So about 6 years ago, this douche named Ed Rybicki wrote a really sexist short story that inexcusably and inexplicably got published in Nature, because the board of Nature was (is?) full of sexist asshats. We talk about it some in this post from November of 2011.
In that post, we’re making note of the fact that tiny-penised* Rybicki kept harassing women who called him out, but completely shied away from giving men who called him out the same treatment. We assumed he was going to wander into our comments as well because he seemed to enjoy googling himself and going into the comments of women (and only women) to generally be a clueless asshat. Oddly, even though we dared him to, he didn’t show up in our junk mail filter (or it’s possible he did later and we didn’t notice, in any case, he didn’t do it right away).
We didn’t know if we’d scared him off or if he’d just missed our blog or if someone close to him had finally hit him with a clue stick and told him to get a life.
Well, the other day, for a completely unrelated post, I was wondering why we were getting so many hits from twitter. Unlike my usual situation, I was on my cell rather than on the computer, and it turns out that searching twitter on the iphone gives a LOT more hits than does searching on the computer (which seems to just limit to major twitter feeds like @DLFreedman), and curious, I followed our twitter cites to nicoleandmaggie back to 2011.
In the middle of years of praise (thanks grumpy tweeters!), I found this little gem:
Well, we did get tenure. And we’re still not on twitter. And it took us 6 years to see your passive-aggressive whatever that was. But thanks for playing. Really hope in the intervening 6 years you’ve become less of a sexist asshat! No, really! (But it’s likely we’ll never know.)
*#notalltinypenisedmen — penis size actually isn’t that important, but misogynists tend to think it is