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Yeah, man. If only women weren’t so fucking hysterical the world could stop being sexist. It’s their own fault, really.
It’s a very nice post. Unfortunately, folks here appear to have neither the time nor the inclination to write an article-length piece (complete with youtubes) to hold your hand through a discussion of rape culture. ESPECIALLY in the comments section of a comedy website known for its pithiness.
Men need to understand that it is not the job of individual feminists to teach them about feminist concepts (like rape culture) in a coddling way, or in a way that allows them to feel good about themselves. Even alone, this is an assertion of a totally unacceptable kind of male privilege. “Teach me, but don’t be too harsh or I’ll just ignore everything you say.” Well, no. You don’t get that luxury. A couple of condescending remarks or a “fuck you” aren’t harsh. Harsh is telling a woman to get gang-raped. Harsh is the reality that 1 in 4 women will be raped, and existing in a culture that trivializes that fact.
Take those crocodile tears somewhere else. If your requirement before you even enter the discourse (on something as volatile as rape, even) is “don’t be too mean to me,” then you really need to take a step back and examine why that’s the case. (Hint: it’s your privilege). You may want to think about what it’s like for the women and feminists arguing against you. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that they have heard these arguments and dealt with this kind of defensiveness. They have likely already tried to be sweet and nice, but guess what? Sweet and nice doesn’t override years of ingrained privilege and socialization. Why should you, some dude, get the benefit of the doubt? Why do they have the obligation to be nice when literally 1 in 4 women will be raped and you are being an asshole in a DISCUSSION ABOUT RAPE? Come on, man. I’m sorry that you thought people were being condescending, but man, if that causes you to check out and throw away the entire message, your priorities are really fucked up.
That said, glad you found that piece helpful.
That you’ve tried to leverage your girlfriend as some kind of feminist cred in an internet discussion is truly the final nail in a really sad coffin. Should you ever find yourself on the wrong side in a discussion of race, be sure to bring up all of your friends who are POC, too.
Yeah, what’s all this outrage. A man only said it would be funny if a woman were gang-raped in front of him, simply because she dared to speak. Settle down, everyone.
Yikes. If your comment beings with any kind of version of “not to condone this” or “not to say this is right,” you really need to just step away from the keyboard and shut the hell up.
I agree with this. I honestly think the videos are kind of amazing in a super bizarre way. There’s almost something transcendent about some of them. If you haven’t seen pussyandtit.wmv, you have not truly lived: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCw5SZWF0Mo
Patrick, that is.
I got BATEman. Did I do it wrong?
Ha, I know what it is, it just seemed like a very strange plan. Like, the CDC, really? You want to go to there? But I guess everything worked out for the best yay Grimes
This show kind of sucks? I mean, the characters aren’t very interesting, and they have to make backwards decisions to advance the plot (let’s go back to the city full of zombies to rescue a dude, let’s go to the CDC(??)) Also, why are there empty tanks everywhere? it seems like this show is really going to fall apart when people get over the novelty of seeing zombie gore on TV because everything about it is mediocre.
Also lol @ the person who posted to defend rich, landowning whites (the founding fathers).
the restless one is kind of inoffensive, but the twee/quirk/barf is off the charts in the blue valentine trailer
The Assassination of George McFly by the Coward Biff Tannen
it’s weird. for a show that people constantly say sucks, a lot of folks seem to expect each new SNL episode to be good? i dunno, it seems like “snl is terrible” is a bad meme at this point. the show isn’t that funny but it’s not nearly as bad as people make it seem.
You Can Make It Up: All Gays Are Violent Super-Nazis
gabe, you have my sword, but the night clearly belonged to stefon. high-waisted midgets (little people) with tight red pants and big asses? i’m already there
It’s cool, I know Australia has had a few of these moment recently. But even before all of the fried chicken nonsense, there is some kind of implication that this white guy needs to calm down a bunch of rowdy black folk.
I’m just troubled by Australia’s refusal to acknowledge anything as racist, seeing as they have their own group of black people they are oppressing right now. They are so obsessed with context, as if that is an excuse. If tomorrow an American company made a commercial about how all Australian Aboriginals are alcoholic child abusers or whatever, that would be racist, and we would not be able to hide behind an excuse that “well, we don’t have a history of oppressing Australian Aboriginals.” That’s not the point, which Australians seem to miss.
Kanye was really the best thing that could’ve happened to Taylor’s career. Didn’t Gabe say this? Co-opt!~~
You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there? – Tom Cruise
Now Baldwin will have a whole room of rude little pigs to yell at.
We need to buy these rights to save the world from more Terminator movies.
Jeff Dunham is just really sensitive to white people’s feelings, you guys. They’ve got it pretty rough these days.