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Even more gloriously incomprehensible memes from A Voice for Men's most prolific meme-maker

That doesn't even make a tiny bit of sense.
That doesn’t even make a tiny bit of sense.

The unquestioned king of A Voice for Men’s crew of meme-makers is the mysterious fellow known only as John Galt. Galt, whose contributions are often chosen as AVFM’s “meme of the week” and posted to AVFM’s Facebook page, is truly the meme-maker AVFM deserves — a graphic designer whose graphically challenged photoshopped masterpieces are as baffling as they are offensive.

I highlighted several of his, er, designs in my recent post on Inexplicable AVFM Memes. Today, I’d like to delve further into the photoshop disasters that fill his own Facebook page, some of them official AVFM memes and others posted under his own fake name.

But first, a little introduction to Mr. Galt, as found on his blog.

I live and work in the UK, am a physically fit man in his mid thirties currently studying Computer Science and Mathematics. … I, like most men I know have dated on and off for the past 20 years or so and from my experiences I have come to realize as, no doubt many of you have that there is a deep sickness in our society in regards to how men are treated. …

With a 50 billion dollar divorce industry, sex sold as some sort of priceless resource and victim hood sold to a nanny state as the only valid form of currency it is evident that Men must protect their independence and freedom more vigilantly than ever.

The price, for failing to see what is essentially a fairy tale lie is higher than it has ever been. That price is paid to governments and businesses who profit from the misery of destroyed families, men and women with tax rates and laws that only ever increase. It is paid to greedy women and feminists who demand one sided equality while forcing men to shoulder responsibilities with none of the inherent rights associated with

Sorry, I nodded off for a second.

These fascist lies permeate everywhere from the destruction of Masculine Roles to the ignorance of sex differences in medic

Oh fucking hell he goes on like this for several hundred more words. You can go read it if you like.

Anyway, he ends with a question:

What are you going to do about it?.

Longtime readers of this blog will no doubt notice that Mr. Galt ends his sentence with a new variation on the famous MRA two-dot ellipsis, which I think we can call the Galtian MRA Question Period.

Galt has answered his own Question Period with an ever-growing collection of terrible, terrible memes. So let’s take a look!

There’s this inexplicable homage to a 24-year-old song by MC Hammer.

"It" hate your guts?
“It” hate your guts? And why is she on a scooter?

And this conspiratorial take on “the pill.”

Huh. Yet Galt thinks a male pill WILL bring sexual liberation ... to men.
Huh. Yet Galt thinks a male pill WILL bring sexual liberation … to men.

Apparently feminism was writing nursery rhymes in the early 19th century:

What does this soft-porn pic have to do with feminism or nursery rhymes?
What does this soft-porn pic have to do with feminism or nursery rhymes?

Hey ladies! Get on the feminist gravy train!

One ... MILLION dollars!
One … MILLION dollars!

Apparently feminists want everyone to live in tents, which supposedly look like … vaginas?

"Engenuity?" Apparently spellchecking is for manginas.
“Enginuity?” Apparently spellchecking is for manginas.

Apparently the true cause of erectile dysfunction is … nagging?

Er, why did you use a picture of a Viagra float at a Pride Parade?
Er, this meme is aimed at women. So why did you use a picture of a Viagra float at a Pride Parade?

I’m not sure what’s the most offensive thing about this one — the comparision of feminism to a nuclear weapon or Mr. Galt’s egregious typo.

There are only [] words in this poster. And one of them is misspelled.
There are only 13 words in this poster. And one of them is misspelled.
Your interpretation of this next one is as good as mine, though in a comment on Facebook Mr. Galt explains “yes it does refer to the sexuality between men and women. Specifically sexual aggression – which of course is for all judicial purposes is essentially illegal nowadays, at least for men.

Ok, then.
Ok, then.

Honestly, I don’t think Mr. Galt needs a Men’s Rights movement to solve his problems. I think he might just need to hire a dominatrix. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

I’ve just scratched the surface of Mr. Galt’s graphic work. I may have to return to him in a future post.

