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Joke or Not?

People, you’ve got to help me out because I’m utterly lost. Is the following written as a joke? It sounds like a parody but the header on the website makes me wonder. 

You may think it is of no importance whether you gender your pets but why would you do such a thing to such an important member of your life? Pets cannot speak for themselves. They cannot tell you that they are being misgendered. It’s important not to make assumptions about what gender your animal is based off of its sex.

I’ll try to stop posting for today but I can’t promise anything because the world is full of wonders. 


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35 thoughts on “Joke or Not?

  1. Alex on said:

    I’m pretty sure that the person writing it is completely serious.

    That doesn’t make it any less of a joke.


  2. This hit Poe’s law:

    I wish it were satire and it could definitely be satire, but the author seems earnest.


  3. I identify myself as spider. Respect my spiderrific identity!


    • Alex the Physicist on said:

      Are you dating a girl named Mary Jane?


    • “I identify myself as spider”

      Spider David Gendron, Spider David Gendron
      Does whatever a Spider wants to get done
      Spins a web, any size, Catches thieves just like flies
      Look Out! Here comes Spider David Gendron.

      Is he strong? Listen bud, He’s got radioactive blood.
      Can he swing from a thread Take a look overhead
      Hey, there There goes Spider David Gendron.

      In the chill of night At the scene of a crime
      Like a streak of light He arrives just in time.

      Spider David Gendron, Spider David Gendron
      Friendly neighborhood Spider David Gendron
      Wealth and fame, He’s ignored
      Action is his reward.

      To him, life is a great big bang up
      Wherever there’s a hang up
      You’ll find Spider David Gendron.

      I stand in proud solidarith trans-speciest Spider David Gendron and promise to never deadname him by omitting his Spider honorific. And if the occassion presents itself, I’ll throw him some dead flies to munch on.

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  4. Anonymous on said:

    To me it looks to be a parody site, a social justice version of sites like Landover Baptist.


  5. Dreidel on said:

    Don’t you know by now that feminists never do satire?


  6. Shakti on said:

    Pets: for when you don’t have children to project all of your weird unresolved developmental stages upon!

    Honestly, is this any weirder than neuticles?


  7. DWeird on said:

    This is amazing. 😀

    It’s a joke, though a very elaborate one, with great deadpan.

    Here’s a quote from an article about how canker sores oppress women.

    “I will admit I was not woke enough to know this was a problem until it was introduced to me by a friend of mine, Mager. He showed me an article saying that canker sores were more prevalent in females than males. While this itself does not seem to be a problem, upon further research, I realized that this is literally oppression. ”

    Or a quote from an article about “fighting the patriarchy.”

    “Your man won’t put the seat down? Time to fix that. Go to your local hardware store and pick up a big ol’ thing of superglue. Have some fun gluing the toilet seat down so that Mr. Jerkoff doesn’t have the opportunity to be inconsiderate. Check. Another one down.”

    What clinches it most for me, though, is the… advertisements shown on their webpage. As image-conscious as the writers and hosts are portrayed to be, they would not let stuff like “The cameraman captured more than he expected” or “These pictures are just for the guys” fly.

    Thanks for linking to this, really brightened my day.


    • I’m already low on the sense of humor, and this sort of thing does me in completely.


      • DWeird on said:

        Most of the articles are just genuinely poorly constructed arguments, and the winks to the audience are very minimal. You really need the full experience of having been a sarcastic, passive aggressive child, teen, young adult and future octogenarian to cotton on as quickly as I did.

        But you should really read through some of the articles armed with this new knowledge. 😀 It’s really quite brilliant!

        “On the one hand, being a sex worker is an empowering and noble career but men enjoying porn is problematic.”

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  8. Stringer bell on said:

    “Don’t you know by now that feminists never do satire?”

    This is another thing misogynists do. A decade ago this motherfucker would’ve been yukking it up with his equally disgusting friends about how women aren’t funny. He’s evolved to where he’s substituted the word ‘women’ with ‘feminists’ because thats apparently more acceptable.

    The intention is the same, the target is the same, the jokes are the same. They think they’ve gotten slicker about it. And how wrong they are. Like anyone would have trouble identifying these jackasses.


    • Dreidel on said:

      “A decade ago this motherfucker would’ve been yukking it up with his equally disgusting friends about how women aren’t funny. ”

      Ah, String Boy, you’re such a ridiculous little child, so easy to provoke into impotent tantrums.

      🙂 Go sit back in the corner now and take a “time out.”


  9. Don’t gender anyone.


  10. It’s again the human vs animals respective value of life, I’m very confident that this pseudo-feminist cunt has no problem about gendering the kids.


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