Tom Martin’s “anti-male discrimination” case against the London School of Economics dismissed; he responds by calling his critics “whores.”

Hard wooden chairs: Enemy of men?

Tom Martin, a former gender studies student at the London School of Economics, recently became a minor celebrity amongst Men’s Rights activists and other angry men when he sued his alma mater for alleged sexism against men.

He’s now had his case thrown out of court. Let’s go to the Camden New Journal for details:

Tom Martin, 39, who lives in Covent Garden, claimed he suffered “anti-male discrimination” while studying for a master’s degree in gender, media and culture at the world-famous university in Holborn.

Representing himself at his application for a trial at the Central London County Court on Tuesday, Mr Martin complained of a lack of men-only sessions in the university’s gym and the preponderance of posters in the corridors advertis­ing services for women without the presence of similar materials geared towards men.

Mr Martin, who describes himself as a feminist, said “hard” chairs in the library were uncomfortable for men and that a “male blaming culture” was evident in course materials, which “ignored men’s issues” and focused on wrongs done by them.

Damn those misandrist chairs and their man-hating hardness!

The judge didn’t buy it, saying Martin’s case had essentially no chance of success. He threw out the case and ordered Martin to pay LSE’s legal costs.

Martin, welcome to reality.

On Twitter, Martin responded to the news by calling his critics “whores.” One of many examples:

But I was really discriminated against, you whores!

More examples here, and here.

And, yes, his Twitter handle is indeed Sexismbusters.org.

EDITED TO ADD: Actual headline today on What Men are Saying About Women:

Tom Martin Faces Slut-Feminist Judge, Motion Denied..

EDITED AGAIN TO ADD: Tom Martin has replied to this post in the comments. Some highlights:

My legal complaint did NOT involve a complaint about the seating. You have been misled by the press – The Times and the West End Extra/Camden New Journal both mysteriously got it wrong.

One year prior to joining the university, when visiting its library, I did complain, that the seating being hard created a greater disadvantage for men than for women, as men have considerably smaller weight-bearing buttock pads than women, and men are heavier too – so for men, on average heavier than women, have more weight bearing down onto a pad which is approximately four times smaller than women’s on average – according to a BBC documentary on the subject.

He then details his attempts to fight this grave injustice. Also, there’s this:

[S]everal comments here are confusing ‘whore’ with ‘slut’. A slut has sex freely, which I am all for. Freedom of association is the ultimate in humanity. A whore charges for sex. Even if a woman is a virgin, but is waiting for Mr Right to buy her something, she’s a whore.

It’s counter-intuitive, but a lot of professional feminists are whores. They expect the government and men to do them special favours. They make up stories to convince men and government to believe that we all owe women something.

But really, if someone were keeping a tab, then…

Women owe men five years pension.
Women owe men some National Service.
Women owe men some inventions.
Women owe men positive discrimination in university curricula.
Women owe men some child access.
It’s women’s round at the bar too.

For the whole thing, see here.

For more charming quotes from Tom, see this post on the blog Butterflies and Wheels.

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Posted on March 16, 2012, in actual activism, antifeminism, I'm totally being sarcastic, irony alert, misandry, misogyny, MRA, oppressed men, Tom Martin, twitter, Uncategorized, whores. Bookmark the permalink. 1,737 Comments.

  1. Tom: If all the men in the world refused to buy from prostitutes, whatever that constitutes, what would happen to prostitution?

    For that matter, why would putting the price down to zero eliminate it? Lots of people pay for things that are available free. And if the act of prostitution is so objectionable, why isn’t it still objectionable if the price is zero?

    (Estimated time to meltdown: 1 hour. I totally thought “two days” for Roberta and didn’t announce it, a mistake I never plan to replicate.)

  2. Setting the price to zero? So, what’s rape, a dine-and-dash, but the restaurant shouldn’t have charged in the first place?

  3. Only prostitutes can eradicate prostitution (by putting price down to zero)

    Am I reading this wrong, or is your argument seriously “prostitution should be eradicated by making prostitutes fuck anyone who asks for free”?

