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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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CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Maybe if he took some ibuprofen his mood would improve?

pecunium
8 years ago

Tom Martin: , it is more the peasant population itself, enforcing traditional rural gender roles, where the women don’t do paid work anyway (the slaves), so don’t need an extended education (as the natives see it).

FTFY.

lowquacks
lowquacks
8 years ago

“Estelle was in no way entirely incorrect” is fine . A slightly clumsy use of litotes, perhaps, but I don’t think trying to translate TM’s shit into “good English” is particularly helpful. There’s enough in the actual content to address without falling into vaguely prescriptivistic pedantry.

pecunium
8 years ago

Happy: Tommy Boy is serious, to the tune of losing a court case and having a £35,000 judgement entered against him.

pecunium
8 years ago

In no way entirely incorrect is clumsy as all fuck. The multiple negatives are not emphatic, but used to cancel each other out; as in a algebraic equation; but without the functional elegance.

pecunium
8 years ago

Tom Martin: Renouncing the Taliban in all its forms? No, it’s not practical. Yes, it is renounced.

So you agree them segregating female student is wrong? That being one of their forms, and all.

pecunium
8 years ago

Lowquacks: *doppelbock, which is similar to barleywine

Not by half. Barleywine is sweet as all fuck, and to be truly palatable ought to age for 5-20+ years. It runs to 12-16 percent ABV

Dopplebock is slightly sweet from a late dosage, and runs between 6-8 percent ABV.

pecunium
8 years ago

Tommy Boy: How many of you accept the argument that women are innately crap at inventing things?

Not me.

First compiler of Computer Code Grace Hopper

Circular saw Tabitha Babbitt 1812

Electric hot water heater Ida Forbes 1917

Elevated railway Mary Walton 1881

Engine muffler El Dorado Jones 1917

Fire escape Anna Connelly 1887

KevlarStephanie Kwolek 1966

Liquid Paper Bessie Nesmith 1951

Locomotive chimney Mary Walton 1879

Medical syringe Letitia Geer 1899

Paper-bag-making machine Margaret Knight 1871

Rotary engine Margaret Knight 1904

Scotchgard™ fabric protector Patsy O. Sherman 1956

Submarine lamp and telescope Sarah Mather 1845

The Colored Flare (very Light) Martha Costen 1857

Anti-fungal ointment (Nystatin) Rachel Brown and Elizabeth Hazen 1950

Non Reflective Glass Katherine Blodgett 1938

Cataract Laserphaco Probe Patricia Bath

Disposable Cell Phone Randi Altschul 1999

Refrigerator Florence Parpart 1914

Frequency Hopping for secret radio transmission Hedy Lamar 1942

Blissymbol Printer Rachel Zimmerman (12 years old) 1984

Film development method for astronomical photographs Barbara Askins 1978

Tom Martin
8 years ago

At least Estelle Hart took the debate. I believe Kat Banyard was originally offered it but passed.

Estelle may have evaded huge swathes of debate by instead obfuscating onto ‘patriarchy’, class, race, blah, blah, but at least she showed up.

Estelle has written some positive things about women making the most of the opportunities available (which is why I applauded her) but on the night, she showed her true sex-segregating, victim-feminist male-blaming colours.

When I confronted her with the fact that her organization presided over falsifying rape statistics by use of self-selecting opinion polls, it was like water off a duck’s back for her. As I say in the debate, professional feminists these days [think they] need to be professional liars and she certainly didn’t have anything to say about the lies her organization makes.

lowquacks
lowquacks
8 years ago

@Pecunium

re:beer, I was using wikipedia, which gives doppelbock and barleywine as both being sweet, not particularly hoppy, and of 8-12% alcohol content. I’ve had neither. Thanks for explaining the difference, though – sounds like they’re mostly similar in being very strong beers.

I’d still stand behind not picking on “not entirely incorrect”: emphasis is not the only reason to use multiple non-concordant negatives. It’s a slightly different meaning to “some of what Estelle said was wrong”. Australians do seem to be very keen on litotes, so that could bias me w/r/t what sounds clumsy and what doesn’t.

Additional inventions by women:

Actually fucking washing your hands while look after sick people, Florence Nightingale.

pillowinhell
pillowinhell
8 years ago

Beer is common attributed to women as an invention.

Disposable diapers, sewing machines, basket weaving, pottery and weaving. Knitting.

lowquacks
lowquacks
8 years ago

Well, Florence probably didn’t “invent” that, but certainly popularised it.

pillowinhell
pillowinhell
8 years ago

And I’d like to point out that beer and “civilization” happened within close proximity to each other.

Unimaginative
Unimaginative
8 years ago

Florence Nightingale did invent the pie chart, though.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

“Civilization”* as a concept is closely tied to “agriculture”, in the development of which women were most definitely involved.

This is a stupid game that Tom wants to play in general, though.

