Yeah. Like I was going to pass up an opportunity for that headline.
When I was first imagining myself as a writer, the idea of belonging to an organization like SWFA seemed to be that of status, legitimacy, networking.
But if you need to be published to get in, then you already have those things. So what does it provide again?
Apparently, opportunities for self-promotion from Not-Sexist to Super-Not-Sexist
Anyway, Sarah goes nuts with the gifs, and it’s still better than 95% of the posts at Buzzfeed, because she still writes the story. The gif’s punctuate the points rather than substitute for them.
And in the process, she links Kate Paulik’s lovely picquant rant on the subject. I have never heard of Kate, but I am following her blog now, because she discourses on Glittery Hoo-Has with provocative vigor.
What is this Glittery Hoo-Ha, you say? Well, it’s a snarky literary term for the Girl Who Is So Precious and Perfect that any man will remove a testicle just to get his remaining one near to her. The Feminist Glittery Hoo-Ha functions thusly:
For the Interchangeable Feminist author, the Feminist Glittery Hoo Haa magically transforms her grocery lists (should she ever deign to commit such a patriarchally derived act as create one) into high art (those of you speculating on precisely what one has to be high on to consider it art may stop now). Editors, agents and publishers recognize the brilliance of her FGHH and – judging by the samples I’ve read – don’t bother to read the piece before publishing it and pushing it harder than a heterosexual male backstage at a pole dancer’s convention. Obviously their brilliance is lost on the rest of us who lack this magical piece of anatomy and possess the usual combination of a pair of functioning eyes and some brain cells that don’t faint in shock when they’re called on to do any thinking.
Obviously, tears ensue, and the enemies of the people must be purged. Because, Patriarchy.
Meanwhile, a woman has spent two days straight making Someecards about her husband’s small penis, and Happyplace thinks it’s the funniest thing that ever happened.