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Will a meme celebrating single mothers bring about the end of civilization? One Men’s Rightser says “yes.”

Men: A bunch of angry panda impersonators?
Men: A bunch of angry panda impersonators?

On Fathers Day, somewhere on the internet, the following meme was posted:

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The Men’s Rights subreddit reacted, as it so often does, with manly indignation: how dare these women take our Fathers Day from us! Even by normal Men’s Rights standards for empty outrage this seems a bit much. After all, it’s not exactly news that a lot of women raise their kids by themselves, when the fathers of their children, refuse to act as, well, fathers to their children. Indeed, “financial abortions” — that is, consequence-free child abandonment for men — is one of the central demands of the Men’s Rights movement. 

But to one anonymous commenter on the Men’s Rights subreddit, this meme could well be the final insult that transforms the men of the world into angry panda impersonators destroying everything within reach.

According to this anonymous observer,

this really scares me, enough that I wake up at night thinking about it.

Wait. You wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking about … a meme?

No one could deny that there is open warfare on men all throughout western society. Whether or not it is deserved is somewhat irrelevant (you’ll see why in a second). There’s a minority of men who are alarmed but the vast majority just doesn’t have this on their radar…yet. This is mostly because it doesn’t affect them directly.

How can there be “open warfare” on men if most men haven’t even noticed it? Has there ever been a war in which the majority of those ostensibly affected by it don’t even know that it exists?

But never mind, because “[t]hat’s all going to change soon.”

Mixing his metaphors with wild abandon, this anonymous Men’s Rights Nostradamus predicts that

It won’t be long until the inroads that feminism has blazed start to butt up against the everyday Joe that’s just living his life.

Ah, the ever-reliable “everyday Joe,” beloved icon of reactionary grumblers since pretty much forever. In 2008, he took the form of a plumber (well, sort of). In 1970, they made a movie about him.

It appears that feminism doesn’t know when to quit and I clearly see the movement doing something that causes ‘Joe’ to not only look up from his newspaper but also impact him in a negative way.

You wouldn’t like me when I look up from my newspaper!

This lights the fuse.

Throughout history the one thing men are good at is responding to threats, whether they are real or not. I’m reminded of a video of a robbery at a convenience store I saw. The robber had a knife pointed at the clerk, demanding the contents of the register. Two random men were behind him, watching it all go down. One guy looked at the other and did the “upward head nod”. The other guy responded with the same discreet movement and they launched at the robber, taking him down. These two guys didn’t know each other at all but they, like most all men, are given to cohesive bonding when a threat is present.

Men also make up the vast majority of those robbing convenience stores, but never mind.

Feminism gives a perfect storm for this response and it’s going to be really ugly. When men get pissed, especially when they feel disenfranchised or morally wronged, they start breaking things.

Are you sure you haven’t confused men with toddlers having tantrums?

If this starts to steamroll it will make Ferguson look like a dress rehearsal.

That escalated quickly. Good old everyday Joe was just sitting there reading his newspaper, when all of a sudden he caught sight of a feminist meme on the internet. Next stop, literal rioting in the streets.

Those cops that will be asked to stop it? Those are overwhelmingly men too. Many will be sympathetic and I see lines being crossed.

A Man/Cop Alliance of Rioting Manbabies?

Yeah, it wouldn’t surprise me if this doesn’t get dealt with that it could be something on par with a major social upheaval. It’s going to be expensive, bloody, and it’s going to change everything for several generations. Once men start hammering, it ALL looks like a nail.

Yeah this bothers me a lot. I hope I’m badly wrong.

No you don’t. MRAs and other reactionary misogynists are forever airing these kinds of apocalyptic fantasies, in which the evil feminists “push men too far” and the men “finally explode” like some kind of “male bomb.” Civilization crumbles, and those evil complainy women get their final comeuppance.

Some of the men profess their deep “concern” that the women they want to shut up won’t shut up until it’s “too late.” Others can barely conceal their glee at the prospect of a bloody Manpocalypse that will put women back in their place.

Because this isn’t a warning. It’s a threat. It’s what every wife-batterer does when he “reminds” his wife that she won’t like him when he’s angry. It’s a way to control women through fear. Or at least an attempt to.

The only difference now is that the dude doing the “reminding” isn’t threatening his wife at home; he’s playing to the crowd in the Men’s Rights subreddit, and getting upvotes for it.

