Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me!

Ms. Penny:

When my book Unspeakable Things came out in 2014, a small horde of misogynistic trolls who’ve been following me around the web throwing peanuts since my early 20s immediately orchestrated a campaign to get it a poor rating on Amazon. The one-star reviews flooded in suspiciously quickly from people who appeared not to have read the book at all, since most of the criticism wasn’t about the ideas but about the sheer horror of a young woman writer having leftwing feminist ideas in public and getting away with it.

And maybe it just wasn’t a good book? And possibly the new Ghostbusters is just a shit movie?

13 thoughts on “Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me!”

  1. The Inimitable Steve

    Eh. She probably did get a load of fake reviews. I hate that stuff, but it happens.

    Since SJW’s invented the tactic of turning Amazon into a political battleground, maliciously one-starring the books of people whose politics they dislike, they shouldn’t really be surprised when others fight dirty too.

  2. Always manages to crowbar something about herself into an article about other people.

    Classic Laurie

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Magic Thinking. In Africa everything is said to be the work of witchcraft. I am not sure how true that is, but the older type of anthropology books claim Africans rejected the notion of an accident. If someone died, there had to be a witch behind it.

    Or in Ms Penny’s case, it can’t be that she is a mentally ill embryonic Crazy Cat Lady without talent or indeed any redeeming feature at all. It must be that there is a Vast Right Wing Male Conspiracy out to get her.

    Did I say she was crazy?

  4. Ms Penny is in fact a product of African Witchcraft.

    She is a stolen penis that found its way back from the land beyond.

  5. “These reviews matter in a marketplace that still doesn’t know how to handle the weaponisation of bigotry on the web”

    If that helps you rationalise your own failure then I would encourage you to maintain that view. Good luck Laurie.

  6. SMFS,

    “Or in Ms Penny’s case, it can’t be that she is a mentally ill embryonic Crazy Cat Lady without talent or indeed any redeeming feature at all. It must be that there is a Vast Right Wing Male Conspiracy out to get her.”

    She does have a talent. She’s like the leader of the feminist/SJWs. When they want to feel that their opinions are right, they read someone like Penny.

    It’s like Illuminati/Lizard Royals/UFO/9-11 conspiracy twits. A few of them make money selling films and books to lesser bonkers people.

  7. ‘a small horde of misogynistic trolls’

    Assuming she actually knows what troll means (I doubt she does), then I’d say the trolls have been quite successful.

  8. The problem for dear old Laurie is I wouldn’t even trouble to read her bullshit – partly because you know exactly what the shtick is going to be – if she was completely ignored I’d hazard she’d be even more annoyed – I’m hoping somewhere on the Dark web someone is crowdfunding to raise money to drop her into ISIS territory to see how ‘multiculturalism’ works in extremis but that might be too much to hope for….

  9. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Penny Dreadful makes the usual mistake of assuming that people who rubbish the drivel she writes are misogynists. It’s nonsense. They don’t hate women. They just hate her.

  10. They just hate her.

    Most likely not even that; they just hate the drivel she writes and aren’t afraid to say so.

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