Monday, April 23, 2007

Exposing Them Without Commenting

The following was selectively extracted from a discussion thread on the Feministe blog, whose header banner is shown in the previous post. The comments are numbered just as in the original. Note the range of responses to the initial comment by "Evil Male Oppressor" - these are most revealing. In their native habitat at Feministe, they enjoyed a certain home stadium advantage, lost among the crowd, and the sympathetic ambient buzz. But here at CF - on the steel countertop beneath a glaring halogen lamp - we come to know them in a more naked light.

First, the comment from EMO:

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Evil Male Oppressor Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

I won’t defend the behavior described in your post. It is actually quite disturbing. But no less disturbing than the picture of the little girl with the shotgun you have prominently displayed on your blog. What, or more specificaly, whom is she targeting with that weapon. It isn’t exactly clear, but I imagine that person wouldn’t be wearing a dress. Feminists spend an awful lot of time pointing out all the hatred that (some) men have for women, but precious little time trying to figure out where all that hate comes from................You may not go so far as the worst, but the sentiment is the same, as evidenced by the obviously misandrist illustration on your blog. Cute little girl with a shotgun… who’s she going to blow away with that thing… he he he…
I’m sure it’s all an innocent little bit of fun, right?

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Now they chime in:

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# Heraclitus (Jeff) Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 7:10 pm

Let’s see, direct personal abuse and threats = picture of a small girl with a gun.

It has now been officially determined that it is indeed possible for human beings to live with nothing but shit for brains.
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115.
# Evil Male Oppressor Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Let’s see, direct personal abuse and threats = picture of a small girl with a gun.

It has now been officially determined that it is indeed possible for human beings to live with nothing but shit for brains.


Thank you for illustrating my point so clearly. Yes, it is completely acceptable and justified to imply that violence against men is acceptable and justified. Anyone arguing otherwise has “shit for brains”.

But no doubt you will say that I am the hate filled bigot.

Extremism and the hatred it spawns is the biggest problem in this country today. Nice to see you’re doing your part to add to it, lord knows there just isn’t enough hate in the world.
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122.
# ahunt Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 8:19 pm

“Cute little girl with a shotgun… who’s she going to blow away with that thing… he he he…”

Dad was a Demolay firearms instructor, and naturally, I grew up handling shotguns. I can assure you that the little girl in the graphic isn’t going to blow away anything. Bad form.

I’m only telling you this because you seem so…so… so…worried.

“I’m sure it’s all an innocent little bit of fun, right? “

Well, now that you mention it…


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126.
# spencer Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 8:30 pm

"I won’t defend the behavior described in your post. It is actually quite disturbing. But no less disturbing than the picture of the little girl with the shotgun you have prominently displayed on your blog."

Um, wrong.

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129.
# Janis Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 8:46 pm

But no less disturbing than the
picture of the little girl with the shotgun you have
prominently displayed on your blog.


Yeah, cuz one in three MEN end up in the emergency room from shotgun qounds inflicted by women.

Oh, right. Sorry.

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136.
# Lindsay Beyerstein Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 8:58 pm

That shotgun would be a protected under the Second Amendment, if it were real. Since it’s just a picture (calm down), it’s protected under the First Amendment. What are you, some kind of Republican who hates the constitution?

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153.
Left Wing Militia Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 9:55 pm

Evil Male Oppressor is just suffering from weapon envy.

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156.
# RacyT Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

Funny. I always assumed the picture of a little girl playing with a toy traditionally reserved for the opposite gender might be making a statement about traditional gender roles being outdated and inappropriate. What the hell was I thinking? Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, it’s really just that I hate men. That stylized cartoon graphic is actually as offensive as having your personal information posted in a public forum as part of a thinly-veiled campaign of intimidation. But EMO (wow, that’s actually a funny acronym…!) has fortunately explained how misogyny is women’s fault for being Evil Bitches. Thanks, asshole. Never heard that argument before.

“DID YOU KNOW MANY HOUSEWIVES HAVE KNIVES”

hahahahaha

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166.
zuzu Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

Cute little girl with a shotgun… who’s she going to blow away with that thing… he he he…

She’s coming for you, obviously. And she’s going to shoot off your balls.

Jesus, man, get a grip

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176.
# JackGoff Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 11:22 pm

I won’t defend the behavior described in your post. It is actually quite disturbing. But no less disturbing than the picture of the little girl with the shotgun you have prominently displayed on your blog.

What? Look, I’m a pacifist, and guns squick me out, but Shweet Jesu, that’s moronic. First off, aren’t you morons the idiots who keep telling us that the Second Amendment means we can all have automatic weapons? Secondly, a picture, obviously meant to be somewhat ironic, is more directly threatening than talking about raping and brutalizing someone whom they call out by name?! Maybe you could make that argument if it was Jill holding the gun saying “You, yes you EMO. I am going to shoot you in the face.” As it stands, that isn’t the case, and your “argument” is complete idiocy.

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176.
# JackGoff Says:
March 7th, 2007 at 11:26 pm

And other people have already answered the troll. Shite.

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# r@d@r Says:
March 8th, 2007 at 3:57 pm

Evil Male Oppressor Says: zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZ
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Fidel's Note: Here's a hint. Try looking at the little girl in context with the word FEMINISTE directly behind her. Note the synergy of the two elements, how they combine into a visual-conceptual unity of message - effectively amplifying and reinforcing each other. Ah, yes....! She's a little "feministe", isn't she?

Amazing what you can learn about feminism when you brush aside what they say about themselves, and just look at the world with your own eyes and your gut instincts! Remember, we too have the right to say what feminism is, from our side of the barn!

1 Comments:

Blogger Davout said...

Jill of feministe is just showing her true colours:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5389984.stm

8:13 PM  

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