All over a meme.

So which gender is supposed to be the emotional one again?

H/T — r/againstmensrights

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EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
5 years ago

@Jackie:
A catsplosion is an incident in which your fortress has too many cats in it. The game runs slower as the total number of living things on the map increases because it needs to do pathfinding calculations for them all. Cats are extremely fast-breeding and so can quickly build up to population levels where they bring your CPU to its knees and make the game pretty much unplayable. Theoretically this can happen for any type of animal, but cats are uniquely problematic because instead of dwarves adopting them as pets like with other animals, they decide to adopt dwarves as owners.

(The game’s programmer, Tarn Adams, has a cat. You can tell.)

Once an animal is a pet it can’t be killed, and therefore there’s no way to eliminate the breeding population. With any other animal you can manage it simply by not allowing dwarves to adopt them as pets, but since cats do the adopting this isn’t possible with them. Result: runaway exponentially growing cat population. A catsplosion, if you will.

In the old days people would deal with it in… various ways. Tarn Adams was distressed by this, so he added animal gelding into the code.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

@EJ

Okay. I think I’ve had maybe six cats, and only two which were both…female, I think, in the same game, so I wouldn’t have known.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
5 years ago

Tarn Adams was distressed by this

I share that distress.

Spindrift
Spindrift
5 years ago

@Pandapool

I’ve seen the 1st episode of that show! It was pretty aweful, as you’d expect.
I heard they shot another episode or 2, but those are missing.
I swear it felt like they were going to turn “You’re a very naughty little Hitler!” into a catchphrase on the show. Truly baffling how it was ever approved to get made.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

@Spindrift

I feel it would have actually been a good show if they didn’t just switch Ricky and Lucy with Adolf and Eva, ya know? If they just let the kind of jokes that would piss white supremacists off so fucking much fly, make every minute filled with anti-Nazi jokes, it could have been something decent. But, no, they took someone’s fan fiction of the Honeymooners and switched out the names. XP

ej
ej
5 years ago

Speaking of memes…David, have you seen this?

https://www.facebook.com/awareIWSD/posts/391439594394003

There are some comments about whether the actors know and consented to the use of their photos. I’m guessing no.

I did a quick Google search for the hashtag mentioned in the meme and this Facbook post was the only thing that came up, so it clearly hasn’t gotten very far yet.

ej
ej
5 years ago

Damn. I did not expect that to embed. Sorry for the giant photos!

Spindrift
Spindrift
5 years ago

@Pandapool

Maybe. I think it would have worked better as a comedy sketch, or series of sketches.
I agree that good satire could have done something worthwhile with the concept. Pity that’s not what they ended up making.

Spindrift
Spindrift
5 years ago

@ej

Lol at “ugly men don’t have makeup” while using pictures of actors. Last I heard, male actors use makeup too.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

@Spindrift

There were people in the comment sections of both videos talking about how it would make a good web series. 10-15 minutes of Nazi bashing a week would be pretty sweet.

Spindrift
Spindrift
5 years ago

@Pandapool

I could see that working.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

@ej

Stupid men can’t be “blonde”. They can be “blond”, since that’s the proper French/English noun/adjective for men but “blonde” is for women.

Dvärghundspossen
5 years ago

Re eating cheap when poor: Agree completely that living on low costs for a week is easy-peasy, since you won’t have any big costs coming up during that time that can’t be postponed to when your week is over.

Advice on how to eat cheap and save money in other ways can be really helpful, but they should come from someone with actual experience of being poor. I used to read this feminist blog, written by a woman who used to be pretty poor but nowadays has more money. She once asked people with actual experience of poverty to fill the comment section with money-saving advice, and that’s a good and helpful idea. Not so much when middle class people theorize about how to save money.

Plus, poverty doesn’t always look alike. Me and Husband were pretty poor for a few years about fifteen years ago. We had about 7-8 000 SKr between the two of us for rent, food, transportation and everything. We didn’t have much work, though, so we had plenty of time on our hands. That’s a very different situation from someone who works all day long for a super shitty salary, for instance.

