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Cynthia Gockley is a strong, confident woman

And that frightens pick-up artists. Just ask them. You all remember Matt Forney, right? He’s the slimy character whose post about liking women who are insecure and intimidated made the rounds a while back, and his blog is full of repellent bigotry, like his post that says fat girls are vermin and are also stupid, just like black people. So we know direct from the ass’s mouth how these guys react to any woman who does not know her submissive place.

Whenever a girl I’m talking to brags about how she’s “confident” and “strong,” I can feel my dick deflating like a punctured tire.

Or take a look at RooshV, the racist, sexist, homophobic scumbag who travels the world, writing books about all the women he “bangs” in one-night stands. He turns into a whiny-ass-titty-baby when he finds women who don’t fall for his “charms”.

Times are bad for Forney and Roosh, in part because a lot of women are waking up to the game and aren’t falling for it, because there are also a lot of women who are speaking up on blogs and social media to expose these sleazy con artists, and just generally the PUAs are becoming fodder for the mockery mill everywhere on the internet — I’m sure they have a hard time getting it up when everyone is laughing at them.

But really, Matt Forney, “punctured tire” is such a poor metaphor. I’m thinking it’s more like worms on the sidewalk during a rain. PUA dicks are not only limp and squishy, but all the traffic is coming by and stepping on them.

So they’re fighting back, in a way that just makes them look even worse. The Matt Forney’s of the world are cruising around, looking for feminist women they can “neg” and intimidate, and the worst insult they can throw around is that they are feminists.

Case in point: A woman using the pseudonym Cinzia La Strega has been an active commenter on feminist blogs, and has her own blog in which she mocks the absurdity and repulsiveness of PUAs on the web and twitter. She’s annoying to Matt Forney because she laughs at him — she actually reads the nonsense he posts publicly and, rather than becoming aroused, she ridicules him. She must be punished for making him impotent.

So he dug into public records, social media, all that sort of thing, tracked down her identity (it wasn’t hard; she admits to not being a technical person and made no major efforts to hide, other than by using a pseudonym), and exposed her in detail. I won’t be linking to that post. I’ll just tell you that he published her name, her place of employment, her RateMyProfessor page (she’s a community college teacher), her address, her phone number, her weight, photos, her sexual history, accounts about her unpleasant pedophile uncle, her relationship with a transexual “woman” (the scare quotes are Forney’s), and engages in a lot of bizarre remote psychoanalysis. And most damning of all, he accuses her of being a FEMINIST right in the title.

Then he attempts to document her psychopathic stalking of PUAs, oblivious to the fact that she has never done anything as stalkerish as Matt Forney’s own post. But to be fair, I took a look at his accusations. For instance, he claims that she tracked down one of [Forney's] high school classmates solely so she could write a post about [his] teenage years. It turns out this wasn’t true; she replied to a comment on Jezebel by someone who volunteered that she knew Forney in high school, and then she wrote a post in which expressed sympathy for people who’d suffered social rejection in their high school years.

I’m sure that was the most galling thing for an arrogant creep like Forney: a woman expressing a bit of empathy, even pity, for poor warped individuals like himself. So he rages ineffectually, trying to hurt Cinzia La Strega by publishing her personal data with patently false color added by a disgruntled misogynist.

The laugh is on him, though. He decided to try this feeble tactic on a woman who then turned around and asked me to publicize the story, and who wasn’t intimidated in the slightest.

Cinzia La Strega is Cynthia Gockley. Go say hello. She isn’t afraid, and Matt Forney’s dick is very sad.


You want a dose of irony? One of Forney’s recent posts is titled How to destroy a person’s reputation with Google, it contains a list of recommendations, and it promises to destroy feminism with these techniques. His Cynthia Gockley post is practically a literal exercise in implementing his own suggestions. He got some brief success — his attack on her is currently the top Google result when searching for “Cynthia Gockley” — but it only worked because that name was practically unknown on the internet before this, since she was writing under a pseudonym.

This post is climbing fast in the google rankings for the name. If you have a blog, mention Cynthia Gockley in the title of a post — I think Forney’s priority is pretty easy to topple.

