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The (Un)censorship Project

We get a lot of comments, email, and tweets that are laughable, painful, and laughably painful. Usually, we delete them, because as a vast government entity with an evil feminist ideology, censorship is, of course, our duty. But we’ve been feeling kind of bad about keeping these gems all to ourselves. Who are we to silence the sheer brilliance of these intrepid Truth Tellers™? We have decided it is only right, in the name of justicefreedom, to share some of our favorites every month (and in our new Tumblr) in the medium they deserve: old-timey photos.

With a trigger warning for rape threats, hate, and stupidity, I give you The (Un)censorship Project.

So that’s what feminism means. . . .
Secret Feminists

[“They aren’t anti feminists, they don’t really hate women, they just want to get you to react, wake up lady. The vast majority of white men are actually secretly feminists and want women to control them, But will never admit that to anyone.”]

We did consider the following thoughtful suggestion for a name change, but it didn’t fit on the T-shirts.


[“Your website is a gigantic load of horse diarrhea. Skepchick really? That’s a great name, why not name it Cunt with An Opinion. Go feminism….sike dyke. Joe Rogan is the man. SO fuck you.”]

After attempts to log in again under a different user name, this guy decided to show us just how over being banned he really was. By commenting.


[“I’m over being banned from commenting here – although I’m a bit surprised that the use of such an authoritarian tactic to stifle dissent doesn’t at least give you a little, tiny, moment of pause.”]

When I read this one, I hear a growing anthem crescendo, and I tear up a little. I admit it.


[“Courage is to stand against real cruelty, not jokes that cause only negligible harm. That’s why I can’t take feminism seriously: something far worse is happening under your nose, and you pass over it silently.”]

And finally, the rape threat some dumbass sent from his work IP address at American Apparel.


[“Just read Rebecca Watson’s article on the rape threats. Do us a favour love, get yourself nice and raped – then try and make those same threats every time a member of the opposite sex wants to speak to you. Alright? Alright.”]

Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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  1. “Do us a favour love, get yourself nice and raped – then try and make those same threats every time a member of the opposite sex wants to speak to you.”

    What is this I don’t even. My brain is ruined.

    1. Melanie, you’re a member of the opposite sex. What am I supposed to try to threaten you with when you speak to me? And why do I have to get raped first?

      1. Why am I so good at making sandwiches? Why do I hate men and razors? Why do so many people who hate us also struggle with punctuation yet master unintentional irony?

        Ours is not to reason why; ours is but to make anonymous nonsensical threats that aren’t actually anonymous. And worship Joe Rogan.

        1. That last part applies to you, not me, of course. I mean, a woman even attempting to reason is ridiculous from the start. Amiright?

        2. Join the Curch of Rogan? Great idea! If I take steroids until I’m an unfunny bully, maybe this will all make sense.

          Thanks for writing to me instead of speaking, because I still haven’t worked out this whole threat thing. Being an MRA is hard!

  2. Why are you building straw MRA’s out of their own words Melanie! Out of context! Just a joke! Libel!

    Did I get that right?

  3. This is a great project. As someone who tends to deal with antagonism by mocking it, or even just repurposing it, I heartily approve.

    (Not that you need my approval, of course.)

    (But I’m giving it to you anyway.)

  4. Stop stealing my sperm through the intarfarts! The only reason a woman could be nerr me is for my sperm because the only reason to be near a woman is for her sex parts, therefore the Converse* All Stars is true. I am so special all woman want my babieeeeez**. Why?????? Why must I be so perfect? You’re just being mean to perfect people like meeeeeeee.

    *It’s a logic word, so that means I’m right!
    **All whimen*** have the sex parts I saw in a fifth grade sex education class with no variation and want babies. It’s how they control mennnnn.

  5. Melanie,

    This is hilarious! You should consider doing another one of these. These idiots deserve to be made fun of.

    1. I’ll be posting new ones on Skepchick every month, and in the interim, I’ll post them as I make them on the tumblr. The material is fortunately/unfortunately endless.

  6. I think you ought to post the American Apparel IP address from which the harasser posted, along with the time, so that we can pressure AA into doing something about it, such as firing that miscreant.

  7. Oh I love these. One of my favorite uses of the internet is turning this shite on its head. Literally in the case of your last image!

  8. American Apparel has a pretty strong reputation for progressive activism, mostly in the areas of immigration reform and gay rights. I think they would be rather interested to know one of their employees was using company bandwidth to make rape threats. Email address is [email protected]

    1. Rebecca did contact AA, forwarding the threat and info. I believe the response was the email equivalent of crickets.

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