Moocow
Moocow
5 years ago

@ej

Pfffffft. They just don’t get it XD. Oh MRAs, nobody is saying you should do those things. Except, of course, the patriarchy which you are committed to denying.

marci
5 years ago

As a mother pulling double duty and someone who knows quite a few other women doing the same, it makes me laugh that these douche-nozzles are throwing tantrums about this. I didn’t ask for this meme or all the people who express their appreciation for single moms. These are being made by people who see the struggle and are trying to lift us up! You know the majority of people with actual human empathy. Smh

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

At least these look somewhat decent, design-wise. The grammar’s a little “eh”, but other than that, it’s not too bad.

Though, I am going to agree that the photos were most likely lifted from elsewhere without the model’s knowledge. Because activism.

You want gender equality?
Take it.

I don’t have to HOLD THE DOOR
I don’t have to HOLD THE BAGS
I don’t have to GIVE MY SEAT

I think it’s rather silly that they think these things are big deals. I hold the door open for people. I’d hold someone’s bag if they needed a hand freed up. I’d give my seat to pregnant women and the elderly.

It’s not “mancrimation” (because everything needs to be parsed through MAYUN language apparently), it’s doing nice things to make the world a little less shitty for everyone else who lives in it.

It’s not things men specifically are expected to do, but rather things that a good person is expected to do, which says a LOT about who these people are, if I’m being honest.

We don’t DISCRIMINATE against a pair of boobs. Why do you?

Women only BUSES.
Women only TRAIN.
Women only QUEUE.

Well, one cannot technically discriminate against a pair of boobs, considering that boobs are not people. It’s the person attached to them you’re discriminating against. And your grammar here implies that women are somehow discriminating against boobs, and that made me giggle.

However, and this is the sobering thought, the reason that there are “women only” trains/buses/queues is due to women not feeling safe from men sexually harassing them. It’s not because we want “special” stuff, it’s because we don’t feel safe around you all the time.

Perhaps you could open up your own MAYUN trains/MAYUN buses/MAYUN queues. I certainly wouldn’t argue against it if you feel the need to have them.

Though, I have a sinking feeling that it’s less about “Women have special places and we want them too!” and more about “Women are separating themselves from us! Misandry! We want to harass them more!”

Even PRODUCTS Discriminate
Short men don’t have HEELS.
Ugly men don’t have MAKEUP.
Stupid men can’t be BLONDE.

Yup. And women’s products are far more expensive. This phenemon is so wide-spread, it has it’s own name, the “Pink Tax”.

And high heels were originally invented by men for men.

And men can and do wear makeup. (Seriously, if you want to try it, there’s tons of great tutorials on YouTube. Feel free to try it. You might make makeup cheaper if you get more men interested in it. I’m tired of paying 7 bucks for a tube of mascara.)

And no, stupid men can’t be “blonde”, partially because of what Jackie said, and partially because it’s a stereotype against women, thus it’s sexist. If a man’s stupid, then that’s fine, there’s always something he’s better at. If a woman’s stupid, then well, she’s a target for mockery and she can’t do anything right.

Hey, if you want to get in on this shit, feel free. No one here’s stopping you.

It’s a MAN’S World
“BULLSHIT”

I don’t get FREE DRINKS
I don’t get FREE ENTRY
I don’t get SYMPATHY

A lot of the time, when women get free drinks, they didn’t even want them or ask for them. A lot of times, it’s just a guy trying to get a woman drunk enough to sexually assault her or waiting for a moment to slip a date rape drug into her drink.

Women sometimes get free entry because it’s marketing. Lure girls in with free drinks or free entry, and men are more likely to follow because that’s where the women are going. If you don’t like it, don’t go to bars on “Girls’ Night”. Eventually, bars will get the hint and stop doing it.

It’s not “sexism”, at least, not for men. It’s using women as bait to wring more money out of drunk, horny men’s pockets.

However, if you’re not good looking enough as a woman, chances are you’ll be turned away at the door, “Girls’ Night” or no. So, there’s that.

Men do get sympathy. Single fathers are pitied while single mothers are stigmatized. You get rejected by a woman, you get sympathy, she gets run out of town by those who sympathize with you.

Yes, there are lots of places where men don’t get the sympathy they deserve, but that’s due to some hyper-masculine bullshit that says men have to shoulder their emotional burdens themselves. (Which, bee-tee-dubs, other men did to you. You should thank them.)

Let’s talk SEX
If I want sex, I am DESPERATE.
If you want sex, it’s SEXUALLY LIBERATED.
If we want sex, then it has to be on your terms?

