Mysoginy At Its Best


I am a feminist. Not the stompy-booted, hairy-legged, shaven-headed militant stereotype that most people seem to envisage – I am actually quite a girly girl who likes jewellery and pretty clothes and a subtle slick of makeup as much as the next woman my age (thirty-eight).

I’m a real feminist who believes in equal rights. For men as well as for women.

I don’t normally jump on the feminist soapbox – I’m one of the quiet ones who believes what she believes but rarely makes a noise about it and simply supports the cause for equality.

However, some mysoginy really does need to be shared, as in the case of a certain George Tierney whose Twitter attack on one lady went viral. He wants to sue the Internet because he doesn’t want to be on Google any more!

Aside from being incredibly rude (if you read the article you will find that he attacked this woman with a word that would never pass my lips as it disgusts me so much) I would say that he is also exceptionally stupid.

Point One: If you don’t want your Tweets retweeted, don’t have a public account.

Point Two: The only person responsible for getting George Tierney’s name on the Google search engine is… George Tierney.

Point Three: Abusive/sexist/racist/homophobic/disablist/ageist/threatening behaviour on the internet will always be shared. Without fail.

Nice one George. You’ve just ruined your entire life, when it comes to relationships and finding work and making friends. You want to sue anyone? Sue your ego and your fingers. The Internet didn’t put those words into your mouth and neither did the Internet write them. You did, George.

I know I have followers that will be very interested in this story. The attack itself is in no way funny at all, but his resultant petulance is priceless.

Please share this if you feel so inclined. It’s already gone viral and so I’m sure George Tierney won’t object. He can’t object if he chose to make his erroneous statements public property, surely?

I wonder if he’ll do me the honour of visiting my blog? I’d enjoy that.

I believe the hashtag is supposed to say “Moron”, but I didn’t make the macro. I’d like to shake the hand of the person who did though.

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About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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16 Responses to Mysoginy At Its Best

  1. Dear Missus Tribble,

    I find it hard to believe he wasn’t aware his nastiness would be plastered all over the internet. He wants his fifteen minutes, however he gets it.

    Love Dotty xxx

  2. This is one of the most interesting and amusing blog posts I have read in a while. I’m currently completing my Masters in internet communications and have read quite a lot about the unfortunate things that people do online, but George takes the cake! It astounds me that some fail to realise that Twitter is an open network and most of what is posted on the web has the potential to go viral. Oh George, when will you learn.

    Once again, great post xox

  3. Nice one, Rosewine! Don’t worry: pigs like this dig their own graves and no-one will cry for them. Even their own mothers, as proud women, would hang their heads in shame.

    • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. He’s certainly dug his own grave here, as the more he protests about being on Google the more people want to make sure he’s listed!

  4. Talonvaki says:

    I think the macro-maker used #moran in reference to this:

    • That was pointed out to me elsewhere – shows how often I actually use Twitter!

      Also, how come I didn’t know you had a WordPress until now? Aby’s for the win! :D

      Edit: I just checked and realised that the person who showed me what “Moran” was about was you! Duh! :D

  5. Dear Ms. Tribble, after getting your post, I looked it up on the internet. It never ceases to shock and amaze me that there are such crass and crude and rude and hateful people out there. I was also very impressed with Sandra Fluke’s intelligent and civilized response.Thank you for your defense of this fine young woman. I remember when she spoke before congress and was derided and insulted, and she maintained her dignity and met all attacks with such composure and logic and intelligence. Some day she is going to make a great president!

  6. willowdot21 says:

    you are so right , if you do not want it all over the net do not put it on the net!! People need to grow up life is for living not writing about!! from another girly femmenist! xxxxxhugs!!

  7. Amy Aletheia says:

    An excellent blog post indeed! Thanks for stirring up the ant hill, Missus Tribble! :)

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