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Failblog fail.

I've recently been following the failblog_rss feed. For those not familiar, they basically post pictures of things that are effed up, and then the users (at http://failblog.org) vote as to whether it's a "fail" or a "win." 9 times out of 10, the posts are deemed "fail" (like, say, this one from yesterday, where a door marked "entrance" declares "do not enter"). But today I saw my very first "win."

http://failblog.org/?p=13137
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/failblog_rss/259977.html

It's a laundry tag, which reads:
100% COTTON
MACHINE WASH WARM, INSIDE OUT, WITH LIKE
COLORS. USE ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH.
TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM. MEDIUM HOT IRON.
DO NOT IRON PRINT!
------------OR------------
GIVE IT TO YOUR WIFE
IT'S HER JOB

I'm not even making the "give it to your wife" line big for added emphasis -- that's really how it appears on the tag!

I'm pissed that that tag even exists. I'm pissed that someone thought wife = servant was har de har har funny enough to come up with that tag in the first place. And not only does that tag fucking exist, which is rage-worthy all by itself, but the effing douchebags over at Failblog have decided that this is the image that finally merits a "win." That's the image that made them say "no, that's pretty accurate -- that shouldn't be a "fail" -- it's a WIN!"

I thought getting married was about being someone's partner, not about being their effing laundress.

I'm dumping that feed from my friends page immediately.



(Oh, and I'm also probably x-posting this rage to feminist_rage)

Comments

flamingjune07
Mar. 9th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Agreed on the post being shitty, erg.


On the other hand, I was really surprised at how witty some of the comments at failblog were. "Et Tu, Douche" is impressively crass and highbrow at the same time.

Sorry, I'm done, back to hating. Okay, so they decide whether or not it's a "win" before putting it up specifically as a "win," I assume?
hopita
Mar. 9th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Okay, so they decide whether or not it's a "win" before putting it up specifically as a "win," I assume?

Yea, you must be right. I always assumed that's what the thumbs up/thumbs down were about, except then how would it say either "FAIL" or "WIN" beforehand?

Whoever dubbed this a "win": YOU SUCK!

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