Also, try a Google search for “Matt Forney”. The SEO master has been hoist on his own petard.

Comments

  1. Holms says

    But really, Matt Forney, “punctured tire” is such a poor metaphor. I’m thinking it’s more like worms on the sidewalk during a rain. PUA dicks are not only limp and squishy, but all the traffic is coming by and stepping on them.

    We can probably do without the attacking-via-anatomy thing, but other than that, I am glad the fortunes of these jerks are slowing.

  2. nich says

    @1:

    Oh come the heck on. He’s not attacking via anatomy. He’s obviously countering the dipshit’s metaphor with one of his own.

  3. ekwhite says

    Cynthia Gockley is most certainly a better human being than I am. I went through the same kind of experiences as Matt Forney in high school, but I certainly would not be able to show the kind of sympathy she shows to Matt after he doxxed me.

  4. Brother Yam says

    Actually the metaphor is apt, except it represents the sound Matt Forney makes while crying on the Internets. You know, the pathetic, fading little “FWEEEEEE” of escaping air.

  5. Seize says

    Whenever a girl I’m talking to brags about how she’s “confident” and “strong,” I can feel my dick deflating like a punctured tire.

    For an obviously superior being, he really does give us little woman-troglodytes a lot of power.

  6. Alex says

    Ms. Gockley, you are stronger than I!

    Actually the metaphor is apt, except it represents the sound Matt Forney makes while crying on the Internets. You know, the pathetic, fading little “FWEEEEEE” of escaping air.

    I think it’s more like Frfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfrfrp

  7. peptron says

    I’m not a lawyer, but I know a guy who saw one on TV. There has to be some legal recourse in such a situation?

  8. frog says

    What these guys don’t seem to get–or maybe they get too well, and are frantically denying it–is that strong, confident women are not the slightest bit interested in men who curl up and wither when faced with a strong, confident woman. SCWs have higher standards than that.

    Do these guys not understand that when they admit such things, they’re really saying, “I am a pathetic loser who can only get laid by trickery. No woman actually wants me.”

  9. karmacat says

    I guess Forney doesn’t realize that the way he describes his penis makes him sound really pathetic

  10. jblumenfeld says

    Um – Matt Forney – that’s got to be performance art or something. Right? Please, please tell me its parody. I need to know I live in a world where no one can be serious about that kind of crap.

  11. says

    I think for someone without empathy, real empathy for you coming from a person you despise must taste like the elves’ waybread did to Gollum.

  12. freemage says

    peptron: Only if Fourney:

    A: Steps over the line and actually calls for violence or other crimes against her, explicitly (rather than simply making such crimes easier to commit by providing all that identifying detail), or;

    B: Publishes something false and defamatory, for which she could sue for libel.

    Much as I love my 1st Amendment, it does make weaseling easier.

  13. peptron says

    @#17 freemage:

    I’m happy I don’t live in the US, it sounds like a quite unsafe place. I cannot wrap my mind around how something like that can be legal, while something like Kinder surprise is not. I know in Canada you can sue someone for harassment, there’s got to be something like that in the US?

  14. estraven says

    It cracks me up that he thinks a strong, confident woman would give a crap about his dick going limp. I mean, seriously? Why would ANY of us care? That’s his problem, but obviously he sees it as a really powerful indicator of how bad a SCW is. Yeah, because we only exist so men’s penises stand tall. Sheesh.

  15. Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :) says

    I need to know I live in a world where no one can be serious about that kind of crap.

    You don’t, and people who actually have to deal with it directly are harmed by people who prefer to pretend they do rather than fix it.

  16. Infophile says

    @11: Not in the US, no. The first amendment covers “doxing,” as long as it doesn’t fall under libel (which means it has to both be false, and be published while knowing its false or with reckless disregard for the truth). In this case, since we know no lies were told (opinions can’t be said to be lies), and there was no hacking going on to obtain private information, there’s nothing illegal going on here. Doesn’t mean its ethical, but this is the price we pay for guaranteeing that journalists have the right to dig into politician’s dirty laundry and expose their hypocrisy, for instance.

