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The Top 5 Worst Comments by DavidByron2 in the Men’s Rights Subreddit … This Week!

Unlike women, men have REAL issues to deal with. Like giant otters!
Unlike women, men have REAL issues to deal with. Like giant otters.

Anyone who reads the Men’s Rights subreddit on a regular basis knows that when you see the username DavidByron2 you are in for a treat. Well, a “treat” in the sense that discovering a flaming bag of dog poop on your doorstop is a “treat.” Like many Men’s Rightsers, he’s both smug and ignorant, a perfect example of the Dunning-Kruger effect in action.

But somehow he manages to be more than just another insufferable mansplaining rage-baby who spends all of his spare time ranting about a subject — feminism — he knows less than nothing about. No, there’s a kind of daft genius to his comments; I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

And so I thought I’d wind up this week with a small collection of the best –that is, worst — comments he left in the Men’s Rights subreddit this week. In choosing the top 5, I have confined myself mostly to those that got more upvotes than downvotes, because, seriously, the thought that there are actual human beings out there upvoting this crap is almost as amazing as the fact that there’s an actual human being posting it. And thinking himself quite clever and righteous for doing so.

Let’s work our way to the top starting with …

5) Getting cat-called is a form of power women have over men:

DavidByron2 1 point 4 days ago (5|4)  Well both your examples are bogus, although at least feminist women feel cat-calling ought to be a real issue which is better than the rest of the crap they go on about. The problem is that cat-calling is an aspect of female power over men. It's a bit like a famous movie star complaining about paparazzi. Well I can see it would be annoying, they only get that attention because of all the power and success they have. They would never give up the power even though doing so would stop the paparazzi. it's the same with women. Once they get older and the "male stare" stops, they complain once again, this time that they are no longer getting cat called. Only now it's called "being invisible" and once again it's all men's fault. So it's hard for me to take seriously that people with more power are oppressed or that a thing that you miss when it stops, is oppression.

4) One MRA can fend off twenty feminists with his superior LOGICKING:

DavidByron2 0 points 5 days ago (2|2)  It takes about ten to twenty feminists to keep up with one anti-feminist in conversation (fewer than that and they feel bullied) so it seems like the impact isn't related to the numbers exactly.

3) Society is bizarrely fixated on punishing rape to an unhealthy degree:

DavidByron2 5 points 2 days ago (7|2)  Rape culture is a conspiracy theory created by nutcases to denigrate men. It really doesn't have to make any sense and it doesn't. Not even remotely. In fact it is clear that rape culture is the exact opposite of what we really have, namely a society fixated on punishing the rape of women to a bizarre and extremely unhealthy degree.

2) Feminism has to steal legitimacy from the struggles of truly disadvantaged groups because women don’t have any real issues:

DavidByron2 6 points 8 hours ago (7|1)  Yeah this needs to be on the FAQ if it isn't already.  You're wondering if the MRA do the same stuff as feminists. No. Feminism has to steal the legitimacy of genuinely disadvantaged minority groups because it has no issues of its own. They co-opt other groups issues by creating this sort of fake emotional identity. So they can talk about real issues and get credit for it, and then talk about some bullshit like people telling women to smile or something else no real minority would take seriously as an issue.  MRAs have real issues and a real disadvantaged minority group to work for so they don't need tricks. They don't need to leech sympathy from other groups.

1) But DavidByron2’s masterpiece this week was his argument that if women are really as scared of men as the feminists (allegedly) say they are, then they should probably be banned from doing pretty much everything.

