I just have to share this with you all.
Today I found this image of a black rain frog aka Brevicus fuscus on Twitter (posted by @Strange_Animals):
I mean just look at it’s wee grumpy face there. And that blorpy round body!
I just loved it so much I made it my profile pic everywhere. Liss from Shakesville asked me on Facebook what it was, and I answered that it is an angry fat feminist. One Google image search for the Breviceps fuscus (black rain frog which also found images of the desert rain frog) And then behold – a meme was born.
We decided that the rain frog should be the official mascot of angry fat feminism everywhere! Especially after we heard the sound the damn thing makes. Look and listen:
Seriously is there anything more awesome than this frog?
The thing is, being a visible woman anywhere (online or off) brings a whole lot of jerks calling you various animals as a means to insult and dehumanise us. We get mooed at, called pigs, whales, hippos, manatees, you name it. Like this is supposed to be some great insult, I mean seriously, look at these gorgeous creatures…
The reality is, fat animals are hilarious, cute and sometimes even delicious! If some loser with nothing better to do than harass women for kicks wants to call me some kind of animal, then good! I’d rather be like a grumpy frog, or a manatee, or a pig, or a whale than be anything like the kind of person that gets his kicks from being cruel to other people.