    Wow.

  4. I was really hoping that this one would have a thesis more interesting than “all women should give men sex whenever the men want, or else they’re whores”. The chair thing was false advertising – it gave the impression that he’d be more amusing than this.

  5. What would happen if professio0nal victim-feminists actually eradicated inequalities though?

    They’d all be out of a job…

    Tom, you know there’s other stuff to life besides feminism, right? Like making the perfect omelet. Or reading all the science fiction. Or learning to dance. Or weaving a rug. Or…

  6. I have to say Tom is much limper at arguing that I thought he’d be. Disappointing.

  7. Only prostitutes can eradicate prostitution (by putting price down to zero)

    Ok? why should they? What is wrong with prostitutes? (Obviously prostitution is not the best job in the world but you give no reason to why you think it should be illegal. Its more like PROSTITUTE BAD BECAUSE I SAY SO AND BECAUSE SELLING YOURSELF IS WRONG which is no argument at all)

  8. Only chefs can eradicate culinary art (by bringing the price of sammiches down to zero)

    What would happen if professional I-need-money-chefs actually cooked for free though?

    They’d be out of a job!

  9. Only prostitutes can eradicate prostitution (by putting price down to zero)

    Yes but why should they try to eradicate their job? You still haven’t told us what is inherently wrong with sex work.

  10. Only prostitutes can eradicate prostitution (by putting price down to zero)

    So the only way for me to not be a whore is if I sleep with any man who wants me?

    …I feel like I heard this same argument at a frat party in 2003.

    What would happen if professio0nal victim-feminists actually eradicated inequalities though?

    I think someone bringing a lawsuit because hard chairs hurt his tender man-bum shouldn’t throw around the phrase “professional victim” quite so pejoratively.

    Anyway, my job would be in healthcare, like it already is. Feminism is something I do for free because I believe in it.

  11. oops ninja’d

  12. Wait I misread him I thought he meant prostitutes should just stop doing what they do not that they should sleep with anyone who asks. XDXDXD

  13. Why is Tom under the impression that we all want to get rid if prostitution, especially at the cost of basically legalizing rape?

  14. Tom, you should come south of the Thames some time. We at Goldsmiths would be more than happy to correct your glaring ignorance regarding feminist theory.

  15. Mr. Martin, I’m sorry, I can’t take your argument about the chairs seriously because it’s based in claiming that women have bigger butts than men.

    Find some argument that isn’t fat-shaming, please.

    As for “women owe men things,” a whole lot of people here have eviscerated that line despite the fact that this isn’t an activism or feminism 101 blog.

    So now I will proceed to ignore you:

    Folks, I really love the band Cake and I think it’s primarily because they have a trumpet in their lineup. I adore any pop/rock song with orchestral instruments in it.

  16. Wow. I’ve been checking whoreboys comments on other blogs. Shit man, I hope you can do better than using whore every other word in your arguments..

    On the other hand, its also been rather amusing if one has a strong stomach for abuse/rape apologia and tedious circular aruguments.

  17. Even if there were a compelling reason to outlaw all sex work, I’m still going to receive things from men and from society on occasion (since I also give to them), and in Tom’s book that makes me a WHORE.

    Fortunately I can make up for it by providing free access to my vagina for those in need?

    Um, yay. I think I’ll stay a WHORE. (While still not being a sex worker of any kind…)

  18. Okay, there are serious questions here. Like, if I buy my boyfriend a pack of Mountain Dew, does that make him a WHORE? If my girlfriend buys me french fries, am I a WHORE now? Or is it only when men buy things for women that the women become whores? What if someone buys my girlfriend a drink she doesn’t actually want? Is she still a whore?

  19. hellkell | March 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Yeah, but Tom, no one’s going to fuck a charmer like you for free.

    As far as you’re concerned Hellkell, I’m taken.

    – you were trying to use the ‘pink whip’ anti-male shaming tactic:

    http://exposingfeminism.wordpress.com/shaming-tactics/

    Anti-male shaming tactics are always used at the point of losing an argument, Hellkell.

