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JudgyBitch: Young Brits voted #Remain because they want the EU to be their daddy

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Leave it to Canada’s most enthusiastic Trump fan who doesn’t think women should be allowed to vote to come up with perhaps the most ingeniously ludicrous theory about Brexit that has been set forth so far.

In a post on her JudgyBitch blog, Andrea Hardie (aka “Janet Bloomfield”) tries her hand at political pop psychology, MRAsplaining the popularity of the “Remain” vote among younger British voters as the result of their being raised by single mothers.

No, really. As Hardie sees it, young Brits hunger for a political substitute for the daddy they never had in real life — and have found their ideal father figure in the European Union, of all people international entities.

Hardie dismisses the legitimate concerns younger Brits have about Brexit — concerns that happen to be shared by economists, investors, the agencies that rate the credit-worthiness of government bonds, and Chuck Tingle — pretending instead that millennial Brits are just whiny brats upset that Brexit might ruin their vacation plans.

Or, as Hardie puts it, in her inimitable style,

Oh, boo hoo. I want to go to Spain for the weekend and I’ll need to find my passport, boohoo I’m so oppressed…. Essentially, it amounts to ‘I will experience a tiny bit of inconvenience and I am far too precious for something as horrifying as inconvenience.’

But the real driver of the “Remain” vote amongst the young, Hardie suggests, is their daddy hunger.

Remain says ‘I miss my real Daddy but you’ll do, EU’.

Is it really surprising that the generation raised by proud single mothers, the generation more likely to have a smart phone than a dad who lives in the home with them, is crying out for the boundary setting paternalism of the EU? What is the EU other than the Daddy substitute most modern liberal democratic governments represent?

I’m pretty sure that the EU is actually “a union of European nations created by treaty and put into effect in 1993 for the purpose of working gradually toward an economic and political unification of Europe by means of a unified monetary policy, a common currency, standardized laws of commerce and trade, etc.”

Also, there is no “generation raised by proud single mothers.” The overwhelming majority of children in the UK are raised in two-parent homes.

After depositing her first lump of nonsense on Daddy EU, Hardie takes a moment to remind us just how bad it is that women are allowed to vote.

Recall that after suffrage, the first thing women voted for was lifetime alimony – all the benefits of being married, but none of the responsibilities, and women have continued to vote to replace personal, family bonds with government ones.

Then, in an impressive display of sophistry, she pivots back to Daddy EU:

Now women have done one better, and raised a generation of whimpering, weak-minded, responsibility averse, perpetually aggrieved moaners for whom the need to make difficult, complex choices is always someone else’s responsibility. In the case of Brexit, that’s the EU.

Er, what? I’m having a teensy bit of a problem figuring out how the complicated matrix of international agreements that underpins the EU has anything to do with the personal responsibilities of twentysomething Brits. Are the youth of Britain deciding to drink even more heavily on weekends than the youth of Britain traditionally have because they think Big Daddy EU is going to send a car to make sure they get home safe and sound?

This is a generation raised in daycare centers because Mommy was too busy cooking, cleaning or caring for others for money, and so plagued with guilt that junior’s every whim was indulged immediately, all while Daddy was either torn from the home or so emasculated he needed written permission to touch his own balls.

Yeah, I don’t think that last bit is a thing outside of Femdom fetishism.

Brexit is just the beginning. Leave is often cast as ‘rejecting the liberal world order’, but what they have really rejected is the female world order.

The … female world order? Here’s a picture of the European Parliament.

The European Parliament, doing European Parliament things
The European Parliament, doing European Parliament things

I’m pretty sure most of those people are dudes.

Women, (mis)led by feminists, have shackled the traditional powers of both men and women and tried to replace them with Big Daddy government.

Repeating the same nonsense over and over doesn’t make it any more true.

