The new old Sylvia Plath

From the Guardian:

Sylvia Plath alleged Ted Hughes beat her two days before she miscarried their second child and that Hughes wanted her dead, unpublished letters reveal….Written between 18 February 1960 and 4 February 1963, a week before her death, the letters cover a period in Plath’s life that has remained elusive to readers and scholars alike.

Well, duh, did anyone not have this figured out like 30 years ago? She dies; he isn’t even living with her, but in a bizarre act of possessiveness, he goes in and takes charge of all her writings, destroying any evidence of suicide notes, along with all her literary works in progress. In those days, people did not talk publicly about abuse, the pop-psyche self-help explosion would not come along until later, so you had to figure the public part was only the tip of the iceberg.

But now I see this article is 3 months old and, for some reason, is re-emerging now. Perhaps the reason is a July exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Art Gallery that is getting some international exposure.

So here is something curious. Assia Wevill, the woman he was with when Plath killed herself, and who has her own tragic history, is credited with this iconic “sea witch” commercial, all the more ironic when you think of how many women are killed every day by their romantic partners.


List of nonconsensual porn/cyberbullying -related suicides

Nonconsensual porn-related suicides

Cyberbullying  suicides

See also Wikipedia: List of LGBT-related suicides, Suicide among LGBT youth, The Trevor Project


Yet another rape suicide

Megan Rondini, a shy introverted honors student.
Terry Bunn Jr., from a prominent wealthy family.
Megan blacks out at a sorority party and wakes up in Bunn’s Mercedes.

You kinda already know how this one is going to end. An alleged rape and an alleged death.

Megan’s father:

“It was then that we started to learn that this wasn’t going like a normal investigation.”

The alleged attacker:

“I appreciate y’all’s professionalism. And I appreciate the way y’all have handled this,” Bunn told the investigators.

Her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

The Rondinis say no amount of money will bring their daughter back, but any money they win through the lawsuit will be given to groups that help rape victims.

Drinking the red pill koolaid

Too funny…

…until you start to realize just how sad this is. Poor guys can’t get laid, so they believe the first person who comes along and tells them what to do.

Does anyone really believe that there is a Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station that will take you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? No one over the age of ten. Does anyone really believe there is a secret Red Pill world, other than the one on a movie set? There’s a whole reddit devoted to it. And another reddit devoted to deprogramming from it. Says RedPillDetox:

“…nobody really joins a cult. When i joined the Red Pill in 2010 i never thought that i was joining one. I was joining a cool fucking group of cool fucking guys who were going to teach me how to do cool fucking things like getting laid. And becoming a cool fucking guy myself in the process. Yay!
It’s only when you start seeing weird irrational shit everywhere like the idea that half of the world population are anti-social humans who only want you for your money (and this is supposed to be a big dark secret and all!), and that women actually want to be raped, and that you should date rape your “targets” because that’s “alfa” and, most important of all, you stand behind your computer reading this stuff as you nod your head in agreement, knowing deep down that normal people would read this and be automatically disgusted, that you know you went way too far in this bullshit.”

Not even Wikipedia has its own deprogramming club.

[This would appear to be a reference to Paul Elam, who was very good at conning women into subsidizing his drug and alcohol habit, before he learned to make buckets of money from the “men’s rights” movement.]

Rogol trolls the Wikimedia mailing list

Well, well, Rogol “hasten-the-day” Domedonfors  has just shit all over the Wikimedia mailing list.  Again.  Never mind that he’s clueless about finance; Rogol has decided to take it on himself to micro-manage whoever’s job it is to do just that.  

The opening move was by Pine, who sometimes tag-teams with Rogol, and who seemed deeply concerned about the cost of the strategy process.

Could you also discuss what measures are being taken to control costs in the strategy process?

Perhaps he is worried there won’t be any money left over for his Cascascia (Seattle) user’s group.

This was followed by some America-bashing by Rogol and some gender-trashing by some WikiData people.

Chargée d’Affaires

The next round went to Anna Stillwell, the new Chargée d’Affaires:


The statement, “the Foundation and all the external consultants advising it on this exercise are all US-based“, is not accurate.

There are four streams of research and discovery in this phase:….

Five hundred words later, everyone’s eyes have glazed over and Rogol has absolutely no chance of waking anyone up to the clear and present danger of …what was it again?

But Pine posts two times more and Rogol three, and is finally answered by another staff member, responding to Pine only, and completely ignoring the existence of Rogol, who after all doesn’t use his Meta name on the mailing list:

You may not know this, but these kinds of requests are costly, particularly when it escalates with a strongly negative comment and a demand to speak to a Board member. I share these figures on the cost of this request thus far in the service of transparency.

• 6: Number of staff involved in responding, including 3 senior leaders
• 2: Number of Board members now involved
• 1.5 hours: Estimated amount of Board time spent thus far
• 10 hours: Estimated amount of staff time spent thus far
• $1,500: Estimated cost of staff time (considering expenses beyond just salary)

Providing the detailed answer you have requested would require considerably more time and increase the cost more. We have decided not to provide that response because we have ample financial oversight and we would like not to set a precedent of spending resources discussing this level of detail on financial matters.

Way to go dudes. Way to hasten the day. You just cost the foundation $1,500.

And that doesn’t even count Anna Stillwell, who was probably hired specifically for the Pine and Rogol Show, and who probably makes more than all three of us put together.  But then, they probably didn’t read MauMauing the Flak Catchers.

Step back for a minute and watch what is going on with the empire building. Every time someone points out a problem, the WMF creates a new layer of bureaucracy. Got harassment issues? Poof! An entire new department, new hires left and right – a new fiefdom with a shiny new budget. Rogol and Pine decide go off on one of their bitch sessions? Billable hours for all! This time it was $1,500, but next time they will already know the drill, so who knows how high it can go.

But think about this. How much did Rogol get paid for his trouble? Will Kohs now give him a bonus? I doubt it. Everyone here is laughing all the way to the bank, everyone except Rogol.

Chargée d’Merde

I have taken this to heart and hired myself a new Chargée d’Merde du Taureau. This is my Evil Twin, Gender Desk. She is telling me not to close the comments just quite yet.

In the meantime, my fans may not know this, but I count myself somewhat of a finance pundit. Here is my expert advice about why Pine and Rogol were stupid to do what they did:

“You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table, there’ll be time enough for counting when the dealing’s done.” ¹

Judge Aaron Persky recall petition

Judge Aaron Persky

Recall petition for Judge Aaron Persky. One year ago, Brock Turner sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Thanks to Persky, he only served 3 months in jail, for what his father described as “20 minutes of action“. His victim woke up in a hospital covered in blood and found out from a newspaper that she had been assaulted. Her statement was published in Buzzfeed and went viral.

What can you do that will get you more time than brutally assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster?

Shoot a police dog 19 years in prison.

Two and a half years for bankruptcy fraud. A year for laughing at Jeff Sessions.  You could go on and on.

And on a less serious note, you can receive 6 years in prison for throwing a catfish on the ice at a hockey game. But of course if you are white and male…say no more.

But try to do something about an attacker?  Disabled teenager Bresha Meadows on suicide watch and still in jail.

170222-kitty-cat-in-pussyhat-animatedAnd now, “Brock Turner syndrome” is contagious: a 20 year old drugged his sister and raped her, but only got 4 months in jail, because “stigma”.

The police and the judges may be keeping the ice hockey rinks safe from fish, and senators safe from ridicule, but they are putting brutal criminals back on the streets, and putting women’s lives in even more jeopardy.

The recall petition for Judge Aaron Persky has more than a million signatures.