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maistrechat
5 years ago

Also re:Piers Anthony – I read him a lot when I was younger and even corresponded with him while I was in college. It wasn’t until I actually picked up some of the stuff to re-read that I realized how icky some of it was. I mean, the “Crowley’s only gay because he’s scared of vaginas and once he has sex becomes totally straight” thing from Tarot bothered me immediately but I somehow edited out most of the really bad stuff.

I never read the Xanth books though.

LBT
LBT
5 years ago

RE: contrapangloss

I like her elemental master’s series

Miranda loves the Fire Rose! We didn’t make it too far through the other books, though; Lackey just isn’t our thing, it seems.

RE: proxieme

I’m sorry about your family and I hope to see your goal come to fruition.

Well, I seem to be making good strides on that front, so I feel pretty good!

And yeah, people mostly held off on their bullshit about our (percieved) sexual orientation until sixth grade, at which point it came down like a sack of bricks. All I can say is, try your best and be supportive.

RE: maistrechat

I never read the Xanth books though.

This was a very wise decision and you should be proud of yourself. (Seriously, I think we owned almost twenty of those books as kids.)

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
5 years ago

Okay, book recommendations – please notice that I am male, and most of the protagonists are male):

Nick Harkaway – The Goneaway World (Angelmaker is also pretty good, Tigerman less so)

http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Away-World-Vintage-Contemporaries/dp/0307389073/ref=la_B001JRYSH4_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412285582&sr=1-2

A post-apocalyptic tale featuring ninjas, mimes, the offensive uses of tupperware and the defensive uses of sheep. Also notable for having one huge twist in the middle that changes EVERYTHING you thought you were reading.

Joe Abercrombie – First Law series

http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Itself-First-Law-Book/dp/159102594X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412285720&sr=1-1&keywords=joe+abercrombie

Nasty gritty fantasy that should appeal to those that liked _The Black Company_. What would have happened in The Lord of the Rings if Gandalf had been a massive asshole?…

Charles Stross – the Laundry series

http://www.amazon.com/Atrocity-Archives-Laundry-Files-Novel/dp/0441016685/ref=la_B001H6IW0Q_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412285936&sr=1-3

Dilbert meets Lovecraft as British spies battle their expense accounts, office politics, and soulsucking demons from other dimensions. Unreliable narrator and occasionally annoying male lead, but the upcoming next book will feature a female protagonist (in which Mo starts the UK’s first superhero team).

Daniel Abraham – Dagger and Coin series

http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Blood-Dagger-Coin/dp/0316080772/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1412286294&sr=1-3&keywords=dagger+and+coin

Superior to Name of Wind series, in my opinion. Features both male and female protagonists, ancients wars coming back to life, a wholly human and sympathetic but villainous villain (actually, pretty much a “Nice Guy” given too much power), a neat twist on the eldritch enemy idea, and shows people fighting with economics and/or writing letters.

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
5 years ago

(Comment in mod – amazon links are weird)

contrapangloss
5 years ago

I’m just now realizing how many good books there are with awesome girls and women as protagonists. Warm fuzzies are abounding.

There are also a ton of good books with guy protagonists, and I love those too! But…

This thread has made me happy.

alaisvex
alaisvex
5 years ago

I’m just now realizing how many good books there are with awesome girls and women as protagonists. Warm fuzzies are abounding.

I loved the Tamora Pierce books because of this. 🙂

katz
5 years ago

Superior to Name of Wind series, in my opinion.

Dude, so is everything.

Gone-Away World is truly the spiritual successor to The Name of the Wind in that it’s the new book that everyone is constantly telling you that you must read, but that turns out to be so overrated that it needs to be plotted on a log scale.

katz
5 years ago

There is some fantastic stuff to look forward to on the YA front next year.

Elizabeth Wein is releasing her new book, Black Dove, White Raven. Lady pilots and race relations in interbellum Ethiopia. Will it break you like Code Name Verity did? Is Elizabeth Wein an endless fount of awesome airplane books? We shall see.

And at long last we get Stacey Lee’s debut, Under a Painted Sky. A Chinese girl and a runaway slave are road tripping on the Oregon Trail and Stacey is patiently explaining to everyone that, yes, there were Chinese people in America in the 19th century. (Stacey, incidentally, didn’t go for my novel at all, but that’s neither here nor there.)

