On Gutlessness and Epic Meetings of Pots and Kettles

Apparently the newest nugget of antichoice wingnut wisdom is that prochoice bloggers are — wait for it — “gutless cowards” because some of us use pseudonyms.

Before you start yelling “Amanda Marcotte! Jessica Valenti! Jill Filipovic!” or point out that plenty of antichoice bloggers do the same, or protest that there’s a king-hell shitload of good reasons for not using your real name online that have nothing to do with the sick obsessiveness and twitchy trigger fingers of the antichoice lunatic fringe, let’s ask ourselves what this woebegone little whine might really be about. Because it can’t really be about anonymity/pseudonyms, since these practices cut across both sides of the abortion rights blogosphere.

From where I sit it looks more like one or two particular pseudonymous prochoice bloggers somehow annoyed some antichoice bloggers who “blog naked” so to speak. And this was the best they could do: a peevish gripe about prochoice bloggers blogging “anonymously”.

But why not?  Baiting a hook and reeling in some predictably goofy comments about “gutlessness” and “hiding behind pseudonyms” to “spew libelous smears”… that kind of post puts a little Fun into a boring mid-week afternoon.  And after all, no matter what the bible-banging doomer goons tell you, Fun is what it’s all about.

Unfortunately, over at BIG BLUE WAVE (copy-paste for obvious reasons: http://www.bigbluewave.ca/2012/07/prolifeprowoman-asks-why-are-so-many.html), SUZANNE spiraled into paroxysms of stupid rage and beclowned herself with this brainless commentary:

Oh, SUZANNE.  “Libel”?  You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

It only got worse in the comments, when a few people with their heads screwed on explained that there are a lot of good reasons for blogging pseudonymously. When I saw real-world stories of threats, harassment and stalking brushed off as “cowardly” and “BOGUS”, along with accusations of “Libelous Smears”, I could stand it no longer.  I left a comment, and that was where the Pot and Kettle didn’t just meet but careened into each other at top speed and burst into flames in an epic head-on collision.  My comment, not surprisingly, was

…not published.

 And just because I had the nerve to ask for examples of the “Libelous Smears” and the steel-belted, gold-plated brass BALLS to suggest that said smears might exist only in SUZANNE’s frenzied imagination.  Oh well…

Anyone who makes false accusations of “gutlessness” and especially “libel” should be prepared to back them up.  Making an accusation and then deleting comments that call you on it takes gutlessness to a whole new level.

But so what? Her house, her rules.  She’s a Propagandist and that’s how Propaganda is done. But let the record stand that SUZANNE’s brainless blather about “Libelous Smears” is manufactured from whole rotten maggot-infested cloth, with nothing to back it up but the summer breeze.

And after all, they all do it: longtime readers might recall when false accusations were made against The General at Stanek’s Psych Ward & Fetus Fetishizing Cafe, and when he called her on it in her comments section, she responded by deleting his comment.  These people are nothing if not predictable.

16 Responses to “On Gutlessness and Epic Meetings of Pots and Kettles”

  1. 1 derrida Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I just checked big blue wave

    I like how they say that death threats are ‘nothing to be concerned about b/c most are bogus anyway stop being a coward’. Yet you know they would be screaming bloody murder (and they do) if a progressive even looks at them the wrong way!


    and below that I saw this post:

    “Why “Thinking for Oneself” is Overrated”

    yeah.wow. I guess it is easier to just let God make all your decisions for you. and isn’t it lovely how God gives his followers a free pass to be dicks? b/c thats what it really comes down to!

  2. 2 cityprole Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Why would anyone who is pro-choice NOT blog anonymously?
    Who needs to have some rightwing nutbar takin’ potshots at them while hiding behind convenent trees, as if we are there to provide cannon fodder for fetus freaks? Or harassing them (or their children or relatives) at home or at school? This is a non-question from an anonymous anti-abortion poster…rather telling, yes?

  3. 3 Toe Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Even SH wore a black hat at the r.o.d.e.o., how is that not a clue to them when it comes to cowardly? But each to their own tribe eh.

