“Jeggings” Not Bad Enough?


The insults never stop. ” Jeggings” seemed like a true winner in the Awful New Fashion Jargon category, easily on a par with “Shooties.”

But Stylebop has gone that extra mile with “Jeggins.”

Are they trying to kill me?!?

On the same topic, a popular blogger has recently posed the question, Should a blogger be allowed to censor or eliminate negative comments? The answer of course is, Only if the blogger is a coward or fascist. In the long thread of obsequious comments, however, fifty thousand lackeys offer some version of support, in the form of the same banal manifesto against “mean people.”

Nearly every comment includes the phrase “that being said” or “at the end of the day.”

Mean People Suck, right? It says so on the bumper sticker. As long as they don’t write “at the end of the day” though, they are a breath of fresh air compared to breathless ass-kissers. If you can’t stand up to a comment, no mater how rude or stupid, why bother blogging at all?   Just keep a personal diary and stop taking up bandwidth.

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26 Responses to “Jeggings” Not Bad Enough?

  1. Alicia says:

    While I admit that I have a no asshole policy, I usually respond very publicly to the occasional off comment. Do I get half credit? LOL.


  2. sharon says:

    i don’t think deleting negative comments necessarily makes somebody a coward…maybe they don’t want people to visit their blogs just for the controversy. i don’t do it but i understand why somebody would.

  3. WendyB says:

    I have no qualms about removing a bad comment (or, in my case, not allowing it in the first place). I mean…fuck ’em all.

  4. Greg Gasawski says:

    At the end of the day, I don’t think it’s too bad to censor. That being said, censoring is bad, just like discrimination. But, I guess the bottom line is that we should all do our part and care about the environment a little bit more. Because, it is, after all, for the children.

  5. annemarie says:

    The internet is democratic. It allows mediocrities a forum to make tits of themselves. Some of them even achieve a degree of fame doing it. But they get upset when some people are not impressed by them. Boo fuckin’ hoo.

    And when they describe the people who leave mean comments as “cowards”….wow, it’s just too much really.


  6. Leslie says:

    Why in hell can’t people just decide to either wear pants or leggings? Not a life changing decision. Unless of course, one decides to don a tee, leggings, and flip flops on a foggy, cold winter day.

    Of course bloggers are allowed to moderate the comments on their blog, it’s their blog! It’s just becomes irritating when they feel like they have to justify their actions to their readership in a “Oh woe is me because y’all are bitches” manner. Seriously? Just do it and shut up (please).

  7. I couldn’t care less if someone leaves a negative comment – I have removed a spam comment in chinese advertising porn but I don’t know why, I didn’t know what it said. Sometimes people remove their own comments.

    I’m going to be head down for a week to write 12,000 words so I might post and will read but probably won’t comment due to my deadline.

  8. tobilynne says:

    I’ve only ever deleted comments on one entry … I had blogged about a local band that I thought was “talented, but boring”. I left his original comment – the one that told me I had no taste and that I could go fuck myself. But I did get rid of all of his follow ups, which were strings of expletives, because he linked his name to a porn site with a gazillion popups if you clicked on it (using tinyURL, so by the time you clicked, it was too late).

    Then again, I get few comments at all, so I don’t deal regularly with negative ones.

  9. hammie says:

    my policy is do not engage, unless of course there can be sport in mocking the stupid and usually tenuous commercial linking that happens when you write a blog about a neurological condition. Then I leave it up.
    (seriously jeggins? with NO apostrophe? I have to lie down for a while)

  10. Queen Marie says:

    If shopbob are trying to kill you, then British Grazia are gunning for you too…
    They are trying to push – COATIGAN! (coat/cardigan) for a long cardigan
    Holy mother of God…

    Queen Marie

  11. Dru says:

    Frankly, I think Mom of Shoes had a point. The kind of shit some of these girls (and not just her daughter, Queen Michelle and Susie -among others- get trolls too) get from people is unbelievable. In the time that I’ve hung around the fashion blogs there is literally no insult that hasn’t been flung at the girls behind them- it’s one thing to say you hate the way a girl dresses or poses, it’s entirely another kettle of fish to be using racist epithets and calling them fat/old/stupid/whores based on a few pictures.

    I’d say the anonymous commenter in such cases is the coward, not the girl who’s finally had it and, say, turned off her comment section. I’ve had trolls in the past, but I let their comments stay up- it’s proof of THEIR idiocy, let it embarrass them! Though the ‘fascist’ epithet might stick better to me- in my early fashion blogging days, I was a moderator on a Harry Potter discussion forum, and consequently learned to value good Internet manners like nothing else (try mediating fights between rabid Sirius Black v. Severus Snape fangirls and you will know the meaning of hell…).

  12. Dru says:

    I suppose what I’m trying to say is, if an Anon says “I hate your shoes/the way you write is annoying”, that’s fair. Anon isn’t a coward.

    But, if Anon chooses to say “you dumb bitch/you look like a coke whore, go die”, they’re most definitely cowards in my book.