DiscussionIf women are constantly afraid of men as feminists say then women are not competent to hold public jobs (self.MensRights)  submitted 5 days ago by DavidByron2  I've noticed that some folks around here are actually taking at face value the idea that women are constantly afraid of men, that feminists are spreading as part of their hate campaign against men. I guess we need some women to come along and say this is bullshit because the White Knight tendency in many here is too great to overcome by mere logic.  But if you believe women are really constantly living in fear of men, have you considered the implications? You are saying women are mentally deficient and in particular that they are not capable of functioning normally in public society, as if they suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder, or have panic attacks.  If you go through life thinking you're going to be raped or attacked by half the population then you simply cannot function efficiently in any sort of public job. Is it the position of people who believe this stuff that women should be denied public jobs unless they are jobs that don't matter or they are supervised by a man who can take over when the woman turns into quivering jelly because a strange male is visible within 200 yards?  Do we need to be lobbying for women to have adequate mental health care because apparently they all need it? Is there an unrecognized severe epidemic of mental health issues that paralyze women that has gone unnoticed?  Should women be allowed to drive when alone? That sounds dangerous to me. What if they spotted a strange male and had a panic attack? In fact it seems like it would logically be best to pass a law saying women shouldn't even leave the house without at least one male relative to protect them if you believe this stuff. Otherwise they could have a panic attack, run off and perhaps injure themselves if they so much as cross paths with an unknown male adult.  This really seems to be the level of fear the feminists are pitching this issue at. A very severe paranoid delusion shared by most women that they are about to be attacked or raped at any time they see or meet a man -- including even men they know at times but certainly any stranger.

Dunning, Kruger, meet DavidByron2.

 

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Robert
Robert
6 years ago

LBT, there’s a term from the webcomic Sluggy Freelance – ‘flaking napstitches’ – that I rather like.

My wedding band has amethyst (husband’s birthstone) and aquamarine (mine) with a bridge of diamond connecting them. We designed them with the help of a local jeweler.

pallygirl
pallygirl
6 years ago

Pond scum works for me. 🙂

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

http://thebicker.net/post/80924870644/woman-assaulted-after-protesting-mra-group
Anand, this is who you gave money to.
So much for not supporting violence.

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

Wrong thread. Oops.

LBT (with an open writeathon!)

Psh, like Anand will read it anyway. And even if he does, he’ll insist he’s not supporting violence, he didn’t care about that money!

katz
6 years ago

Smugnoramuses. Smugnorami? Smugnoramupodes.

Dear lord, not something that pluralizes like ‘octopus!’

Ally S
6 years ago

I like saying “reactionary dipshit”, personally, because it encompasses all kinds of bigotries, not just misogyny.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Malidiots (malignant/malevolent idiots).

Balarick, I think this is the first time I’ve seen your Laser Kitty Beams of Death gravatar – all hail the Furrinati!

That “boiz” was new to me, too; I had no idea it was a word.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Heh. Australian insults applicable to MRAs:

If brains were gunpower he couldn’t blow off his hat.

I wish you were a headache, then I could take an Aspro and you’d go away. (The Troll Special)

One for Anand: He’s got more dollars than cents.

Some gems from then-PM Paul Keating, about various members of the Opposition:

He’s all tip and no iceberg.

Slithering, mangy maggot. (About John Howard – total truth there)

Unrepresentative swill (very true of the MRM thinking they speak for all men)

Couldn’t raffle a duck in a pub. (Old insult – variations are “couldn’t organise a piss-up in a brewery” and so on.)

Limpest performance I’ve ever seen. It was like being flogged with a warm lettuce. It was like being mauled by a dead sheep. (Apt for trolls’ attempts at insults.)

He said all this stuff in Parliament, btw.

Ally S
6 years ago

[CN: abuse, transmisogyny]

I was just thinking about how this dude thinks that the notion that women are afraid of male violence is absurd because that would mean that women are incapable of functioning in daily life. And yes, it’s true that he posits a false dichotomy in that women’s systematic fear of men needn’t be pathological, maladaptive, produced by anxiety disorders, etc. (Note the disablism.)

But you know what? I actually do know women who have difficulty functioning in daily life because of their experiences with malicious, abusive people who have privilege over them. I have heard of women so severely debilitated by traumatic disorders as a result of abuse that they can barely even spend time at work without experiencing general emotional distress and panic attacks.

I’m sure all of the trans women I know who are too afraid to leave their house because of their histories of men raping them, abusing them, shouting slurs at them, and mercilessly bullying them for being a “tr*nny” or a “f*gg*t” would LOVE to fucking hear from Mr. DavidByron2 that they are just pathetic and can’t possibly exist. Such human rights. Fucking asshole.

pecunium
6 years ago

emilygoddess: In the jewelry trade solitaire settings are referred to as, “snaggers”.

I have a 14k Yellow/10K White four-strand puzzle ring with a round (brilliant) cut sapphire in it. The setting is low, so the ring is sort of flush. Because the bottom of the stone isn’t open the setting isn’t pierced below) it’s not as brilliant as it might be.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Count me in the people who find diamonds generally rather boring, at least as rings. I don’t much like the standard designs in the jewellers’ around town; they’re clunky.