The EU is under attack from Islamic invaders, once civil societies now have rape and crime rates that rival the world’s biggest cesspools, the economy is rigged to deliver returns principally to shareholders and not workers, and the global elite have eaten naïve politicians pandering to irrational women voters alive.

The West is on the brink of collapse, and the adults in the room are finally reaching their limits.

And apparently, at least in Hardie’s mind, the best solution to a world on the brink of collapse is to … push it off a cliff?

 

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2-D Man
2-D Man
5 years ago

Sorry about that.
– a Canadian

sunnysombrera
sunnysombrera
5 years ago

Facepalming so hard right now. Thanks for taking this on, David.

Eyes on the Right
5 years ago

Surprised I haven’t heard more MRAs and Red Pill dudes complaining about the abortion ruling yesterday. Hmmm.

bekabot
bekabot
5 years ago

Is it really surprising that the generation raised by proud single mothers, the generation more likely to have a smart phone than a dad who lives in the home with them, is crying out for the boundary setting paternalism of the EU?”

Phoo, boundary-setting is the last thing the EU does…the EU abolishes boundaries, it doesn’t enforce them. (That’s the problem, whether you’re for or against the Brexit.)

Scildfreja
Scildfreja
5 years ago

The defining feature of an MRA is their arrogance. They share this with other groups, for sure, but MRA’s sure seem to be at the top of the heap when it comes to assuming that their every thought is gold. No need for critical thinking, anything that manages to bubble to the top of their brainmeats is fit for print!

I ain’t even gonna go into the details on Hardie’s pants-on-head arguments. They’re so clearly about her resentment towards the successes of others, and fears of her own ineptitudes, that there’s no reason to bother.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

Andrea Hardie self-identifying as “the adult in the room” might be the most blatant example of the Dunning-Kruger effect I’ve ever come across.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
5 years ago

The EU problem is more complicated than “abolish or enforce boundaries”.

I agree with Scildfreja. It’s hard to believe it’s not some kind of self parody.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Scildfreja

No need for critical thinking, anything that manages to bubble to the top of their brainmeats is fit for print!

That’s an MRA/alt-right/neo-Nazi behavior that’s stood out to me as well. How many times has David made a post about some Reddit comment, an AVfM article, a RoK post, a Youtube rant, etc, which presents some lonely dude’s genious theory of how the mind of the evil liberal/woman/PoC/LGBT+/non-Nazi works. It’s always the most ridiculous speculations based on deranged fever dreams, trying to prove its truth value by appealing to its own pre-suppositions. It’s like they’ve had a sleepless night with random fragmented thoughts running through their heads, and then got up at 5am to type it all up and connect the dots. Always landing at the most geniously genious, truthly truest truth bomb. Never stopping for a moment to think whether any of this makes sense or is related to reality in any way.

pitshade
pitshade
5 years ago

The MRA/AltRight form of Schrödinger’s Rapist: You can’t know until you see the color of his skin.

littleknown
littleknown
5 years ago

Andrea wrote:

the economy is rigged to deliver returns principally to shareholders and not workers

Whoa, hold on a sec. Are you some sort of pinko commie whiner, Ms. Hardie? It’s called trickle-down economics, and neither feminists nor the political left proper have historically been what you would call its cheerleaders.

Workers of the world unite! …under our platform of Randian economics, and hatred of workers from other countries???

Wondering
Wondering
5 years ago

I’m surprised she equates the EU with a Daddy to begin with. Usually these sorts of arguments call the government a “nanny state.” Which for her and her audience would always be a woman, never a man.

kupo
kupo
5 years ago

Oh, boo hoo. I want to go to Spain for the weekend and I’ll need to find my passport, boohoo I’m so oppressed…. Essentially, it amounts to ‘I will experience a tiny bit of inconvenience and I am far too precious for something as horrifying as inconvenience.’

Way to not grok…well, anything, really.

