I’m sure that one of the great joys of being an opinion columnist for Breitbart is that you are completely unbounded by reality — you can just float on the clouds of wishful thinking, and even internal contradictions are irrelevant. Milo Yiannopoulos, right-wing non-gaming gamergater, was interviewed on NPR. Here’s the first bit of wafting non-reality:
It’s not borne out by facts to claim that the Internet is in any way a specifically hostile place to women,Yiannopoulos claimed, saying that according to one Pew Global Research poll, men reported being harassed and abused much more often than women.
We’ve got multiple women hounded out of their homes by death and rape threats; we have logs of conversations in which people plan to do horrible things to them; we can look directly at the men and women who criticize the whole #gamergate phenomenon, and see an obvious differential in how they are treated; the level of sexism in online comments is extreme, and even when we men are slammed, it’s often by trying insult us by calling us women. And Yiannopoulos wants to deny that? That’s crazy talk.
However,he concluded,this isn’t happening out of the blue to women who innocently tiptoe into this subject and get barrages of abuse. These women are professional provocateurs.
Host Tom Ashbrook mentioned that Yiannopoulos had called the women targeted in Gamergatesociopathic feminist programmers and campaignersin hisFeminist Bulliescolumn.
Women aren’t targeted for sexist abuse, but when they are, it’s because they deserve it, the bitches.