    On another note: Cynthias_awesomeness++

  17. Sally Stearns says

    He has a picture of himself on Twitter, he’s short, bald, and fat – which hey you can’t do anything about the first two, but if you’re going to complain about women not liking you, at least go to the gym once in a while.

  18. A Masked Avenger says

    I hope Cinzia isn’t deluged with harassing communications as a result of this doxing. I really, really hope it. But I fear we know what’s most likely to come next.

  19. dianne says

    It is one of the fondest wishes of my life that every man who engages in “negging” would meet a woman like this one. Speaking of punctured and deflated…egos.

  20. Dhorvath, OM says

    Do these guys not understand that when they admit such things, they’re really saying, “I am a pathetic loser who can only get laid by trickery. No woman actually wants me.”

    It’s actually worse if you move into their brains for a minute. They believe that every hetman gets what he wants from women by trickery. They see as pathetic losers those who do so in fashion that doesn’t hold up to audience approval. The audience being other hetmen. What women think isn’t really a driving factor in their motivations.

  21. A Masked Avenger says

    It’s actually worse if you move into their brains for a minute. They believe that every hetman gets what he wants from women by trickery….

    I think it gets even worse than that. They believe that women get everything in life by bribery (with sex) or trickery (with false promises of sex). They see their PUA bullshit as self-defense or turning the tables. Using trickery to get sex, out of a woman who intended to use (false promises of) sex to exploit them first.

    In one word, misogyny. The sex is drenched with hate.

  22. Dhorvath, OM says

    Sally Stearns,
    That’s not cool. There is a complex problem that you have just simplified into “go to the gym.” With the degree of struggle that people have regarding their weight, a little sensitivity would do you some favours.

  23. says

    Sally Stearns @ 23:

    He has a picture of himself on Twitter, he’s short, bald, and fat

    All of which is utterly irrelevant. Do not bring up appearance at all, let alone for mocking purposes. How a person looks has little to do with how attractive they may or may not be.

  24. Illuminata, Genie in the Beer Bottle says

    Please don’t tell me mocking people for being fat is okay here.

    It’s not okay here, but mocking someone who mocks fat people is.

    And his looks are absolutely not irrelevant, when his entire platform is used to crucify other people for theirs. An subjective appraisal of his looks is irrelevant, but not pointing out how he himself fails to live up to the vicious standards *he* sets for others. Its yet another indicator of bigotry.

  25. andyo says

    Have you guys read the post linked? It’s quite unbelievable, and will put what Illuminata said in even better light. It includes the acute observation that only fat women are to be hated, not fat men.

  26. Jackie, all dressed in black says

    Gotta say, I’m not a fan of fat shaming, but Forney is a fat shamer and his physique is relevant to the double standard he’s promoting. Surely there is a way to discuss that obvious double standard without doing splash damage.

  27. Ray, rude-ass yankee says

    What a pathetic stalker. I can’t imagine how ethically challenged one must be to out another’s psedo-anonymity. Good on Cynthia for standing proud against this lowlife loser.

  28. Red-Green in Blue says

    @coleslaw #16,

    That’s an excellent analogy. “Like lembas to Gollum” – so much more culturally relevant than “pearls before swine”, and lembas is far more useful than pearls!

  29. unclefrogy says

    I thought Andrew Dice Clay was a comedy act character I did not know he was a role model.

    uncle frogy

  30. Anthony K says

    Why would ANY of us care?

    PUAs seem to be a lot like Mormons in that a large part of their identity is in believing they’re admired and respected by the rest of us who only wish we had the fortitude and will to be like them.

    Only Mormons are more subtle about it.

  31. Ray, rude-ass yankee says

    I think pointing out Forney’s own physique (without mocking him for it) just highlights his hypocrisy with regards to women’s appearance.

    Go Strong Confident Women!

  32. Tethys says

    Yay Cynthia Gockley, you are awesome! I’m so sorry you are being attacked by this pitiful excuse for a troll.

