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War Declared on Misandric Pants

Puppy battling the evil of Misandric Pants
Puppy battling the evil of Misandric Pants

One effect of living within the ideological bubble of the Men’s Rights movement is what you might call ideological inflation: MRAs start off believing, for example, that women don’t face discrimination today, in the developed world — an idea that’s wrong enough to start with. But then, surrounded by other delusional MRAs who reinforce their every wrong notion, the denizens of the Men’s Rights bubble come to believe that women haven’t ever been discriminated against anywhere and at any time in the history of the world. (You may recall those evil cavewomen who sat around eating prehistoric bon bons while the men hunted the mammoth to feed them.)

And that leads to things like the following video, in which the FeMRA video maker who calls herself The Wooly Bumblebee declares war on a pair of “Misandric Pants” she bought for her daughter by accident.

Yep, that’s right, she’s furious because one fucking percent of the proceeds made from selling these pants goes to a charity fighting against the very real discrimination and oppression that girls face all over the globe. You know, like being denied educations because they’re girls. Like being forced into child marriages with adult men. Like being forced into prostitution as children. That sort of thing.

Apparently girls don’t suffer from being repeatedly raped as children. But boys are totally oppressed because a tiny portion of the profits from a pair of pants goes to a charity that talks about, and tries to do something about, the shit girls have to endure because they are girls.

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lowquacks
lowquacks
9 years ago

@Katz

Cosigned! I have no real idea who Stephen Moffat is beyond “some dude who writes scripts” but going from what I hear from the many Who fans I’m around I’ve formed an image of him as some sort of Voltron-like result of the fusion of Stalin, Hitler, Mao, King Leonard II, Pol Pot, and John Mayer, or something.

heathenbee
heathenbee
9 years ago

And have you tried it yet?? *Waits breathlessly*

Side note, I’m glad you can get it there; I’ve watched most of Australian MasterChef and I was constantly amazed at the range of produce and food products you guys can get (although I realize that’s not necessarily true where you may live; god knows there’s few places in the US where you can get a decent range of groceries)

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LOL not yet, you can relax! I’ll be having it on my porridge tomorrow morning. Baby steps. 😉

Yeah, we do have a great range of produce here, though you’re right, it doesn’t mean all the supermarkets will have a wide range. Our market is pretty much dominated by Coles and Woolworths, who like to collude in their pricing, and stock essentially the same stuff. There are a few smaller groups and Aldi’s is making a bit of headway, but if you’re in an outer suburb or small town, your chances of a good variety are small. I’m in one of Melbourne’s farthest-flung suburbs (we take up as much area as Greater London though we’ve only around 4 million people – and even so there’s no bloody housing to be had) and while it’s nowhere near what I’d call a food desert, the choices are limited. I’m just glad we’ve a greengrocer who gets local produce. Again, not a huge range of stuff, but even the “seconds” are a lot better than the frozen-and-gassed-to-ripeness fruit the big supermarkets sell.

It always stuns me when I’m in US food shops. I don’t know where to start looking, there’s so much stuff, and not that many brands I know. I wish we had Trader Joe’s here!

pseudo_star_17
9 years ago

Misandric pants.

You know, I feel confident in saying THAT is truly the best activism the MRM can get.

katz
9 years ago

Cosigned! I have no real idea who Stephen Moffat is beyond “some dude who writes scripts” but going from what I hear from the many Who fans I’m around I’ve formed an image of him as some sort of Voltron-like result of the fusion of Stalin, Hitler, Mao, King Leonard II, Pol Pot, and John Mayer, or something.

He’s done some odd and lackluster stuff, just like anyone, but Moffat wrote Blink. This is regarded by many people as the best Doctor Who episode ever. This is the episode that my friend saw that made her start watching and then made her make me start watching, and she’s far from the only one.

Silence in the Library isn’t shabby either.

heathenbee
heathenbee
9 years ago

Omg, we’re three hours from the nearest TJ’s, TORTURE!

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Silence In The Library is one of the best eps ever, I think. Frightening and tragic and funny. I was kind of disappointed with the way River’s story developed after that.

The idea of the Weeping Angels is great, but I think they’ve done the same as with the Daleks – overexposed ’em.

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

Moffat’s also written all the worst gender role shit in new Who — making the Doctor unable to save a planet because he isn’t a mother is unacceptable. Silence in the Library and Blink were both written before he was head writer, it’s almost like the power went to his head or something. (And the best episode is The Doctor’s Wife, that was Gaiman)

katz
9 years ago

The hallmark of a good Doctor Who episode: It makes you terrified of ordinary stuff. Shadows, statues, cracks in walls, gas masks, turning right, annoying people repeating what you say…

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… repeating what you say.

I loved the bit in The Doctor’s Wife (if I’m not getting my eps mixed up) where Amy left Madam Whosit to die.

I’ve been very intermittent in watching 11’s series. I just don’t like him – the character or Matt Smith’s lack of eyebrows. I saw about ten minutes of the first ep of the last series – scenes where Nefertiti was all over him, which I thought was just wtf blah, and Rory and Amy doing divorce papers – and turned it off. Just could. not. be. bothered. with any of the characters any more.

I liked 10 and saw most of his shows, I think. Rose, Martha and Donna were great companions.

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

Oh gods, Midnight…

That and the vashta nerada *shudders*

But let’s not forget fearing the goddamned sun (42)

katz
9 years ago

Moffat’s also written all the worst gender role shit in new Who — making the Doctor unable to save a planet because he isn’t a mother is unacceptable. Silence in the Library and Blink were both written before he was head writer, it’s almost like the power went to his head or something. (And the best episode is The Doctor’s Wife, that was Gaiman)

So he put a plot element you think is weird in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, and that automatically makes him the terrible person who has totally ruined Doctor Who forever?

And he was executive producer for The Doctor’s Wife, too. Seems like Moffat’s got his fingers in your favorite parts of the series.

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

“I loved the bit in The Doctor’s Wife (if I’m not getting my eps mixed up) where Amy left Madam Whosit to die.”

That’s The Wedding of River Song if we’re thinking of the same scene (Kovarian? The one with the eyepatch? ) — you’d think those would be the same thing, their wedding and his wife, but no. The Doctor’s Wife is the TARDIS matrix in a human body.

katz
9 years ago

A lovely episode, but nowhere near as iconic as Blink. The Doctor’s Wife is one that makes me go “Which one was that?…Oh, right, that one.”

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

He’s turned 11 into a goddamned soap opera, put off the second half of the current season to write Sherlock, and generally been sucktastic compared to 10’s writers. He could just go write something else and give us the decent writers back.

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I wondered if I was getting the title wrong! Yeah, Madam Eyepatch and the Silence and the alternative future-without-time, that’s the one I was thinking of.

That one about the TARDIS was way creepy. It’s been mentioned here before, but there never seems to be much notice taken of how the woman whose body the TARDIS’s matrix goes into is murdered.

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

katz, it is, in good part, the costumes. The TARDIS in that corset!

Though I’m not really sure why Blink is so damned popular, I meh’ed at it, and had the hardest time convincing the not-an-ex to even try Doctor Who because ze was so put off by that episode. The Fires of Pompeii was my first episode, sucked my mother in with that, and got the not-an-ex to at least say ze’d be willing to watch it if I was (the Latin part did it I think, we’ve got 8 years of Latin between us)

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

“That one about the TARDIS was way creepy. It’s been mentioned here before, but there never seems to be much notice taken of how the woman whose body the TARDIS’s matrix goes into is murdered.”

Yeah, Auntie and Uncle get the Doctor all “you can’t just die!” the ood gets “another ood I failed to save” and she gets…nothing, at all, not so much as one question of how the TARDIS got put in a woman’s body (ethics aside, that’s kind of an important question!)

And by that corset she’s from closer to Mr. k’s era than ours and must be massively confused by the ood et al.

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

One more Who thought, I love the Van Gogh episode, I can ignore the complete abuse of time travel, the fudging of Van Gogh’s actual history, etc, because even the Doctor can’t fix that one. And not in the contrived “because he isn’t a mother” sense, but in the “because Van Gogh isn’t some alien problem” (and fuck, 10 was basically depression on legs, small wonder 11 was barely managing platitudes)

*is totally biased on this one* lol, more coffee, then sorting my refills (because Take The Pill — EA and “you’ll never run out again” damn near failed!)

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“Depression on legs” lol!

Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

That article is damned good, could potentially reach into excellent with…something…better editing? more time? Idk. It isn’t the 101 part that’s bothering me, sometimes it’s nice to have 101 resources to link 101 level people to. It’s things like this —

“The few rapes committed by women make headlines; male rapes are largely ignored.”

And then continuing to ignore it. Why even mention it then? How do “rapes committed by women make headlines ” and “male rapes are largely ignored” even mesh coherently? That thought is missing something and it’s bugging me.

lowquacks
lowquacks
9 years ago
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Those shoes are the best, lowquacks! Did your sister love the shoes?

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Gah, worse sentence construction ever.

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