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Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulous convinces gullible MRAs he’s been hired as a Men’s Studies professor by Oberlin

Really? I better look it up.
Really? I better look it up.

Milo Yiannopoulous — the Gamergate icon and reactionary Breitbart “journalist” — has some exciting personal news to report. In a Breitbart post today, he proudly announced “I’ve just been appointed the first visiting professor of Men’s Studies at Oberlin College.”

You may be wondering why Oberlin college would hire a far-right hack journalist with no academic credentials to head up its new “Vladimir Putin Global Centre for Masculine Awesomeness”. And that’s because Oberlin didn’t. The post is an obvious, albeit gratingly unfunny, joke from Milo.

Don’t tell that to the folks in the Men’s Rights subreddit, who are convinced his appointment and the Putin Centre are totally legit.

In his post, Milo quickly “clarifies” that he’s not being hired by the real Oberlin Colllege in Ohio, “home of hate crime hoaxes, false allegations of rape, and the shameful treatment of feminist professor Christina Hoff Sommers,” but by a Polish college with a similar name, the “the lesser-known Oberlinksi [sic] College, established, according to legend, by the great educationalist Czesław Benedykt Oberlinski.”

Needless to say, “Oberlinksi College,” the correctly-spelled “Oberlinski College” and Mr. Oberlinski are all wholly imaginary.

Milo’s post couldn’t be a more obvious joke if it had the words “obvious joke” superimposed over the text in 96-point type. I mean, the “Vladimir Putin Global Centre for Masculine Awesomeness?” And his promise that

on the first day of class, the illegitimate and oppressive myth of the “gender pay gap” will be symbolically burned on a campfire, the manliest bonding activity we can think of.

While some of the commenters on Breitbart seem to have gotten the joke, such as it is, the regulars on the Men’s Rights subreddit actually think that their beloved reactionary Milo is going to be a real professor.

In two separate topics on the front page, each with dozens of upvotes, some of the more gullible regulars are enthusiastically celebrating his imaginary appointment to an imaginary school:

A Gay Man has been Appointed the Professor of Men's Studies at Oberlin College (self.MensRights) submitted 5 hours ago by thekarateguy Article here. I couldn't be happier. Milo is awesome. And for anyone not familiar with his badassery, please click this link and watch him debate this harpy about women in science.

One hailed the imaginary appointment it as “good news for genuine egalitarianism.”

InBaggingArea 11 points 4 hours ago  This is terrible news for third wave feminists, even if it is only Oberlin college in Poland. The rot begins. Their bigotry may be challenged increasingly on home turf: the university. Good news for genuine egalitarianism. Milo is spot on. Well done

Oh, Milo has his detractors. Some commenters noted they were none too happy about his pro-circumcision stance; another wondered a little about his lack of qualifications for teaching imaginary classes at an imaginary school.

DrNowt 5 points 2 hours ago  I think it's a great idea to have mens studies as a substantive area of research and teaching at a university / college, but is Milo actually qualified to do the job? It seems that he has no academic qualifications, and indeed appears to have dropped out of uni (twice). Given this it looks more like a publicity stunt than a serious endeavour. Which is a shame.

But no one there — at least as of this writing — seems to have realized that Milo’s “appointment” and his “Vladimir Putin Global Centre for Masculine Awesomeness” aren’t real.

 

 

 

 

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pineapplecookies
pineapplecookies
5 years ago

Now I am laughing at my own incapacity. I really don’t understand what you are trying to say as I re-read your comments.

Snuffy
Snuffy
5 years ago

I’m saying that defending Men’s Studies when the article is about Milo’s anti-feminist “Men’s Studies” is a bad idea.

Vanir85
Vanir85
5 years ago

Sounds like you’re jealous of Milo and his successful carrier

-Rick Thomas

Milo has a carrier? I’d say to alert the Navy, but the thing’ll sink soon enough, under the combined weight of Milo’s oversized ego and his infinite supply of bulls*t.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

a non article from a non journalist. Sounds like you’re jealous of Milo and his successful carrier. Don’t be so rough, I mean you work for wehuntedthemammoth.com that’s clearly a success LOL

I’m so sorry you fell for the joke, but you don’t need to lash out at David. Perhaps cope by taking a time out or a nap? Maybe go for a nice walk?

You managed to come to terms with it when you discovered that Stephen Colbert was doing satire and isn’t a real right winger. This too, shall pass.

autosoma
5 years ago

I get the impression that there is something special about Oberlin to cause Yiannopolous to chose if for his “piece”. I can see its a Liberal Arts college and its rank 50th by Forbes in the US. And that’s only in the US not a global rank, that and Palin-ization of Russian US relations he’s a bit of a poor writer.

maistrechat
5 years ago

My spouse likes to refer to Putin as “their favorite Batman villain”. I’ve seen the Masculine Putin! thing as both celebration and satire depending on the context. I get the impression that is was initially intended as criticism but then became co-opted by people using him to make a point about US politics. It’s pretty similar to the Rick Perry/Obama at 19 photos that went around during the 2012 Republican primary season.

