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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: My Dark Plan Reaches Its Zenith; Also, Megan Fox

Friends, as we all know, my goals in life are to blog my faults with 40 links to other places. Also, to fit in some feminism around the edges! And I believe that one of the more important feminist issues today is Megan Fox.

I am serious about that, actually! The press coverage of Megan Fox really, really bothers me, because it is sexist! Which is why I wrote a piece about her for The Frisky. It begins:

Ladies, gentlemen: “Transformers” is not a movie about acting.

I know! It came as a surprise to me, too: I had always believed that “Transformers” aspired to be a sensitive exploration of the human psyche. As it turns out, however, it’s a movie about giant robots fighting each other.

So, no: “Transformers” is many things, but it is not a movie about acting. However, when its star Megan Fox said as much in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it set off a firestorm of controversy, most of which can be summed up in the title of a post on the blog Zelda Lily (“Feminism in a Bra”): “Megan Fox Is An Ungrateful Bitch.”

Say, would you like to read the rest of what I have to say about Megan Fox? Good! Because you can read it now, on The Frisky.


EDIT: About the one Megan Fox hate blog I mentioned: some folks I used to follow when I had a Tiger Beatdown Tumblr have been reblogged there. Which: I don’t know what that means. Things can circulate anywhere and everywhere on Tumblr, because of how it’s designed – things get reblogged every which way and eventually some feminist’s statement winds up getting reblogged by a dude who wants Megan Fox to be gang raped or I end up reblogging Boner Party, or whatever. I tended to only follow people who were smart and incisive, which I would imagine precludes them from enjoying random anonymous celebrity-hate blogs about how someone is a “ho” or should “shut her trap” on the Internets, and I imagine a lot of folks would be appalled by the connection. So I don’t know what the connection is; I imagine the person who writes this is just trolling Tumblr and other sources for material. HOWEVER. If you are secretly submitting tips to or (God forbid) editing a Megan Fox hate blog: um, I dunno? That’s fucked up? But I did some research, like, joining Tumblr again so that I could see notes, and Tumblr searches and Google searches to see if anyone had written an entry on another blog that was like, “I also started a blog about hating Megan Fox because I am awful and full of hate and here is its URL,” and nothing came up. If you are embarrassed by association with the hate-blog, I am sorry.


  1. Sarah wrote:

    Actually, I CAN'T read it on The Frisky because it is blocked by my workplace.

    So I will imagine that your views on Megan Fox precisely coincide with mine, in that if I were her age (and I say this like I'm much more than 2 years older than her, which is untrue) I would want to be her best friend despite her raging case of Foot-in-Mouth Disorder. Also that one day she will grow older and hopefully turn into one of those cool older ladies that I want to be friends with, despite the continuing "problems" with owning her opinions about stuff.

    Monday, July 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Permalink
  2. snobographer wrote:

    Christ, that "feminism in a bra" place is heinous. What kind of "feminists" call a woman a bitch or a twat for stating an opinion?
    I feel like jumping into an autoclave.
    And it wasn't Jane Fonda who wrote Lindsay Lohan that scoldy note about her professionalism, it was Robert Altman, those dumb bitches (kidding).

    Monday, July 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  3. s. wrote:

    I agree with snobographer that I couldn't even get past the second paragraph in "feminism in a bra," but I do think your Frisky article is dead on.

    God forbid a woman be aware of and take advantage of exploitation in Hollywood. Though I would prefer they didn't have to in the first place, which would mean Transformers would have really been about robots and not Megan Fox's tanned body.

    Monday, July 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Permalink
  4. Aeryl wrote:

    Megan Fox is an ungrateful bitch to Michael Bay?

    I can't imagine why, it's not like he "auditioned" her by filming her washing his car or anything degrading like that.

    She's just ungrateful(plus it's not like the success of that movie had anything to do with her).

    Also, I apologize for the content of the link, especially the pic.

    Monday, July 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Some ladies really hate Megan Fox. I don't think she's especially awesome or anything. But one time, on Facebook, a bunch of ladies who were friends of a friend were Megan Fox-bashing and calling her a whore. I pointed out to them that she is probably not a whore unless they know something about her that I don't.

    Then they got really mad at ME!. I'm so tired of all this women bashing other women thing.

    Monday, July 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Permalink
  6. Tangoing with Evita wrote:

    Well, I won't approve of sexist insults toward Megan Fox, but from reading Jezebel, I've come across plenty of woman-hating on Megan Fox's part. Can I hate Fox for woman-hating? She's definitely done plenty of that.

    Monday, July 27, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Permalink
  7. k wrote:

    I could not agree MORE. Though this article is the worst I've seen on Megan Fox:

    Well, lately. Recently. And it's not just Megan Fox. And I will stop before I write pages about the misogynist/racist/homophobic/transphobic coverage of celebrities in celebrity gossip blogs.

    Monday, July 27, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
  8. Sarah wrote:

    Can I hate Fox for woman-hating?

    Well of course, but to do so by engaging in woman-shaming language is hypocritical and unproductive. I don't just have a problem with calling her a "bitch" – I have a problem with the idea that she's "ungrateful" for speaking her mind about a movie that she was involved in. We'd never say Shia Labouf was "ungrateful" for saying the exact same damn words, but then we assume Labouf gets cast based on looks and talet, while Fox gets jobs through shady means like "being hot" or blow jobs.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 6:12 am | Permalink
  9. qc wrote:

    I found you, just this evening via the aforementioned frisky article.

    I have, in the course of devouring your blog over several hours, discovered you are both straight and unavailable.

    This may impede my valiant mission to stalk you, find you, and bear you many many children.

    But I am undeterrd.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 7:09 am | Permalink
  10. Deana wrote:

    Um qc…

    Stalking isn't a compliment.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 8:40 am | Permalink