No, if you want sex, you want sex. However, it’s how you act while trying to obtain it that makes you “desperate”. Going to every profile that looks vaguely female and asking for a blowjob is desperate. Asking your partner for sex is just asking your partner for sex.

Yes, I am sexually liberated. Yes, I ask for sex. You are free to say “no”, however.

If “we” want sex, then yes, my terms have to be met. It takes two to fuck, buddy. If I say “We’re not doing [insert sex act here]”, and you proceed to do [aforementioned sex act] anyway, I have every right to stop having sex with you, and vice versa. If you don’t want to do [Other sex act], and I try to initiate it anyway, you have every right to tell me to stop, and stop having sex. BOOM. Not hard.

Consent is a two-way street, but it’s the sexiest street I’ve ever seen.
__________________________________________________________

Bad memes are bad. Bad grammar is bad.

Tyra Lith
Tyra Lith
5 years ago

@EJ (The Other One):

I share your concern. I know that in my late teens/beginning 20s I did exactly what you describe. I knew that my sexual partners were watching porn and therefore thought that they would expect various acts I was not comfortable with but felt like I had to do and encourage anyway because I thought (and was right about it) that they were expected. I wasn’t happy about it at all and felt ashamed but it seemed to me that there was something wrong with me because I didn’t want it and that I had to hide that.
I was so relieved when I met my current partner and he expressed that he didn’t have any expectations about rough sex/anal sex etc. and that he would never take oral for granted.
So I know from experience that being insecure in your own sexuality (because of youth and inexperience) and knowing about the expectations guys (may) have from watching what is now mainstream pornography is a highly problematic mixture.

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
5 years ago

I made a card for my mom thanking her for pulling double duty and calling her a hero. Yay! Double misandry!
I’m still smiling at those memes. Especially the “it’s a man’s world bull****” one. Forget the men in history and now who were presidents, prime ministers, Kings, etc that made all the laws and rule the majority of the world for centuries actually the ones who rule the world are women for getting free drinks..sometimes. And I don’t know what “free entry” is. Is it women shelters? Places like that?

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
5 years ago

Ninja’d by everyone.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

Fruitloopsie | June 26, 2015 at 3:42 am
I made a card for my mom thanking her for pulling double duty and calling her a hero. Yay! Double misandry!

Break out the bonbons!

I’m still smiling at those memes. Especially the “it’s a man’s world bull****” one. Forget the men in history and now who were presidents, prime ministers, Kings, etc that made all the laws and rule the majority of the world for centuries actually the ones who rule the world are women for getting free drinks..sometimes.

Nope. Men only started wars and had positions of power to impress women. So, all wars are wimmen’s fault. [/MRA mockery]

And I don’t know what “free entry” is. Is it women shelters? Places like that?

I think it’s free entry into bars. Which, I did address in my post, is more for marketing than it is solely because bewbs get free drinks.

And of course, you have to be at least an HB6 to get it. Depending on the club/bar. Some clubs/bars only allow HB8+. Not that any man would dare go into a seedy bar that allowed just any old woman in. Gross. If I don’t want to put my penis in her, why is she there?! [/PUA mockery]

Speaking of bewbs, I’m still giggly over the idea that women are somehow discriminating against disembodied tits.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

@Paradoxical

I think one of the silliest parts is that they want blond men to be stupid for some reason? Like, do they want blond guys to be classified as “ditzy” like blonde women?

I’m also pretty sure there’s “dumb blond guys”. Owen Wilson’s character from Zoolander was both dumb and blond…that’s admittedly the only guy I can think of that’s a dumb blond.

Or are they saying that blond guys CAN’T be dumb because being the “dumb blond” is such a stigma? They DO realize that there AREN’T a lot of dumb blond GUYS because been a guy and blond isn’t as stigmatized as a woman being blonde?

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/nicki-minaj.gif

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
5 years ago

Paradoxical
“Break out the bonbons!”

And the champagne! Well I’m too young for achohol so pretend it’s sparkling juice.
http://media.giphy.com/media/BJH2ALum77Vni/giphy.gif

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
5 years ago

@Fruitloopsie:
British law holds that a website exists in whichever jurisdiction the browser is in. This means that if a single British commenter is viewing the page, it’s legally within the United Kingdom and British drinking laws apply.

Enjoy your champagne. God save the Queen.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

Even PRODUCTS Discriminate!