    When someone asks me “What sort of woman would go out with a men’s rights activist?” I reply “the sort of woman who isn’t a whore.”

    Thanks though hellkell. Exhibit W.

  20. What does the W stand for Tom?

  21. Feminism should be about encouraging women they can and should do anything (apart from prostitution). With this system, there is no need to blame men for anything, just give up and renounce all forms of prostitution – then get an interesting job, and make everyone’s life a bit better with your endevours.

    Welcome to humanity!

    Shorter Tom: Welcome to society, you’re on your own.

    (This also happens to be the mantra of the selfish jackwagons who call themselves libertarians.)

  22. Exhibit W.</blockquote

    What could that W possibly stand for? Walrus? Wrinkles? Wackadoodle? I can't possibly guess… somebody help me!

  23. Everyone can of course do whatever you like, but my opinion as a professional victim-feminist is that “Why is prostitution inherently wrong?” is the wrong tack to take, because it’s a reasonable question and non-wingnuts can reasonably argue for either side.

    Way better to focus on “these accomplished professors are whores!” or “You have to stop me from buying something by giving it to me free!” or, of course “I’m being discriminated against because these chairs hurt my butt!”

  24. Oh, I read over at the Butterflies Blog, and somebody linked to program information, including very specific links to courses:

    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate/taughtProgrammes2012/MScGenderMediaAndCulture.aspx

    So it’s very easy to see what in fact the course he was blathering about involved at least in 2012 (I assume he was enrolled in 2011, but don’t really give a flying fuck).

  25. aaa i messed up the blockquote, and snowy beat me to it anyway!!!

    Exhibit W.

    What could that W possibly stand for? Walrus? Wrinkles? Wackadoodle? I can’t possibly guess… somebody help me!

  26. I’m planning to make my honey dinner tomorrow, which means that I will be paying for the ingredients. OMG, he is such a whore!

    @ Falconer

    I tend to prefer metal that’s classical based rather than blues based. It’s kind of saddening to me how few metal fans even realize how much of their favored genre actually is based on classical music, structurally speaking.

  27. When someone asks me “What sort of woman would go out with a men’s rights activist?” I reply “the sort of woman who isn’t a whore.”

    When combining this with the standard “all women are whores” meme that the MRM is famous for… life just gets a little bit more awesome

  28. Kladle I can’t figure it out either! Help us to understand Tom! Pleeeease

  29. “Anti-male shaming tactics are always used at the point of losing an argument, Hellkell.”

    This, in combination with Tom’s tendency to scream WHORE any time he disagress with anything a woman says or does, is the funniest thing posted on Manboobz in a long time.

  30. Still no answer to why prostitutes are bad in the first place XD

  31. When someone asks me “What sort of woman would go out with a men’s rights activist?” I reply “the sort of woman who isn’t a whore.”

    So, uh, “Go out with me or you’re a whore”?

    …Yeah, this is definitely some serious frat-party logic.

    I think, all things considered, that I’d like to be a whore. (Not that I have sex for money. But clearly that has nothing to do with it.) I get to play a part in society, have a mutual relationship with my boyfriend, and not date this guy.

    What exactly is the downside to whoredom again?

  32. Tom’s scathing disapproval.

  33. Anti-male shaming tactics are always used at the point of losing an argument, Hellkell.

    When someone asks me “What sort of woman would go out with a men’s rights activist?” I reply “the sort of woman who isn’t a whore.”

    Because calling women whores is totally the way to prove you have a legitimate arguments.

    For all the screeching MRAs do about shaming language, they do enjoy using derogatory slurs like whore and cunt towards women.

  34. This is kind of a serious question:

    Why do so many guys like Tom use “whore” as a synonym for “parasite”? A whore isn’t a parasite at all! She’s someone who provides a service for market price. And if you don’t agree with her price you don’t have to hire her.

    What’s parasitic about that?

  35. @snowy
    *gasp* the worst thing ever!!

