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June 11, 2010 11:28 AM   Subscribe

"HULK FALL ASLEEP AFTER DINNER, DREAM OF POST-HEGEMONIC GREEN UTOPIAS." Feminist Hulk uses Twitter to smash the dominant gender paradigm. Ms. Magazine recently interviewed him. See also Cross-Dressing Hulk, Real Hulk and Drunk Hulk.
posted by NoraReed (53 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
FEMINIST HULK! I am excite. I have been thinking about posting this awesomeness to the blue for some time now, but have been far too lazy.
posted by elizardbits at 11:30 AM on June 11, 2010


I still hate twitter
posted by elizardbits at 11:32 AM on June 11, 2010


I follow and enjoy Drunk Hulk, but I had no idea he was so complex.

HULK MULTIFACETED!

*smash!*
posted by brundlefly at 11:32 AM on June 11, 2010


I am disappoint that I not think of this!
posted by Mister_A at 11:36 AM on June 11, 2010


I love Feminist Hulk so so much.
posted by redsparkler at 11:37 AM on June 11, 2010


HULK ACCEPT THAT HULK TALK FUNNY. HULK CAN LAUGH WHILE SMASHING PATRIARCHY—HULK VERY GOOD AT MULTI-TASKING!

I wonder if feministhulk took that NYT test.
posted by edbles at 11:38 AM on June 11, 2010


DRUBK HULK ALSO GENIUS:

DRUNK HULK WORRY IF GO BACK IN TIME AND KILL HITLER! PEOPLES WILL HAVE NO ONE TO UNFAIRLY COMPARE OTHER TO! PARADOX!
posted by edbles at 11:40 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Where is ZOMBIE HULK?
posted by theora55 at 11:41 AM on June 11, 2010


haha its funny because he has bad grammar but uses complicated-sounding jargon
posted by p3on at 11:42 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


HULK STRIVE TO RESPECT RIGHT TO SELF-IDENTIFY, BUT HULK COMPASSION STRAIN AND BREAK UNDER WEIGHT OF SARAH PALIN’S BULLSHIT.

Wow, even Feminist Hulk is no match for Palin.
posted by homunculus at 11:46 AM on June 11, 2010


Fake Juggernaut predates Fake Hulk by like 8 years.
posted by Damn That Television at 11:46 AM on June 11, 2010


p3on, you've just described all of my undergrad essays and every conversation between political science TAs.
posted by Kirk Grim at 11:46 AM on June 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


I have seen no reason to start with Twitter, until I saw FEMINIST HULK referenced somewhere. Haven't made the jump yet, but if there were a daily e-mail digest, I'd sign up so fast it'd smash the sound barrier.

This is all the more fun because my father loved Hulk, and if he'd been any more anti-feminist, he'd never managed to reproduce, even in 60's suburbia.
posted by QIbHom at 11:49 AM on June 11, 2010


Where is ZOMBIE HULK?

ZOMBIE HULK IN CORNER EATING BRAINS. ZOMBIE HULK CRAVE BRAINS. BRAINS MAKE ZOMBIE HULK PAIN GO AWAY.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:49 AM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


QIbHom, you can subscribe to any Twitter feed in RSS. (It might be a bit overwhelming though.)
posted by NoraReed at 11:54 AM on June 11, 2010


The problem with smashing paradigms is, now you don't have a way of thinking about your shit, and you've got these nasty pointy bits of old paradigm all over the place.
posted by LogicalDash at 11:56 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


ZOMBIE HULK IN CORNER EATING BRAINS. ZOMBIE HULK CRAVE BRAINS. BRAINS MAKE ZOMBIE HULK PAIN GO AWAY.

ZOMBIE HULK BEING REPRESENTED WRONG. ZOMBIE HULK NO HAVE BROODING INTERNAL PAIN. THAT VAMPIRE HULK. VAMPIRE HULK VERY MOODY AND IN CORNER. ZOMBIE HULK WANT SMASH WHEN PUNY HUMANS CONFLATE CREATURES OF DARKNESS HULKS.
posted by edbles at 11:56 AM on June 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


Thank you, NoraReed. I might have to look in to that. Although having to explain why I'm giggling maniacally at work might be a problem.
posted by QIbHom at 12:02 PM on June 11, 2010


Ooh, ooh, now do Werewolf Hulk and Mummy Hulk!
posted by filthy light thief at 12:04 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Feminist Hulk is way more than the difference between bad grammar and complicated-sounding jargon.

c.f.: HULK POLITELY REQUEST CHANGING TABLE IN MEN’S ROOM. HULK CHOOSE NOT TO EMPLOY SMASH IN THIS MOMENT. MULTIPLE TOOLS FOR CHANGE.
posted by ErikaB at 12:05 PM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Giggling maniacally at work is the price you pay to live in a world where Hulk has the freedom to choose to express himself without biodeterminism dictating how green men should behave on Twitter. Revolution!
posted by NoraReed at 12:06 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also, WHY HULKMARG MAD AND THEREFORE SMASH, a slideshow.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:07 PM on June 11, 2010


Since I am that kind of person, I actually had a "you know, I don't think Feminist Hulk would see this issue in that light. I think Feminist Hulk would smash any sort of gendered dismissal of the complex emotions involved and embrace everyone's right to experience their own pain without judgment" a couple weeks ago talking to someone else about, gee, their complex emotions on a hot-button topic.