GrumpyOldSocialJusticeMangina

Putin is trying to build up a tough-guy image that sells in Russia and to US conservatives, but most of the rest of the world thinks it’s ridiculous.

Oberlin is a particularly liberal college which would be the sort of place that would have a pro-feminist men’s studies program — but definitely not Milo’s kind.

Moocow
Moocow
5 years ago

Milo is EVERYTHING GG says they hate

Including the fact that he doesn’t even like gamers:

https://storify.com/x_glitch/the-gamergate-supporting-journalist-who-hates-game

So basically, it doesn’t matter how ethical or hypocritical you are, as long as you tell gators exactly what they want to hear.

Journalism ethics at it’s finest.

Moocow
Moocow
5 years ago

Sorry for the double post, another point of ‘hilarity’:

Milo Yiannopoulous reciting trite old stereotypes about gamers on his twitter? Totally fine, he says he changed his views.

Anita Sarkeesian once in a video said she’s ‘not a fan of gaming’ when referring to intense subcultures? Ultimate proof that she’s a liar and a con artist!!!!

Gator logic at it’s finest.

Catalpa
Catalpa
5 years ago

Sounds like you’re jealous of Milo and his successful carrier.

Huh, does Milo work in pet supply design as well as virulent misogyny? I’d suggest he sticks to his day job, then. Working for the furrinati is always going to be way better paying, more respectable, and more enjoyable than spewing hate on the Internet.

ColeYote
ColeYote
5 years ago

> Sounds like you’re jealous of Milo and his successful carrier.

I mean, Canadian telecom companies kinda suck, but…

Bina
Bina
5 years ago

Men’s studies can be (and I understand, usually is) compatible with feminism.

No, it isn’t, and where the hell did you get that “understanding”? “Men’s Studies” claims that men are OPPRESSED by feminism.

Bina
Bina
5 years ago

a non article from a non journalist. Sounds like you’re jealous of Milo and his successful carrier. Don’t be so rough, I mean you work for wehuntedthemammoth.com that’s clearly a success LOL

Milo Yeah-NOPE-olis is a non-journalist himself. Meanwhile, you may want to take a look at David’s sidebar and see all the real journalistic sources he’s written for. Bitefart isn’t one of them, because it’s not a news source, it’s just a shitty blog founded by a raving jackass who basically raged himself to death.

Oh, and Milo’s a fraud, too. Just thought you should know, since you seem rather blindly uncritical of your “sources”, even by drive-by troll standards.

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

Is there even such a thing as Men’s Studies? Isn’t that just called “the sciences, arts and humanities”?

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

I was thinking the same thing, but, like “History is already men’s studies.”

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

Your incapacity to understand that comment, Snuffy, is impressive. Read the article and the comment attentively before writing. Tip: The commenter is not talking about Milo.

Now I am laughing at my own incapacity. I really don’t understand what you are trying to say as I re-read your comments.

… Huh? The fuck did that come from?

katz
katz
5 years ago

Relevant:

http://jezebel.com/5512796/mens-studies-too-feminist-for-you-meet-male-studies

So that’s actually just a department of Biotroofs?

Gipsz Jakab
Gipsz Jakab
5 years ago

A successful Carrier:

Gipsz Jakab
Gipsz Jakab
5 years ago

…OK, let’s try this again and hope the image embeds this time.

A successful Carrier:

http://i.imgur.com/j70PlBH.png

apeculiarpersonage
apeculiarpersonage
5 years ago

My first boyfriend was a Putin fanboy. He was all about the whole “manly Putin punching bears” meme and stuff like that. Being younger and more confused at the time, I couldn’t quite articulate why that creeped me out.

On a nicer note, I wonder how their human will tell all the Siamese kittens apart? At the moment they really do look like adorable clones.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

Rick Thomas | June 30, 2015 at 2:04 am
a non article from a non journalist. Sounds like you’re jealous of Milo and his successful carrier.

What, does Milo have access to some sort of viral disease through a person who shows no symptoms of said disease and who happens to be successful in life?

http://media.giphy.com/media/eHO86fSBQUNKU/giphy.gif

(Seriously though Rick, if you’re going to come in here to mock us, check your autocorrect.)

Don’t be so rough, I mean you work for wehuntedthemammoth.com that’s clearly a success LOL

We all know David’s true masters are our Femicommunazi Overlord Katie (ALL HAIL KATIE) and the Furrunati’s Division of Feline Overlords.

