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[ 83 ] June 21, 2012 |

Do you mean to tell me that the same folks who write things like this would willingly participate in a contest like this? I’m shocked that otherwise intelligent people can’t understand that there’s no downside to objectifying women on your blog. It’s not like these folks make their students read their blogs or anything …

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  1. Icarus Wright says:

    Ladies, cast your vote.

    Global warming… or is it just hot in here?

    • SEK says:

      The first three images that result for me are this, this, and this. I’m not sure what truth there is to be found in that, but I’m sure there’s some.

      • Icarus Wright says:

        Weird and actually distrubing. I get the black-eyed woman, but otherwise two completely different images for my first three: one is Ann Coulter and the other is this

        Not sure if ‘truth’ is the right word, but obviously there’s some underlying meaning, or at least logic.

        I would have assumed everyone gets the same results. Geography? Possibly a blocking/filter issue? (for example, I have ‘Safesearch’ off, plus a truckload of 3rd party blockage)

  2. jesus h. tapdancing christ says:

    How anyone could still think Ann Coulter is “hot” is beyond me. She looks like a scarecrow. And that Adam’s Apple — ugh!!!

    SE Cupp on the other hand …

  3. Ronnie P says:

    Why can’t you just tell us what this is about before we click the links?

  4. LeeEsq says:

    Again every body needs to read Jonathan Chait’s columns about conservatives and beauty pageants at the New Republic. Conservative women are only valued in so much as they are perceived as hot or Maggie Thatcher.

  5. Since when is the Weekly Standard “new media”?

  6. M. Bouffant says:

    Please, here are some tastefully presented women of the conservative persuasion who are not being honored for mere hotness.

    • SEK says:

      I promised to make no mention of him nor link to him, and I did neither. He’s bound by the same agreement, but has continually violated it over the past few months, a fact about which I really don’t care, which is why I haven’t brought it up.

      (However, I’m glad he’s posting my phone number on the Internet, though, as that’s a very polite thing to do.)

      • SEK says:

        Also, reading that private correspondence he published, I’ve got to say I come out quite well:

        I am writing to address the online behavior of Dr. Donald Douglas, which has become increasingly erratic as this academic term has drawn to a close. His dislike for me, personally, and my politics are not of issue here. The first, and still central, difficulty I have with his behavior is that he claims to use the material he publishes online in his classrooms (“Occasionally I’ll pull up an academic post in class as a lecture launcher — and actually, THAT’S A GOOD TEACHING THING!”[1]), even though that material (e.g. [2] and [3]) clearly creates a hostile classroom environment for students. Despite his insistence that he does not assign inappropriate material (or, in his words, “Nuclear NSFW [Not Safe For Work]” images) in his classes, he does direct his students to his blog. Were his blog merely an expression of his conservative beliefs, or were he merely commenting on pressing political issues, I would not be writing this letter. While the fact that he publishes graphic images indicative of his sexual preference on a site he also encourages his students to read disturbs me, it is his recent behavior that I want to call to your attention.

        I believe, but can offer no actionable evidence at the present moment, that Dr. Douglas is responsible for a strange series of impersonations of myself (subscriptions to multiple conservative, extremist, and white supremacist mailing lists) and a bizarre incident in which several prominent academic bloggers, as well as members of my department, received an anonymous email “outing” my identity online. I place “outing” in parenthesis because said email indicated that the person who writes as “SEK” online is, in fact, “Scott Eric Kaufman,” a fact to which I’ve gone to no lengths to deny, as those are my initials. I would prefer this exchange remain between you and I, because I would prefer no action be taken against Dr. Douglas, only that he receive whatever help he may need before classes resume in the Fall. I am not requesting that he be censored or censured for his comments, as they fall broadly under the aegis of academic freedom; nor would I have brought them to your attention were it not for the fact that, in recent months, his online behavior has become increasingly worrisome. For example, this comment[4], which I have verified originates from the same IP address as other comments by Dr. Douglas, strikes me not only as inappropriate, but not representative of an academic ethos.

        [1] http://tinyurl.com/4yr2pe5

        [2] http://tinyurl.com/3t42p4b

        [3] http://tinyurl.com/3n7rmgc

        [4] http://tinyurl.com/3h7rhof

        • Anonymous says:

          Holy crap, if I were a chair and found out one of my underlings left that comment in the fourth footnote, I’d be more than a little concerned.

        • Pastafarian says:

          Oh, my word. You can almost see her scary verginer.

          So let me get this straight: The Michigan house censured a shrieking ninny for accusing Republican members of the house of raping her; and you idiots used this as evidence that Republicans are sexually repressed.