  36. Folks, I really love the band Cake and I think it’s primarily because they have a trumpet in their lineup. I adore any pop/rock song with orchestral instruments in it.

    A-fucking-men! That’s why I love ska, too, and bands like Chicago. (Also because I’m a beginning trumpeter who would love to be in a rock band.) Cake are also, IMO, the best lyricists in the business. Period.

  37. @Holly

    I wonder my Tom doesn’t attack the men who hire prostitutes with “shaming language” if there was no market for prostitution, it wouldn’t exist. Obviously many men are hiring them so how about going after them? how about calling them creeps? why is it all the fault of the prostitutes?

  38. It’s EXHIBIT WHORE.

    I always figured the kind of woman who would go out with an MRA either has low self-esteem or an untreated head injury.

    Tom, you do know that only a complete jackass would color code what he regards as shaming tactics? It’s the internet equivalent of a giant ball of rubber bands.

  39. how about calling them creeps?

    AAAA QUACKERS YOU USED THE C-WORD, CODE PUCE, CODE PUCE!!!!

  40. Okay, I know I said I was going to ignore him, but I guess I lied. Does that make me a whore? Do I have to be a gigolo instead because I’m a guy?

    Anti-male shaming tactics are always used at the point of losing an argument, Hellkell.

    And if you don’t realize you’re losing, if, in fact, you think you’re winning, Mr. Martin will be happy to tell you that you are, in fact, losing!

    When someone asks me “What sort of woman would go out with a men’s rights activist?” I reply “the sort of woman who isn’t a whore.”

    You certainly know plenty about shaming techniques, there, Mr. Knobby Arse. It’s a shame you can’t refrain from employing them yourself. Because shaming women is perfectly okay.

    WHORES WHORES WHORES WHORES
    WHORES WHORES WHORES WHORES
    LOVELY WHORES
    WONDERFUL WHORES

  41. NOT THE C-WORD!!! To the color codes! Man the battle stations! SHAMING LANGUAGE INCOMING!!!

  42. I needs to check these dudes out, I’ve fallen so far behind when it comes to rock. The last album I listened to was Zeitgeist :$

    @Holly

    Why do so many guys like Tom use “whore” as a synonym for “parasite”? A whore isn’t a parasite at all! She’s someone who provides a service for market price. And if you don’t agree with her price you don’t have to hire her.

    What’s parasitic about that?

    The mammoth promised unfettered access to the pussy of our choice, and women are making liars out of the mammoth dammit!

  43. Crap, the video didn’t embed properly.

  44. Cake are also, IMO, the best lyricists in the business. Period.

    Well, I don’t know about that. I think They Might Be Giants can give Cake a run for their money, lyrics-wise.

    I do find it remarkable that so many of the Giants’ latest songs seem to be about brain injury or damage.

  45. @Kladle

    aww crap…the MRA police are gonna arrest me now lol…creeeeeeeeeeps.

    @Ithiliana

    can I just say thank you for always posting informative links? I’d read em now but bookmarked them for later cuz I’m buzzed right now xD

  46. Tom, you do know that only a complete jackass would color code what he regards as shaming tactics? It’s the internet equivalent of a giant ball of rubber bands.

    You know, this Martin guy reminds me of Arnold Rimmer in so many ways.

    Specifically I’m thinking about how Rimmer would refuse to discuss something (e.g. shutting him down to run another hologram) by declaring “black card” and presuming that’s an end to it.

    Also they’re both complete twits.

    YES MR. MARTIN THIS UNCOUTH COLONIAL CALLED YOU A TWIT HOW’D’YOU LIKE THEM APPLES

  47. I figured it out: Tom is secretly Frank Miller.

    WHORESWHORESWHORESWHORESWHORESWHORES…PROSTITUTES.

  48. I always figured the kind of woman who would go out with an MRA either has low self-esteem or an untreated head injury.

    I really, honestly think this is insulting to people with head injuries. Getting in a car accident is no reason to be equated with this joker.

    AAAA QUACKERS YOU USED THE C-WORD, CODE PUCE, CODE PUCE!!!!

    For reals, it’s Code Tan. I wonder if there’s a code for selective replying?

    The mammoth promised unfettered access to the pussy of our choice, and women are making liars out of the mammoth dammit!

    Totally read “making out with the mammoth,” which is totally what ALPHA FUCK BITCHES would do. It’s not the size of the trunk, ladies!

  49. I thought MRAs favored prostitution anyway, since all none prostitute women are fat or too old or hypergamous or whatever.

    Funny how MRA arguments tend to always come down to using another human being for their sexual pleasure. WAHHHHHH…OPPRESSIONZ!!!

  50. Stop using shaming language, you whores!

    This dude is hilarious. Unintentionally so, but still. I feel so bad for whichever poor professor had to teach him for a while. How do you keep a straight face in front of a class with someone spouting that kind of babble at you?

  51. Falconer, just drop the URL into

    I’ll still go with cake over TMBG, even though I’m a big fan of the latter too, because a lot of TMBG lyrics strike me as more goofy or off-the-wall, while I think Cake lyrics are more straight-up clever. TMBG also do more covers. They’re both great, lyrically and musically, though.

  52. He’s not even the first misogynist to come up with this. Dave Sim once wrote that women’s well-padded butts were proof that God intended for us to be spanked on a regular basis. But he’s a very special boy.

    If that’s not insane troll logic I don’t know what is.

    Okay, I’m off to sue the Sun for burning white people more. RACISM.

    Poor white people. Whatever shall they do.

  53. Totally read “making out with the mammoth,” which is totally what ALPHA FUCK BITCHES would do. It’s not the size of the trunk, ladies!

    Oh, that was GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. Thanks.

  54. Holy half-finished sentence, Batman! Just drop the URL straight into the post.

  55. Since as a Brit “trunk” means something different to me than it probably means to most Americans, my brain popped up an image of someone attempting to make out with The Luggage there. Um, that’s not a good idea.

    (Yay medication, the feeling loopy part can be kind of fun.)

  56. (Also because I’m a beginning trumpeter who would love to be in a rock band.)

    I wish you luck with that! I play trombone, myself. If you’d accept a bit of unasked-for advice: I find that difficult notes come easier for me if I don’t strain for them. Try experimenting with moving your mouthpiece up a bit for the higher notes (so you have more mouthpiece on your upper lip than on your lower). And try learning as many styles as you can (classical, jazz, rock, blues, etc.) to widen your repertoire.

    Are you learning trumpet in school or as a hobby?

    Oh, and it’s a good thing when the rock band isn’t so loud that the musicians can’t hear each other!

  57. Since as a Brit “trunk” means something different to me than it probably means to most Americans, my brain popped up an image of someone attempting to make out with The Luggage there. Um, that’s not a good idea.

    No, that’s not a great idea.

    For some reason now I’m reminded of the makeover The Luggage gets in the course of Pratchett’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert revue.

  58. hellkell | March 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Yeah, but Tom, no one’s going to fuck a charmer like you for free.

    As far as you’re concerned Hellkell, I’m taken.

    – you were trying to use the ‘pink whip’ anti-male shaming tactic:

    http://exposingfeminism.wordpress.com/shaming-tactics/

    Anti-male shaming tactics are always used at the point of losing an argument, Hellkell.

    When someone asks me “What sort of woman would go out with a men’s rights activist?” I reply “the sort of woman who isn’t a whore.”

    Thanks though hellkell. Exhibit W.

    Now this is just comical. I thought Tom actually was a little bit smarter and more noteworthy than the regular trolls on this site but I’m now sorely mistaken. How disappointing. This is indistinguishable from the incoherent ramblings of AntZ or another one of our guests here.

  59. Some of you want to know why I think prostitution is bad.

    1. Sex is only ever any good when it is based on mutual attraction.

    2. Charging for sex excludes men who cannot afford it, thus heightening male-on-male competition for money, which generates the conditions for war.

