Margaret Cho, Anger, and Being A Take-No-Shit Bitch

If you happen to follow Margaret Cho on twitter, you may have noticed some ruckus in the previous week. Cho, who had just gotten a new tattoo, sent it into the twitterverse for fans to check it out, to be met with much enthusiasm, but also with some misogynstic vitriol. Words flew and as Cho put in her piece “Being Mad On Twitter:” “I blew a fucking gasket. I screamed out loud and tracked the perps down and blocked them, but not before really ramming it to them in the strongest language I could use. It was over the top and really kind of ridiculous, but I cannot help myself.” Some expressed concern that her “language” was too strong and effectively pulled out the playing card, “You have just lost a fan,” further cementing a long tradition of who actually gets to be angry and mad, as well as how that is displayed.