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Feminist Satire Site Shuts Down Because Feminists Believe The Satire Is Reality

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posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 12:42 PM
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To me this is a microcosm of everything on the left. A sick joke pushed so far that they've come to believe it is reality.

To the point:

The website "Medusa Magazine" has been attempting to satirize radical feminism. They're now shuttering the site because:

We are shutting down our rather hilarious project because we can no longer compete with our competition. We have come to realize that our competition is not other satirical websites, but rather the people we are trying to satirize.


They came to this realization after they posted an article about how people should believe the sexual accusers against right wingers but not those against leftists. Multiple news outlets started using their rationale to actually argue for this.

I find this to be hilarious and sad on so many levels.

Here's a link to the article explaining why it is shutting down.

Here's a link to their blog post
edit on 28-11-2017 by Dfairlite because: (no reason given)

edit on 28-11-2017 by Dfairlite because: (no reason given)




posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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They came to this realization after they posted an article about how people should believe the sexual accusers against right wingers but not those against leftists. Multiple news outlets started using their rationale to actually argue for this.


Confirmation bias can be a real bitch, especially when fueled by political religion and identity politics.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

you're making it sound as if other news outlets thought this site was real and quoted it, which doesn't seem to be the case in this particular situation.

in fact, i think you're just taking the word of the satirical website that their fake article and the other serious articles are that similar.

and just as a third point, i have seen numerous instances of conservatives citing obvious fake news from fake news sites... but somehow you only find this to be an amazing indictment of the left? this looks more like something a right-winger is puffing up as a defense of how often right-wingers fall for obvious BS.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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Well trying to write satire about feminism is like trying to write satire about truthers who think that the planes on 9/11 were holograms. Simply put, you can't top crazy. Feminism is cancer



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Dfairlite


Since starting the blog, our articles have been featured on several media publications like Info-wars, The Federalist, The Gateway Pundit...


All prominent and popular right wing websites.

But keep talking about that “microcosm of everything on the left”.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: fiverx313


If you haven’t read our “Believe liberal victims or rape more than conservative victims of rape” article yet, I implore you to go read it now and then compare it to the argument these rape activists are now pushing. Its like they read our hoax article, agreed with it and then decided to incorporate it into their movement. And that is why we are shutting down this website. Because there is no point in operating a caricature website of Feminism anymore when real life Feminists are now more insane than any caricature we could ever dream up. If you enjoyed our content and are sad to see us go, then just go follow any legitimate Feminist blog or any of the many obnoxious Feminists on Twitter. Their content is the same as ours.


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posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

Oh, honey, you don't seem to understand what's being said. Bless your heart.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:01 PM
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Wait a minute.. I thought the entire "Left" movement was supposed to be satire?

..no?

/s
/s



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Dfairlite


Sargon did a great video on this!





posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: Dfairlite
a reply to: Hazardous1408

Oh, honey, you don't seem to understand what's being said. Bless your heart.


So so pathetic and sad.


Here, let me help you...
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Link 2... archive.is...

Link 3... archive.is...



...you don't seem to understand what's being said.


Cute. But I don’t think you’re in a position to say that when the proof is in the pudding that 3 very popular right wing websites believed this crap and spread it to their base in the hopes of demonising feminism.

Very fake news, believed by very fake news.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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So this was a satirical website satirizing radical feminists. Got it. Now they are shutting it down because some radical feminists took it seriously. Right? That is their reason?
Shutting it down because some of these leftists believed it. But why didn't they shut it down when a number of right wing publications fell for the prank.


 but the motive remained the same; to create a website to satirize the far left and the so-called “Social Justice Warriors” who infect it. Since starting the blog, our articles have been featured on several media publications like Info-wars, The Federalist, The Gateway Pundit, and several other websites that fell for our prank, including one Russian website that covered our article calling for “White abortions“, as proof of how politically correct the west has become.

So, according to the owners own admission, the right also fell for the ruse in a number of cases, reprinting their pranks and furthering the misconceptions they enabled.


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posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: fiverx313

Did you read the blog post? They quoted Kate Harding from WaPo using the logic that was in the last post of satire:

www.washingtonpost.com...


It would feel good, momentarily, to see Franken resign and the Democratic governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, appoint a senator who has not (as far as we know) harmed women. If I believed for one second that Franken is the only Democrat in the Senate who has done something like this, with or without photographic evidence, I would see that as the best and most appropriate option. But in the world we actually live in, I’m betting that there will be more. And more after that. And they won’t all come from states with Democratic governors and a deep bench of progressive replacements. Some will, if ousted, have their successors chosen by Republicans.