    Said troll actually has a book titled “Trolling for a Living: blah blah bla”.

    From the review over at Goodreads:

    Blogger Matt Forney’s shtick involves taking regular Internets trolling, the kind that’s been around since he was like two, and ratcheting it up to the point where he’s ended up on one of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s watch lists. He’s a bad, bad kid, and apparently he leads a deeply troubled life. His work is likely to offend pretty much everyone, including the circle of basement-dwelling He-Man Women Haters he belongs to on the Internets (too much of this has to do with internal disputes in that group), and there’s nothing at all about him to suggest that you should take advice from him about, well, anything — this despite the fact that’s he also written two books of advice, one of them on hitchhiking. No, really.

    Having said that, the reason you might still want to have a look, if you can justify putting an additional $2.19 or whatever in his pocket, is that the kid is a really sharp writer. If you don’t agree with anything he has to say ever, which I’m sure is possible, you can still appreciate it for its comedic value, but the fucked up thing about is that you end up agreeing with him more often than you’d like. He brings up some good points, and he presents a soundly structured argument. Recommended, with the caveat that even though I kind of went in on him, I may not have accurately conveyed just how lost this boy is. He’s a legit sociopath, and this could end up being the kind of book you don’t want Homeland Security knowing you downloaded from Amazon.

    After googling him, I have discovered that he is the same asshole who I was so cruelly emasculating* on a friends FB post a few weeks ago.

    * Thank you horde for the education in how to shred trolls to smithereens. The mutual FB friend I share with said troll has been schooled about using sexism for page views, since he was savaged by several of his women friends for a sexist post on women with tattoos. I am so proud to have started the savaging.

  33. Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :) says

    Forney doesn’t like fat people? ‘Cuz I have some bad news for him…
    Maybe he’s projecting self-hatred?

    No, he doesn’t like fat women. He doesn’t consider women to be people.

  34. Athywren says

    Whenever a girl I’m talking to brags about how she’s “confident” and “strong,” I can feel my dick deflating like a punctured tire.

    Dude, why would you admit that where people can hear you? I mean, sure, there’s no shame in insecurity, even such an extreme case… but why would you tell the world about it as if it were a thing to be proud of? I can’t begin to imagine how humiliating it’ll be for him to reread these posts of his when he grows up.

  35. Lyn M: ADM MinTruthiness says

    Whenever a girl I’m talking to brags about how she’s “confident” and “strong,” I can feel my dick deflating like a punctured tire.

    Wow! Then that “girl” IS strong! I wonder over what distance this power works? I mean, if it can create that reaction over the internet, I see a serious reduction in somebody’s sex life.

    Talk about awesome!

  36. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Whenever a girl I’m talking to brags about how she’s “confident” and “strong,” I can feel my dick deflating like a punctured tire.

    I pity the poor fool. He has not learned that the biggest sex organ is one between the ears. Smart and confident women are very sexy.

  37. ChasCPeterson says

    jeez, this guy.
    Not only the “fat girl” thing (post title: “Why Fat Girls Don’t Deserve to Be Loved”).
    Not only the post titled “How to Crush a Girl’s Self-Esteem” (discussed and quoted here).

    He used to have a different, pseudonymous blog where he once opined that “Women should be terrorized by their men; it’s the only thing that makes them behave better than chimps.”…but he shut that one down and started his new blog under his own name because even he was creeped out by his own commenters!
    In other words, he’s the foul noisome tip of a truly nasty fetid iceberg.
    *gags*

  38. woozy says

    His book “Trolling for a living” has three good reviews and three bad reviews. On *every* single bad review, he, Forney, has commented that the review is fake and a personal attack. A very insecure little man indeed.

    I’m really kind of glad I don’t pay attention to the manosphere but then when I do I find so many of these references to weird incomprehensible situations utterly perplexing.

    Forney describes himself as “the most hated man on the Internet”. I’m sorry but you are way, way, way, !*!*!WAY!*!*! too little for that title.

  39. see_the_galaxy says

    Also, try a Google search for “Matt Forney”. The SEO master has been hoist on his own petard.

