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Reddit just took out its MGTOW subreddits like the trash they are. Sorry, were.

Well, it took them long enough.

Today, at long last, the Reddit admins banned the Men Going Their Own Way subreddit for promoting hate; they also dropped the ban hammer on MGTOW2, the main subreddit’s purportedly hate-free alternative. (Attempts by Reddit’s MGTOWs to evade the ban were quickly squashed.)

And there was much rejoicing, especially in the AgainstHateSubredddits subreddit, where the regulars welcomed the news with virtual shouts of “WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WE DID IT REDDIT” and celebratory crab emojis (which I don’t really get, but whatever.)

It’s not altogether clear why the subreddits got banned now, given that they were blatantly hateful during the entirety of their existence; perhaps the daily drip of user reports from AgainstHateSubreddits activists and others pointing out the hateful content finally became to too much to ignore.

One of the mods on AgainstHateSubreddits has another theory. “End of January 2020 is when MGTOW got placed in quarantine status — when it got cited in an FBI prosecution brief for the sentencing of Christopher Paul Hasson, a domestic terrorist who planned a mass murder, as “gender-based extremist content,” wrote Bardfinn. “[A] year and a half later, it’s finally gotten the plug pulled.”

“So we were right after all,” JTBSpartan added. “Reddit couldn’t touch it because it was the subject of a federal investigation.”

I have no idea if this is what happened, but it does make a lot of sense to me.

So where will the Reddit MGTOW diaspora end up? There are a couple of possible alternatives that I’m aware of. One is the forum at GoingYourOwnWay.com, but so far the exodus there looks like its little more than a trickle; according to a site administer only 11 new people have signed up to join the site today, and the regulars there are warning any them and anyone else who moves there from Reddit that they have stricter rules than their old habitat.

It seems likely that a larger number of the Reddit refugees will end up on the less-regulated MGTOW forum on ruqqus BETA, a work-in-progress Reddit clone.

Some of the new recruits on Ruqqus are trying to spin the Reddit ban as a good thing for MGTOWs.

“Hello, MGTOW brothers,” writes someone called TigPlaze.

I’m over here now after the cowards, liars, and haters banned us on Reddit.

I know many of you are probably angry about the ban, but look at it this way: The feminist trash have accomplished exactly NOTHING by this ban. Here we all are here in a better platform that won’t censor us. The feminists have also proven their own intolerance and hate, the very things they claim to be against. …

So, thank-you, feminist trash, for doing this. We now have a better forum where we can more easily discuss things with total freedom. Thanks for adding to MGTOW freedom, feminists. You’ve already done a great job recruiting for us because your hostility and hatred drive men to us. Now you’ve helped us to get a better forum.

“It is actually a good thing to be free from that platform,” agreed sir_manalot.

We just need to make a new one and it will all be good lol.

And this time they cannot control us.

All I can say is

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The Week in Woke: Unhealthy Woke Mask Mandate Edition

Boldly resisting the culture of wokeness

It’s time for another of our weekly looks at the world of “woke” — the all-purpose insult that’s the right-wing’s new version of so-called political correctness. Right-wing ideologues (and Bill Maher) are still railing about the allegedly “woke Olympics” and the evils of “woke capitalism.” But there are a few other examples that caught my eye this week.

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Laura Ingraham guest chastizes Simone Biles for not “working through” her sex abuse trauma before competing in the Olympics

Laura Ingraham and Raymond Arroyo 

Are Fox News hosts or guests human? It’s something I found myself wondering, and not for the first time, while watching a recent clip from Laura Ingraham’s terrible show in which she and guest Raymond Arroyo mulled over superstar gymnast Simone Biles’ decision to drop out of a number of events at the Olympics because she couldn’t get her head in the game.

