May 2019

No assembly required

by Joey deVilla on May 16, 2019


I agree with Sophie A. Lewis, who came up with the Peterson observation about this passage from a veterinarian textbook.


Thanks to Anne Stibor for the find!


A yoga class that reflects our times

by Joey deVilla on May 15, 2019

Click the comic to see the source.

This New Yorker cartoon by Kim Warp is from 2016, but if you’ve been on social media lately, you know it’s even more apt today.

Thanks to Alexandra Samuel for the find!


Novelty gift of the day

by Joey deVilla on May 14, 2019

Photo: Trophy with a plaque that reads 'Did you know I'm a vegan?'

I saw this on Saturday at Outer Layer (577 Queen Street West, Toronto). You can also get it online.


Click the screen shot to see the original article.

Yesterday, I pointed you to an embarrassing self-own on Twitter by one Brad Anderson. It was in response to a discussion about the “sex strike” proposed by Alyssa Milano as a means of protesting the rather draconian anti-abortion laws recently proposed or passed in 20 states.

Brad’s response was to a Twitter thread by Lara Witt, who wrote that one of the reasons why the sex strike concept is problematic is that it perpetuates the Victorian notion that sex is something done to women rather than being something in which they actively participate. It’s based on the idea that women really don’t like sex, but tolerate it as a means of attracting and keeping a good male provider.

Click the screen shot to see the original Twitter thread.

Today’s self-own, pictured above, is by one Scott Gurstein, who says pretty much the same thing as Brad Anderson.

However, unlike Brad, Scott knows that a solution to his problem is coming in the form of MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way — here’s a quick summary of this sad-sack movement)…and sex robots!

Click the screen shot to see the original tweet.

The 21st century is a weird place.

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Click the thread to read it on Twitter.

Brad Anderson provides today’s Twitter example of what happens when mansplaining goes embarrassingly wrong.

It would seem that Brad’s tweets venture into areas worse than tragic self-owns (surprise, surprise), as his Twitter account has been suspended.

Thanks to Mandi Vale Dragland for the find!