*And yeah, all kinds of imperialistic ideas about nomadic and/or hunter/gatherer peoples going on with that concept, too.

lowquacks
lowquacks
8 years ago

@Unimaginative

I knew she was a bit of a graph pioneer, but I didn’t know that! Florence Nightingale is just generally a cool person, though.

Hearing this reminded me of being about 12 and being told to show up to my academically-gifted-extension class thingy as a scientific figure – I showed up as Tycho Brahe in a blanket-cape and Groucho Marx glasses sans-moustache painted to resemble copper and a drawn-on moustache, and my twin sister as Florence Nightingale in apron and headscarf with a lamp.

Tom Martin
8 years ago

Pecunium, that is an impressive list of 25 things 25 clearly awesome women have invented.

And all other inventions…

Today, only 10% of patents are awarded to women (which is totally lame – lame as in deliberately shooting oneself in the foot lame).

I saw a study in the Observer a few years ago saying that women who believe the “glass ceiling” to be a real thing actually temper their ambitions and they earn less. The tone of the article was like “Doh! – these stupid women have been taking our victim-feminist stories literally.”

I am saying there are virtually no glass ceilings, women can be the greatest inventors, but will have to get their heads out of their asses and think about how they can contribute to make the world a better place, and only feminists are aloud to speak on women’s issues these days in the media typically, so it’s important to get the positive stories right.

Do women have equality of opportunity. No. I admit it. They have SUPREMACY of opportunity, what with positive discrimination to get more women into science and technology and every other field.

Part of this project involves sorting out the men’s equality issues, quickly, so compacted fecal matter like Douchetrail are all right for a laugh, and misogyny is generally bad, but there are some real problems with women’s general input to date, which should be lampooned you ditzy fucks. Don’t lose sight of the fact we can’t fly independently yet, (but all want to be able to), don’t have a cure for cancer etc, and someone has to sort that stuff out:

This video nails it, but you will have to pay attention to it until the end. Yes you can!

Unimaginative
Unimaginative
8 years ago

@ lowquacks: you and your twin sister are, without a doubt, the coolest 12-year-old people I’ve ever virtually met.

Tom Martin
8 years ago

Something weird going on here. THIS video!

lowquacks
lowquacks
8 years ago

@Unimaginative

Thanks! Though obviously we’re not 12 any more. I do love dressing up still though, and we’ve had a few neat costumes between us since.

That entire class was just incredibly cool though.

Froth
Froth
8 years ago

Bored now.

PsychoDan
8 years ago

Oh, and I think I’ve just successfully invented something which make playing x much freer, easier, and sexier, for women, and men, whilst dancing.The first prototype cost
£100, took 1 hour to fit, works, and does not require batteries!

I have to ask, does anyone know what the flying fuck this is supposed to mean? I’ve probably read it a few dozen times now and it still makes absolutely zero sense.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
8 years ago

I like to play x whilst dancing, but I’m often appalled by how unfree, difficult and unsexy it is. If only I had something that could fix that!

It shouldn’t take more than an hour to fit! That would be too long to fit something to do the thing in question, oh, far to long! And if it needs batteries, God help the inventor.

(Seriously, WTF?)

Tom Martin
8 years ago

It takes an hour to fit, in a one off installation.

themisanthropicmuse
8 years ago

Funny to bring up a video by Kelly Jones, a follower of a man named Kevin Solway. Kevin Solway thinks all emotion is considered feminine and all emotion must be eradicated as the right way for humans to be is masculine (ie. perfect rationality like a computer). I fought with these self-proclaimed philosophers in ’09 but like with most crackpots they faded into obscurity long before they even made any traction.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
8 years ago

I think you missed my point, Tommy. Quelle surprise, eh?

themisanthropicmuse
8 years ago

Oh, and Kevin worte a Bible of sorts. (Seriously) and in it he writes this about women: http://www.theabsolute.net/minefield/poison.html#wom
Soundly like a lovely person, no?

Ice
Ice
8 years ago

TW: Mentions of rape in a fic.

Reading Tom Martin always, always seems to remind me of this ooooold FFVII fic where Aerith was forced by Hojo to have sex with Nanaki FOR SCIENCE (and babies), and while they’re doing this, one soldier just randomly screams WHORE!

It’s just… I’m reading his words, but he’s just so incredibly boring, I’m literally replacing the comments with an image of Hojo all flustered at the animal!porn FOR SCIENCE. And for some strange reason, it actually makes his shit tolerable. Tom, you’re actually more disgusting than a horny Professor Hojo.

… I’m pretty sure nobody wanted to know this. My sincerest apologies. And I think I’ll go find some Hiddles pictures to bleach my brain with.

viola
8 years ago

So, your device. What does it do?

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
8 years ago

To hell with the device, how do you “do x while dancing”? Solve for ‘x’.

Tom Martin
8 years ago

You show me your inventions and I’ll show you mine.

