December 25th, 2010 / 3:44 am

the virtual world’s logical phallacies

By Brooklyn comic artist Gabby Schulz/Ken Dahl (who is a guy, not that it should matter). Originally posted here. Not so sure about the binaristic approach but it’s something.

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  2. Eric

      of course the other half of a dude saying “your comic is so good it makes me want to fuck you” is that that is also the #1 thing which he wants to hear being said to him by basically anyone all the time

  3. Jimmy Chen

      i enjoyed this. so this is odd: i assumed gabby was female, and was attracted to her by the comic. while reading it, in the back of my head, i was thinking “gonna see her website bio page to see if she’s hot.” when i realized gabby was a dude, i was like ‘damn.’ i am not proud or ashamed, just felt like sharing.

  4. M Kitchell

      i like this lots

      also, didn’t realize until i went to his site that i actually got into a back-and-forth with gabby on goodreads w/r/t his book Monsters, mostly about how heterosexuals having sex without condoms & how much that pisses me off

  5. Guest

      I bet if the artists weren’t from Brooklyn, location wouldn’t have been mentioned yallz [via in which we betray our totes relevant urban middle class production zones]. Cool comic tho

  6. Jeremy Bauer

      i agree, it’s a pretty misogynistic culture overall

  7. The_Unbearable_Lightness_Being

      What’s interesting to me is how this phenomenon depicted above is in no way specific to sexism but any scenario in which the rights of a majority group are threatened by attempts at pluralization in its many forms. So I guess I’m also saying I like this comic, but I wanted to elaborate on the phenomenon — which is an interesting phenomenon to me. It’s how so-called Tea Parties get traction, for example.

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  9. jackie wang

      i thought htmlgiant readers would be less likely to dismiss it… since 75% are from brooklyn–right? haha. actually, i’m not big on brooklyn….

  10. jackie wang

      yeah i totally agree with you. i think this comic was responding to a particular shitstorm that erupted among comic people, but it’s definitely true of most situations where the values of the dominant group are being challenged.

  11. Guest

      …and perhaps, also, how Yahoo! retains users.

      Anyhow, you’re right, M: I see this happen on forums and blogs again and again.

  12. deadgod

      Of course “mens’-rights activists” [with really?? tatoo’d backwards on their foreheads?] deserve to be ridiculed one-sidedly – Gabby’s strip could easily have recommended puellaphagy as a “men’s-rights” solution to the problem of chix-in-comix discomfiture.

      But the phenomenon of the heteronymous “gloria steinem, etc.” on the comment thread isn’t exclusive to “majority group[s]” – it’s true of every such scenario that, when the “rights” of any group are understood by that group to be ‘under threat’, the result is squeals and howls of disenfranchisement.

      How else can a competition for resources play itself out rhetorically than as a competition of grievances?

      – satire is a great answer.

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      [the wonder of vanishing text]

  16. Owen Kaelin

      dg, you can be funny, sometimes.

      …and a merry xmas to you, too, of course. (With 6 minutes to go . . . phew!)

  17. Jeremy Bauer

      i agree, it’s a pretty misogynistic culture overall

  18. letters journal

      This comic depicts two homogeneous sides of the gender binary duking it out on the internet. All the women agree with each other, and all the men agree with each other. I don’t think reality is like that.

      For an example of women writing about sexism that plays out in a totally different way look at the s/m or porn debates on various feminist blogs.