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Video Tuesday: PBS on Reddit’s sexism, and a dramatic reading of “SCENTED F*CKING CANDLES.”

Can you find the woman in this picture of Reddit’s admins? (Screencap from PBS Off Book video about Reddit.)

I’m not big on posting videos here on Man Boobz – aside, of course, from those involving kitties and/or other adorable furry animals, and, obviously, my own – but here are a couple you all may enjoy.

The first is a short PBS “Off Book” feature on Reddit. Most of it is fairly glowing, but at about 3 minutes in there’s a segment about the rampant sexism on Reddit, which includes interviews with several mods from Shit Reddit Says – who are the only women interviewed for the feature, and who elected to appear anonymously due to the very real threat of harassment from angry Redditors.

Naturally, plenty of Redditors were pissed that SRS got any airtime at all, and some were shocked and stunned to hear that anyone could possibly think there was a lot of misogyny on Reddit. (SRSers responded to it here.)

SRS also regularly deals with the rampant racism, homophobia and transphobia on Reddit, but there was no mention of that in the PBS piece.

The second video is a dramatic reading from YouTuber and regular Man Boobz commenter Jessay of that SCENTED FUCKING CANDLES rant I wrote about the other day.

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Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

Make that — nice use of begging question, and what’s the big deal? What Crumbelievable said.

Shiterotica
Shiterotica
9 years ago

Um, ok.

cloudiah
9 years ago

The guy who tried, and failed, to make a video game based on pregnant women trying to make each other miscarry through violence thinks WE’RE embarrassed? That’s rich.

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

“Um, ok.”

*sigh* Let me make the meaning of “begging the question” more obvious — you tried providing the “big huffy deal” with reddit is “overstated” buy calling it “just stuff taken out of context”; overstated = overstated is tautological, and begging the question in this case. Not your fault everyone misuses “begging the question” but yeah, your conclusion (“overstated”) cannot simply be a restatement of your premise (“just stuff taken out of context”). Basically, you think in a circle here, but at least admit it’s just what you think.

If the issue is “but how is reddit a hang out for misogynists!” I cannot help you, that’s been explained twice now.

Shiterotica
Shiterotica
9 years ago

I think that a lot of the “misogyny” on Reddit is mostly a response to antifeminist resentment felt by the majority of Reddit’s userbase. I think they feel misrepresented by society and feminism, because they (as a whole) aren’t the Average Man. They probably couldn’t verbalize it but I think it’s true. You could disagree with their conclusions, obviously, but. That’s I think the situation.

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

Congrats, you have also just answered what the big deal is — plenty of people, dare I say most people even, feel misrepresented by society, the vast majority manage to feel this way without spewing hateful remarks though.

(And today’s run-on sentence award goes to… >.< sorry guys!)

Ithiliana
9 years ago

In other words, ShitTroll would like us to know that the misogyny on Reddit is because of….feminism.

You know, I wonder how many MRAs think feminism is to blame for lousy weather.

Shiterotica
Shiterotica
9 years ago

Well personally, I don’t think male privilege exists to any meaningful degree for the younger generation. You can say that elite or attractive or “masculine” men get fawned over or whatever, but I wouldn’t call that “male privilege”, I’d call it something like “conforming privilege” or “masculine privilege” because women get it too if they are likewise at the top of the heap.

And I think, since Redditors skew young, they know this and there is antifeminist resentment because of it. I think it’s kind of dumb and immature, but I get the logic behind it.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Anyone else getting a certain vibe of that which shall not be named off our new friend Shiterotica? Just me?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

Is Shiterotica sounding like an old troll that we thought we’d got rid of to anyone else?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

Jinx.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Buy me a coke.

Shiterotica
Shiterotica
9 years ago

Never mind, just forget it.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Bye, shiterotica:

Snowy
Snowy
9 years ago

Aww man, it’s totally him.

cloudiah
9 years ago

I was on the other thread, and was ninja’d by you guys over here. Definitely him.

pecunium
9 years ago

IR/FF/PP: Who changed the subject? Not I. You made claims (one of which is absurd on it’s face… that you use noms-de-net because you “don’t want to die”), and we responded to them.

You have not responded to those responses; rather you say we are changing the subject.

The ball’s in your court.

Rutee Katreya
9 years ago

I mean, your blog where you spread awareness to likewise indoctrinated cronies is great and all, but you seem to be more interested in attacking and insulting people than improving anything.

….Heehee, even if this were true, it’s no more than a Tu Quoque, coming from you XD

@MRAL: Get a fucking hobby, seriously. This is just pathetic.

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