#mencallmethings: “cunt”


Jerk on my Facebook, in response to someone expressing surprise over a link in my Facebook page to a video by The Amazing Atheist (context):

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“I can, I just agree with everything in this video. I can say the same about you liking this cunts page as well”

#mencallmethings

I see. So in an effort to persuade people that The Amazing Atheist isn’t really so bad and we should give him a chance to explain himself, this person goes onto a woman’s Facebook page and calls her a cunt.

I’m reminded once again of Lewis’s Law: “Comments on any article about feminism justify feminism.”

Note: The #mencallmethings hashtag does not say #allmencallmethings, or #mostmencallmethings. If you want to learn more about the history of this hashtag and why people started using it, please read But How Do You Know It’s Sexist? The #MenCallMeThings Round-Up and Why Are You In Such A Bad Mood? #MenCallMeThings Responds! on Tiger Beatdown, where the hashtag originated. And please do not start a “but not all men are like that, so the #mencallmethings hashtag is reverse sexism!” argument. That has been addressed, at length, in the comments in the #mencallmethings: “FUCKIN HOE,” “FUCKIN FEMINAZI SLUT” post, as well as elsewhere. Please read Why “Yes, But” Is the Wrong Response to Misogyny if you’re wondering why I will not take kindly that that particular line of conversation.

Comments

  1. =8)-DX says

    I guess people using that word … just angrily consider themselves perfectly right to #callyouthings. =(

  2. Bernard Bumner says

    A less violent, but no less angry response in the vein of other flavours of extremist who form rampaging mobs in response being offensively stereotyped as terrorists.

    No doubt this particular person would claim to be deliberately pushing buttons, whilst simultaneously claiming that they could produce character witnesses to attest to their non-sexism.

  3. Onamission5 says

    …and the eloquent rebuttals in favor of violent, sexist diatribe continue. Are we past the point of rifts yet? Seems we should be calling them chasms or abysses by now.

  4. busterggi says

    Hmmm…he expresses a hatred for ladyparts. Bet he’d be insulted if he was ‘accuses’ of being gay though. Poor confused asshole.

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