Hey, MRAs, you know what? That’s true and it’s definitely a problem for both men (“Haha ur gay, man up u homo, lelz”) and women (much higher prices)! But the answer is feminism, not more patriarchy. More patriarchy would just make it worse.

… You know, like with every other issue you’re stopped clocks about.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

… HAHAHA:

https://twitter.com/Spacekatgal/status/614133943147855872/photo/1

Okay, even the AAA games #GamerGate has sworn to protect are making fun of them now, and that is awesome.

sunnysombrera
5 years ago

@SFHC

I LOVE IT.

THAT IS AWESOME.

Oh God I really hope r/KotakuInAction picks up on this and throws a tantrum. That would be so much fun to watch.

*checks r/KiA*

Well, they’re not throwing a tantrum, but they’re being smug and once again struggling to understand a joke in the context of reality.

sunnysombrera
5 years ago

Like seriously, it’s flown right over their heads.

Bernardo Soares
Bernardo Soares
5 years ago

@SFCH
ah, but they don’t want a solution to these things they’re complaining about. What they want is women being obliged to jump in bed with them after they held open a door. And sex can’t be two people having consensual fun together – because what else is that complaint about sex having to be “on your terms” supposed to mean? Uärks. (sorry, can’t think of appropriate English expression of disgust).

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

I wonder how many Polygon writers legitimately don’t know that Riddler is a villain.

The riddler is mad crusader gate isn’t mad about batman, whom he feels is the real bad guy.
There’s also the implication in there that the riddler started crusader gate.
This one went way over polygon’s head.

The Riddler attempts to cause a GG-style backlash against Batman, a bunch of GG types tell Riddler to fuck off and call Batman based…
I honestly don’t get how anyone can twist this into being a knock against GG.

Please, just let them identify with The Riddler, who is one of Batman’s most narcissistic villain. Sometimes reality happens to parody fiction in the most magnificent way. Honestly, now I’m just trying to think up of SJW-themed riddles.

First of all, this isn’t a joke at our expense, this is a joke at the expense of the Riddler’s failure to understand internet culture and his own inability to simply generate scandal and viral campaigns at will, ie, he doesn’t get why GamerGate (or any of the other -gate scandals online lately) happened, because he’s a fatuous ass.
Second, are you seriously suggesting that if the Riddler condemns us, other people should too? You do realize that this guy’s a deranged career criminal, right?

http://media.giphy.com/media/1Z6BpMnZUB32/giphy.gif

I am sitting in a puddle of my own piss omg.

autosoma
5 years ago

The issues I face with pornography is that it is a representation and a fiction. Add in the increased availability of it if ends up creating a distorted reality. Throw into the mix poor sex education for young people and a decrease in empathy and self awareness that mass (porn) media is creating, is why we are increasingly seeing rape denial-ists and PUA types who have little understanding of consent, because there is less guidance, models and frameworks for them to understand even the basic definition of consent. Sadly, I feel this trend we’re seeing now will just get worse.

Another issue I have is failing censorship, it was there for good reason, these freedom of speech arguments and deregulated censorship that places the onus on self censorship is failing, mainly, I feel, because of mantrums along the lines of “I want to see it, therefore I’m entitled to see it, because I want to see” and if Fox or HBO show a throat grabbing rough sex scene then it must be OK because its on TV, therefore its permissible (I tend to apply the same for Alcohol abuse, drug use and violence – how often do you see one doctor punching out another doctor).

I guess the final thing I’d like to add is that sex is a fun, happy intimate thing where both people come away from it with a smile on their faces and with laughter in their hearts, cos they both enjoyed something together.

Where in porn do you actually see happy people having fun?

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

They also suddenly don’t know what “based” means, even though they have a “base mom” and “base dad”. They’re “confusing” it with “basic”.

It’s like they are literally avoiding the elephant in the room. They see the elephant, they feel the trunk on their head, they smell the shit, but there’s no elephant in the room. In fact, what is an elephant? Is that the opposite of relevant? You’re stupid.

This is just amazing.

http://media.giphy.com/media/h0Xez8ow1UOVq/giphy.gif

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago
AAAtheist
5 years ago

Throughout history the one thing men are good at is responding to threats, whether they are real or not.

Dude just flat out invalidated his whole MRA worldview in one fell sentence.

Nice work!  XD

Lea
Lea
5 years ago

If misogynists didn’t spend so much time and effort being deliberately obtuse and rage-hatey, I wonder what they could achieve?

