It’s been more than a month since I published my blog entry on the phenomenon known as Trigglypuff. The early May essay focused on Cora Segal’s embarrassing outburst during an event at UMass called “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?” and my contention that Cora Segal’s shrieking, screeching, obscenity-laden howls are endemic to today’s Social Justice Howler Monkey mentality and apparent desire to see anyone who disagrees with their odious agenda silenced at any cost.
You just knew, however, that some zeta male writing for some alternative rag, would try to spin the Trigglypuff saga to make Segal and her crybully buddy Jennie Chenkin out to be victims, even as they are on record as trying to shut down speech they don’t like, and shouting down those whom they dislike. That’s quite a feat, and yet I’m sure there are creatures out there who are swayed by Peter Vancini’s claim that the two women, who he claims “have shouldered the angry and sometimes violent wrath of the web.”
They are bullied, he claims.
They have received unacceptable items in the mail, he claims.
They have been threatened, he claims.
No one can help them, he claims.
Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Gruesome photos and threats of violence are not acceptable tools of shutting down your ideological opponents, just as screeching “FUCK YOU!” at the top of your voice in order to drown out those with whom you disagree is not an acceptable protest strategy.
That said, let’s take a look at how the narrative has changed after the Internet reacted with ridicule, disdain, and outright anger at the antics of Trigglypuff and Chenkin.
Let’s remember that Segal made an outright spectacle of herself. She had to have known the event would be broadcast. She had to have known that intentionally drowning out the scheduled speakers with discordant ululations of “FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUU!” would not endear her to anyone but the most strident of SJW Howler Monkeys.
And yet, Chenkin claims, “Basically, none of us had really organized a protest before,” and somehow this is supposed to advance her claims that they were innocent and naive and just wanted their voices heard.
Well, they were heard alright. Their efforts to silence their opponents were met with the very pushback they were hoping to provide to speakers they found objectionable.
Chenkin and Segal were hardly innocent and naive in all this. Segal’s history of activism is well documented, and Chenkin, far from being naive and pure, is a perpetually offended cyber bully, who is on a “pre-law” track at Hampshire College, and apparently doesn’t like the tables being turned on her.
In her zeal to beat down her ideological opponents, Chenkin sent lengthy emails to UMass-Amherst officials, demanding that they punish the organizers of the event, based on her belief – not on any documented fact – but her belief that the UMass Republicans somehow sanctioned what she claimed is Internet harassment against her.
My name is Jennie Chenkin. I am a Hampshire College junior on a pre-law track with a concentration in political theory, carceral studies, and conflict resolution. I am writing this email because I have been harassed mercilessly online following “The Triggering” event and I have reason to believe that UMass Republicans have endorsed this harassment and libel against me.
Chenkin obviously thought that merely sending out emails threatening legal action and listing her demands like any common bully would be enough to shut down those with opposing views.
Nope. Not so much. The Internet and the world has had enough of these spoiled, entitled, privileged swine telling them what they can and cannot say, think, and write, and what ideas are acceptable in a free society.
The backlash intensified, and to this day the keywords “Cora Segal” and “Trigglypuff” are the top searches on this blog.
So the two crybullies decided to turn the narrative around.
Segal turned to the old standby strategy of “FEEL SORRY FOR ME BECAUSE I’M FAT!”
“I want to emphasize that 99 percent of the attacks on me are attacking my physical appearance,” Segal says. “They’re not actually attacking my arguments. I think that’s important to emphasize. It’s not any kind of reasonable engaging in a debate, it’s just bullying.”
This has to be the most hilarious claim to date! Let me remind you of what Trigglypuff believes to be engaging in reasonable debate.
Was there an argument in that raucous yowling? I certainly didn’t hear it. Did the definition of “argument” change to “incoherent screeching”?
What I heard was a spoiled brat working to ensure that her ideological opponents didn’t have the opportunity to speak and that the audience didn’t get the opportunity to listen and draw its own conclusions about whether or not they agreed with the speakers.
Even on this site, I’ve had a few commenters point out that I was attacking Segal’s looks rather than her substance.
I contend that despite her girth, there’s not a whole lot of substance there. Segal isn’t a fat shaming victim. She loves the attention! She gives lectures containing erroneous and downright dangerous information about obesity, including that the Body Mass Index was created by white supremacists, probably to promote the normalization of her unhealthy lifestyle. She posts half naked photos of herself on dating sites, claiming right up front that she’s “fat and proud.”
And then she has the gall to complain that people can’t get past her weight? Gosh! That’s kind of hard to do when she’s shoving it down everyone’s throats!
Attacking her weight when she consistently makes it the issue at hand is legitimate.
Sorry, she’s no victim. And when she actually comes up with a coherent argument or thought that doesn’t involve accusing anyone who disagrees with her of being an oppressor, and stops shoving her corpulence in everyone’s face while demanding that the world not just accept, but worship her hideousness, maybe people will actually respond in kind.
Meanwhile, Chenkin just wouldn’t let dead dogs lie, prompting another blogger to document his interactions with this attention whoring, litigious hag. She tried to sue, she sent threatening letters to college officials, and then had the unmitigated gall to develop chafed labia when the world reacted badly.
“My reaction to that was one of sheer horror,” Chenkin says. “We never expected anything like that to happen. We anticipated backlash, but not that it would extend beyond the event. He [Turtleboy Sports] put my Facebook profile, which has some of my personal information, on his website, which is frequently visited by people who really don’t like social justice folks. I didn’t really feel like I was in immediate danger, but it was enough to really, really concern me.”
Here’s a clue, Cupcake. The Internet is a public medium. The Internet does not forget, nor does it forgive, especially not when you double down on the stupid. The Internet is instant information and putting your life on display in a public medium will cause a public reaction.
That’s basically what lawyers told her, and that’s when the narrative changed.
Chenkin transformed from a spunky, courageous future lawyer taking on the mean, mean world, to a whining victim, who along with Trigglypuff, was being harassed and threatened. She called law enforcement about Internet posts and found out that in the real world, there’s something called Freedom of Speech, and speech that you don’t like doesn’t constitute death threats, no matter how hard you try to scream otherwise. Law enforcement authorities whom she approached investigated and concluded that Internet posts – even ones denouncing Chenkin and Segal in the harshest of terms – did not constitute threats.
Segal, who claims the Internet sent her messages such as “I hope you die,” or “kill yourself,” alleges that those words constitute threats. A non-profit focusing on harassment whom she approached with this spurious assertion disabused her of this notion. Contrary to Segal and Chenkin, bad taste and meanness are not equivalent to physical threats.
So to summarize, these two cantankerous howler monkeys went to an event in order to disrupt those with whom they disagreed, where they publicly and very raucously embarrassed themselves in an effort to silence an ideology of which they did not approve.
The world, sick and tired, of spoiled, entitled, safe-space demanding petty tyrants fought back, and at least one of the warthogs, figuring she could do what she always has done – claim oppression, threaten lawsuits, and shut her opposition up by playing victim – was shocked to find out that she wasn’t the Special Snowflake mommy and daddy always told her she was, entitled to respect, attention, and sympathy.
And in the end, the only weapon Chenkin and Segal have in their arsenal is the victim card – the claim that the world is being mean to them without any acknowledgment of the actions on their part that brought them here.
The world has had enough.