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The (Un)Censorship Project

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.

So that’s what feminism means. . . .
Secret Feminists

[“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.”]



We did consider the following thoughtful suggestion for a name change, but it didn’t fit on the T-shirts.JoeRoganIsTheMan

[“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.”]



After attempts to log in again under a different user name, this guy decided to show us just how over being banned he really was. By commenting.TJ

[“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[“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.”]


And finally, the rape threat some dumbass sent from his work IP address at American Apparel.AmericanApparelGuy

[“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.”]




Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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