Monday, August 17, 2009

Banned


Long time readers of this blog will remember the time I was BANNED FROM BOOKCLUB on the interwebs, because I suggested that reading 16 Janet Evanovich novels in a row did not a bookclub make, and that it was akin to ordering Chinese Take Out for 16 nights in a row and calling it a Sampling of Asian Cuisine. I got my butt kicked by a few Janet Evanovich Book Lovers that time, Chickens.

Well, now I have been BANNED from commenting on the Feminist Review. Which is such a shame because I have such lofty, self righteous opinions to share with others, when I am not leafing through my copy of Mrs. Dalloway and talking to my cats whilst letting my underarm hair grow.

An independent artist who owns the Etsy company Wasaibi Brooklyn which makes beautiful handcrafted jewelry often using real currency, was approached by The Feminist review and an item from her shop was requested FOR FREE to be reviewed. Wasaibi sent the item to the reviewer, and the result was a non favorable review that that stated that the use of currency in the item was offensive.

HELLO. Here is what I THINK is wrong with this picture: if you have a problem with chicken: don't go asking for a free lunch at Kentucky Fried. That is my opinion.

And so I said as much--only to be BANNED, and this posted in the comments:

Feminist Review said...
A comment made by Lorrie Veasey has been removed for its threatening nature. Similar comments will be removed, and if necessary, reported to the proper authorities. Threats are taken seriously and NOT lightly.

I am the Tony Soprano of Blog Comments. I have scared the Big Bad Feminists. I thought those chicks were tougher.

So Chickens--here is the link to the blog posting. If you can get a comment past the author, who I suspect has a downy moustache on her upper lip and the sense of humor of a rock, let me know. You will be a better man than me.
http://feministreview.blogspot.com/2009/08/state-quarter-necklace.html

PS
Because I have become bigger than Paris Hilton in Japan, I have had to turn word verification back on for awhile. Please play WV with me--give the definition of the word you have to type. Example: Fishnelian--WV: what the author of the Feminist Review smells like.

32 comments:

Nonnee said...

You'd think Feminist Review would have more important things to do than to ban opinion.

Could be they are becoming passe!

Jen said...

I am laughing so hard right now. I think my favorite line in your blog post was "...who I suspect has a downy moustache on her upper lip and the sense of humor of a rock...".

I wish I could put into words how truly awesome you are. Let me think on it and I'll get back to you...

kwr221 said...

oooh, you are *SUCH a badass.

Will you wear leather when I finally meet you?

(someday.in the future. I know not when)

WV untyl
untyl then, I remain yours truly,
Kristin

sheila said...

OK, so what exactly did you say?! I'm so curious...plus, tell us where the throwdown is. We'll all have your back!

Feminist Review said...

It seems this contrived vendetta has moved past the point of facts being relevant. All comments on this post will be rejected because our blog will not be used as a site for juvenile bullying.

Don't bother responding. I won't be back to see it.

kwr221 said...

Oh, and this is on the FR blog header:
"Feminist Review believes that all opinions - positive and critical - are valuable and seeks to give voice to communities that remain on the margins. Our mission is to write reviews from feminist perspectives to explore the world through an anti-oppression lens. We recognize that there are many feminisms and provide a space where those differences can be represented and explored. (That means we want you to add your opinions too.)"


WV: hewinfi
Lorrie - you are the hewinfi beneath my wings. :-)

kwr221 said...

Oops, I meant to add BS on the blogheader sentiments. If it were true, they wouldn't have censored your opinion

kwr221 said...

OOhhh, I think FR just had a little hissy fit and took her toys and went home. ;-)

kwr221 said...

with a feminist hair toss, lol

Krëg said...

HOORAY! I've been missing my WV game fix!

Yeah, after reading the comments on that page, I was getting all fired up to verbally tear someone a new a$$ on that site. Then I remembered that some people aren't worth my time, and life's too short to get in a twist over something so trivial.

I do find it laughable that (according to their comments section) poverty is a feminist issue by the mere virtue that women live in poverty. By that rationale, the only things NOT falling under the feminist umbrella are testicular cancer and rough gay sex at a state highway rest area. But they'd probably gripe about that too: "We need more empowered women in these ass-plundering truck-stop trysts! And will one of you ladies grow some testicles already?!? It's not FAIR!!"

Some of the comments they left on there were pretty rough, so I can't imagine what you must have written. Also, I noticed that they tried to refute EVERY comment that looked negatively upon their post, no matter how logically based the argument. They are not open to reason or alternative viewpoints... so why even bother with them?

Unlike cancer or poverty, these self-proclaimed feminists WILL just go away if you ignore them. They only have as much power as we give them.

WV: untie
Dyslexics untie and we shall lure the wrold!
(sorry, old joke)

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

Oh my gosh. Those are some miserable women. How could anyone have the desire to spend their time doing reviews like that, ESP when they asked for the FREAKING PRODUCT!

VW: gentio

I bet you a $20 that the writer of that review has smelly gentio.

kwr221 said...