          While at the same time, you ran off and told Mommy that someone was putting naughty pictures on the internet.

          I’m having a tough time deciding which facet of this episode is the most repulsive: The rank hypocrisy; the pearl-clutching prudishness; or the cowardice of attacking someone at his job after he handed you your ass in a blog-fight.

          SEK, you are simultaneously the biggest pussy, and the biggest dick, and the biggest asshole on the internet. Congratulations on hitting this unholy trifecta.

          • So let me get this straight: The Michigan house censured a shrieking ninny for accusing Republican members of the house of raping her; and you idiots used this as evidence that Republicans are sexually repressed.

            While at the same time, you ran off and told Mommy that someone was putting naughty pictures on the internet.

            If I was turned into a slavering idiot at the mention of “vagina” I too might equate sexuality with repressive law. But that would be kinky.

          • Malaclypse says:

            a shrieking ninny

            Subtext becoming text.

          • DrDick says:

            SEK, you are simultaneously the biggest pussy, and the biggest dick, and the biggest asshole on the internet.

            I am sorry, but you already hold those titles, along with the stupidest person on the internets. Bask in your glory Pizza Brain.

          • SEK says:

            You misconstrue the order of operations:

            1. He posted naked pictures of women on his site.

            2. He said he made his students read his site because IT’S A GOOD THING.

            3. I expressed my concern about it being A GOOD THING to send students to a site that contains naked pictures of women in a post.

            4. After that post, my (former) department chair, as well as a few other random people in my department, received insane-sounding emails about my hatred of hot women, which was based on the not-at-all unrecognizable logic of “that’s what demonologists do.”

            5. At the same time, comments like this were being left at this site:

            The Donalde says:
            May 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

            THE PORN GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Love it! Che ‘Porn Guy’ Farley!!!!!

            Oh god, don’t change!!!

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            6. I wrote a very judicious email to “Whom it may concern” in his department — which address, you’ll note, he redacted from the email so as to make it look like I sent this to the University president or something — indicating that I was becoming concerned with the behavior of a particular faculty member. Read my letter again: I didn’t want him fired, I’d just reached the conclusion that this particular person had slipped off the rails.

            7. He threatened to sue me, frivolously, forever, so I said I’d never link to or discuss him again if he promised to do the same. He hasn’t — there are four posts about me he’s published in the past six months — but whatever, I’m only linking to Glenn Reynolds, so no harm, no foul.

            8. If you honestly believe that the Donalde’s comment, quoted above in full, constitutes me “having my ass handed to me in a blog-fight,” you’re not a qualified ass-handler, as you’ve no idea whose is being handed who, nor why the victor’s going home with three while these poor folks are left with none.

          • Davis says:

            So SEK is a dick, a pussy, and an asshole all at once. Trifecta!

      • Timb says:

        When they call, Scott, could you record the mouth breathing? Does it sound different than it does right before they say “mega ditties, Rush”

        • SEK says:

          I will be sure to document any calls that result very scientifically. Given that most of the conservatives I argue with online actually already have my phone number — Jeff G., Patterico, etc. — I’m not expecting any insane influx, but then again, people who read The Donalde by choice, and for (shudder) edification, well, we’ll see.

      • I was gonna say… T’wasn’t you who broke the ceasefire agreement… Teh Donalde’s mentioned you and that guy who isn’t TinTin several times recently, hoping to get in on the whole “I’m a victim” thing brought on by the RW “Kimberlin” jihad of late. (He wants so very badly to be taken seriously by his fellow Wingnuts that he’s willing to do whatever it takes… Sadly for him, several folks on the right saw through the mask and called him out for his own anti- free speech / Kimberlin-like behaviors…)

        Besides… I have screencaps… God is watching…

  7. Jeffrey Beaumont says:

    In those pictures, Jenny Erikson appears to be brandishing a K98 Mauser in one of the pictures on the rightwingnews.com link. I mean we can always speculate that they are Nazi sympathizers…

    • Jeffrey Beaumont says:

      Also, is it just me, or is the “attractive young conservative pundit” just some sort of gimmick? It’s like Ayn Rand, all some sort of puerile fetish thing. If the left had so many women who were leaning heavily on physical appearance to communicate message (what else is Cupp doing exactly?), the right-wing misogynists would be flipping out. I get that media prefers youth and attractiveness, but this is silly.

    • Tiny Hermaphrodite says:

      IANA firearms expert but it looks more like a variant of the russian Mosin-Nagant rifle.

  8. Mr_Paul says:

    What’s the ugliest
    part of your body?

    Some say your nose
    Some say your toes….

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