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Can Reddit handle the truth?

Shaming: Does not always work with dogs.

So the other day I got an interesting comment from a new fan. And by “fan,” I mean someone who hates my guts. “Casper” makes what he evidently thinks is a devastating indictment of my main modus operandi – that is, quoting misogynist dunderheads, and mocking them.

Clever. You encourage hatred towards men while using their own language to shame them. …

You’re just a hate-mongerer albeit an intelligent and creative one. Hitler would have just loved you

That’s right. I “encourage hatred towards men” by reporting what some dudes actually post on the internet, usually under a fake name that can’t be traced back to them. Pointing out when someone says something shitty evidently makes me as bad as Hitler.  (I should note that I mock specific men, not men in general, and that I also mock specific women with similar opinions.)

Casper also complains that “[e]ven the name of your site is an effort to shame men.” Again, I should point out that the dumb punny title of this blog isn’t directed at all men, merely those who act like misogynist boobs (or, if you prefer, boobz). “Boob” is pretty much the mildest insult I can think of, not to mention one that is a bit archaic; it’s a bit like calling someone a ruffian or a jackanape. Frankly, it’s far too nice a name for many of the people I write about here.

Of course, Casper isn’t the only one who feels that pointing out the offensive crap that people say is somehow equivalent of starting a death camp in your backyard. Take the many critics of ShitRedditSays.

For those who aren’t familiar with the ways of Reddit, ShitRedditSays (or SRS) is a user-created forum (subreddit) on Reddit devoted to pointing out some of the worst, most bigoted and awful crap posted on Reddit that nonetheless gets upvotes and acclaim from Reddit regulars.

The SRS modus operandi may seem a bit familiar to anyone who reads Man Boobz: SRSers find highly upvoted crap on Reddit and post it to their subreddit, where others react with horror and/or laugh about how hilariously awful it is. They don’t send out “downvote brigades” to downvote the crap they link to; they don’t try to track the bigots down in the real world and harass them. No, SRSers post what they find, and they mock.

On a couple of occasions, they’ve gone further. When they discovered that actual child porn was being circulated in Reddit’s “Jailbait” subreddit, a hangout for ephebophile creepers to creep on pictures of underage girls, SRSers spread the word beyond Reddit, and the resulting media attention led to Reddit finally deleting that subreddit.

Problem solved? Not exactly; the creepers merely moved on to any number of other subreddits devoted to the sexualization of underage girls. And so SRS struck again, alerting the media to the fact that Reddit still hosted a forum even creepier than r/jailbait – that is, r/preteen_girls, devoted to sexualized pictures of girls under the age of 13. This time, the Reddit admins moved more quickly, and banned all the subreddits that, in their words, “focus on sexualization of children.”

And apparently the Reddit admins are still pissed off about it. Recently, someone on Reddit leaked the log of a private chat between a Reddit moderator and one of the site’s administrators (that is, someone who actually works at Reddit). (See here and here for more details.)

The admin, known as hueypriest, described SRS’s attempts to get child porn and other material sexualizing children off of Reddit as “kind of like a forrest [sic]  fire,” and grumbled about SRSers and other opponents of child porn sending “frivolous tips” to the FBI:

the fbi is not interested in following up leads of 17 year olds who’s boyfriends post shit on the internet

And evidently neither was Reddit, until SRSers and others revealed what was going on in its sleaziest subreddits to the world.

Again, all SRS did was to point out what was there.

Ever since Reddit’s belated shutdown of what hueypriest euphemistically described as the “questionable” subreddits, there’s a lot of talk on Reddit about how SRS needs to be shut down.

A couple of comments in the SubredditDrama subreddit pretty much sum up the frustrations a lot of us feel towards Reddit’s admins and many of the site’s users. 1338h4x writes:

Subreddits sexualizing kids? Let that slide for 5 years until the public pressure and bad PR is finally too much. Subreddit calling out sexism, bigotry, etc? SHUT IT DOWN RIGHT NOW!

This would just be the ultimate validation of SRS’s message. I dare them to do it.

Matriarchy adds:

Making reddit look bad = the worst thing. Perhaps they should stay on the ball and actually get rid off the terrible shit in advance … you know, that way they don’t look bad by having a policy that tacitly allows child pornography to remain on the website for extended periods of time.