But, since David created the blog and writes for the blog (and a slew of other, reputable places), does that mean that David is David’s boss, and thus, David’s boss (who is David) can give himself a raise?

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

That just means he isn’t trying to flirt with us, Paradoxical.

(That joke never gets old.)

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

Sounds like you’re jealous of Milo and his successful carrier.

Is this carrier the furniture of law enforcement?

Anne
Anne
5 years ago

Let’s face it: MRAs didn’t invent the Deep plate.

gstally
gstally
5 years ago

Is there any other pun to the “Czesław Benedykt Oberlinski” bit? Am I missing something or is it just about an Oberlin pun?

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

EJ (The Other One) | June 30, 2015 at 2:12 pm
That just means he isn’t trying to flirt with us, Paradoxical.

(That joke never gets old.)

Ah yes, how could I forget? “Alphas” only put effort into anything if they think it’ll somehow get them laid.

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
5 years ago

Milo’s got nothing on these “carriers”comment imagecomment image?w=580&h=378comment image?w=580&h=388
All hail Katie

zoon echon logon
zoon echon logon
5 years ago

Bina | June 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Men’s studies can be (and I understand, usually is) compatible with feminism.

No, it isn’t, and where the hell did you get that “understanding”? “Men’s Studies” claims that men are OPPRESSED by feminism.

Men’s Studies is a legit academic discipline. It’s mostly looking at men and masculinity through the lens of feminist gender theory. I’m not an expert or anything, but it seems strongly pro-feminist and generally a good thing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_studies

I’ve heard MRAs (like Milo) try and co-opt the term, or maybe just use it in ignorance because they don’t know it actually exists. Those who do know about it don’t like it, and have made attempts to replace it with an antifeminist hack discipline, as mentioned in LG’s link to Jezebel.

lith
lith
5 years ago

Pineapple:

since Milo was joking… what was the point or goal of the joke exactly?

You’ve hit the nail on the head right there, that’s a big part of why I thought it was real. Like, who is this aimed at? What would be the point of this “joke”?

mockingbird
mockingbird
5 years ago

Have you all seen this?

Girl Scouts choose transgender girls over $100,000 donation
http://wapo.st/1HsTEzH

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

@mockingbird

Being called a “girl scout” is now the highest compliment anyone can receive.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

The Girl Scouts are awesome. I almost regret dropping out. They’ve never hesitated to be inclusive.

Peaches
Peaches
5 years ago

@weirwoodtreehugger

Agreed, the Girl Scouts were awesome. My troop was a good one, and we were not afraid to get out in the dirt. In fact, my troop was picked to go to the Girl Scout camp before it opened and clean up the trails. They gave me a machete and told me to be careful.

I was ten, and I had an overprotective mother who would scream if I picked up a steak knife. The Girl Scouts gave me a frickin’ machete.

idledillettante
5 years ago

“Free bleeding” is a fake feminist thing made up on /pol/ by white supremacist dudes who hate feminists. They thought they could fool some real feminists into campaigning with them/posting pictures of bloody pants and thighs and that would prove how frivolous and stupid feminists are.

Needless to say, nobody on Tumblr actually used the hashtag.

idledillettante
5 years ago
Reply to  DonVoyage

Why do all these people hate themselves deep down? I feel like once you peel back the layers each one of these guys nourishes a very special kind of self loathing.

idledillettante
5 years ago
Reply to  Rick Thomas

Well who wouldn’t be jealous of Milo’s carrier? The man’s always on his cell phone and the call *never* drops.

In fact as much of a hateful hack Milo Yiannopoulous is let me speak no evil of his carrier. That communications company is a boss and they totally charge Milo extra for being an idiot.

epitome of incomprehensibility

Go Girl Scouts! …I wasn’t great at paying attention or following instructions when I was a little kid, so I dropped out after Sparks (which is before Brownies), but I still remember my 5-year-old self saying “I promise to share and be a friend.” I got a T-shirt with that slogan on it, too!

So yeah, even according to the baby version of the Girl Scout motto, transphobia isn’t cool. Okay, maybe the donor was sharing (at least in the narrow sense of being *apparently* willing to give money), but they weren’t really being a friend, were they.

epitome of incomprehensibility

Also, since we’re talking about Milo’s carrier, I, personally, am not jealous of the person who delivers his mail.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

mockingbird | June 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm
Have you all seen this?

Girl Scouts choose transgender girls over $100,000 donation
http://wapo.st/1HsTEzH

Girl Scouts > Boy Scouts 5eva.

pineapplecookies
pineapplecookies
5 years ago

@Scented Fucking Hard Chairs

it came from me being tired and stressed at work and misunderstanding everything. I noticed how ridiculous I was a few minutes later.

pineapplecookies
pineapplecookies
5 years ago

@lith

I can’t wait for his “explanation” of the joke. It all sounds… off.