Who is telling this man he can’t wear heels and make-up? Who is telling him that not having all the sex he wants makes him desperate? That would be other men buying into toxic masculinity, not feminists.

Ladies Nights are bars making money off of men who come around hoping there are drunk women to take advantage of. Of course and MRA would see that as someone being mean to him.

The “sympathy” bit is gaslighting.
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/two-horrifying-tales-of-gas-lighting-courtesy-of-the-internet/
It is women who are most often blamed and shamed for the things other people do to them.

Falconer
5 years ago

@PolicyOfMadness:
Catsplosions are mostly a thing of the past now, since the feature of neutering animals has been added. Still, it is not a game for those who do not like maddening complexity and who are not patient with horrendously bad UI.

I’m better with it since I mastered the orders screen, but that’s not available from the very beginning.

@the other EJ

If neutering cats is an option, then maybe I will play it. Need to think about that first. I already have a couple of things going and may not want to get sucked into something new.

Yeah, there’s a whole new “Gelding” job now.

Cats are useful to have around the fortress. They hunt vermin and clean up after themselves. Any fortress should have a refuse stockpile somewhere outside, and your cats will drag the remains of their kills out there. I have, though, seen a cat walk right past the remains of a rat and ignore it, even though the cat’s icon was blinking the blue ? that means “No Job.”

Bina
Bina
5 years ago

Wait, WHUT? I’m an ex-farmer?! Just when I thought I was outstanding in my field…

And whew, I’m so relieved I’m not the only one here who’s bugged by creeping (nonconsensual) kinkification in porn and the spillover effect it has on real life. After reading pieces like this, it’s horrifying to see that the peer pressure I faced as a teen (and pre-teen) has gotten this much worse for girls nowadays. I wasn’t even ready to kiss a guy at that age. I never even knew what bikini waxing was until I was in my 20s (and that was 20-plus years ago!), and now it’s expected that you’ll not only slash and burn all your pubes forevermore from the moment they sprout, but make the sight of your denuded little-girl nether regions available on demand? Anal sex (and worse) at puberty? Uh, that’s a HUGE effing NOPE. That is ALL THE NOPE.

http://weknowgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/fuck-this-thing-cat.gif

And speaking of nope:

We don’t DISCRIMINATE against a pair of boobs. Why do you?

Women only BUSES.
Women only TRAIN.
Women only QUEUE.

No, boyz, of COURSE you don’t discriminate against boobs. You just grab them indiscriminately, amirite? Big or small, you grope ’em all. I know. I’ve been there, done that, and fished umpteen pairs of uninvited, masculine hands out of the crappy t-shirt. THAT’s why we have women-only facilities…at least in SOME places. Not everywhere. Not even in MANY places, actually. There are still plenty of places where you can grab an unwilling woman with both hands. But thanks for whining and moaning about a problem YOU created!

Even PRODUCTS Discriminate
Short men don’t have HEELS.
Ugly men don’t have MAKEUP.
Stupid men can’t be BLONDE.

“Short men don’t have heels”? Then how do they walk using only the balls of their feet? Ugh, you can tell this idiot has never seen a portrait of Louis XIV. Or a recent photo of Prince, whose trademark is the color purple…and who routinely wears heels because dang, dudebro is SHORT. Also: Ever hear of elevator shoes? Concealed heels, fella. Look ’em up.

“Ugly men don’t have makeup”? Sure they do. Ever cover up a zit? Ever put on a painted face for Halloween? Congrats, you’ve used makeup! Actors use makeup — and not all of THEM are handsome. Some even use makeup to make themselves…drumroll please…UGLY!

“Stupid men can’t be blonde”? No, but they can be BLOND, no E. They can also be dark-haired, ginger, or even black. Stupid men come in all colors! Ain’t teh stoopid grand?

(PS: Dude, what color is YOUR hair?)

It’s a MAN’S World
“BULLSHIT”

I don’t get FREE DRINKS
I don’t get FREE ENTRY
I don’t get SYMPATHY

Not sure why “bullshit” is in quotes, but I’m guessing it’s because it’s not true, and he knows it.

As for the rest: I don’t WANT “free” drinks, because usually sex is expected to follow…or those drinks are given with the express purpose of setting women so drunk that they no longer have the strength to say no. (Assuming there are no roofies in ’em, which is a very likely possibility.)

