FEMINIST HULK USE NON-STANDARD GRAMMAR TO SPECTACULAR RHETORICAL EFFECT

Confession:  I created a Twitter account just so I could follow Feminist Hulk. FH brightens my day and serves as a pretty clear example of how deliberately breaking the rules of grammar and internet etiquette (CAPS) can make for fun and interesting writing.  FH’s preferred idiom creates a recognizable and endearing character,

HULK LOVE TO SPLASH IN OCEAN, LIE IN SUN, FEEL NATURE. EVEN IF IT VERY HARD TO GET SAND OUT OF LITTLE PURPLE SHORTS

derives humor by mixing hyperbolically simplistic usage with theoretical jargon,

HULK BELIEVE IN THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL PRODUCTIVITY OF GENDERBENDING. ALSO, IS JUST COOL.

utilizes an idiom associated with Tarzan and fictional Cavemen–primordial manly men all–to advance a radical feminist agenda,

HULK DREAM: REMNANTS OF ABJECTED FEMININITY PUT ON A MUSICAL, WITH REVOLUTIONARY DANCE NUMBERS. NO MORE KRISTEVA BEFORE BED.

and juxtaposes the violence of SMASH with the notion that women are supposed to be accommodating and non-threatening

HULK PUT SNACKS, EXTRA PURPLE SHORTS, AND AUDRE LORDE COLLECTION IN LITTLE BASKET OF HULK BIKE. HULK HEAD OFF FOR DAY OF SMASH!

Someone has said that Feminist Hulk is putting the fun back in feminism, but I like to think that he’s highlighting the fun of feminism and the fun of language.  Me like.

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One thought on “FEMINIST HULK USE NON-STANDARD GRAMMAR TO SPECTACULAR RHETORICAL EFFECT

  1. I think this is why I enjoy lolcats so much. There is just something fantastic about intentionally “bad” grammar and spelling, especially when paired with a serious-acting animal.

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