  4. 4 Beijing York Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    If they can track us down, I’m almost certain we would be receiving all sorts of fetid fetus pron in our mail slots. And those would be the mild mannered ones.

  5. 5 SUZANNE Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I am sorry your comment was not published. I just became aware of it and I caught it in the spam file and I subsequently published it.

  6. 6 JJ Monday, July 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Spam folder: home of penis enlargement ads & blocked comments.

    But never mind that: can you answer my question & give me some examples of all these so-called “libelous smears”? (And what makes you think a pseudonym offers any protection from a lawsuit? You’ve been following the FD debacle, so you must know it doesn’t.)

  7. 7 JJ Monday, July 16, 2012 at 6:49 am

    LOL I don’t know how it is elsewhere in the country, but out here the posties won’t deliver fetus pron or anti-gay crapaganda.

  8. 8 JJ Monday, July 16, 2012 at 6:49 am

    A clue to the clueless? lol

  9. 9 JJ Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Hi darling!♥ 🙂
    Well yeah, it makes all kinds of sense to blog with a pseudonym no matter what you’re blogging about, but particularly when it’s about issues that occasionally cause the nut fringe to snap & spiral into violence.

    I think it’s pretty rich that the fetus fetishists claim they get threats from prochoicers that are serious enough to call the cops about, yet downplay the seriousness of threats to us when their side has a proven body count. If the tables were turned & it was prochoicers who had a proven record of wasting people from time to time, you wouldn’t be able to hear over the SHRIEEEEEEKing.

  10. 10 JJ Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:28 am

    “Why “Thinking for Oneself” is Overrated”

    LOL. The latest jewel of wisdom is even better: the government already has so much control over our personal lives that we shouldn’t mind if it has even MORE (ie with an abortion law).

    And that’s why I call them Nanny State Conservatives. Small Government my azzzzzzz

  11. 11 cityprole Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Either that, or we could shut them up out of fear…wishful thinking….

  12. 12 JJ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Never happen. They’ve got a Body Count & copious quantities of religiously-driven insanity on their side, and in the Fear Sweepstakes that’s a Winning Formula.

    Anyway, I’m not so concerned with shutting them up as I am with keeping them away from public policymaking. They have a right to stand on a street corner and jabber about their beliefs, they just don’t have a right to impose them on anyone else.

  13. 13 kayveee1000 Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I know, she did it to me and I called her ‘out’ on it. When I did so, she told me to stop ‘my hysterics’. The fact is, I do take this issue quite seriously. Do not quote me writing something I did not write, and if you do, be prepared to answer to it. This behaviour without question, shows Ms. Fortin’s/ @Roseblue’s credibility. She literally replaced my words for hers in the form of stating what I actually wrote, which was ‘self harm’ and her replacing these two words to ‘murder’ This coming from a woman that stands behind this comment: http://pear.ly/lCS4q (which, to this day still stuns me every time I read it) would appear to have issues, and she must be challenged.

    As for using pseudonyms, #antichoice seems to have a very prevalent & historical record of violence, to which the word ‘murder’ in fact literally applies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-abortion_violence along with extreme radicalism, which the latter seems to be a very common theme at the #m312 hashtag site on twitter. We are all aware of the violence that they present towards abortion clinics, abortion Doctors and staff; not too mention their stalking & ridicule they feel they have the right to inflict on women/couples outside abortion clinics. These people are ‘extremists’ and as such, all precautions against them must be adhered to, which includes the internet.

    Anyone that has not read Canadian Cynics article on @Roseblue would be well served to do so, as you will be well enlightened as to what you are dealing with. Fernhilldammit was nice to re-post the link tonight, in case you haven’t: http://canadiancynic.blogspot.ca/2012/01/creepy-eliminationism-of-suzanne-fortin.html

    And finally, thank you for the link to ‘Jesus General’ – never even heard of this site before, good info to have… unreal!!

  14. 14 kayveee1000 Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Ps.. excellent info JJ 🙂

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