I used to wear amethysts, marcasite and garnet jewellery back in my Goth days. Now I go for opaque minerals in plain silver – magnetite, aventurine, agate, that sort of thing. I bought a Petoskey stone ring in Chicago.

BFF who’s marrying this month has a lab-made diamond engagement ring. When we were in Chicago we saw a ring in Cartier’s window, same design, and the only reason it looked any better was because it was under strong lights. Ha!

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
6 years ago

Balarick — I want to frame that with the title “how you do an apology”! I figured you just didn’t know, no worries 🙂

Rings — plain silver/steel with some variety of flat shape or a low set stone with a full setting around it (no sticky uppy bits). I have a policy against jewelry that sticks in my hair!

Smugnoramus => Smugnoramuses — noun, a smug ignoramus // ignorant person. It’s perfect.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Or smugnoranus, smug ignoramus who’s full of shit.

Ow, yeah, rings catcing in hair, painful. It’s one more reason I don’t do earrings any more – main one being any weight in the lobes is too uncomfortable, these days.

Rings catching in knitted clothes are a no-go, too.

pecunium
6 years ago

Interesting thing at work today. Nice enough couple, looking to get their son a gift. Economising in a way that seemed at odds with presentation. Woman had a band, with stones and a 2ct, or so, snagger. Looked like pale citrine.

Nope. Yellow diamond. Looked to have a visible flaw (or a crap setting), so it wasn’t as pricey as it might have been: like this only bigger. So… between 6-12 grand worth of ring.

Glock H. Palin, Esq. (@GlockPalin)

My favorite part of that pulp cover is the annoyed expression on the other guy’s face. He’s like “Again, Steve? You need to stop sleeping with sardines in your pocket”.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
6 years ago

Pecunium — putting on airs? Idk, I can sympathize though, having dated people with money (like, the ex-fiancé’s father was a dot com millionaire) — feel completely out of place, but dressed for the role, one hopes.

Kitteh — I haven’t worn dangle earrings since like middle school maybe? (Call it since I was 13, idk if you have middle school // junior high there). Studs and plugs for my gauged holes. And my studs are labret studs — meant for the back to be in your mouth, so pretty hair proof.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Glock H. Palin, Esq –

My favorite part of that pulp cover is the annoyed expression on the other guy’s face. He’s like “Again, Steve? You need to stop sleeping with sardines in your pocket”.

BWAHAHAHHAHA love it!

By the way, did you get your Welcome Package?

Argenti – your middle and high school are all high school here; we have kindergarten, primary school and high school.

I always preferred dangle earrings, when I could wear them; short ones just didn’t show under my hair. I’ve always worn my hair forward, to frame my face, not be drawn back from it.

Wetherby
Wetherby
6 years ago

Some gems from then-PM Paul Keating, about various members of the Opposition:

He’s all tip and no iceberg.

Slithering, mangy maggot. (About John Howard – total truth there)

Unrepresentative swill (very true of the MRM thinking they speak for all men)

Couldn’t raffle a duck in a pub. (Old insult – variations are “couldn’t organise a piss-up in a brewery” and so on.)

Limpest performance I’ve ever seen. It was like being flogged with a warm lettuce. It was like being mauled by a dead sheep. (Apt for trolls’ attempts at insults.)

He said all this stuff in Parliament, btw.

To give credit where it’s due, the sheep line originated with British Cabinet Minister Denis Healey, who used it to describe his political opponent Geoffrey Howe in 1978 – eleven years before Keating came out with an only very slightly modified version (Keating said “mauled”, Healey “savaged”).

kittehserf
6 years ago

I’d forgotten the line about being savaged by a dead sheep – but now you mention it, I do recall having read it (probably in a book of noteworthy insults) many years ago. Savaged sounds better than mauled, too. 😀

Wetherby
Wetherby
6 years ago

The historical irony is that the dead sheep in question, Geoffrey Howe, ended up being the man whose devastating resignation speech led directly to the resignation of Margaret Thatcher a few weeks later. So I’d give dead sheep a wide berth if I were you.

kittehserf
6 years ago

Ha! If that dead sheep led to Thatcher’s resignation, I’d give it the Zombie Heroism Award.