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
5 years ago

katz: Dude, so is everything.

Comment made because Name was mentioned above.

Gone-Away World is truly the spiritual successor to The Name of the Wind in that it’s the new book that everyone is constantly telling you that you must read, but that turns out to be so overrated that it needs to be plotted on a log scale.

Haven’t seen your recommendations yet. Is this the point where you break out ponderous philosophical crap written by dead men in different languages so you can sneer at everyone else?

contrapangloss
5 years ago

Uh, Phonecian.

Look up. Recs there for future reading opportunities. Okay, so more of a behind the scenes proof-reader/author who knows publishers type rec. Both of them look pretty interesting, regardless.

We all have different tastes, though.

contrapangloss
5 years ago

Speaking of philosophical crud written by dead men in different languages, I still love Candide. Despite, well, everything.

Voltaire, you are a glorious weasel beyond all compare.

The Prince is also good. I think we discussed that to death in a different thread though.

Moby Dick was way over-rated, but that was written in English. Dude, if you spend an entire chapter on mustaches, you might have a problem.

Anonymouslazycat
Anonymouslazycat
5 years ago

Aw, I like Moby-Dick. But yeah, sometimes Melville chose to write about things that were…less than relevant.

I don’t remember the mustache chapter though. Might need to take another look.

contrapangloss
5 years ago

I exaggerated a little. He was introducing some character early on in the book, and kept going on and on about this dude’s cheeks and facial hair. It was years ago, so time has only inflated the annoyance.

Best way to annoy high-school freshman me: go on and on about facial hair in a book about whales.

LBT
LBT
5 years ago

I decided to read through Bruce Coville’s Unicorn series, mostly out of affection for Coville than any liking for unicorns.

So glad I gave it a shot! The first couple books were… enh. But book three, it just blasted off into the land of epic, and it’s been awesome from there on out! (And book three is as long as the first two books together. Book four is even longer.) I normally don’t like epic fantasies, but I’m loving this one.

I KNEW I COULD COUNT ON YOU BRUCE COVILLE FORGIVE MY DOUBT

contrapangloss
5 years ago

Watchdog and the Coyotes by Coville: One of my most fond childhood book memories.

Monster Road by David Lubar is also awesome.

katz
5 years ago

LBT: Someone sold you on a series about unicorns? That is indeed high praise.

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
5 years ago

Look up. Recs there for future reading opportunities.

Didn’t see them – just you dissing Rand and Jean Auel (which, mind you, is not a bad thing to do). Can you repost your recs?

katz
5 years ago

Speaking of philosophical crud written by dead men in different languages, I still love Candide. Despite, well, everything.

Voltaire, you are a glorious weasel beyond all compare.

I had a classmate in college whose ambition was to travel back in time to become Voltaire’s lover.

LBT
LBT
5 years ago

RE: contrapangloss

Watchdog and the Coyotes by Coville

I can’t believe it. I have never heard of those books. *goes to check* Oh, that’s because they’re not by Coville; they’re by Bill Wallace. I was going to say, I thought I knew almost everything Coville had ever written!

RE: katz

Someone sold you on a series about unicorns? That is indeed high praise.

I know, right? I HATE unicorns. I hate them with all my twisted, miserable soul. And not gonna lie, for the first couple books, that’s how I felt about the Unicorn Chronicles. And then Coville came up with a brilliant explanation for why the unicorns were so goshdarn wonderful and why anyone would want to kill them, and I remembered why Coville is one of my beloved writers, past and present.

RE: Phoenician

Can you repost your recs?

Dude, they’re litterally RIGHT THERE in the comment she made above your sarcastic retort admitting you didn’t read her own comment. Come on, don’t be a butt.

contrapangloss
5 years ago

LBT, whoops. Is collvile still bunnicul? Or are all my childhood memories lies?

contrapangloss
5 years ago

Bunnicula. Autocorrect, stop.

katz
5 years ago

The trouble with Gone-Away World was that Harkaway has some interesting ideas, but is completely lost in them. He’s not controlling the narrative, so it wanders, sometimes strongly supporting his points and sometimes working in opposition to them. (The stylistic nature of the world-building works in the second half, for instance, but in the first half it just serves to make the second half less punchy when it happens.)

