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It’s The End of the World: Let’s Start A Twitter Hashtag!

I forgot to tell you that I wrote something for The Awl???? I missed it when it went up! It is about — WAIT FOR IT — Internet activism, Twitter, and feminist infighting, in the form of an epistolary short story the background of which is that Taylor Swift has achieved total world domination secretly and has planned, with some funding from Oprah (who was “not happy” with a certain Swift-interrupter last I Googled) to destroy the Earth and pin it on Kanye West. And then I start a Tumblr about it. And get in fights with a girl named “Beth,” which is a name I chose specifically because I don’t know anyone named “Beth,” over previous crappy interactions that we allow to warp our views on Anti-End-Of-The-World Activism.


I wrote it, like, WELL before #MooreandMe. You know I wouldn’t lie.


  1. Flewellyn wrote:

    Wow. That’s darkly hilarious.

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Permalink
  2. NomadiCat wrote:

    Exactly how *far* before #MooreAndMe and the resultant blowback? Because I may just need to get out my Grand High Inquisitor hat and begin screaming things like “Prognostication!” and “What dark and unholy magic is this?!?”

    After I stop laughing and trying to imagine the passive-aggressive album Taylor Swift is going to dedicate to those of us left behind, of course.

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Permalink
  3. Margaret wrote:

    Hey Sady, I was trying to e-mail you, but I didn’t see any way to do it. Anyhow, I know I’m late to the game (I kinda forgot about Twitter for a while and just got all caught up), but I just wanted to say thank you for all you do. The things you write are so important. Your dedication is unbelievable, especially in light of the crap you had to put up with these last few weeks. It’s so inspiring that you keep on keeping on even at the expense of your own peace. I’m so grateful that there are people like you out there calling people out when the rest of us throw up our hands in exasperation. Thank you thank you thank you. I’ve been reading you for over a year now and Tiger Beatdown just keeps getting better and better. Please don’t ever stop. (Unless you have to or something, but you know what I mean. I hope.)

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 2:32 am | Permalink
  4. clairedeloony wrote:

    More Sady sci-fi short stories! More, I say!

    Social-media-style reputation capital is this introvert’s personal nightmare, so I’m not getting anywhere near that ship. We can hang out and have some end-of-the-world themed drinks before the bombs go off. Apocalyptaritas?

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
  5. ourlipsbend wrote:

    Ahahahaha oh wow, I need so many more sf stories from you, Sady. I particularly like that the world is about to end and you’re totally still concerned about searching for those ridiculously lovely shirtless Community actors. Because that is precisely what I’ll be doing too.

    Friday, December 31, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink
  6. Evan (a lady) wrote:

    You are currently the third google result for “donald glover no shirt”.

    Monday, January 3, 2011 at 3:03 am | Permalink
  7. Lisbeth wrote:

    I’d like to know where your outrage is about Etsy’s congratulations on getting raped cards. The woman in the card definitely wasn’t just “bad touched.” If there’s anything to blow out of proportion, it’s this card.

    Monday, January 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink
  8. Sady wrote:

    Hi Lisbeth —

    I mentioned this card before, in the last #MooreandMe post — I heard about it from The Frisky. But thanks for providing the link! You’re right: It’s grody.

    Monday, January 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink