Battle of the Banned (Man Boobz trolls)
Posted by David Futrelle
Feeling nostalgic for some of the Man Boobz trolls of yore? Well, head over to the Men’s Rights subreddit, where two of the greats most terrible are having a battle of wits. It all started when Man Boobz Troll of the Year 2011 NWOslave offered his opinions in a thread discussing Swaziland’s recent banning of “rape-provoking” miniskirts.
Most of the Men’s Rights regulars in the discussion seem to understand that blaming women’s clothing for rape is a bit backward, and rests upon the notion that men are slavering beasts who can’t control their violent and sexual urges when “provoked” by women who aren’t completely covered up. (Funny how the Men’s Rightsers seem to forget this every time a Slut Walk gets mentioned.) But NWOslave, who hasn’t posted much here since I put him on permanent moderation, has a slightly different take on the whole miniskirts-causing-rape issue.
As you can see, his theories on the rape-causative properties of miniskirts did not go over well with the regulars.
But NWOslave perservered, explicating some of the implications of his theories.
And who needs logic or proof when you have “reality” on your side?
Despite all the downvotes, NWOslave managed to find a couple of allies, including prolific r/mensrights regular MaunaLoona (whom we discussed only yesterday), who offered this sarcastic response to those downvoting Slavey, before moving on to outright rape apologetics:
He also got some support from someone going by the name of Pecanpig.
Then someone else very familiar to long-time Man Boobz readers arrived on the scene, and the battle kicked into full gear. By which I mean it degenerated into bitter namecalling and weird accusations.
That hero for truth and righteousness against NWOslave’s backwards notions? None other than the prolific and infuriating long-banned Man Boobz troll Eoghan, who posts under the name Sigil1 on the Men’s Rights subreddit. Sigil1 started off his attack with one word:
Yes, that’s right. Apparently unaware that Sigil1 is a fellow former Man Boobz troll of great repute, NWOslave assumed that he was one of those miniskirt-wearing harlots.
But Sigil1/Eoghan had an accusation of his own:
Perhaps it’s time to reveal my grand secret: I am NWOslave. I am Sigil1/Eoghan. I am Paul Elam, JohnTheOther, and GirlWritesWhat. I am WF Price. I am Tom Martin. I am Roissy/Heartiste. I am RooshV. I am every gropey PUA. I am every MGTOWer. I am every teenage boy who calls women “cunts” on XBOXlive, every angry OKCupid dude who hurls threats and invective at the women who turn them down. I am every Anita-Sarkeesian-hating video gamer, every Rebecca-Watson-hating atheist. I do not merely mock misogyny; I am misogyny!
And I am really, really busy.
About David FutrelleI run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon, Time.com, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.
Posted on December 27, 2012, in antifeminism, disgusting women, evil women, evo psych fairy tales, I'm totally being sarcastic, internal debate, men who should not ever be with women ever, misandry, misogyny, MRA, oppressed men, playing the victim, rape, rapey, reddit, TROOOLLLL!! and tagged antifeminism, men's rights, misandry, misogyny, rape, rape apology, reddit. Bookmark the permalink. 76 Comments.