Same goes for the narrative. He can write really nice prose, but he also gets lost in massive garden-path sentences. And the overall tone oscillates from goofy and farcical to gritty and post-apocalyptic without any logical attempt to square the two.

contrapangloss
5 years ago

Nope. Bunnicula is Howe. Okay, no one ever trust be on author’s names for kid books, ever again.

Phonecian… I’m pretty sure I don’t look like Katz. Are you sure you didn’t skip an entire page of comments or something? And aed the comment directly above yours?

katz
5 years ago

Nope. Bunnicula is Howe. Okay, no one ever trust be on author’s names for kid books, ever again.

The Bunnicula series holds the distinction of the best title I’ve ever heard: The Celery Stalks at Midnight.

LBT
LBT
5 years ago

My childhood authors who have withstood the test of time (AKA not Piers Anthony):

Roald Dahl (actually was our first exposure to the concept of child abuse, and that parents are not necessarily looking out for you)
Bruce Coville (our first exposure to queerness, and bi himself!)
Gail Carson Levine (wow, that curse of obedience, plus writing of dragons who purposely conceal their genders and behave in a mix of roles)
Patricia Wrede (so 90s, but such wonderful fractured fairy tales)
Spider Robinson (our first exposure to drugs and poly that wasn’t “never do that!”)
James Herriot (blood and guts was never so sweet and life-affirming)

There are a lot of writers I’ve found and liked since, but these are the ones who were with us from elementary school on.

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
5 years ago

Dude, they’re litterally RIGHT THERE in the comment she made above your sarcastic retort admitting you didn’t read her own comment.

Duh – I went looking backwards from my original comment. Mea culpa.

Olive O'Sudden
Olive O'Sudden
5 years ago

That tent looks nothing like a vagina. And whenever an MRA uses the word ‘family’, just replace it with ‘patriarchy’ and the sentence will make much more sense.

gilshalos
5 years ago

I love the Laundry series by Charles Stross!
Never found Bob to be irritating though, and I am female. I have to admit, not quite so keen on Mo, contrarily enough 😛

Tessa
5 years ago

LBT:

Patricia Wrede (so 90s, but such wonderful fractured fairy tales)

I really like her recent Frontier Magic series. The lack native Americans is bit off putting, though. I’m still hoping they’ll meet some in book 3, just farther west, since America is such a horrible horrible place in that universe.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
5 years ago

Dude, if you spend an entire chapter on mustaches, you might have a problem.

wat

That sounds like it might be the only chapter I’d want to read!

::reads more comments::

Well. If they were good moustaches, at least. Sounds like maybe not, after all. 🙁

maistrechat
5 years ago

I like Joe Abercrombie, but I HATED the First law trilogy. I just wasn’t into a book where every single character is a huge asshole with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I felt like he went overboard in trying to subvert the “noble heroes” thing and came out the other side. I enjoyed Best served cold and The heroes way more.

Actually, I’ve liked every Abercrombie book I’ve read a little more than the last one. Maybe I’m just getting used to the style and need to read the earlier books again.

I couldn’t get into the Dagger and coin series. I read the first book and made it most of the way through the second but it was too much economics for me. I was hoping for something more like the Gentleman bastards seies, I guess. I found the whole thing pretty derivative but not in a fun way.

For epic fantasy, nothing tops the Malazan books in my opinion. They’re pretty dark but have more sympathetic characters than Abercrombie or Martin. Probably the most diverse cast of characters I’ve ever seen in a fantasy series.

The Necromancer series by Amanda Downum is one to check out for female-centric fantasy. The second book in the series in particular features a trans POV character who is wayyy more interesting than the eponymous necromancer.

leftwingfox
5 years ago

Has anyone else read “Blue Moon Rising” by Simon Green? It starts as a deconstruction of the “Prince on a unicorn goes to slay a dragon to rescue a princess and prove his worthiness to the throne”, and proceeds to juggle comedy, horror and fantasy beautifully. The princess is described not as pretty, but “handsome” and while her sexuality bumps up against fantasy convention, she’s never punished or shamed for it.

