Naomi Wolf thinks my penis is going to rot and fall off. Should I be concerned?


It’s looking diseased.

I hadn’t heard of the “Daily Clout” before, it’s just another far right histrionic pseudo-journalistic platform for particularly ignorant pundits. This morning I learned that they’re claiming the COVID vaccine will make your penis rot and fall off. I’ve had four shots, I guess I need to worry.

Or not worry. This woman is reading through Pfizer’s internal documentation of their trials, and jumping on every chance occurrence as a causal indictment of the treatment. One person got an epithelial cancer, another had a blood clot, etc., etc., etc. — but that’s to be expected in an large sample of the population in a clinical trial. Some of the participants might have died in a car accident, but you don’t leap to the assumption that the vaccine caused the accident. You have to compare the frequency in the test group to the frequency in the general population.

Then I learn the “Daily Clout” was founded by Naomi Wolf. OK. I’m done. My penis is relieved.

Comments

  1. hemidactylus says

    Since you managed to cast aspersions toward the flaccid but free peninsula of Florida being a diseased penis this may interest you as a blogger:
    https://www.wfla.com/news/politics/florida-bill-would-require-bloggers-who-write-about-governor-to-register-with-the-state/

    It’s time to start calling antiwokists like Desantis the “benighted”. Does saying that mean I must now register with the State so they can see if I’m getting any Soros money? Does it apply just to bloggers or the comments sections too?

  2. birgerjohansson says

    One of the episodes of God Awful Movies analysed the claims made in a anti-vaxxer “documentary “.

    As every adverse health incidence of a vaccine user was recorded during the trials and furthermore to some degree during the general vaccine rollout – including car accidents- there were plenty of unrelated adverse health events dishonest readers might claim were caused by the vaccines.
    If a pregnant woman died in an unrelated accident the loss of the fetus would technically be a miscarriage. So those events were shoehorned into the narrative of vaccines causing miscarriages.

    But to understand the dishonesty you need to invest time in understanding how the clinical trials were done and how the data was gathered and processed- not sonething that can be learned by way of social media.

    I recommend the GAM episodes covering Vaxxed, Vaxxed 2 and Plandemic.

  3. anxionnat says

    My cousin was part of the Phase 3 trial for the MMR vaccine in the early 70s. During that period, she was over at our place and fell out of a tree and broke her arm. When her mom took her to the hospital, she told the doc that my cousin was in that trial and they logged the broken arm as an “adverse event”, as they were required to do. But nobody took seriously the idea that the vaccine was what had caused my cousin to fall out of the tree and break her arm. Yet this is apparently the kind of nonsense that the anti-vax crowd is peddling now.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Hemidactylus @ 1
    DeSantis is openly playing by the fascist rulebook.

    He wants to be Florida’s Viktor Orban, or Netanyahu, or Putin.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Maybe swap out the organ för a spare?

    The robot Kryten in Red Dwarf wanted to be more human, so he designed a cybernetic penis. Sometimes It would escape and need to be tracked down, like a runaway cat.
    A woman on the show said: “You really are a man – you have absolutely no control over your penis!”.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Being the nerdiest of nerds I do not have much interest in protuding stuff.

    If you are immunocompatible and you lose your junk, you can graft on mine but I want a hundred grand for it.
    I would use the $$$ to buy ads trolling our local xenophobe party. They are not quite as stupid as your MAGAs but just as annoying.

  7. mordred says

    You know, I never actually considered sending someone on the net a dick pic. In this case, I’m tempted…

  8. Alan G. Humphrey says

    @10
    Some may take offense at your reference to he-who-resides-in-Mar-a-Lago as a city, surely he’s no larger than the average berg.

  9. david says

    “You have to compare the frequency in the test group to the frequency in the general population.” – that way lies madness. Comparisons to the general population are susceptible to error (in either direction) when the study enrolls subjects who by chance are different, say sicker or healthier. Much better to have a concurrent placebo group, with all subjects drawn from the same enrollment pool, and randomized to treatment. If the study is large enough, the laws of probability will lead to balancing risk factors between the groups. Better still to keep the study team and the subject blinded to assignment until the end of the study. Both of the mRNA vaccines were studied in double-blind randomized placebo controlled trials of approximately 40,000 subjects each.

  10. Oggie: Mathom says

    Some of the participants might have died in a car accident, but you don’t leap to the assumption that the vaccine caused the accident.

    Beg to differ with you on this one.

    Since I got my first Covid vaccine (though the VA (a government agency (now THAT’S suspicious, right?))) I have had many close calls as the drivers of other vehicles tried their best to kill me deader than dead. Just yesterday, a postal van pulled off the shoulder into my lane and I hit them and died (well, actually, my forward collision avoidance system, coupled with anti-lock brakes, saved me (from a GOVERNMENT VEHICLE (now THAT’S suspicious, right?)). I have had almost one near miss PEr YeAr! since I got my Covid vaccine. Now, some would claim that, living in an urban area, and regularly driving to Florida or Maine to visit relatives, that this sounds about right.

    But before my vaccine, I never had an accident (well, one in 1985, one in 1987, one in 1993) and (more imporanter) never had an accident that even came close to killing me (no, falling off the cliff into a river in 2017, breaking my back in three places, and almost drowning (if I had landed just a little differently . . . .) doesn’t count because, at the time, I was working for a government agency (wait, didn’t I just, a little up there, claim “(now THAT’S suspicious, right?)” about both the VA and the USPS? Well, ignore that. NOt germane to this rant) so the fall doesn’t count because it happened in the spring!)

