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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

hopita
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
I realize I should probably just google this, but ...

What's 4chan?

For bonus points:

There's actually something called "encyclopedia dramatica"? That's pretty funny. I'm guessing it's not about theater?
telephasic
Mar. 10th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
4chan is an imageboard originally set up by a 15 year old from the something awful forums. It's now become one of the most popular places on the internet, and the origin of various recent memes (including lolcats and rickrolling). It's also the source of the "anonymous" movement which is trying to take down Scientology.

Essentially though, it's full of angry, sexist, often racist guys varying in age from teenagers to 20-somethings. Trolls. They do it all for the lulz.

Edited at 2009-03-10 05:17 pm (UTC)

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