News Flash! I Joke, So Laugh
I get a lot of flack for being an outspoken woman and that includes insults. I turn the insults into jokes. Apparently I must explain this to some people.
"Proud Darwinian Dawkobot" is a joke. It was an insult directed at a group of people at Pharyngula (practically everyone, actually), so I appropriated it. Okay?
Likewise, "Female Triumvirate of Evolution Experts" was an insult thrown directly at me by John A. Davison. The rest of it had to do with the Isle of Lesbos (because I must be a lesbian, you know - either that, or I'm a man's sock puppet - thanks people, you really know how to compliment a woman) and a reference to "gay abandon." So okay, I took the "gay abandon" to heart, and fuck the rest. Everyone knows I'm not an evolution expert. (And I left out the part in which John mentions me "bleeding to death" because that's creepy.)
Okay? So if some aging grouch visits in order to rip me (another) new one, I hope that person will pause and let a laugh rip instead, or at least chalk me up to being a lunatic, and move on.
Call it exaptation, or just a plain old coping mechanism.
UPDATED: Well, now I've added a hunting metaphor to my image. Great way to celebrate my femininity! They'll never question me again. (I can't help it! I love the heat of battle! And this has got to be the weirdest troll-chase ever.)
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