    What am supposed to see from this?

  40. RobertL says

    I agree with Nerd @48. I find strong, confident women to be…arousing. I have no idea what that makes me according to the PUAs.

  41. see_the_galaxy says

    the reason you might still want to have a look, if you can justify putting an additional $2.19 or whatever in his pocket, is that the kid is a really sharp writer. If you don’t agree with anything he has to say ever, which I’m sure is possible, you can still appreciate it for its comedic value

    I think not. I had to rinse my mind out after reading a bit of his blog. He’s not just mean; he does not appear to be contributing particularly impressive or witty writing. I could get a good cup of coffee for what his “book” would cost, and it would certainly be a shame to give that up for him.

  42. says

    Forney only wishes he was the most hated man on the internet. Pretty sure quite a few other people easily outrank him. Top of my list is Hunter Moore who founded several revenge porn sites, that Violentacrez dude from Reddit who ran some borderline child porn subreddits, Fred Phelps (though I think his daughters do more of the web based stuff), etc. Forney isn’t even in the top 10.

  43. ChasCPeterson says

    What am supposed to see from this?

    the galaxy

    the reason you might still want to have a look, if you can justify putting an additional $2.19 or whatever in his pocket, is that the kid is a really sharp writer….

    there’s a igh probability that he wrote this himself, “sociopath” and all.

  44. Greta Christina says

    I think pointing out Forney’s own physique (without mocking him for it) just highlights his hypocrisy with regards to women’s appearance.

    Ray, rude-ass yankee @ #42: The comment in question doesn’t “just” highlight Forney’s hypocrisy with regards to women’s appearance. It also perpetuates the myth that fat people are fat because they’re sedentary and lazy, and causes splash damage to every other fat person who’s been told that they wouldn’t be fat if they just went to the gym once in a while.

  45. Azuma Hazuki says

    Why would a man be threatened by a confident and strong woman? I would think, especially with the massive egos this kind of man seems to have, they would want a woman worthy of them, right?

    Wouldn’t a super-genius want a partner who could talk particle physics and Wittingstein and impressionism and semiconductor design and noble-gas chemistry all in the same conversation with him? Wouldn’t a superstar athlete want a woman who could stay by his side swimming laps in the pool all day long?

    It sounds like they actually feel really inferior and are trying to drag everyone else down with them. Sad. Shine your light, and find a mate who shines as brightly as you! And if you feel you don’t shine enough, polish up! Why is this hard?

  46. plainenglish says

    Amnesty International states in a recent mailing: One in three women will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Up to 70 percent of women worldwide encounter violence. As many as 6 out of 10 migrant women from Central America are raped on their journey to the United States.
    (That is just the beginning of the stats and reading it just before hearing about Matt Forney’s shallow, sick writings makes me want to projectile vomit on him.) Matt F. can be fat, skinny, short, tall and it makes no difference because his writing not only lacks any insight, it’s the product of a severe bully who encourages harming others as a way to fulfillment. He’s a dull sort of tough-love type, a very punitive, very harmed man. Women are a focus for AI because of men who actively encourage abuse in cultures where women are routinely demeaned. Our own culture is blemished with Matt Forney’s.
    Cinzia, I admire your courage in dealing with this untreated disease on the net. And thank-you, PZ, for sharing her situation.

  47. Anri says

    I keep picturing the Red Sonja (that was her, yes?) “WWWOMMBB” image from a few days ago, but with more literalism in re the spearpoints.

  48. Sally Stearns says

    Some people are built to be fat and that’s okay, but when you deride other people for being fat, then yes you deserve to be made fun of for being fat. Forney thinks fat people are less than human, but he himself is overweight. I’m not trying to call out his fatness, but I am calling out his hypocrisy.

  49. Woo_Monster, Sniffer of Starfarts says

    Sally Stearns,

    I’m not trying to call out his fatness, but I am calling out his hypocrisy.

    If you are not trying to call out his fatness, then don’t say shit like,

    Some people are built to be fat and that’s okay, but when you deride other people for being fat, then yes you deserve to be made fun of for being fat.