A funny thing happened yesterday. I started seeing hits from Reddit. A *lot* of hits. Fully a fifth of my traffic came from a particular thread on Reddit — despite my being in a slow blogging period, posting my one post I managed very late in the day, and despite the long tail on my bigger posts already waning.
(In other words, by “a lot” of hits, I mean ~400. About what I’ll get from posting a video of a turtle doing something cute.)
So I clicked through to see what I was linked from, Turns out, it was r/MensRights, and they were opining that I’m a terrible human being, a beta mangina, and a sop for the Gynocracy because of this post.
I’m going to try to emulate replies by nesting blockquotes, let’s see how this looks.
Much of the substance of their “critique” on my post is that I’m suffering from some form of Stockholm Syndrome — four original freethinkers suggested the same thing, so you know it must be true.
GRAMMARNOTGRAMMERFFS 1 point 3 hours ago
Stockholm syndrome pretty much. Sympathizing with your oppressors.
Well said, GRAMMARNOTGRAMMERFFS. Well said. Assuming oppression is begging the question, mind you, but keep up teh good grammers.
PierceHarlan 0 points 23 hours ago
I couldn’t get wade it — he would do well to take a writing class and learn to compose his thoughts better.
I looked up “get wade it” to see if it was some idiom I did not comprehend; some colloquialism outside my ken. Not as far as I can tell. Not that other redditors noticed:
CremasterGuy 2 points 13 hours ago
He writes like an idiot.
There was some interesting scientific critique of my post:
SarahC -4 points 19 hours ago
He’s so beta, he’s radioactive!
Hah! That’s pretty funny. Let me try: You’re so gamma, you’re green… with envy.
Well, that didn’t work out so well. What do the other redditors think of this joke?
GRAMMARNOTGRAMMERFFS 1 point 3 hours ago
I liked the joke but shut the fuck up
That’s it, I’m sending this guy a card this Christmas. I like the cut of his jib!
giegerwasright 23 points 1 day ago
Remember that guy who Cheney shot in the face who then apologized to Cheney for the inconvenience?
Gooood little lap dog.
Thagros 1 point 18 hours ago
You reminded me to watch this bit and forget about the twat who wrote the article.
Heh, yeah, Lewis Black. He’s pretty funny. I like him a lot. Say, have you watched this routine? Just wondering.
Jesus_marley 30 points 1 day ago
Holy fuck. “freeze peach”? Really? Has it reached the point of mocking the institution of questioning assertions? If I had even a miniscule level of respect for anyone associated with FfTB, it has now evaporated into the ether. These folks are so detached from reality that Neil Gaiman would mine their dreams for writing material.
Freeze Peach is actually a mockery of the fact that you buffoons don’t really know what “free speech” is, and think yours is being abrogated by someone plugging their ears.
Wait — ooh! FfTB. I recognize that meme! You must be John Greg, or Richard Sanderson! …No, no, that would be silly of me to make assumptions from insufficient evidence, just based on hearing a meme I recognize as denigrating to me specifically.
deeptimeswimmer 19 points 1 day ago
Holy shit; ‘freeze peach’ is an SRS term. Well we know his redditing history now, don’t we?
Pecanpig 2 points 1 day ago
See? Someone there gets that you can’t assume the use of a meme associated with a board on Reddit means I read that board, given that this meme may not even have originated there, and that I may not have encountered it there first. At least someone there gets —
deeptimeswimmer 0 points 23 hours ago
… Regular braintrusts, these gents are.
antithing 1 point 19 hours ago
As if he earns his daily bread from srs. Even then he should have his own mind which should work.
That’s two votes for SRS, which as I understand it, means “Shit Reddit Says”, a reddit where people point to ridiculous bullshit other redditors say and laugh at it. Since I don’t generally reddit, save for the occasional upvote of my own post when I notice someone else has posted it (though I’m seriously tempted to downvote my post on r/MR because HELLOOOO BULLSHIT), I don’t actually know much about Shit Reddit Says except that they generally don’t like the misogynist creeps inhabiting the rest of the mostly-odious social media network. And as a result, they tend to point at and mock them quite frequently.
OH HEY, THAT’S WHAT I’M DOING HERE. I must be ALL the SRS redditors!!!
Wawoowoo 19 points 1 day ago
Ahh, the “the only moral abortion is my abortion” defense. I know I’m telling the truth, but I also know that everyone else is lying. Forget that his number isn’t really 94%, but more like a number between 0% and 94%. He also doesn’t seem to recognize that mailing 1 letter to the FCC or 1 million would be the exact same thing. Why would multiple accusations from the same source increase their credibility?
So rather than multiple people making multiple claims and substantiations here, what we actually have in Shermer’s case is one single person sockpuppeting across a dozen accounts, including those of known entities in the community, making false rape claims more believable by substantiating them via either hacking those folks’ accounts or possessing them through astral projection or some shit.