Unfortunately, a lot of his later works become parodies of his earlier work, but that doesn’t detract from how much I love “Blue Moon Rising.”

Phoenician in a time of Romans
Phoenician in a time of Romans
5 years ago

Gilshalos : I love the Laundry series by Charles Stross!
Never found Bob to be irritating though, and I am female. I have to admit, not quite so keen on Mo, contrarily enough 😛

Charlie’s next book will be told through Mo’s eyes. She’s more mature and serious than Bob, and Bob is very much an unreliable narrator – maybe even more so than Charlie is letting on… Getting her perspective makes the character far more understandable.

Unimaginative
5 years ago

The lack native Americans is bit off putting, though. I’m still hoping they’ll meet some in book 3, just farther west, since America is such a horrible horrible place in that universe.

I haven’t read Wrede in a lot of years, and didn’t even realize she was still writing! So I went looking.

For in her world, Columbus discovered a New World populated solely by dangerous wildlife, both natural and magical.

Uh. I guess that’s one way of getting around addressing genocide, colonialism, ethnocentricity…

Fibinachi
5 years ago

I like Joe Abercrombie, but I HATED the First law trilogy. I just wasn’t into a book where every single character is a huge asshole with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I felt like he went overboard in trying to subvert the “noble heroes” thing and came out the other side. I enjoyed Best served cold and The heroes way more.

God, I hated The FIrst Law. I kept reading it through pure spite, because the people I normally talk books with in real life assured me it was actually pretty great. I hoped I’d run into some sort of “Oh, this is why it’s good” at some point but, dear god, it’s just not a very well written, well plotted, well structured, well organized, well characterized or well intentioned series. It’s just endless amounts of “Everything sucks and everyone is an asshole, now here’s this thing I never mentioned before that’ll save the day and never happen again so no use trying to predict where this is all going because I can pull whatever I want out of my hat!”.

I know Joe Abercrombie can write, and I understand he has ideas, but why he refused to do any of that for three books is a mind-fuck. The other ones, The Heroes and Best Served Cold is just infinitive times better.

I second the recommendations of Daniel Abraham, but I haven’t read the Dragon stuff. What I have is something called the Long Price Quartet. Admittedly years ago, yet it had some neat ideas and I remember being pretty fond of the general execution. Essentially, it’s a world with magic, in the form of people who can conjure up the concept of things using poetry and words and practice. Only, if you manage to conjure up, say, the concept of Infertility, it’s not some paltry two bit spirit that can only affect stuff on the local plane. You literally have a spirit on your hands who can make every single thing on the planet on infertile.

Understandably, everyone else is really paranoid re: the awe-inspiring possibilities of abuse that this one country has with their trained summoners. So what you get is a lot of back and forth between various people, cultures and countries all trying to make the most of their situation while also avoiding another apocalypse (The last one happened because some people thought it’d be a neat idea to summon and bind the concept of Decay. Try to think about how well that went…).

But there’s a lot of neat little things – the two main characters, which I remember as male, grow steadily older over time because the books themselves stretch over decades and decades, the world changes quite a lot, and towards the end it all just spirals utterly out of control. Which I thought was nice.

Diana
Diana
5 years ago

The pseudonym alone tells you pretty much everything about this person. I wonder if he knows Ayn Rand was female?

Henry
Henry
5 years ago

No wonder he dated on and off for 20 years. No sane, nor crazy person would want to date a douche 😛

Nikki the Bluth Wannabe
Nikki the Bluth Wannabe
4 years ago

Sorry to be so late to this party, but I just have to say one thing. Re: the Thermonuclear War meme-isn’t that “would you like to play a game?” line from Saw? Is he actually implying that feminists could/would/eventually will cause thermonuclear war as a sadistic, Saw-style punishment for people who criticize them?

Aubrey
Aubrey
4 years ago

Wow these people really hate consensual Fem Dom/male sub relationships. Funny.

Steve D
Steve D
4 years ago

“Disposability in the workplace only happens because you let it.”

I suspect that not letting “you’re fired” happen goes one of two places:
1. Handcuffs and the cops escorting you out, or
2. Becoming the “disgruntled former employee” in the latest gun control meme.

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