January 12, 2008

My favorite Emo Phillips joke, paraphrased:
I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a feminist standing on the edge, about to jump off.

So I ran over and said, “Stop! don’t do it!”

“Why shouldn’t I?” she said.

I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!”

She said, “Like what?”

I said, “Well…are you feminist or a non-feminist?”

She said, “Feminist.”

I said, “Me too! Are you a regular feminist or a pro-porn feminist?”

She said, “Regular feminist.”

I said, “Me too! Are you a regular feminist or a radical feminist?”

She said, “Radical feminist.”

I said, “Me too! Are you Dworkin or Frye?”

She said, “Dworkin!”

I said, “Wow! Me too! Are you Dworkin-Who-Loves-Men or Dworkin-Who-Hates-Men?”

She said, “Dworkin-Who-Hates-Men!”

I said, “Me too! Are you original Dworkin-Who-Hates-Men, or are you Reformed Dworkin-Who-Hates-Men?”

She said, “Reformed Dworkin-Who-Hates-Men!”

I said, “Me too! Are you Reformed Dworkin-Who-Hates-Men, reformation of Heart’s;
or Reformed Dworkin-Who-Hates-Men, reformation of Twisty’s?”

She said, “Reformed Dworkin-Who-Hates-Men, reformation of Twisty’s!”

I said, “Die, heretic scum,” and pushed her off.

Please remember, I am a professional asshole.  Do not try being an asshole at home, without adult supervision. 

13 Responses to “JOKE!”

  1. Mary Sunshine Says:


    I needed that.



  2. Mary Sunshine Says:


    I’m at home with being an asshole. It suits me.


  3. Satsuma Says:

    Howling with laughter over the cleverness of this! Now this is real feminist humor!! Good show, because I usually HATE humor! You are redeamed for this one for sure!!!

  4. Heart Says:



    Good one. 😀

  5. thebewilderness Says:

    Help….I’m stuck in the spam filter and I can’t get out.

  6. buggle Says:

    Oh happy day! I found mAndrea and justicewalks blogs! Wheee!

    Thanks thebewilderness. 🙂

  7. Lara Says:

    Was that satire? I love Twisty….
    I thought I knew a lot about the radfem blogosphere but maybe I don’t…please someone inform me….please

  8. stormy Says:

    Ahhh, mAndrea.
    You have truly mastered the Art of Evol*.

    *(TM) of Mz Sparkle*Matrix

    I can only read (and laff**) in awe.

    **I therefore fail as disciple of the Twisty Corp. Spelling and grammar, oh dears, I failz! It probably doesn’t help that I am not falling all over myself to embrace tranz as Radfem Avante Garde.


  9. Mary Sunshine Says:

    Hi Lara,

    Yup, satire, bigtime. mAndrea excels at it!

    It’s also a bit of an in-joke, comic relief, or whatnot for those of us who have been involved for a year or more in the radical feminist blog wars. Radfems have a penchant (or weakness) for declaring slight variations of interpretation as crimes against correct ideology, and then entering into really intense and scary grudge matches. It’s demoralizing, but it doesn’t allow us to escape from our basic radical feminist awareness(es).

    So, that was sort of the point of the joke.


    (always happy to explain jokes, subject to several pages of legal disclaimers)

  10. Lara Says:

    Thanks Mary 🙂

  11. bonobobabe Says:

    *I therefore fail as disciple of the Twisty Corp. Spelling and grammar, oh dears, I failz!

    I like a lot of what Twisty says, when I can understand it. 🙂

    I have two college degrees, and for the first two years of the first one, I was majoring in English, and I STILL had to look up some of the words Twisty uses.

    Grammar, spelling, and syntax are TOOLS to make communication EASIER. They aren’t WEAPONS to bash people with and exclude them from any meaningful discourse.

    I was reading Twisty’s blog at the time when her commenters ran off a woman who had really awesome insight, because she didn’t use capital letters. She claimed she had some disability that made typing difficult. I think they actually said that she should go get some voice-recognition software or something. Sheesh.

    It’s classist and exclusionary. So, I suppose that a working class woman who says, “she don’t,” and “I seen,” doesn’t deserve to learn about feminism?

  12. stormy Says:

    It’s classist and exclusionary.

    That is why I have a problem with it.

    It’s also more of a politically correct way of bullying others and raising one’s self at the expense of others.

    Actually, I have been feeling badly about my comment above. The tone was unnecessary. I am sad/disappointed that what was once an insightful radfem blog got taken over by another agenda. Same thing recently happened elsewhere. 😦

    On the plus side, I do love this blog. mAndrea’s style of writing is both amusing and thoughtful.

  13. rjjspesh Says:

    I like it.

    Feminists rag on each others differences too much and forget where the real fight lies.

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