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GamerGate dead enders offer their stupid opinions about the Activison Blizzard mess

Activision Blizzard, the game giant best known for its blockbuster Call of Duty and World of Warcraft games, is in turmoil amid accusations of a “frat boy” company culture rife with sexism and sexual harassment. More than 1500 workers at the company walked out earlier this week, angered by company management’s belligerent response to the accusations, detailed in a lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

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The real victim in the Simone Biles controversy is this white dude talking shit about her who got criticized for being a white dude talking shit about her

You don’t need a PhD in Critical Race Theory to notice that a lot of the knuckleheads talking shit about Simone Biles for dropping out of the Olympics are white dudes who couldn’t do a single cartwheel to save their lives. Piers Morgan. Charlie Kirk. Ben Shapiro.

Oh, and this dude, Doug Gottlieb of Fox Sports, who seems mad that Biles’ mental health isn’t bad enough to keep her from sports altogether.

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Simone Biles steps back from the Olympics to protect her mental health, causing critics who aren’t fit to lick her toes to attack her as a coward

On Tuesday, record-shattering gymnast Simone Biles, evidently rattled by an unexpectedly poor performance on the vault, decided to withdraw herself from the team event for the sake of her own mental health — and the performance of her team, which she was afraid of dragging down due to a less-than-100% focus on her performance.

And let’s not kid ourselves: she was also protecting her ow physical health. She could easily have injured herself, even broken her neck, if she hadn’t been able to keep her mind in the game.

Biles, so good at what she does that she’s single-handedly redefining what gymnastics even is, won praise from empathetic observers for taking care of herself when she most needed to.

On the non-empathetic right, not so much.

Just a couple of days ago right-wingers were literally rooting against too “woke” American athletes in the Olympics. Now somehow the righties have collectively regained their sense of patriotism — because it gives them the perfect opportunity to drag Biles for her alleged selfishness in dropping out of one event.

“There’s No ‘I’ In Team, But There Is In Simone Biles,” sniffed Kylee Zempel in the Federalist. “Sorry, Simone Biles, The Olympics Isn’t About You, It’s About America,” added Federalist editor John Daniel Davidson in a second hectoring post.

On Twitter, the abrasive, much-hated Piers Morgan launched into Biles with a couple of snooty Tweets.

Professional reactionary ideologue Charles Kirk of Turning :Point USA denounced Biles as a “shame to this country.”

“You’re representing your nation, you selfish sociopath,” he snorted. “You know who has the gold medal? Russia! … I’m not okay with that!”

Kirk also suggested that “we are raising a generation of weak people like Simone Biles,” as if anything about Biles could be considered “weak.”

Meanwhile the Daily Wire’s wrong-opinion-haver Matt Walsh attacked those who showed sympathy towards Biles.

From the way that Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is being praised this week, you might think that the decorated superstar put on a heroic display during the team competition in Tokyo and led her squad to a gold medal. …

It was all perhaps the most effusive praise that has ever been heaped on a quitter.

That is what Simone Biles did to earn this exuberant applause. She gave up.

Just a few days ago, you may recall, Walsh was happily rooting against the US:

The US Women’s soccer team went on to win their next game and tie a third; they’re going to the quarterfinals.

It seems to me that maybe they’re not the embarassment here, any more than Biles is. Walsh, meanwhile, humiliates himself virtually every time he opens his mouth.

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The Week in Woke: The “Woketard” Olympics Edition

Megan Rapinoe of the US women’s soccer team: Too woke, or just too cool?

This week, it’s the Olympics that have the right-wingers in a tizzy, upset by small examples of alleged “wokeness” from athletes to the Olympic organizers. Indeed, more than a few right-wingers are so offended that they’re actually cheering American losses in the games. What patriots they are!

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New He-Man reboot has TOO MUCH LADIES in it; angry He-Babies review bomb the show on Rotten Tomatoes, wiping away tears

What’s going on?

So the angry boys of the internet are angry again, this time over Netflix’s reboot of the Masters of the Universe show, directed by Kevin Smith. What happens when the angry boys get mad about movies and TV shows? They all go to Rotten Tomatoes and this happens to the audience score:

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Garbage man husbands and the feminine orgasm shit: MGTOW potpourri

You can learn a lot about women from the fellows in the MGTOW movement, especially if you don’t mind that everything you learn is completely wrong.

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Incels.is member arrested for plotting a mass shooting at an Ohio university

Another one.

Today the Department of Justice announced that