How about this for a feminist invention. Warren Farrell is an extremist misogynist according to these never read a men’s rights movement book screamers:

Tom Martin
8 years ago

There’s another video out there on this prostest, where they ask a woman why she’s prostesting against Warren Farrell speaking, and she says “Er… what was it that it said on the poster? Sorry. I don’t know” or words to that effect. A critical mass of the completely clueless. Now where does that remind me of?

thenatfantastic
8 years ago

Isn’t Warren Farrell the incest advocate?

Oh fuck it, look who I’m talking to. Bloody Stupid Martin probably thinks the sun shines out of Farrell’s backside.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
8 years ago

I don’t need to see your invention or know what it’s operating principle is, I just want to know what the phrase ‘do x while dancing’ means. Because without that piece of information, your claim to have invented something to facilitate it is essentially meaningless.

PS – I invented the goulash pizza.Note that both ‘goulash’ and ‘pizza’ are real things.

viola
8 years ago

Yeah, I’m not going to tell you my trade secrets in the hopes that you’ll explain an invention that doesn’t exist and performs a function you cannot explain.
(For the record, I consider my method of finishing a section of loom-woven beadwork into a multi-string clasp to constitute an invention for these purposes, since I have never seen it suggested elsewhere and I’ve looked quite hard. But I’m not going to explain how I do it, becaue fuck you that’s why.)

Tom Martin
8 years ago

I was talking with a couple of women today who turned out to be switched on fems who knew who I am saying “You’re the guy who sued LSE for hard chairs” so I pointed out it had been misreported by the Times, West End Extra, and manboobz, and one of them said “Manboobz is a troll”.

I never use the t word, but what could they mean?

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
8 years ago

Warren Farrel? You mean the guy who claims in his “myth of male power” book that being fired is like being raped for men?

Yeah, I totally trust that guy to be an advocate for men’s issues. Just like I trust Tom The Pedophilia Apologist Martin.

Tom Martin
8 years ago

Thenatfantastic said:

Isn’t Warren Farrell the incest advocate?

I read an interview Farrell did with Penthouse magazine I think in the early 80s where he said that sometimes children who are victims of incest enjoy the act, but then become traumatized by the way the authorities are so horrified, as if a violent crime had taken place, when incest is more typically experienced in a loving milieu, not violence. He wasn’t advocating incest. He was making a subtle point. It would be very interesting to find out what percentage of anti MRM ‘feminists’ have actually read one of his books (given that he is the wellspring of the men’s rights movement).

There are a lot here making comments of empowerment about not having watched the debate or any of my videos or read any MRM books.

Manboobzer fems often argue “What’s he on about? What an idiot!” The old “I don’t understand him, therefore he is stupid” argument.

pillowinhell
pillowinhell
8 years ago

Ughh, that hearts poison…all I can say is “oh look, someone read a little Neitchez and some first year philosophy” and “oops, looks like someone misunderstands bhuddist thinking” and ” oh what a hero! You just keep patting yourself on the back for bravery and wisdom in spouting some of the oldest most dehumanizing thinking of philosophy like you came up with it yourself. I like how if I choose to ignore you or say nothing its because I’m being passive just like I’m designed to be, but if I tell you you’re full of shit I’m being emotional or deceptive just like I was designed to be”. That’s a nice bit of circular, self justifying egotism there.

Tom Martin
8 years ago

Tulgeylogger, what Warren Farrell books have you read?

Tom Martin
8 years ago

pillowinhell, saying “you’re full of shit” is inarticulate.

Tulgeylogger, you’re falsely claiming I am a pedophilia apologist.

pillowinhell
pillowinhell
8 years ago

Tom, when you’re capable of rational thought I may deign to use more articulate language when speaking to you. As it stands, I wished to be certain you got the point.

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
8 years ago

Cool story, bro. Now how do you ‘do x while dancing’? What is ‘x’ in this context?

Tom Martin
8 years ago

pillowtalk, I’ve just been reading the comments on the UCL debate where at least one person thinks I’m rational, suggesting I should go on a university tour. I quite like the idea. What do manboobzers think?

cloudiah
8 years ago

[cloudiah raises hand and waits to be recognized, because cloudiah always properly follows Robert’s Rules of Order. I would like to make a motion that the Tom Martin threads be closed, at least to Tom Martin, because he’s an ass, and if he hasn’t been able to make his point already in a 1600+ thread… well, it ain’t gonna happen. He needs to move on.

Is there a second?

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Seconded!

Tom Martin
8 years ago

People identifying as ‘feminist’ wanting to close down a debate. What a shocker!

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Thirded.

viola
8 years ago

Nooo! My chew toy! The thrill of new ramblings from someone totally incapable of clarifying his statements, because his only principle is that he hates women! The joy of mocking the willfully oblivious!

pillowinhell
pillowinhell
8 years ago

Is that one person you?

You do realize that it will take more than one person thinking you’re not only capable of coherent though (very low bar for higher education) but also competant in you’re course work and understanding.? That at least some of those people will be women? And that if you turn in a shit paper full of grammatical errors you will earn a failing grade by default?

Yes, thirded. Bored now.

Viola, there will be others to chew on.