  13. Sister Wolf says:

    Alicia – Yep, you get half credit. xo

    Sharon – Shall we use the term “thin skinned” instead of coward?

    WendyB – But what do you mean by “bad comment?” If the only comments you post are the ones that please you….why should we bother reading them??

    Greg – I sense a disconnect.

    annemarie – Boo fuckin hoo = another great t-shirt idea!

    Leslie – AGREED, on both points.

    Make Do – twelve thousand words?!?!? I hope I get to read them. xo

    tobilynne – Yeah, I can see why you don’t wanna put up with the follow-ups, once they have stated their opinion.

    HAmmie – YES, just like that, Jeggins.

    Queen Marie – Holy Mother is right. They are shameless, aren’t they? It hurts my stomach.

    Dru – The word “coward” seems to freak people out. How about this: If you can’t tolerate an insulting comment from a stranger online, you’re a pussy. Or, a big baby. How will you possibly get through life with such thin skin?!?

    The bloggers who say stuff like, “I think of my blog as my living room so I can kick people out, bla bla bla” are just morons. The World Wide Web is NOT YOUR FUCKING LIVING ROOM! that’s why it has the www.

    Unless your blog is limited to friends-only like facebook, you are inviting the WHOLE WORLD to listen to you!!!!! If you don’t accept any dissent, even in the form of “you dumb coke whore” then make your blog private or try to admit that you are only looking for compliments.

    Jesus christ, it’s not rocket surgery.

  14. ali says:

    Just to establish another point why the bloggers should put up with the “you’re a dumb coke whore” comment:
    commercial success. It seems fair that these girls should put up with a few bored assholes in exchange for a shoe line at urban outfitters.

  15. OMGGMAB says:

    Late weigh in, but what the hell. I prefer to say “at the end of infinity” as a preface to my “finality statement.” Whatev.

    And with regard to leggings, I think an old saying applies: Spandex is a privilege, not a right! If you think you look fat in leggings, you probably do. If you don’t care, WEAR THEM WITH ATTITUDE. Your mirror image is what others see if you have the aplomb to pull off what YOU see.

  16. jools says:

    Oh shit. I think I bought some jeggings.

  17. Dru says:

    I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree, then- my problem really isn’t with dissent at all. Most of the bloggers I know of have unmoderated commentspaces so they’re putting up with the abuse – abuse, not just dissent- all right. Not so thin-skinned, then.

    But it’s still unfair to blame the bloggers for getting called names in the first place, that’s way too ‘blame the victim’ for my liking.

  18. sam says:

    ………and jeggings are…………………….?
    Do I need them?

  19. JK says:

    Oh. I don’t know Sister Wolf,

    Jeggings would seem to be preferable to this latest fashion statement.


    However, having peeked into your bargain basement closet I’d admit, $79.95 seems a trifling sum and one’s hips should be safe from undue wear and tear.

    (If you do buy one, let me know how it works out, we Arkies are fashion goops.

  20. JK says:

    Having now watched the videos Sister, now (since you’ve forgotten to ask this year) I think this is the perfect gift for your hard to buy for friend, “The Duffmeister.”

    I think a pair of matching panties to wear over his longjohns might be especially appropriate. It’ll be great for your upcoming annual “Blog In Your Panties Day.”

  21. Rocket Surgery – I’m going get that into my dissertation!!

  22. Iron Chic says:

    Word! I wrote about this very subject on my blog recently.
    I get super irritated when bloggers only display favorable comments mainly because they are so boring. Fighting the power is fun!
    At the end of the day, I’m just jealous that I’m not popular enough to receive my own negative comments.

  23. Aja says:

    I’ll admit, nasty comments are disheartening, but at the same time I STRONGLY believe that opposition is the fruit of creativity. I had a hater on my blog and that asshole kept me on my toes and stopped me from slacking. I hope that asshole still reads actually. And also, if I never faced any opposition in my life, I don’t think I would be as hard a worker and as dedicated to the things I love today. I actually kind of feel sorry for those girls who were popular in high school. Most of them don’t have the moxxie I’ve got.

  24. Mark says:

    Jorts=Jean Shorts. Just learned that on peopleofwalmart.com.

  25. Rosée says:

    Sister Wolf, be thankful that you don’t live over this side of the globe. As summer approaches our standard “jegging” has become a capri pant. There are also rumours circulating about a jegging short.
    The end is upon us

  26. i’m just confused as to why people don’t hate me more. i mean come on!

    i think it’s worse when there is just dead… air…

    one of the rare negative comments i got was about someone i interviewed. and i ended up getting kind of ticked off with the comment, and said so. it was that the person said “like” too much. yup. so i leave them but if i feel like it i say something. it happens more in my flickr stream. it’s usually arguments about feminism. it’s fun to argue with good brains.

    this jeggings thing is a whole other problem. obviously a HUGE problem. what’s next- sneakilettos?! wait we have those. or… thigh-high brogues aka brog-highs? actually those exist. or… marshmallow shaped shoe mutations covered in reptilian skin with 8 inch spikes heels and little rings to tie yourself to god knows what? which IS the hottest shoe of the year of course…. i love it.

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