply because they dared to be both female and funny.
That said I probably haven’t spoken out enough about it. So, going forward, if I catch you being an asshole I will not pretend that it’s not my problem. Idiots only win when good people refuse to stand up to shut them down.
“They’re saying you’re pretty!”
“You shouldn’t put a picture of yourself online if you don’t want people to comment.”
“That’s part of being a woman online.”
“Learn to take a compliment!”
“Just deal with it.”
“I’m a dude, and I go through the exact same thing!” [story that isn’t even remotely similar]
“It’s all in your head.”
“You’re too sensitive.”
“When you talk about yourself on the Internet it gives people the right to say anything they want about you. So it’s really your fault.”
BTW, take out the “online” and substitute “outside” and suddenly you have every response that people give you when talking about dealing with street harassment.
21st Century Fights
Just got angry at my wife for confusing two nearly identical towns on Long Island. I stand by this.— Will Stegemann (@BeTheBoy) October 19, 2012
FUCKYOOPEQUA. RT @betheboy: Just got angry at my wife for confusing two nearly identical towns on Long Island. I stand by this.— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) October 19, 2012