You would think this is a no-brainer. Apparently this is not the case~

Apparently.

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Viscaria
Viscaria
9 years ago

Huh. It appears I have stolen Cloudiah’s image through some sort of computer witchery I don’t understand. Weeeeird.

Quackers
Quackers
9 years ago

@David

it’s the latest thread titled Patriarchy….seems that comment now got one upvote, one downvote

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
9 years ago

You are giving a rat’s ass about it, since you’re posting about it here.

And I wouldn’t start complaining about other people’s comments not being clever or interesting.

XD

Crumbelievable
Crumbelievable
9 years ago

@Ben:

A few months ago, Reddit chose one particular user named AnnArbor as its’ Redditor of the Day’. Turns out AnnArbor (in addition to moderating the mensrights subreddit, because of course he does) is a big fan of the beatingwomen subreddit and once said that a false rape accuser deserved to have her throat slashed. They later apologized, but the fact that none of this readily-avilable information was known to them is pretty disgusting and reflects badly on that entire site’s staff. I also second what Dubz said above about the ridiculous fact that the administrators tolerated child porn at all.

M Dubz
M Dubz
9 years ago

@Viscaria- I’m still seeing the randomly generated avatar.

@mags- If you don’t care to have an informed opinion, don’t try to play where other people are having informed opinions. David has covered this story; search the backlogs. Read up, come back, then we can talk.

M Dubz
M Dubz
9 years ago

Just to make it suuuuuper easy for you mags, here’s the screenshot of the thread.

http://i.imgur.com/kGYgt.png

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

It’s pretty simple, David… SRS is saying stuff that mags doesn’t agree with, so she wants them banned.

Wait, I’ve heard this before…

magdelyn
9 years ago

I just like the irony of srs crying about being censored when they are proud of having banned over 3000 people.

and david, stop trying to associate mra’s (and me) with all the stuff srs posts, by intimating that I might agree with the n*gger comment above…It’s a weak, cheap shot.

Lauralot
9 years ago

So banning child pornographers is not an accomplishment worthy of pride?

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

Also an invisible shot…

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

Make that “imaginary” rather than invisible, i haz smrt.

M Dubz
M Dubz
9 years ago

@mags- the difference between kicking individuals out of your group, and banning a group that not doing nor advocating for illegal things. learn it.

magdelyn
9 years ago

@M Dubz

What?

@kirbywarp – I dedicate this song to you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7PKAnaHlis)

M Dubz
M Dubz
9 years ago

Was anyone else confused by what I said? (sometimes I type word salad and people don’t understand me)

Lauralot
9 years ago

Yep, that was the mature and thoughtful response there. My respect for you is sailing through the roof and stuff.

Bostonian
9 years ago

Mags, you show up here to defend the MRAs frequently and then show up snickering about SRS being shut down. You do act like you are in favor of the rapists, pedos and racists when you come out in their corner.

Lauralot
9 years ago

Now, now, Bostonian. She’s not unreasonable, she just wants those who disagree with her to “please die.” Let’s not paint her in a negative light now.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

@magdelyn – Aw, that’s sweet. 🙂 In that case, I shall dedicate this song to you.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
9 years ago

In other words, you’re lying down with dogs and complaining that it unfair of us to notice when you get up with fleas.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
9 years ago

*it’s

Sophonax
Sophonax
9 years ago

Magdalyn, what the ducksauce is wrong with you. He explained SRS and you took it as an attack? You also don’t seem to know what the fempire is.

If you’re so hardup, then why don’t you whinge about Reddit having a ban feature at -all-? Because at this point it just sounds like you might be angry that the Gynocracy told you not to let the door hit you on the way out.

-An SRSister

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

Shame, my witty rejoinder was buried on the last page. 🙁

Scroll back if you want to taste my fiery wrath, Mags. Or if you just want a nice moment of zen.

Lauralot
9 years ago

Is there a song called “What the Fuck Are You Doing With Your Life”? Because if there is, I’d like to dedicate it to the US healthcare system after the clusterfuck of a day I had interacting with it.

magdelyn
9 years ago

Awwww, thanks kirbywarp…I mean, it’s a dumb song…but thanx bunches all the same.