Bacon
Bacon
5 years ago

It would be funny if most young Brits weren’t voting Remain to save their jobs. Most scientific research in the UK was funded by the EU. 57% of our trade was with the EU. Poorer regions used EU funding to improve infrastructure and create employment. Since Friday, six of my friends have been given a finishing date for their jobs… But clearly the economic disasters have nothing to do with why we’re upset. We just miss our holidays and our remote father figure?

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

According to the FT only 36% of eligible voters under the age of 24 actually voted anyway. How does that fit in with her thesis?

I can’t help but think had young voters gone for ‘leave’ she’d have spun that to ‘prove’ a point too. It’s almost like she decides on a conclusion then arbitrarily comes up with a premise to fit; but that’s probably just me being cynical.

Blanktie
Blanktie
5 years ago

“Repeating the same nonsense over and over doesn’t make it any more true.”

That’s just about the gist of the alt-right’s methodology though. What would they do with their lives if they didn’t have a nice cozy echo chamber to rant and rave in and feel validated by?

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo
weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo
5 years ago

Is there anything MRAs can’t blame on feminism?

“It’s raining today and my picnic is ruined. It must because feminists and their over emotional ladybrains were crying about safe spaces, the moisture from the tears evaporated into the clouds only to come back down as a rain shower. Damn those feminazis and their outdoor recreation ruining ways! They are making Western civilization collapse! Also Muslims!”

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

I want to go to Spain for the weekend and I’ll need to find my passport

I don’t know how to, or even care to, respond to her article; but does anyone here want to point out to her that, as we’re not in Schengen, we need passports to go to Spain (and indeed anywhere except Ireland) anyway?

dlouwe
dlouwe
5 years ago

@Alan

When has JB ever let pesky things like “facts” or “reality” get in the way of her arguments?

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
5 years ago

This is a generation raised in daycare centers because Mommy was too busy cooking, cleaning or caring for others for money

Note the types of jobs JB thinks working women do. Women couldn’t possibly do anything involving higher thought processes or positions of authority. Nope, only low wage domesticated work, done for funsies because modern-day Mommies are selfish. Because all families are upper middle class and can live adequately on one paycheck, as if it’s still the 1950s.

Every time she rears her head, I want to ask why anyone should pay the slightest amount of attention to her absurd opinions about women, since she clearly doesn’t believe they apply to her? What is she doing posting on a blog and rambling on about her cartoon version of Brexit, instead of paying attention to her kids and house like irrational childlike women are supposed to do? She’s a total hypocrite, and as intellectually dishonest as they come. Can’t even walk the walk.

perpetually aggrieved moaners

404: self-awareness not found.

If we’re going to talk about Daddy issues, how about the psychology of fearful voters rushing to authoritarian right-wing politicians to save them from the hordes of immigrants? That’s more accurate than accusing globalists of same.

Ouraboros13
5 years ago

@Ohlman

I agree with Scildfreja. It’s hard to believe it’s not some kind of self parody.

Maybe JudgyBitch is a satirist who’s so good at it nobody figured it out yet. Nobody knows. Poe’s Law destroyed all understanding of what is real and what is not.

@Imaginary Petal

That’s an MRA/alt-right/neo-Nazi behavior that’s stood out to me as well. How many times has David made a post about some Reddit comment, an AVfM article, a RoK post, a Youtube rant, etc, which presents some lonely dude’s genious theory of how the mind of the evil liberal/woman/PoC/LGBT+/non-Nazi works. It’s always the most ridiculous speculations based on deranged fever dreams, trying to prove its truth value by appealing to its own pre-suppositions. It’s like they’ve had a sleepless night with random fragmented thoughts running through their heads, and then got up at 5am to type it all up and connect the dots. Always landing at the most geniously genious, truthly truest truth bomb. Never stopping for a moment to think whether any of this makes sense or is related to reality in any way.

