I was sitting working on another project and this gem popped up in my comments from my entry yesterday.
AnnieMcPhee has left a new comment on your post "Allies, criticism, etc.":
The crane project is NOT racist. It isn't. You are a nattering asshole if you think it is. It's NOT.
And yeah activisim is ugly but fuck you - It is NOT that.
So go ahead token. You're a token of the race wars in thew fatosphere. No one gives w fuck.
First of all Ms. McPhee, had you read what I actually said I did not use the word racist.
I do think it's problematic and in my circles was not presented well. It is my personal opinion that this particular project is not something I would be interested in because it does not feel like something good to me. Using cultural symbols willy nilly from the Big Ole US of A is not a good thing in my view.
I may be an asshole but not because I disapprove of a project. There are lots and lots of other reasons.
For further clarification, I don't have a problem with Marilyn Wann, I think she's a pretty cool person. It was not a personal attack (which your comment does fall under) on anyone. I loved Japan when I was there. I don't think their law against waist sizes over a certain arbitrary number is a good thing at all. I think it's pretty fucking shitty.
I will assume a few things here. I notice you did not comment with your name on the entry at Fatshionista that questions the project more in depth.
I can guess that this is because when you want to let out your inner racist, you don't want to do it somewhere you think has a bigger audience. And I will further guess that you don't read me regularly because, this is the sort of fuckery that I don't put up with. And as I've said before I don't delete comments. I do hope you really meant what you said.
When did the "race wars" start in the Fatosphere?
Did I miss the memo?
If there was in fact a race war going on in the Fatosphere Tokenism would probably be the first thing out of the window.
If we are in the middle of a race war you might want to tell NAAFA that their statement on diversity shouldn't include people who aren't white.
You also might want to tell Marilyn Wann to take those non white people off of her myspace.
And you might want to give Kate a heads up to stop with the talking about racism. If the war is in fact on.
If I am supposed to feel intimidated by your hateful message and run off of the Fatosphere weeping and beating my breast. Yeah that's not going to happen.
Racists don't scare me. You didn't hurt my feelings. You did however give me a little bit of a giggle because I haven't heard the word token in reference to myself in probably more than a decade. If you're going to fly the racist flag do it proudly and not skulking about where you might not get caught.
In other news.
I recently surpassed 30,000 hits. I've only been using that particular counter for a year or so. If I could remember my password to my original one it's probably closet to 80-100K.
I also have a fantastic thing coming up to celebrate the return of sexytimes advice.
But I can't tell you what it is yet but it is in fact awesome. Look for that tomorrow.
For right now though I am off to work on said project, eat some fantastic chili/paprika/sugar dredged mango slices and try to sweet talk Uniballer into bringing home then cooking bacon.