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Gawker successfully trolls idiots with fake men’s site called, wait for it, The Cuck

Not the official logo of The Cuck

Yesterday, as Gawker staffers drowned their sorrows in whatever booze they could get their hands on at a bare-bones farewell party of sorts for the once-mighty, now bankrupt internet media empire, a new site bearing the Gawker brand introduced itself to the world: The Cuck, a “new pop-up bespoke men’s interest site, for men.”

If the timing and the title weren’t enough to clue readers in to the fact that The Cuck was a joke, a quick glance at the official announcement should have convinced all but the dullest readers of this fact:

Sex, dating, clothes, relationships, politics, sex, women—men have opinions about all of these things. And yet, there’s nowhere on the internet where you can go to read them. That changes today. … 

The Cuck is a site dedicated to exploring modern masculinity in all its myriad forms, and over the next few days or until it is apparent that we have not been able to attract a really loaded sponsor (P&G please call us back), you’ll hear from some of the most thoughtful men—and non-men—working in media (Gawker Media, specifically) today.

The first story to go up on the new site? A comically overwrought essay on The Politics of Sitting Down To Pee.

Basically, The Cuck is a dig at New York magazine’s short-lived Beta Male site, which launched and folded earlier this year, with a nod at the idiots on the far right who’ve turned “cuck” into this year’s most embarrassing insult. (Embarrassing, that is, to those who use the insult, not those on the receiving end, who couldn’t care less.)

So, everyone got the joke immediately, right? Well, no.

On Twitter, an assortment of the sort of idiots who think “cuck” is a killer insult proudly announced their gullibility to the world; some of them even managed to work in gratuitous plugs for Donald Trump.

https://twitter.com/jackmb_/status/763715445862109184

https://twitter.com/OboroSensei/status/763600655055486976

https://twitter.com/MrJohnQZombie/status/763598544951533568

https://twitter.com/NickJFuentes/status/763538499492425729

https://twitter.com/FuturistGirl/status/763588287999184896

https://twitter.com/sintheticality/status/763535034015821824

https://twitter.com/JdogFromDaATown/status/763518227208998912

https://twitter.com/NAL6776/status/763510933599686657

https://twitter.com/HesGotAFro/status/763561856636039168

 

https://twitter.com/billnhillsbong/status/763545477409280000

https://twitter.com/MaximumOverhonk/status/763503086367232000

https://twitter.com/KaiserTrigger/status/763500101935312896

https://twitter.com/dreamedofdust/status/763495529854697472

https://twitter.com/Fb1Marissa/status/763492145500155905

https://twitter.com/Sourstin/status/763627287765848065

The Cuck site isn’t all that funny, honestly. The real humor comes from all the idiots who don’t get the joke.

So close, yet so far away.

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meuh
meuh
4 years ago

TBH when I heard that Gawker was creating a site called the Cuck, it didn’t strike me as being completely out of the realm of possibilities. I didn’t read it, but given the tone of some of their, ahem, journalism (remember Valleywag or the article on Jez about how fun domestic abuse is when men are on the receiving end), without reading the articles, it didn’t strike me as something they wouldn’t do in all seriousness.

Lunetta
4 years ago

All the idiots yelling “YOU CONTACT MAKE THIS STUFF UP FOLKS!”. Oh it hurts when I laugh

Hrafn
Hrafn
4 years ago

“Successfully” as in “everyone immediately called them out for embarrassing themselves with their attempt at parody”? Better luck next time, I guess.

LostInLindsey
LostInLindsey
4 years ago

Hahahahaha. They have so little self-awareness that something obviously satirical goes straight ovcer their heads. How is it even possible to get dressed in the morning with that little sense?

thehappyfangirl
4 years ago

“Stop trying to make cuck happen!”

dslucia
dslucia
4 years ago

@Hrafn:

You might want to run that by all of the people who are claiming this is totes for realsy reals, since they didn’t seem to get the memo that they’re actually just calling Gawker out on “failing” at parody.

pitshade
pitshade
4 years ago

Perhaps there should be a Men’s Interest site called, “The Sealion?”

Viscaria
Viscaria
4 years ago

TBH when I heard that Gawker was creating a site called the Cuck, it didn’t strike me as being completely out of the realm of possibilities. I didn’t read it, but given the tone of some of their, ahem, journalism (remember Valleywag or the article on Jez about how fun domestic abuse is when men are on the receiving end), without reading the articles, it didn’t strike me as something they wouldn’t do in all seriousness.

“Gawker has published some questionable articles, therefore it’s reasonable to think that they would unironically claim for themselves the insult that the alt-right considers viciously cutting, and everyone else mocks the alt-right for using.” ?????