I see that too. They present their ideas as if they’re the most profound and original thoughts in the history of the human race, especially when said ideas are cliche, hackney, and have been refuted for decades.

sagamanus
sagamanus
5 years ago

Don’t want to be off topic here. But I guess nothing is off topic in the world of anti-Feminism.

These were posted on the same day on Imgur. Both made it to the front page, on a site known for its attacks on Feminism, blacks, trans, etc. One has a man who says he was raped. The other regarding Emma Sulkowitz. Compare the comment sections to see how disgusting Imgur is regarding Feminism and rape. And how sympathetic they are when it happens to a man. Mind you most Imgur posts are filled with liars probing for points and full of anti-Feminists who like to throw “Third-wave” around like they even know what it means.

http://imgur.com/gallery/cNDinhf

http://imgur.com/gallery/N645i1C

snork maiden
5 years ago

@Alan,

yes I was thinking that. I’ve always carried my passport when going within Europe, because it’s my best form of ID, what I haven’t had to worry about up to now is applying for a visa.

JB is bogged down in her usual drivel and projection. She is herself a walking pile of Daddy issues (please forgive the armchair diagnosis), her whole obsession with Trump and rage boner for working mums, not to mention that silly book she wrote, is dripping with the need to please ‘Daddy’.

I’m also getting seriously cheesed off with all this contempt constantly being thrown at the millenials, those kids have it tough, a lot tougher than the boomers who made up the majority of Brexit voters. What good is having a smart phone when the cost of education is through the roof, housing is an unaffordable dream, and zero hour contracts and unpaid internships make up the job market.

I have a five year old son, and sometimes I really fear for his future.

Ouraboros13
5 years ago

Right wing types seem to often describe liberals as whiny millennials, even though all most right wing types ever do is whine on the Internet. Even Encyclopedia Dramatica does it with their Brexit article.


For the first time in their life, many liberals actually experienced something not going their way, and promptly went apeshit. Some shouted that this was a fix, and other shouted that every leave voted was a racist, despite there being many other reasons for leaving the EU. If you ever need evidence of liberals being bad losers, here it is.

https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Brexit

But, because of Poe’s Law, I can’t tell if the article writers are making a parody of fear-mongering bigotry or are fear-mongering bigots themselves.

kupo
kupo
5 years ago

@sagamanus
Ughhhhh

snork maiden
5 years ago

@Ouraboros13,

I like how they overlook how many right wing politicians and financial experts were opposed to Brexit.

And if they think the Remain camp are sore losers, I wonder what they’ll think when they see the reactions of Trump fans when he doesn’t win the Presidency?

Scaly Llama
Scaly Llama
5 years ago

This must have been said before, but if Hardie thinks women are so irrational they shouldn’t get the vote, why does she think she, as a woman, would have any of her screeds taken seriously? Including the one about women being too irrational to vote? It’s a true Catch 22.

EDITED TO ADD: I don’t take her seriously because she’s not worth taking seriously, not because she’s a woman. Just clarifying?

Scaly Llama
Scaly Llama
5 years ago

That should have been a ‘.’ not a ‘?’ but I ran out of edit time.

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo
weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo
5 years ago

Samantha Bee’s piece on Brexit last night was hilarious. I’m on my phone on a quick break so I can’t find a link just now, but I highly recommend finding it.

Paradoxical Intention - Mobile
Paradoxical Intention - Mobile
5 years ago

I find it odd that JB’s conveniently neglecting all the people who voted Leave and then regretted the decision.

dslucia
dslucia
5 years ago

@Scildfreja & IP:

Literally just today I’ve seen two different people who have posited their opinions based entirely on assfax. The first one was an argument about how feminists are totes the misogynists for wanting to see women participate equally in (video game) war and then went off on biotroofs about how men are expendable, and the second called Anita Sarkeesian an extremist because she doesn’t research her criticisms and she complains about violence against women/costume designs for women/women being treated as trophies in video games.

Saying they lack critical thinking is putting it lightly, if you ask me.

