Introducing the (Un)censorship Project!
This post, including the digital imagery, was created by Skepchick, Melanie. It was originally posted over on Skepchick but we feel that it truly qualifies as art and should get its 15 minutes over here in the Lab too. In fact, it might even fit into Lauren’s collage project! Enjoy!
Original post by Melanie:
We get a lot of comments, email, and tweets that are laughable, painful, and laughably painful. Usually, we delete them, because as a vast government entity with an evil feminist ideology, censorship is, of course, our duty. But we’ve been feeling kind of bad about keeping these gems all to ourselves. Who are we to silence the sheer brilliance of these intrepid Truth Tellers™? We have decided it is only right, in the name of justicefreedom, to share some of our favorites every month (and in our new Tumblr) in the medium they deserve: old-timey photos.
With a trigger warning for rape threats, hate, and stupidity, I give you The (Un)censorship Project.
[“They aren’t anti feminists, they don’t really hate women, they just want to get you to react, wake up lady. The vast majority of white men are actually secretly feminists and want women to control them, But will never admit that to anyone.”]
[“Your website is a gigantic load of horse diarrhea. Skepchick really? That’s a great name, why not name it Cunt with An Opinion. Go feminism….sike dyke. Joe Rogan is the man. SO fuck you.”]
[“I’m over being banned from commenting here – although I’m a bit surprised that the use of such an authoritarian tactic to stifle dissent doesn’t at least give you a little, tiny, moment of pause.”]
When I read this one, I hear a growing anthem crescendo, and I tear up a little. I admit it.[“Courage is to stand against real cruelty, not jokes that cause only negligible harm. That’s why I can’t take feminism seriously: something far worse is happening under your nose, and you pass over it silently.”]
[“Just read Rebecca Watson’s article on the rape threats. Do us a favour love, get yourself nice and raped – then try and make those same threats every time a member of the opposite sex wants to speak to you. Alright? Alright.”]