    Not only that, I have had FOUR !!1! Covid shots (and have had Covid twice (but that is immaterial)) and now have multiple life-threatening conditions: Acute Reactive Lung Disorder (which used to be bronchitis back before the government (now THAT’S suspicious, right?) got involved ) my doctor thinks it is a result of my last bout of Covid, but I’m sure the government is involved somehow)), am overweight, and am an older man. None of these things happened to me before the injections (okay, I did have ALRD about 20 years ago and I have been overweight for about 25 years (but that happened after I joined a government agency (now THAT’S suspicious, right?)).

    So when do I get to tell my story on a conspiracyistic talk show and get my piece of the pie and a little moolah?

  11. says

    Ahh, the old standby emasculation trope. Thats the “adult” version of “stop playing with it. It’ll drop off when its ripe.”

  12. bcw bcw says

    Actually a “Daily Clout” sounds like a good way to make your dick fall off.

  13. Ada Christine says

    big if true, but i’ll still hedge my bets and not cancel my vaginoplasty.

  14. StevoR says

    @1. hemidactylus : How absurd and surely both unconstituitional and unenforceable.. Also how’bout that old Freezepeach!ty! huh? Hypocrisy there much? (The sacrament of teh relig reich I know.)

    @6. birgerjohansson : Reminds me of this old Detachable penis song by King Missile FWIW. (3 min 9 secs long clip.)

  15. chrislawson says

    This is a true story. One of my elderly, demented patients living in a nursing home got sick on the day her first vaccination was due and had to go to hospital. She was stabilised and sent home a few days later, only to die suddenly (but not unexpectedly) about a week later. Now I know full well that if she had got sick one day later she would have had her scheduled vaccine and the antivaxx liars would insist that her last illness and death were caused by the immunisation.

    It reminds me of my favourite story of unwarranted fears about a safe public health measure. From QuackWatch:

    Once fluoridation has begun in a community, antis can resort to the “cause-of-all-evil” gambit—blaming fluoridation for everything that occurred after it started. An example of this tactic, one that backfired on opponents, took place in Cleveland on June 1, 1956—when fluorides were to be added to the city’s water supply. That day, the phone calls began: “My goldfish have died.” “My African violets are wilting.” “I can’t make a decent cup of coffee.” “My dog is constipated.” Although the basis of such complaints is emotional rather than physical, this time fluoridation’s innocence was beyond question. Last-minute problems had delayed its start until July!

  16. hemidactylus says

    @21- chrislawson
    Well Bruce Dickinson isn’t this guy considering he prefers jabs to shriveled weiners:

    I recall the Maiden frontperson being a jackass on Brexit but not vaccines.

  17. hemidactylus says

    While on my Maiden inspired rager here is Churchill poseur Desantis:

    And here’s what he wished he could inspire via Iron Maiden invoking Churchill when a real threat wasn’t a mere politically motivated moral panic:

    Desantis is a joke. Iron Maiden not a joke. We shall never surrender to Desantis fascist ideology!

  18. Big Boppa says

    I’ve had 4 shots and I cam assure you it’s not falling off…and it’s spectacular.

  19. hemidactylus says

    Shit…my @23 means I must show my papers to Desantis bureaucratic thugs to ensure Soros (who is Jewish BTW) didn’t pay me for a rando lovefest over Iron Maiden’s use of Churchill, who was antifa by some reaching definition of the term.

  20. birgerjohansson says

    While Tricky Dick is dead and buried, there is a whole forest of dicks growing up in MAGAland.
    And that reminds me of the German horror comedy “The Killer Condom”. -we need one of those!

  21. StevoR says

    Naomi Wolf? Huh. Who’s she?

    Since around 2014, Wolf has been described, by journalists and media outlets, as a conspiracy theorist.[a] She has received criticism for promoting misinformation on topics such as beheadings carried out by ISIS, the Western African Ebola virus epidemic and Edward Snowden.[10][11][12]

    She has objected to COVID-19 lockdowns and has criticized COVID-19 vaccines.[13][14] In June 2021, her Twitter account was suspended for posting anti-vaccine misinformation.

    Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Wolf

    Oh. Also from here :

    https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/02/28/naomi-wolfs-brain-worms-have-to-reach-the-brain-stem-soon/

    & https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2021/06/06/goodbye-naomi-wolf/

    Huh. I’d forgotten reading those.

    Yes. Fair enough.

  22. John Morales says

    Naomi Wolf? Huh. Who’s she?

    Actually, StevoR, I think the more salient part of the article you saw is this:
    “Following her first book The Beauty Myth (1991), she became a leading spokeswoman of what has been described as the third wave of the feminist movement.”

  23. StevoR says

    @ ^ John Morales : Hmm.. I think she’s blotted her copybook a bit too much since. The relevant part here I’d say is her anti-vaxxer Conspiracy theorising & misinfo spreading.

  24. John Morales says

    But that’s how she became famous in the first place.

    Or: that’s who she is, which was your putative question.

  25. rorschach says

    Whereas of course, the SARS Cov2 virus is actually known to infect penile tissues, and via its deleterious effects on blood vessels cause among other things, erectile dysfunction and possibly infertility. As a rule of thumb, anything the cookers ascribe to vaccination, can be explained by infection with SARS Cov2.

  26. StevoR says

    @31. John Morales : Trump:first became famous as a reality TV star, NY city racist landlord putting his name up in tacky gold skyscapers & Birther Conspiriacist. Is that who we think he is now?

    I mean ..partially ..maybe but also so much more and based on what happened later.Like him becoming POTUS – then Jan 6th.