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Easily Outwitted By Roving Sarcasm

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You guys, I've caught a live one and I'm not convinced that there is enough side-eye in the world. Not even Michelle Obama epic side-eye is quite enough.

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A bit of back story: several days back, I noticed a commenter called ThinkingIsHard, roaming around on Jezebel looking for women, especially feminists, to ridicule as "stupid" (usually implied so if anyone pointed it out, he could falsely claim straw man). He's a standard-issue io9 troll who tries to use big words as proof of intelligence, which in the words of Cute Boy Person, "doesn't work on people who actually are intelligent." At some point, someone took issue to a woman's use of the phrase "I'm a paid researcher" which for some reason he took as proof that she is "not a trained scientist" because if she were, she would have called herself a scientist. I'll be honest, I don't recall if it was ThinkingIsHard or some similar troll who pulled that.

At any rate, I called him on it because WTF? That's a profession, a job title, and it doesn't denote what sort of training she had. I basically took his comment as "You're not smarmy enough to be a trained scientist like me!" And when I called him on it, I signed it "Love, A Trained Scientist," which I am.

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A couple of days later, I posted The Pukening installment of Cute Boy Person: The Cleansening, which started with Cute Boy Person joking that he counted off on my grade because I "didn't show [my] work" on cleaning my Invader Zim action figures. A day and a half after that, ThinkingIsHard responded to me, referencing the "trained scientist" comment. I'm including a screenshot because he may dismiss.

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ETA: I looked at his comment history and found that I'd simply ignored him saying goodbye to me after asserting making completely untrue statements about what I said. This was in the thread that Kirov wrote a post about and he is the one who claimed that if someone said that she works as a paid researcher, that means she isn't a trained scientist. So I've responded to his "goodbye" post. Seriously, WTF? You stomp your feet and say goodbye to a woman and then read her feed to look for articles that she wrote so you can get her to acknowledge that you won when you lost? And then fail at reading comprehension by about 18 football field lengths?

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Dude has issues.

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