Lindy West does it again, critiquing a vaguely nonsensical article written by Stephen Marche of Esquire about… something?
“SIR. YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE MORE SPECIFIC. I do not know what “interiorizes the sadomasochism and cleverly inverts it” means, and I am, like, at least medium-smart. Respectfully, it is not my responsibility as a reader to figure it out—it is your responsibility as a writer to explain it. Anyway, kindly stop making generalizations about my feminine behavior and attitude based on Fifty Shades of FAHKING Grey. It’s rude.”
“This whole bait-and-switch is such a scam—you give women just enough rope to begin speaking up for ourselves and calling out shitty microaggressions, then you immediately flip it around, triumphantly declare women to be “whiners,” and use that as justification for a pouty “oh, poor men” backlash. Men. You do not get to have a backlash against a lash that hasn’t actually lashed yet. CALL ME AFTER THE LASH.”