Saturday, April 7, 2012

How to be a Fauxgressive

Step 1: Convince people you are progressive. Maybe get a blog, join some kind of "progressive bloggers" aggregator or blogroll.

Step 2: Write some progressive stuff on the blog. Or at least, you know, liberal stuff. Be vaguely anti-oppression, take potshots at conservatives. Draw people in.

Step 3: Avoid checking your own privilege.

Step 4: Characterize the rights of a minority group to which you do not belong as fodder for stimulating political discussion.

Step 5: Refuse to listen to members of said group when they tell you that their lives and freedoms are not up for debate.

Step 6: Characterize the whole argument as a "pissing match" and, in case there was any doubt that you are not genuinely progressive, start calling fetuses "unborn children".

Or, save yourself time and just be this guy.

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Orwell's Bastard said...

Hey, can you ignorant, hysterical, feminazi sluts keep it down in there? We're trying to have a Calm, Reasonable Debate about whether your uteruses should be state property.

JeninCanada said...

I <3 you, Pedgehog.

Jane said...

Hi Pedgehog. Thanks for the word. I'm using it on Danielle Smith of the Wildrose Party, the fauxgressive pro-choiceer. Gave you credit. It's a great word.