[updated with links at foot of post]
Another Alan Jones outburst, another meme, another Facebook page.
— Stephen Ragell (@TheAviator1992) September 2, 2012
— Jill Tomlinson (@jilltomlinson) September 2, 2012
Torey Maguire reckons feminists should just ignore Alan Jones, since he’s just a formulaic shock-jock troll, but I don’t agree. “Don’t feed the Trolls” is bad science, and we should feed the trolls if we need to. The point of speaking up is not to change the mind of trolls (most unlikely to occur), nor is it “giving in” when we supposedly should be “not giving them the satisfaction” of showing that they’ve needled us – the point of speaking up is refusing to be silenced and articulating our community standards. Creative mockery to underline the point that we are not “offended”, we are contemptous: that’s cathartic as well.
Elsewhere: Let’s destroy the joint