On Friday, twitter was still abuzz and very angry over Matt Forney’s article on ROK: 5 Reasons Girls With Tattoos and Piercings Are Broken. Well 20,000+ comments later and still raging, Forney has been fortunate enough to soak in the hate and slew of death threats. The internet these days is entertaining. Say something people really don’t like, and you can expect for people to threaten to kill you. Just got to get used to it.
Well, I saw two SJWs on twitter tweeting about hating Forney and the like so I figured I would have some fun. The tweet that got me was the one telling Forney his mother should have an abortion.
1. I also led off with my favorite shock style endorsement of the pro-choice position. I encouraged all feminists to always have an abortion. To this one of them responded that she was now going to get pregnant and have a kid named after me.
2. I immediately dropped some buzzwords like “cis” , “privilege” and “gender. Both of the tweeters then mentioned how I must hate them being non-white. Nice try though, and I dropped my “half-white” card. Now the genocide cards works pretty damn well in terms of privilege arguments, but it was tough considering one was Jewish.
3. I identified as transgender for the conversation and told them to check their privilege. The tweets went back and forth but they were amused by an MRA troll – apparently that’s what I am – being transgender. That definitely could have entailed further labels and transphobic accusations.
In reflection what I should have done after being accused of being a troll is to accuse them of a new level of transphobia based on insisting that transgender folks can’t have certain opinions without being labeled trolls. Whole new level of transphobia, right?
I’ll try it out on some new angry tweeters later. It’s amazing to see what throwing in the right buzzwords can do nowadays. The internet really is the ultimate form of entertainment.