After Being Dubbed “Quooklyn” by New York Times, Residents Fight Back by Becoming Own Borough and Renaming It Simply “Queef”

June 15, 2014 5 1578 News
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The New York Times, known for its need for generalizations and inaccurate depictions of life in Brooklyn, has caused an uproar in Ridgewood, Bushwick’s bordering vicinity, by dubbing it Quooklyn. Residents of Ridgewood were immediately quick to secede from Queens and start their own borough, which they tongue-in-cheekly decided to call Queef.

Now it's neither.

Now it’s neither.

Not everyone was in agreement with the decision to form a new borough–or the name associated with it. Gerald Flowgoer, a recent transplant from Bushwick who had moved to Ridgewood for the cheaper rent, noted, “This isn’t fair to the people who just moved here. Even though we haven’t been here as long as the original residents, we should have some say in any name changes. Especially if it’s going to be something as disgusting as Queef.”

Ridgewood to Bushwick/New York Times: Fuck off.

Ridgewood to Bushwick/New York Times: Fuck off.

Those who have spoken out about the new name have been met with the typical response anyone gets when they make a comment related to women: “Why don’t you like the name Queef? Do you have something against the bodily functions of women? Are you a misogynist?” So far, this has been able to shut people up. The new welcome sign for the borough is expected to go up later this week, with the subtitle, “The borough The New York Times built.”

Written by Genna Rivieccio

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