That Cathy Brennan video, devoid of meaningful political commentary.

That Cathy Brennan video, devoid of meaningful political commentary.

00:00-00:30 : Lots of yelling. Idk wtf anyone is saying.

00:30-00:45 : The Great Pilgrimage to the bench.

00:45-1:00 : Sexual harassment? Apparently being sarcastic is sexual harassment.

1:00-1:30 : Valid spaces. Filmer makes snarky comment. I don’t know who she is, but her tone of boredom and disdain towards the whole argument makes me like her.

1:30-1:50 : Cis-woman talks over trans woman to tell cis-woman cis-women marginalise trans people. Irony abounds.

1:50-2:00 : Slow zoom and out towards other very bored woman. I like her too.

2:00-2:15 : Other lady tries to talk. Stop that, other lady. Angry people are talking.

2:15-2:20 : Massive OH of surprise at statement Cathy Brennan has made maybe 1,000 times. People, read your enemies’ shit if you really want to effectively counter them, it’s Anti-Anything 101.

2:27 : This woman has a vagina. Yay for her.

2:20-3:00 : I basically zoned out at this point. Sorry guys. I heard “women’s bodies” a lot, so for all I know there was a brief intermission for a Danone advert.

3:00 : Other lady! What have I told you about talking when angry people are talking.

3:05 : Other other lady is talking. She manages to get a sentence in. Brave, other other lady. Brave.

3:30-4:00 : One diva, one mic, one moment! christ, doesn’t this sum it up, really? Nobody talks this loudly -to- a person.

4:00-4:40 : “women shouldn’t be told to die.” “trans women die!” – two perfectly valid points. Neither is a response to the other.

4:40-5:00 : what the fuck is anyone on about?

5:00 : Other other woman has got steel ovaries, attempting a risky second sentence like that.

5:20-6:00 : More yelling. Other Lady (hereby OL) is asked whether Cathy would like to hear from a lesbian, and gives a suitably flat response to being assumed to be some kind of ideological bodyguard.

6:00-6:30 : Having a conversation about whether you agreed to have a conversation with each other seems a trifle moot.

6:30-7:10 : All I can hear is the word “invalidating” over and over again in my head.

7:30-7:50 : No, OL! Stay back! It will consume you!

7:50-8:00 : I feel like I should start quoting my descriptors before I say things. “As a militant anti-Reaganite, I prefer olives to pineapples on my pizza.” “As a vegetarian, I prefer pastel tones.” “As a Monarchist, f*ck them Dolphins.”

8:00-8:50 : OL indicates the proper response to being filmed in this kind of shitstorm, by calmly backing away. I like OL. I want to buy her tea.

8:50-9:40 : I have lost the will to live. Only half the video left! Yay!

9:45-10:30 : What the fuck is even happening. This is so stupid.

10:30-10:35 : “We should just go because… nothing is even happening…”

10:45-10:50 : People say ‘check yo’self’ in real life? I thought that was a tumblr thing.

10:50-11:10 : tumblr arguing, applied to real life; talk about invalidation, then derisively laugh at someone elses’ viewpoint. Is this like when people say they accept everyone but they actually mean ‘all those people who follow and agree with me’?

11:10-12:00 : this is not conversation


12:40-13:10 : I fucking love whoever is doing the voiceover for this shit. She and OL both get cups of tea from me. Also, whenever people say “I’m going to leave now”, they never actually are.

13:10-13:30 : RUS: 8.1 CHI: 7.6 GBR: 8.4 USA: 9.0 FRA: 9.1. Absolutely wonderful flounce, great technique. A small shift of posture adds so much power to the lunge away, with very little effort on the athlete’s part. Wonderful. I haven’t seen this kind of flouncing since Paraskovilov in the late 80s – truly a golden age for the sport this year. Magnificent.

13:30-13:40 : oh my god there is no logic. I appreciate the effort, hat-glasses woman, but appealing to logic is pointless now.

13:40-14:10 : Camera lady, marry me.


14:40-15:00 : Please select from the drop-down list of body-types below. Because this is relevant.

15:00-15:30 : Hat-glasses girl keeps interrupting the person she accused of interrupting.

15:30-16:00 : WHAT IS GOING ON.


16:30-16:45 : wiajfoawifoaifjaoifjaoif this is so fucking stupid.

16:45-17:00 : OL continues to cement her place as tea-deserver.

17:00-17:30 : lol you can tell cathy is so much more used to arguing than the others. she’s got her game face on.

17:30-18:00 : Oh my god, we may have approached an actual conversation. Wondershirt, I like you. Well, that only took eighteen minutes.

18:00-19:00 : Nope. Never mind.

19:00-20:00 : Who even fucking cares.



  1. doublevez · ·

    Fucking BRILLIANT !!111 I may have to figure out how to follow this person, on her, Twitlr or whatever. Can we bottle her?

      1. doublevez · ·

        Thanks. He (I now think) realy lifted me yesterday, broke my funk on this shameful effort. Then, reading your call to arms this a.m. was the icing on the cake. Thanks. Amazing spirit you have.

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