Lol at Amy's WV

wv: dings

Scared of feminists? I don't DINGS so!

Felicia Kramer said...

I almost posted on their site but decided I didn't want to give them any further opening to trash etsy artists. The only sad thing about your very funny post is that we just have to go and check it out and by doing so we bump up their Google Analytics numbers. I promise - I won't go back. They give feminists a bad name.

Miss Thystle said...

I am SO JEALOUS. The only thing I ever get banned from is church.

WV: Desserse

I would like some chocolate for desserse.

ZDub said...

Damn! Lorrie, you are such a blogging ninja.

I wish I would get banned from LAUNDRY.

The Feminist Review has sand in their vagina, can't we all just get along?


P.S. I mailed my "I Love Our Name Is Mud" card TODAY. I suck. Bad.

themom said...

Oh the power of the "delete" and "ban" buttons. Like pouty children, if they don't get their own way - heading home. So sad.

WV: cressat - the monster that goes after blog commenters with a "ban swatter."

Debbie said...

I would love to go over. I haven't had a nice altercation in a long time.
And only for you, my lovely, will I do a little WF and not whine.

Jane! said...

I don't understand what a necklace has to do with feminism but it sounds like they have found a clever way to get lots of free stuff.

WV - inchies

Perhaps her sari is a few inchies too tight.

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

you do live dangerously!

oh, and comolies--definitely something I ate once in a small mexican restaurant.

Miss Thystle said...

bless their little hearts.

WV: Bablu

I lurves you Bablu

Rachael said...

My goodness, Lorrie, what exactly did you say?! There were some hot comments goin' on over there and only little ol' you got banned!

And, I'm sure I have something more to say about this, but right now I'm kind of still speechless and agape over the "free vibrator" give-away on the sidebar of this girl-power site. For real?! Clearly I need to get out (on the 'net) more! hehe.

WV: "parwo" = when you are sad about your mini golf score.

Rachael said...

I just like to play the word verification game.

Holite: when you're just a little bit slutty.

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

Wow. It seems like those folks were wound up and having races even before you got there. A lot of hostility.

The Girl said...

I went to comment and found this:

Editor's Comment: No more comments will be allowed on this post, as it has become a playground for a group of etsy/indie designer bullies who would like to turn Feminist Review into a site for some ridiculous and contrived vendetta against one of our writers simply because she expressed a political sentiment they disagree with (or, more entertaining, who they see as having participated in a conspiratorial plot against Wabisabi). Much of the information being circulated in the etsy/designer realm of the blogosphere about the way this review came about is inaccurate—such as the claim that this necklace was sent by the designer to India at her own cost, which it untrue as the necklace was requested by a FR Editor and sent to FR's office in Georgia, not the writer directly. This can be verified by asking MaryAnne LoVerme at Wabisabi. I shouldn't have to remind grown adults about the import of information being based in fact, not speculation and blatant falsehoods. We have published several reviews that are less than favorable (some written in a far more caustic manner) for a given product, but this type of overblown response that some people are demonstrating is quite rare, I can assure you. Probably because most people recognize that throwing tantrums in public isn't good for their own business. Well, unless you're Glenn Beck or someone who makes a living on that sort of thing. Either way, the ganging up of anti-feminist trolls who perpetuate oppressive myths about catfighting and female irrationality is in direct opposition to the mission of Feminist Review, and only serves to make women in general and etsy and indie designers in specific look foolish, so it will not be allowed to continue on this blog.

I was quite disappointed :)

Bj in Dallas said...

Those women need some dogs or something, to keep their asses busy.

I LOVE THAT YOU GET BANNED FROM PLACES!! I can't go back to a bar called Juan Gringos in San Antonio because the bartenders name was Richard. AND they sold condoms in the ladys bathroom.
You do the math.

Is WV to keep Michael Jackson from channeling comments from the grave to your blog?? We will miss him. But I heart WV- missing it at Shindigs

Nicatfit- what the FReview has on their hands with the group of ninjas over here that say Bring It.
Maybe they can sell that downy-ness to Locks of Love

Nadine Hightower said...

Just let it all roll off of you like water on a duck's back....they don't mean a thing.

Racie Lover said...

I have made my statement over on my blog for anyone interested.

kwr221 said...

Racie - I tried to go over to you your blog and it said I wasn't an invited reader. :::sniff::: I used to be.

(PS if she doesn't see this, can someone let her know I'm trying to visit? thx)

Racie Lover said...

so sorry, KWR. I had to change my security settings due to a breach. I will go in and add you to my list of approved readers.

SupahMommy said...

I think of this every single time I turn over my coffee mug to put it into the dishwasher and see your signature.


I think
I wonder what the hell she said.

That site is wayyy too smart for me.
I'd rather stick pins in my eyes and then stay up for 30 days than listen to them drone ON AND ON AND ON AND ON.. about blah blah and more blah.

Susan said...

Please feel free to comment on my blog. I won't ban you! Your witty comments are always welcome!

Susan
www.redheadhomestead.blogspot.com

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