But despite the introduction of nonsense into the equation, the 6% is still sacrosanct! So it’s not 6% false rape claims, but between 6 and 100% false rape claims? You don’t want to give that ground and say that it’s actually between 0% and 100%, to better fit the evidence by your interpretation (e.g., that some cases might have been tried incorrectly)? That’s being REALLY flexible with the truth. And with my own claims. 6% is a big number, even if it wasn’t being inflated by people motivated to cook the books.
Speaking of EEB…
spankytheham 4 points 19 hours ago
Who is this EEB in the story? Is it an actual short for some person I am not aware of? Or another anonymous random source like PZ’s rape victim?
PS: Apparently this thread was mentioned in the comments. Omg! We so horrible!
junoguten 1 point 18 hours ago
HOLY SHIT! That’s the guy who they’re slandering! I’m fucking shocked he’s still defending them..
spankytheham 2 points 10 hours ago
No I mean what is his real name? Is he an actual person? I couldn’t find a name.
junoguten 1 point 10 hours ago
Oh.. I have no idea. Do you think they’re inventing false people and stories to scare their cult members back in rank?
spankytheham 2 points 9 hours ago
No idea really, it’s just I saw the name EEB the victim in the story and tried to find out who it actually is, but there was no name no nothing. I could have missed it so I’m asking.
I just remember a few weeks ago of the sap fake story of the baby boy with a pink ribbon getting harassed in a store.
junoguten 1 point 9 hours ago
Yeah maybe they’ve learnt since then to keep their false stories anonymous :-)
Wow. Maybe it’s a conspiracy, and it’s ALLLL the same person, including that fake story about the boy with a pink ribbon which was not faked but removed while law enforcement investigates?
Or perhaps EEB is a longtime commenter, and you have no idea who or what you’re talking about?
…NAH! Hopefully junoguten can recover from that fumble…
junoguten 1 point 18 hours ago
First time I read that, I read “almost beaten to death by white knights”.. guess I’m actually too jumpy?
IT guy? Why is he a feminist if it doens’t mean he can have an easy, know-nothing degree?
No, actually, I wasn’t beaten at all. So yes, you’re too jumpy.
As for why I’m a feminist, maybe because they don’t actually give degrees in being a decent human being who can read statistics and has a functioning sense of empathy for people who’re actually getting shat upon? Same reason I actually empathize with the disadvantages of being a man, despite recognizing they come from the same power structures that screw women over time and again and to a greater degree. And I post quite frequently on that topic.
But no, I’m nothing but a beta mangina to you folks, who just wants to justify a system that apparently oppresses me — despite the fact that I am not oppressed or harassed or harangued or diminished or mistreated by society or thought less of for my sex in any respect, except perhaps by you folks who perpetrate the only real sorts of misandry I’ve ever seen.
Drewbus 1 point 10 hours ago
This is one of those guys who is just trying to get laid. Trying the angle of, “I’m one of you”.
Because nothing says respect for men like suggesting the only thing they care about is having sex.
railroadwino 3 points 16 hours ago
I’m surprised this sorry dickhead didn’t convict himself based on her word.
What’s wrong with dicks that you have to use it as a gendered slur? Not that the idea that “maybe we should take rape claims seriously enough to actually investigate them once in a damn while” means anything beyond that, but yes, I’m certain that at some point, I totally DID say “all men are rapists every time they had sex”, surely — because I’m a feminist, and you know, feminists are all that one quote by that feminist who was writing a straw feminist in her book.
But it’s not all misandry.
johnmarkley 12 points 1 day ago
In my case, a single person claimed rape, and made statements of fact that were demonstrably false. This is decidedly not sufficient evidence to send anyone to jail.
…said the handsome white guy.
Aww. That’s sweet of you to say, if you ignore the implication that ugly black men are thrown in jail for rape without any evidence at all. As though I was anything but a gangly and generally hated 16-year-old at the time. (And it’s not as though the people who wanted to beat me up might have been looking for any tenuous reason to punch up a NERRRRRRD, am I right?)
But then it’s right back to the misandry:
Nomenimion 6 points 23 hours ago
Quite the contrary: that’s more than enough to send his pretty ass to jail. And won’t the other inmates love him!
Right, right, because prison rape is FUNNY when it’s happening to a feminist, but it’s SUPER SERIOUS when it’s happening to a bro. Only you MRA-types actually don’t seem to give a shit about prison rape of men at all. Protip: the A in your name stands for “activist”, not “asshole”.
Hey, by the way, you’re welcome for my giving you buffoons a wider audience. May you roll in all the internet wealth that your copious hits — granted to you by me as a boon, you see — will definitely bring. You can use your internet bucks to purchase more media for your library of video-recorded conquests. I’m sure the wealth this post brings you will help fund a commensurate number of gigabytes of storage to your needs.
MAN, but these guys are good at making stuff up on the internet. I’m beginning to suspect the existence of a movement of antifeminists is actually real, with all the multiply-repeated ridiculousness on display here!