And yes, it did really help. I owe Feminist Hulk a beer when I see him.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 12:10 PM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I love FEMINIST HULK! It has a good balance of silly and srs bsns. There's also a Salon article about him. I'm a little disappointed that the Ms. Magazine interview wasn't entirely in-character though -- spoils the joke a bit by explaining it...
posted by dreamyshade at 12:13 PM on June 11, 2010


WEREWOLF HULK SYMPATHETIC TO ZOMBIE HULKS BEEF WITH CREATURES OF NIGHT CONFLATION. BUT DOES NOT HAVE TIME FOR IT RIGHT NOW. MORE FOCUSED ON DECISION TO BITE OR SMASH HETERONORMATIVE PARADIGM. (WEREWOLF HULK ALSO GAY).
posted by edbles at 12:13 PM on June 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


MUMMY HULK BUSY PERFECTING SAND SMASH. IS GIANT WALL OF SAND PLUS SMASH. MUMMY HULK NOT VERY INVOLVED IN CREATURE OF NIGHT POLITICS.
posted by edbles at 12:17 PM on June 11, 2010


Don't Forget About FILM CRIT HULK
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 12:19 PM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


AMERICAN STUDIES/SOCIOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR HULK INTERESTED IN WEREWOLF HULK'S FEELINGS REGARDING POPULAR IMAGERY SURROUNDING TWILIGHT'S JACOB BLACK.
posted by NoraReed at 12:20 PM on June 11, 2010


edbles: "ZOMBIE HULK BEING REPRESENTED WRONG. ZOMBIE HULK NO HAVE BROODING INTERNAL PAIN."

IF ZOMBIE HULK IN RETURN OF LIVING DEAD MYTHOS, ROU_XENOPHOBE REPRESENTING ZOMBIE HULK RIGHT
posted by brundlefly at 12:24 PM on June 11, 2010


FRANKENSTEIN HULK SMASH FIRE. FIRE BAD!

Kinda just sounds like Frankenstein, really.
posted by misha at 12:29 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


YOU GOT ZOMBIE HULK MYTHOS RIGHT. ZOMBIE HULK HAVE LOTS PAIN FROM BEING DEAD. NOT BROODING INTERNAL PAIN; ZOMBIE HULK NO HAVE THAT. ZOMBIE HULK JUST HAVE LOTS REGULAR PAIN. SEND MORE PARAMEDICS.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:30 PM on June 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


So ehhh, what makes Bruce Feminist Banner transform into Feminist Hulk?

Is it enough to see an airbrushed model in a magazine, or does he need to witness spousal abuse?
posted by LogicalDash at 12:33 PM on June 11, 2010


haha its funny because he has bad grammar but uses complicated-sounding jargon

Hey, you're right!
posted by shakespeherian at 12:38 PM on June 11, 2010


AMERICAN STUDIES/SOCIOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR HULK INTERESTED IN WEREWOLF HULK'S FEELINGS REGARDING POPULAR IMAGERY SURROUNDING TWILIGHT'S JACOB BLACK.

WEREWOLF HULK TORN. LIKE WEREWOLF SEX SYMBOL NOT JUST BITE SNARL MONSTER. BUT WEREWOLF HULK NOT DATE PRETEEN GIRLS SO NOT USEFUL FOR WEREWOLF HULK GET DATES. RACIST SEXIST OVERTONES IN PUNY TWILIGHT BOOKS MAKE WEREWOLF HULK UNCOMFORTABLE....

WEREWOLF HULK LEAN TOWARD SMASH.
posted by edbles at 12:42 PM on June 11, 2010 [6 favorites]


SEND MORE PARAMEDICS.

They're the crunchiest, right?
posted by bonehead at 12:42 PM on June 11, 2010


COMIC BOOK GEEK HULK POINT OUT: ZOMBIE HULK ALREADY EXIST IN CANON.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:46 PM on June 11, 2010


I have to respect that Feminist Hulk will even drop the capitalization for bell hooks.
posted by Theta States at 12:54 PM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is the weirdest Caps Lock Day thread ever.
posted by brundlefly at 12:58 PM on June 11, 2010


WEREWOLF HULK TORN.

DAMN SKIPPY. ME GRAB LEFT ARM, SLOW OLD ROMERO ZOMBIE HULK GRAB LEFT LEG, 28 DAYS LATER ZOMBIE HULK GRAB NOT LEFT LEG, NEW DAWN OF DEAD ZOMBIE HULK... RUN AWAY. DAMN. ME GRAB OTHER ARM TOO. POINT BEING, ZOMBIE HULKS TEAR WEREWOLF HULK.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:29 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


WEREWOLF HULK TRANSFORM INTO WOLF-WEREWOLF HULK. WOLF-WEREWOLF HULK BITE AND SMASH OLD TIME AND NEW TIME ZOMBIE HULKS. (WEREWOLF HULK HAVE ZOMBIE IMMUNITY) ZOMBIE HULK ONLY ZOMBIE TO SURVIVE.