In other words, if we set this precedent in the interest of demonstrating our party’s solidarity with harassed and abused women, we’re only going to drain the swamp of people who, however flawed, still regularly vote to protect women’s rights and freedoms. The legislative branch will remain chockablock with old, white Republican men who regard women chiefly as sex objects and unpaid housekeepers, and we’ll show them how staunchly Democrats oppose their misogynistic attitudes by handing them more power.


Being old and white is now something that must be fought, even if it means aliging yourself with rapists.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

So this was a satirical website satirizing radical feminists. Got it. Now they are shutting it down because some radical feminists took it seriously. Right? That is their reason?
Shutting it down because some of these leftists believed it. But why didn't they shut it down when a number of right wing publications fell for the prank.


 but the motive remained the same; to create a website to satirize the far left and the so-called “Social Justice Warriors” who infect it. Since starting the blog, our articles have been featured on several media publications like Info-wars, The Federalist, The Gateway Pundit, and several other websites that fell for our prank, including one Russian website that covered our article calling for “White abortions“, as proof of how politically correct the west has become.

So, according to the owners own admission, the right also fell for the ruse in a number of cases, reprinting their pranks and furthering the misconceptions they enabled.


No, they are shutting it down because you cannot satirize your own satire.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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"it doesn't take much to piss off a feminist." Carlin



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

So this was a satirical website satirizing radical feminists. Got it. Now they are shutting it down because some radical feminists took it seriously. Right? That is their reason?
Shutting it down because some of these leftists believed it. But why didn't they shut it down when a number of right wing publications fell for the prank.


 but the motive remained the same; to create a website to satirize the far left and the so-called “Social Justice Warriors” who infect it. Since starting the blog, our articles have been featured on several media publications like Info-wars, The Federalist, The Gateway Pundit, and several other websites that fell for our prank, including one Russian website that covered our article calling for “White abortions“, as proof of how politically correct the west has become.

So, according to the owners own admission, the right also fell for the ruse in a number of cases, reprinting their pranks and furthering the misconceptions they enabled.


No, they are shutting it down because you cannot satirize your own satire.


Spot on

I think they fairly obviously expected a certain portion of "the right" to believe that their satire was real. I don't think they were prepared for having their satire become the latest bar of achievement in the social justice olympics and to become positions people would actually adopt and try to defend.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: TheMZA
Well trying to write satire about feminism is like trying to write satire about truthers who think that the planes on 9/11 were holograms. Simply put, you can't top crazy. Feminism is cancer

Ain't that the truth?
Trey Parker on parodying Trump

Simmons also asked, in re Trump, the two if they can remember in the last two decades somebody who “almost couldn’t be parodied because he was a parody.”

Again, Parker responded:

“If you have like a little monkey and it’s running himself into the wall over and over and you’re like, ‘That’s funny, but how am I gonna make fun of the monkey running himself into the wall?’ I can discuss the monkey running himself into the wall, I can copy the monkey running into the wall, but nothing’s funnier than the monkey just running himself into the wall.”



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Let’s forget the left-right bullsh*t for a second...

In what way is this woman a “feminist”?
Her words absolutely betray the entire ethos of feminism. Quite clearly in fact.

The only accurate descriptor of this woman is the word partisan.
& there is plenty of them to go round.

To label this woman a feminist after her apologism for harrasment and abuse dependant on party affiliation is nothing more than a lie.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

So this was a satirical website satirizing radical feminists. Got it. Now they are shutting it down because some radical feminists took it seriously. Right? That is their reason?
Shutting it down because some of these leftists believed it. But why didn't they shut it down when a number of right wing publications fell for the prank.


 but the motive remained the same; to create a website to satirize the far left and the so-called “Social Justice Warriors” who infect it. Since starting the blog, our articles have been featured on several media publications like Info-wars, The Federalist, The Gateway Pundit, and several other websites that fell for our prank, including one Russian website that covered our article calling for “White abortions“, as proof of how politically correct the west has become.

So, according to the owners own admission, the right also fell for the ruse in a number of cases, reprinting their pranks and furthering the misconceptions they enabled.


No, they are shutting it down because you cannot satirize your own satire.


You can if you do it right.






posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

I wouldn't know. Im old and white, i can't be a feminist.



posted on Nov, 28 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Hazardous1408

I wouldn't know. Im old and white, i can't be a feminist.


There is no truth in this statement.
& I think you already know that.

If you didn’t want to answer a quite simple question truthfully, you may as well have not responded.




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