    3. Prostitutes spend so long being pounded on, without orgasm, that it causes a condition akin to ‘blue balls’ in men – I think it’s referred to as ‘pelvic block’ in women, but has other names too, where veins in the female pelvic region become over-pressurized, causing pain and swelling. In some cases, an operation is required to release the pressure. You will see it in some porn stars. Their rectum will look swollen, and the tissue either side of the vaginal area too.

    4. Prostitutes spend so long on the job, it stops them making better use of their lives. It hinders their emotional and intellectual development.

    5. Prostitutes express more misandry than the average woman. Being a prostitute is misandry-inducing, or perhaps misandrists are more likely to choose prostitution, but either way, prostitution correlates with misandry – and misandry is bad, as it perpetuates fear or mistrust of men, which perpetuates sex segregation, which perpetuates male-on-male competition, which increases brain capacity for aggression (in both sexes), whilst decreasing brain capacity for empathy and higher thought.

    6. Prostitution is an aggregate sex segregation, as prostitutes take themselves out of the free association and free sex zone, and wait for paying customers – and though paying customers and prostitutes are not sex-segregating whilst having sex, she quickly has to get him out to do the next customer, so there is less organic natural association between the sexes throughout the course of the day – and the association which does take place is fake or bought, rather than free association.

    7. Prostitutes are boring.

    8. There is no Nobel Prize for services to prostitution for a reason.

    9. Gold-diggers are more stupid than average women.

    10. Housewives are more fascistic than average women.

    11. Economically inactive female model societies are more fascistic than normal societies.

    12. Men associating with prostitutes or economically inactive gold-digger housewhores etc are more fascistic than average men.

    13. Prostitution was the historic norm, and civilizations have less prostitution as they advance, so less prostitution probably related to advancement.

    14. Less prostitutional sex-segregated societies produce better more balanced ratio of women to men (more women), causing men to make more sensible, less rash or flashy spending decisions.

    I’m sure there are many more related reasons I could go into, about why prostitution is bad.

    I think it should be fully legalized, but that these women should pay the highest rate of tax, and be first draft in any military conscription.

  60. OMG I COULD NOT WRITE A PIECE THAT HILARIOUS EVEN IF I TRIED.

  61. O______o

    care to back any of these statements with facts Tom?

  62. Since as a Brit “trunk” means something different to me than it probably means to most Americans, my brain popped up an image of someone attempting to make out with The Luggage there. Um, that’s not a good idea.

    But it would be lavender-scented!

  63. Everything is ALL the fault of the WHORES.

    I see.

    I’m going to have to see a doctor. I think my sides have literally split from laughter at reading your latest, Mr. Martin.

  64. 13. Prostitution was the historic norm, and civilizations have less prostitution as they advance, so less prostitution probably related to advancement.

    And global warming is caused by a LACK OF PIRATES.

    I think I like this guy. He’s good for a laugh.

  65. I am very interested in reading the study that links housewives to fascism in particular

  66. I Googled “pelvic block” and got this. (Safe for work.)

    All hilarity aside, Tom, reading about the mechanics of sex has been a part-time hobby of mine for the past four years, and this is the first time I’ve heard of this condition. I’ve been banged many, many times without orgasming, and I’m far from needing surgery. Are you sure this is actually real?

  67. Actual tears of laughter here. Especially 8 and 10. “Fascistic Housewives, now on its 8th season on ABC…”

  68. I can’t keep reading this, tears of laughter are not conducive to gaming. STOP OPPRESSING MY GAMING TOM!!

  69. 12. Men associating with prostitutes or economically inactive gold-digger housewhores etc are more fascistic than average men.

    The prostitutes and “housewhores” are of course entirely to blame for this. Mmm-hmm.

  70. Also wow, “Prostitutes spend so long on the job, it stops them making better use of their lives. It hinders their emotional and intellectual development.”

    You might want to go over to Jiz Lee’s site (NSFW), Tom. They have a charity called Karma Pervs, where they sell amazing photography and give the money to hospitals, do website design in between shoots, and talk about gender theory. Hardly the dumb and cold whore you’re imagining all sex workers to be.

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