Croquembouche of patriarchy
Croquembouche of patriarchy
4 years ago

@ Weatherwax:

the politically correct males who pander to this nonsense.

OMG, if I was male I would totally be updating my nym to include “nonsense panderer” right now.
Are the rest of us eligible to be “nonsense pandas” instead, do you think? @Handsome Jack is of course my final authority on this question.

Herbert Purdy, an anti-feminist blogger who has written posts such as “The exquisite beauty of patriarchy”

made me blush a little. I’m used to being described as delicious, caramel drizzled, or difficult to manipulate, but exquisitely beautiful is not praise that comes my way every day.

rrh
rrh
4 years ago

So, Poe’s Law, right?

Though, there’s a dynamic to how Poe’s Law plays out that’s often overlooked. (Possibly even by Poe)

If you can’t tell the difference between X and a parody of X, that may say more about your opinion of X that it says about X itself.

First time I really appreciated that distinction was when someone was trying to make his distinction that he was okay with feminism, he was just against *extremist* feminism. “Surely you would agree this is taking it too far,” and he linked to what was obviously an MRA parody of a feminist. At least it was obvious to me. Apparently it wasn’t obvious to him.

JoeB
JoeB
4 years ago

OT: For everyone, but especially the Futurama fans, the voice actor of Zapp Brannigan recorded and posted a bunch of Donald Trump quotes in Brannigan’s voice. #MakeAmericaBrannigan

https://twitter.com/TheBillyWest

(For those unfamiliar with Futurama, Brannigan is the pompous, self-glorifying, utterly incompetent, top general of Earth.)

pitshade
pitshade
4 years ago

When conservatives try to mock progressives, they only reveal that they don’t understand anyone else’s position. When anyone mocks conservatives, the right reveals that they can’t even identify their own.

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

BVH,

Elite gymnasts spend 35-40 hours a week in the gym. I think they’re realize that they’re athletes. Shaming women for wearing make up doesn’t help anything.
They’re athletes no matter what they look like and it’s misogynistic to imply a woman isn’t a real athlete if they don’t look at certain way. Especially considering that the US gymnasts get a lot of criticism for having muscular and athletic body types rather than the dainty and balletic look many fans and judges favor. Is it any wonder they might feel pressured to look impeccable?

Like women in general, gymnasts get crap for wearing makeup, but if they’re not pretty enough, they get crap for that too.

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

Zhukov,

What is the big deal with men sitting down to pee? How is it in any way degrading? Is it just because women do it? You’re so insecure about your masculinity, it’s so fragile that you can’t sit down to be because girls do it. To quote your guy Donald Trump, sad!

Scildfreja
Scildfreja
4 years ago

@Zhukov, just saw your comment there – hello, welcome! If you are interested in some bespoke misandry, there is a welcome package.

Left-wing tabloid trash like Gawker and its subsidiaries, Slate, etc.

Just curious – what sort of left wing publications do you like? If you consider Slate trash.

have unironically published articles about men enjoying the open relationships that their wives requested, finding feminism after discovering their wife cheated, and rationalizing sitting down to pee.

– If people are in open relationships and having fun, all the power to them! You have fun, guys and gals!

– Cheating is a terrible, traumatic experience in a relationship. It’s almost never just due to one person being a selfish jerk, though. Humans are complicated. Could be that, in this instance, the guy discovered feminism because he was neglecting and mistreating his wife? If they decided to keep together and try, and he discovered feminism in the course of discovering why she cheated? Fantastic. I hope they heal the rift and have a lovely life together.

– If you aren’t gonna sit down, at least clean up your dang mess. The ding-dong is less a sniper rifle and more a shotgun. Clean the walls. Ew.

A website like The Cuck was only the next logical progression. You can’t really call it satire; self-deprecating, almost to the point of self-loathing “humor” seems to be more appropriate.

This is only true in a world which takes the word “cuck” to be anything more than a ridiculous sound right-wing poultry makes. No one outside of the alt-right henhouse uses this word to mean anything. It’s a ridiculous meme, and the fact that you can’t tell makes me wonder the sort of sea you swim in.

Evidence: the top google hits are either :

– Urbandictionary/KnowYourMeme/Reddit, or
– Actual media sites explaining the term to non-jerks, or
– Gawker’s satire site, or news about.

In the real world, the only relevance the term “Cuck” has is in giving a word to angry white men that voices their insecurity and frustration from losing dominance in an age of growing diversity.

Why couldn’t you see that this was satire?

EJ (The Other One) - on Holiday

@WWTH:
I was wondering about that, actually, and wanted to ask you about it. I watched the gymnastics and noticed that the women were mostly very petite and slender people.

“Fair enough,” I said to myself, “being light is probably a huge advantage.”

The male gymnasts, however, were well-muscled athletic men rather than being similarly slight, light, slender people. This seemed strange because the actions they were performing were very similar (and sometimes identical) to those the women performed, and the mechanics of how limb muscles propel a human body don’t differ much between the genders.

I don’t know anything about gymnastics but I know you do, so I meant to ask you: is there a valid sporting reason for this, or is it just misogyny?

leftwingfox
leftwingfox
4 years ago

@Scildfreja: Dammit, I now have the phrase “spray and pray” stuck in my head thanks to your gun/genital comparison.

JoeB
JoeB
4 years ago

@weirwoodtreehugger My uncle, ex-Navy Captain told me, at sea you sit to pee, accuracy is more important than your pride.

msexceptiontotherule
msexceptiontotherule
4 years ago

I have a friend whose piercings make it necessary for him to pee sitting down because he’s considerate like that (and doesn’t really feel like getting pee all over himself, the toilet, the floor, and the walls. Apparently piercings turn you into something kind of like a showerhead.)

I also have a friend who was vehemently in favor of open relationships. Then his girlfriend left him for the guy who didn’t want to share her with anyone or have plans for sharing himself with others. And he had a scuffle with the boyfriend of a woman who he was convinced if he presented his case rationally, the boyfriend would of course have no problem with sharing her – my friend was wrong. Oh so very wrong. He also got married last month, to a nice woman he has no interest in sharing and will be monogamous with.

Strange how life works.

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

EJ,

Male gymnasts tend to be short, I think it just doesn’t come across on TV. Except pommel horse specialists who are usually average height or a bit taller. Being short and compact makes it easier to flip quickly. When I was a diver, I had to practically start from scratch when I had a growth spurt and got hips and boobs. It got so much harder. The men are bulkier in the arms because they do more upper arm stuff. Like rings. Whereas the beam is about balance, precision, and flexibility. I do think the men could the women’s events and the women could do the men’s events. So, I don’t think there is misogyny in how teams are selected, but there is in what events are competed.

I saw a video of preteen girl gymnasts doing rings and p-horse. I’ll try and find it when I get home.

EJ (The Other One) - on Holiday

Thanks WWTH. That’s very interesting.

Andzzz
Andzzz
4 years ago

Have you seen these AMAZING(ly awful) MRA comic? If this is what passes for humour/satire in their circles, no wonder they’re easily confused:

https://relampagofurioso.com/category/politically-incorrect-comics/

Scildfreja
Scildfreja
4 years ago

oh my gosh that comic is terrible.

pitshade
pitshade
4 years ago

I’m sure ‘our friend’ could have found a carboard cutout of a woman here at home.

Neremanth
Neremanth
4 years ago

That comic reminds me of Charisma Man, except the reasons why Charisma Man hadn’t had much luck with the ladies back in his own country were clearly portrayed; Western Women, despite being his nemesis, were not depicted as evil (just a little bitter); and it was actually funny.

(Basically, the whole thing was about being amused at how different the same person could appear through different cultural lenses, rather than how only those sweet subservient Asian girls can properly appreciate a man and it serves those evil Western bitches and the men they favour right if the author emigrates to spend his life among them.)

msexceptiontotherule
msexceptiontotherule
4 years ago

Funny….that one dude who copypastas the same spiel on the great feminist conspiracy to siphon men’s cash and essential bodily fluids before shoving them off a cliff en masse…does a similar spiel but slightly altered (presumably based on the audience) over on that modern whatever site.

Time to go siphon and eat bon bons. 😉

Lady Mondegreen
Lady Mondegreen
4 years ago

@Zhukov

have unironically published articles about men enjoying the open relationships that their wives requested

Would it be OK with you if the husbands had been the ones who requested open relationships?

What is it you object to–open relationships, or the fact that women might want them?

Blackrising
Blackrising
4 years ago

I just keep feeling sorry for the dudes who actually enjoy cuckoldry. Let the poor men have their fun without using their fetish to insult others who have zero to do with that stuff.

BVH
BVH
4 years ago

WWTH

Elite gymnasts spend 35-40 hours a week in the gym. I think they’re realize that they’re athletes. Shaming women for wearing make up doesn’t help anything.
They’re athletes no matter what they look like and it’s misogynistic to imply a woman isn’t a real athlete if they don’t look at certain way. Especially considering that the US gymnasts get a lot of criticism for having muscular and athletic body types rather than the dainty and balletic look many fans and judges favor. Is it any wonder they might feel pressured to look impeccable?

Like women in general, gymnasts get crap for wearing makeup, but if they’re not pretty enough, they get crap for that too.

I’m going to file this under obscure miscommunications, because I don’t see any disagreement.