“Free” entry? Ditto. “Ladies’ Night” is usually an excuse for pulling in the men who are desperate to hook up, and getting women drunk, again, is the objective. Ugh, NO THANK YOU.

You don’t get sympathy? Well boo fucking hoo, neither do women. Ever have a PMS joke directed at you, bubba? Ever get asked if you’re “on the rag” when you’re legitimately mad about some bullshit unfair treatment you got? No? Then stop complaining about how you have it so hard just because you’re a man. You have it BETTER, not worse.

Let’s talk SEX
If I want sex, I am DESPERATE.
If you want sex, it’s SEXUALLY LIBERATED.
If we want sex, then it has to be on your terms?

Well, uh, yeah. That would be nice, considering how many “sexual experiences” I’ve had that were most certainly NOT on my terms. I’ve seen what all too many men’s terms are. It’s made a veritable Nopetopus out of me.

And yeah, MRAs are sexually desperate. That much is so obvious, it’s fairly reeking off them. Why else spend so much time and energy pissing and moaning about women and how bitchy and frigid and awful they are? Why so much “But I’m a nice guyyyyyy” when you’re anything BUT nice, and this shitty meme proves it to a T?

weirwoodtreehugger
weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

I don’t get SYMPATHY

Please. Men in general get sympathy. This guy is just mad that when he’s a misogynistic asshole he gets called out for her. Someone doesn’t care about his boner one time and suddenly the men are all oppressed.

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
5 years ago

Wait, WHUT? I’m an ex-farmer?! Just when I thought I was outstanding in my field…

Dwarf!Bina was bitten by a weregiraffe and hospitalised. One of the other dwarves who was bitten transformed into a weregiraffe and went on a rampage, killing several dwarves including Dwarf!Bina.

Next time weregiraffes show up, I’m building my hospital to zombie apocalypse standards: each bed separated from the others by stone walls and a lockable door.

weirwoodtreehugger
weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

SCOTUS just ruled that gay marriage is legal in all states under the 14th amendment. Fuck yeah! Come on over Dublin double rainbow!comment image

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
5 years ago

Let’s talk SEX
If I want sex, I am DESPERATE.
If you want sex, it’s SEXUALLY LIBERATED.
If we want sex, then it has to be on your terms?

This must be what it feels like to be a rapist. The fact that this guy doesn’t understand the fourth line is quite terrifying. I’ve never actually sat down and considered this, and…. ugh. Yuck. My brain feels dirty.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

@WWTH

WAIT WHAT. HOLY SHIT YES.

They’d been putting it off for so long I was convinced they were going to vote against it…

FUCK YOU BIGOTS, WE WIN.

http://i.imgur.com/nw7ulDR.jpg

Falconer
5 years ago

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Falconer
5 years ago

The manosphere is going to throw a major tantrum and I can’t wait.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago
Tina S
Tina S
5 years ago

Marriage Equality finally here in the States. 🙂

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

There’s still lots of work to do in the LGBTQA+ community. We still have discrimination to deal with, scary levels of homelessness and suicide with queer youth, oh, and convincing low-key bigots that this doesn’t mean that homophobia is forever over now because we can get married to the person we love. (Y’know, like how racism didn’t end with slavery).

Oh, and there’s apparently a pastor who has vowed to set himself on fire over this, so can we get him some help please? He’s a danger to himself and others.

But, for today: FUCK YEAAAAAAHHHHHHHH~

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
5 years ago

From twitter:
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Falconer
5 years ago

@EJ: Truly, this has been an historic week.

Bina
Bina
5 years ago

Congrats, US friends! You are now where we Canadians were ten years ago. I can promise you that nothing bad will happen, aside from the usual pee-pants tantrums from the Religious Reich (the same who also think the Stars and Bars are about “heritage”. Yeah, a heritage of SLAVERY, reinforced to this day by fire ‘n’ brimstone theology that hates everyone except straight white Christian males.)

You’ve still got a long slog ahead of you as everyone in Bigotville is sure to be soiling themselves for years to come. But…congrats just the same!

(And SUCK IT, Religious Reich!)

weirwoodtreehugger
weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

Apparently county clerks in TX are already refusing to issue marriage licenses. Because apparently some people don’t understand that if you work for the government, a condition of employment is holding up the laws. Whether you agree with them or not. Don’t like it? Quit!