Bina
5 years ago

a generation of whimpering, weak-minded, responsibility averse, perpetually aggrieved moaners for whom the need to make difficult, complex choices is always someone else’s responsibility.

Actually, that sounds just like antifeminist women. Aren’t they yearning for their Big Daddy who will fix everything, including the cat and the kitchen sink?

As usual, Judgy Twit projects so much of her own crap that it’s impossible not to believe she’s really talking about herself.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
5 years ago

@Imaginary Petal

It’s like they’ve had a sleepless night with random fragmented thoughts running through their heads, and then got up at 5am to type it all up and connect the dots.

I’m very slightly offended, since that is exactly how I work, because of lifelong crippling insomnia.

@Scaly Llama

That’s because, like all MRAs, she believes herself above all others. Think male MRAs : they always go on and on about the majority of emasculated beta males and whatever. But not them. NO NO NO. NOT. THEM. They’re alphas. Real manly men. REAL MEN.

xthetenth
xthetenth
5 years ago

Just going to point out the intersection of a certain Milo and “daddy”.

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
5 years ago

Just read her comments and even a few of her fans think she’s a moron who needs to shut up. You hear that, JB!? Some guys told you to shut up, you better do as they say or you’re a man hater!

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Sinkable John

I’m sorry about the insomnia. :/

However, judging from your comments here, I have a hard time believing that your thoughts are random and fragmented. They seem quite clear! 🙂

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@xthetenth

That is exactly what I thought of when reading this post.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
5 years ago

@Imaginary Petal

You should see me actually typing the comments though.* My “delete” key gets so much use I should probably oil it one of these days. And to be fair, lifelong experience with lack of sleep probably helps a lot in keeping it all together. Aaaand when I say “work”, I mean “write”, and random fragmented thoughts can be super precious in a creative process, provided you find the energy to write them down.

*Just this one took me about 15 minutes ? MEH.

Also just in case it wasn’t clear, I was kidding about being offended, don’t worry.

George Nixon Shuler
George Nixon Shuler
5 years ago

Hilarious. Everybody talks about how nice the Cannucks are but every barrel has some rotten apples.

Branston
Branston
5 years ago

I voted remain, I am deeply sad to lose my identity as a member of the EU against my will, and worried about the economic and social consequences that are now hitting this country. I hate the message it sends to our allies that we are a self serving, inward looking country. As much as I wish the vote were different, I can accept these things – there are legitimate concerns with the EU and I can accept that enough people felt the only way forward was to leave and carve out own path. What I can’t accept is how the far right in the UK are now think this vote has legitimised their racism and abuse of migrants and starting to happen in the street – I’m ashamed of what this country is becoming over the last few days. I have never felt less English than I do right now. I’m hoping things start to get better soon.

JB is so off the mark its laughable.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Sinkable John

I figured. 🙂

But insomnia is no joke, so all the hugs to you.

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
5 years ago

@Branston I’m sorry to hear that hate crimes are spiking in the UK. :/

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko
5 years ago

@Imaginary Petal

Nope, the joke is what they “treat” it with here. It’s not very funny though. But I’ll take the hugs, ALL OF THE HUGS.

@Branston

Where can one get reliable news on what is going on in the UK ? I’m having trouble with Google right now and I keep landing on christian fundie sites with a disgusting spin on the events.

Saddens me to hear what’s going on there. Last time I visited, I wouldn’t have guessed the EU debate would spark that kind of bigotry (or that Farage would get any validation on his apparent belief that he is Jesus, Joan of Arc, and Elvis Presley all at the same time).

Citizen Justin
5 years ago

If you’re British you need a passport to visit countries outside Britain anyway, EU or no EU.

While I voted ‘Remain’, there were legitimate reasons for leaving that had nothing to do with all the assholes who supported ‘Brexit’. One being the likely breakup of the nation. What point is there in UK independence if the UK’s not going to exist any more?