It’s the people running the team who make decisions on promotions, image, costume, etc.(at least as I understand it) not the gymnasts themselves, ergo there is no attempt to “shame” them.

jamesworkshop
jamesworkshop
4 years ago

Fucking SJW’s think being a cuck is a virtue.

Like the cuck of the walk

meuh
meuh
4 years ago

Er, ok, but that’s more of a result of your disconnect from reality than it is a reflection on Gawker. I mean, I think that MRAs are a bunch of whiny manbabies, and they are, but if A Voice for Men started a new site called “I went poopie in my diapers” I would at least suspect that the name of the site was a joke, not that they were actual diaper fetishists.

Thanks for the unwarranted agressivity, man, and for telling me what reality is. I meant that since it’s a word that tends to be striking for a certain type of people on the right, and Gawker has a knack for provocation and irony, I could see them create a serious site for men with a provocative and ironic name. In fact, I thought it was a fun idea. Like naming a feminist website after a queen seen as a false prophet and a symbol of abusive control and promiscuity, as a way to neutralize a certain talking point used by the other side.

But they wouldn’t ever do that, would they? 😉

meuh
meuh
4 years ago

@Viscaria

““Gawker has published some questionable articles, therefore it’s reasonable to think that they would unironically claim for themselves the insult that the alt-right considers viciously cutting, and everyone else mocks the alt-right for using.” ?????”

Claiming an insult to mock the people who use it is not exactly news. You can actually find some good advice for men on the Blue Pill reddit, for instance.

Yemen use a symbol of castration as a way to mock the irrational emotions some guys have with women doing what they want.

I don’t really see how it’s hard to envision, to be honest.

meuh
meuh
4 years ago

I just saw Femen was autocorrected to Yemen, in my last comment.

Another example is a feminist website run by a man that would be called, I don’t know, “Manboobz”? 🙂

Zatar
Zatar
4 years ago

I’ve always sat down to pee. I don’t really know what the big deal is.

jamesworkshop:

When your cucking alone.

Andzzz:

I think its especially notable that the manager is clearly being creepy by asking one of the people who work for him out. There’s a pretty damn big power imbalance there.

meuh:

You do realize that “Manboobz” was referring to the MRA’s not David right?

meuh
meuh
4 years ago

Zatar:

How so? I saw it as a jab at the description MRAs make of many male feminists.

I just said I thought it could be a funny name and apparently that’s enough for people to see you as part of the “other side”.Sheesh, Gawker media has a side called Ratter, I don’t see how naming a site the Cuck was an ontological impossibility.

Viscaria
Viscaria
4 years ago

@mueh

Claiming an insult to mock the people who use it is not exactly news. You can actually find some good advice for men on the Blue Pill reddit, for instance.

I mean… obviously I disagree with you (about the “The Cuck,” not really any of the rest of what you’ve said) but I suppose it’s a pointless thing to argue about. We agree that the site isn’t sincere. It’s a waste of time to debate whether, in another world, it might have been.

Zatar
Zatar
4 years ago

meuh:

How so? I saw it as a jab at the description MRAs make of many male feminists.

If you look at the FAQ he he says:

A) You see, the “Man Boobz” in question are the misogynistic dudes I write about on this blog. The term “boob,” in addition to meaning “breast,” can also mean “a nincompoop.” It’s a … double entendre? Ha ha!

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

Another example is a feminist website run by a man that would be called, I don’t know, “Manboobz”?

So, who wants to place bets on which returning troll this is?

mrex
mrex
4 years ago

@WWTH

“The men are bulkier in the arms because they do more upper arm stuff. Like rings. Whereas the beam is about balance, precision, and flexibility. I do think the men could the women’s events and the women could do the men’s events. So, I don’t think there is misogyny in how teams are selected, but there is in what events are competed.”

Yeah. Just to be clear (I’m a little confused by your wording), women don’t do the pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, or high bar. While gymnastics is a fantastic sport for young girls, the women’s events really are designed to show off their “female” grace, beauty and flexibility, while the men’s events are designed to show off their “male” power and upper body strength. (And many men/boys *still* view gymnastics as “too girly”). See: This.

Note to everyone: I’m not saying that girls physically can’t do the boy’s events, because they can, and in fact some coaches will train girls on rings and etc. because upper body strength is really needed by the girls events as well, if not as dramatically so. But BVH has a point, a point that is backed up by the sport’s choices in clothing, makeup, and gender differences throughout it’s history.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
4 years ago

IIRC female gymnasts can mostly do the men stuff without real problem, but the reverse isn’t true.

mrex
mrex
4 years ago

@Ohlmann

I think that has more to do with a man’s pride than anything physical. 😉