@ lauralot, uh, mmm, you’re welcome?

@ Bostonian – that’s your first problem, confusing MRA’s with rapists, pedos and racists.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

@LauraLot:

There’s a song that’s very close: Skip to 2:30

Lauralot
9 years ago

that’s your first problem, confusing MRA’s with rapists, pedos and racists.

So Brandon (taping sex without consent), NWO (lusting after 8 year olds), and MRAL (racist) aren’t MRAs, then?

Uh, mmm, thanks for pointing that out.

Bostonian
9 years ago

The MRM is not known as the abuser’s lobby for nothing, and the stuff posted here that is said by self identified MRAs is frequently racist, often praises rape and sometimes even includes long screeds as to why pedophilia is totally natural and normal. I have actually read the sites these posts come from. What David posts here is only the tip of the horrifying iceberg.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

You know, I agree with a lot of what you say, but some of your critics do sort of have a point in that your/this site’s name is awfully fat-shaming.

M Dubz
M Dubz
9 years ago

@Mags- Also, most of the stuff that you come on here defending is mysogynistic (which is why David posts it). Even if there’s not the added horrifying of “pedos, racists, and rapists,” there’s still the horrifying of mysogyny, which is pretty goddamn horrifying.

katz
9 years ago

that’s your first problem, confusing MRA’s with rapists, pedos and racists

Yeah, that’s like confusing maroon and burgundy. TOTALLY different.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

@Lauralot:

Haven’t each and every one of them sworn up and down that they weren’t part of MRAs? If they are trying to distance themselves from the MRM, lord knows how bad the MRM is…

magdelyn
9 years ago

I actually know nothing of NWO, something or other lieutenant, brandon or MRAL – but to suggest that they represent the mainstream (assuming they are ridiculous human beings) is fallacious – not to be confused with felacio. Real misogyny is rather rare in the western world. Of course, if you define misogyny as language that a bunch of middle class, university educated, victim complex white women, think is “sexist”, then I don’t know what to tell you.

PosterformerlyknownasElizabeth

None so blind as those who refuse to see Mags.

magdelyn
9 years ago

Well, Liz, may I call you Liz, those of use with privilege are just so blind to it…blah blah blah.

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

Hey mags, how do you define “misogyny?”

Lauralot
9 years ago

So I guess all the racism/misogyny/rape apology/”let’s fuck underage girls” that pops up all the damn time on AVfM and the Spearhead isn’t the mainstream MRM either, eh?

ersatzmoons
9 years ago

Low life lubber!

Ding a-ling delinquent!

Philistine, piffles!

Trollen troglodyte!

O_o that’s all I got right now.

Yeah, that’s like confusing maroon and burgundy.

xD!

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
9 years ago

Also, if you want an example of misogyny in the western world, have a look at this article on the spearhead about how hot a couple outspoken feminists are, proclaiming that feminists see the world as a beauty pageant (wut).

A couple of outspoken feminists being reduced to how hot they look. Misogyny, wut wut?

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
9 years ago

Funny, Mags actually has a bit of a spine tonight.

But she’s still boring and predictable.

jumbofisch
9 years ago

Mags is commenting more than a few one liners?

ersatzmoons
9 years ago

From the Spearhead article:

…feminists demand that lower status men (many of whom are young and horny) face more intense selective pressure from potential mates…

wut wut, indeed.
._.

magdelyn
9 years ago

I aim to bore…

Lauralot
9 years ago

I aim to bore…

And hit the bull’s eye.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
9 years ago

You’re succeeding. Brilliantly.

magdelyn
9 years ago

Thanx!!!

Xardoz
Xardoz
9 years ago

that’s your first problem, confusing MRA’s with rapists, pedos and racists

I agree, we shouldn’t lump sexists and pedo/rape apologists in with those horrible people.

cloudiah
cloudiah
9 years ago

What is felacio, and what kind of sauce would you serve with it? (OK, normally I try to be more forgiving of typos but that was a fun one.)

Moewicus
Moewicus
9 years ago

I like how irony works in Mags’ universe. Backwards and confused, but it works.