WOLF-WEREWOLF HULK RESPECT ZOMBIE HULK CUNNING AND SKILL. LET ZOMBIE HULK LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. WOLF-WEREWOLF HULK GO CHASE DOWN DAWN OF DEAD ZOMBIE HULK. WOLF-WEREWOLF HULK NO RESPECT COWARDICE. PLUS NEED JOG. WEREWOLF HULK GET TUBBY LATELY.
posted by edbles at 1:42 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was not familiar with Feminist Hulk. It is full of win. Thank you, NoraReed.

Is this a good place to ask where one should start with reading Hulk comics? I've always thought he was the greatest concept for a "superhero" ever invented, but I never read the comics. Is there must-read Hulk the way the Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past are must-read X-Men?
posted by twirlip at 2:25 PM on June 11, 2010


SEND MORE PARAMEDICS.

They're the crunchiest, right?


No, they're the only ones who arrive on order (it's a movie quote).


FRANKENSTEIN HULK SMASH FIRE. FIRE BAD!

Kinda just sounds like Frankenstein, really.


I understand, I was like you I read the actual text. Frankenstein's monster (different from Frankenstein in the text, who is young Victor Frankenstein, the creator of the monster) is quite literate. For example, here is an excerpt of the two meeting:
"Devil," I exclaimed, "do you dare approach me? and do not you fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head? Begone, vile insect! or rather, stay, that I may trample you to dust! and, oh! that I could, with the extinction of your miserable existence, restore those victims whom you have so diabolically murdered!"

"I expected this reception," said the daemon. "All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. You purpose to kill me. How dare you sport thus with life? Do your duty towards me, and I will do mine towards you and the rest of mankind. If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends."
Mind you, the text is from 1818, so the language sounds dated, so suspect a modern daemon of this sort would talk in the vernacular, no dense shouty text involved.

More fun facts: where The Hulk is generally imagined to be a destructive brute, She-Hulk is nuanced, and her personality changed over time.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:56 PM on June 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


VAMPIRE HULK WANT YOU KNOW! VAMPIRE HULK NOT SPARKLE! THAT ALL NOW!!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:08 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


She-Hulk is nuanced, and her personality changed over time.
She's enlightened, man. She knows she's in a comic book. She's metafictional.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:25 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


What, it's Caps Lock day again already?
posted by JHarris at 6:16 PM on June 11, 2010


(damn you brundlefly)
posted by JHarris at 6:17 PM on June 11, 2010


WEREWOLF HULK IS CONCERN VAMPIRE HULK NOT LET SPARKLE OUT FOR FEAR OF OPPRESSION. VAMPIRE HULK SHOULD FEEL FREE SPARKLE IN MOODY GLORY. OTHER HULKS SMASH OPPRESSORS.

posted by WEREWOLF HULK at 9:15 PM on June 11

filthy light thief: Why is She-hulk able to control herself? The wiki didn't seem to address that unless I missed something?
posted by edbles at 6:19 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


DEAR WEREWOLF HULK!! VAMPIRE HULK NOT SPARKLE! B/C VAMPIRE HULK STALK NIGHT! VAMPIRE HULK MASTER OF STEALTH!!!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:26 PM on June 11, 2010


Why is She-hulk able to control herself?

She's always got the option to sue rather than smash. She-Hulk is versatile like that.
posted by asperity at 9:13 PM on June 11, 2010


edbles, the MarvelWiki page on She-Hulk has a more detailed bio for She-Hulk. This She-Hulk fan site has a bit more, and Comic Vine has a lot more. In short, Jennifer Walters seems to have a less serious "infection" of Hulkism (or whatever it's called) than her cousin Bruce Banner.

More on the humor of (the Sensational) She-Hulk: Issue #1: she threatens to rip up your X-Men (comics); Issue #2 makes fun of cousin Bruce's comic (and her own); Iss #4: "warning: this cover does not appear in the issue", and Iss #60: she demands you hand her your X-men ("We had a deal"). There are more comical jabs at other comics, and comic tropes in general, all covered on Leader's Lair.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:52 PM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Why is She-hulk able to control herself? The wiki didn't seem to address that unless I missed something?"

I always thought it was one big growly sexual metaphor about how we wimmins turn sex drive on and off with strategery and finesse unlike uncontrollably embiggened males.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:57 AM on June 14, 2010


also, I just want to never use the word wimmins again. I just noticed this thread is 2 days old. So, uh.

You all made my day, best thread in a long time.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:59 AM on June 14, 2010


Also, I just want to never use the word wimmins again.

Actually, I think you can use it if you change it to wymyns. Of course, that looks a lot like wyvern which might make people think you're talking about LARPing rather than making fun of gender-normative paradigms. Use at your own risk.
posted by edbles at 11:23 AM on June 14, 2010


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