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
5 years ago

Haven’t read article or comments yet but just had to say that’s the best picture caption ever.

Jamesworkshop
Jamesworkshop
5 years ago

Interesting that a fellow remainer friend was raised by a single dad.

Neremanth
Neremanth
5 years ago

Is it really surprising that the generation raised by proud single mothers, the generation more likely to have a smart phone than a dad who lives in the home with them, is crying out for the boundary setting paternalism of the EU?

Interesting. I was thinking only earlier today that the Norway/Iceland arrangement – which I’m pretty sure we’re going to end up going for as I can’t see any mainstream politician pulling us out of the single market – is more like a parent-child relationship while full membership is more like a marriage. I mean, because with full membership you get to participate in making all decisions together as equals, whereas with the Norway/Iceland option you have to just accept whatever rules the EU wants to impose on you with some very limited freedom to do your own thing in certain areas. But I see now I had it all back to front. Thanks, JudgyBitch!

(To be fair, I suppose the Norway/Iceland option was not what most Leave voters thought they were choosing. I actually feel pretty sorry for them (not that I imagine they want my pity, but, well, I can’t really help it) because, while they might be celebrating now – those who are not regretting their vote, anyway – I think they’ll end up finding they’ve lost. Not that we remainers will have won – I don’t think the Norway/Iceland option is many people’s first choice at all, and pretty much everyone won’t be very happy with it. But I reckon it’s the second best scenario after keeping the status quo for most remainers, while – though I’m speculating here – I would imagine it’s the worst case for most Leave voters as it has everything they hated about being in the EU with even less control over the rules imposed inasmuchas we won’t get to be involved in making them. And on top of that they’ll have a sense of betrayal because they were denied what they believed they would get when they voted, despite being the majority.)

@Alan

I don’t know how to, or even care to, respond to her article; but does anyone here want to point out to her that, as we’re not in Schengen, we need passports to go to Spain (and indeed anywhere except Ireland) anyway?

Well, I was gonna, but you’ve got it covered!

(Seriously, I wish we’d joined Schengen. And if you*’re going to pontificate on why people voted how they did and what the consequences of leaving the EU will be, it helps to understand basic facts about how the whole thing works.)

* “you” = JudgyBitch/one in general

@Branston

What I can’t accept is how the far right in the UK are now think this vote has legitimised their racism and abuse of migrants and starting to happen in the street – I’m ashamed of what this country is becoming over the last few days.

I know, it’s kind of terrifying that there are apparently people who not only now think xenophobic attacks are endorsed by the general public but that Brexit winning means we’ll be deporting everyone they think doesn’t belong here imminently.

(Details here for anyone who wants to know more)

Saphira
Saphira
5 years ago

The … female world order? Here’s a picture of the European Parliament.

I spot a woman here and there in that picture, so I can see how JB could be confused that there is a female world order.

/sarcasm

Kat
Kat
5 years ago

But women have more power now than in 1920, when women’s suffrage became a thing!

Where the hell is that lifetime alimony in 2016!

Also, Andrea Hardie’s presumptive best friend, Milo Yiannopoulos (just guessing here), welcomes Donald Trump as our new daddy (blecch)! Men’s rights movement, consider having a message that isn’t completely self-contradictory 100 percent of the time.

Here’s what Milo tweeted, along with a picture of himself in front of Trump Tower:

DADDY ARE YOU HOME @realDonaldTrump

Two words:

(1) pathet (2) ick!

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III
5 years ago

Ok, read the article now. TLDR, there is literally nothing that happens on God’s green earth that JB can’t use as a sort of microwave for reheating the same stupid argument she always uses.

Kat
Kat
5 years ago

@Alan

It’s almost like she decides on a conclusion then arbitrarily comes up with a premise to fit; but that’s probably just me being cynical.

No, you’re just demonstrating that you’ve read Andrea Hardie’s words.