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Man Boobz Contest: Find the Whiniest, Most Entitled Response to Anita Sarkeesian

From "Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games."
From “Damsel in Distress: Part 1 – Tropes vs Women in Video Games.”

So Anita Sarkeesian, who apparently didn’t run off with all her Kickstarter money to found a Misandist Gynarchy in the wilds of Canada, has  released the first video in her Tropes vs Women in Video Games project. (I’ve embedded it below.)

Naturally, this is causing great consternation in certain corners of the Internet (*cough* Reddit *cough cough* everywhere else that misogynistic nerds congregate *cough*). In the Man Boobz forum, Katz has started a contest to see who can find “the whiniest, brattiest, most entitled response” to Sarkeesian’s video on the Internet. So far Katz and Myoo have found a couple classic comments from irate Sarkeeianaphobes:

[H]ow does one go about stating that genders and gender roles are social constructs? I mean is evolution nothing to her? Does the patriarchy make male peacocks dress provocatively?

Yes. Yes it does.

And:

I’m gradually losing respect for the opposite sex. I’ve unfollowed people on tumblr who talk about how great she is, because it actually causes bile to rise in to my throat.

Yeah, that’s a totally reasonable response to a woman making a video about video games.

So anyway, I’m thinking we should bring the contest over here.

See what you can find! Consider it a sort of scavenger hunt.

Here’s my contribution, from the Men’s Rights subreddit, complaining that Damsels in Distress are the truly privileged ones:

mrsarkees

Amazingly, this acutally got called out on r/mr as being pretty damn stupid.

Also, I have another question, to add to the stack of other questions I’ve been asking lately: Just why do you think so many guys get so angry when girls and women invade what they consider a male sphere, like gaming? (Also, why do they consider gaming to belong to boys and men?)

Oh, and here’s the video that’s causing all this hubbub:

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CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

I’m just imagining this thing pressing up into my arch all day and it being like having a stone stuck in your shoe. Presumably it doesn’t feel like that if they fit the way they’re supposed to?

I think I’m just kind of a baby about anything pressing against my feet in certain ways. Can’t wear thong sandals either. But 4 inch heels are fine, for some reason.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Cassandra, Some Gal – thank ‘ee! I have these occasional fits of being nice. They don’t usually last long. 😉

I think arch supports are supposed to stop the arch flattening out when walking in shoes, where the foot strikes differently from the way it would barefoot. I know fitted orthotics push the foot back into the position it’s meant to be in; mine are to even the length of my legs, and stop the feet rolling in so much. They’re not the most comfortable thilngs, because they’re rigid plastic with no spring, and I wear insoles over them for the most part, but they certainly help my posture. It’s a lot less comfortable when I walk barefoot.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Cassandra – they can feel like that, or like having a ball pressing into your foot. It’s really noticeable when you’re flat footed. My feet are so flat even my podiatrist was impressed, lol.

Seconding the things-rubbing-feet! I spend so much time stopping to shake out the tiniest things – coarse sand, twig fragments, whatever – from my shoes because I can’t stand the feel of them under my foot. Princess and the pea, shoe version!

Some Gal Not Bored at All

The last time I was nice, we got Martyn. I think I’m going to try not to be nice. (Although Poxy didn’t insult me and kept half answering me, so maybe I am not being mean enough? I’m sure they’ll be a new troll to practice my meanness on soon.)

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

That’s part of why I don’t love ballet flats, not enough shoe between my foot and the ground so I can feel every pebble I walk over. It’s usually fit issues that bug me though, like with high arches you often find the top of your foot a bit above the toes rubbing against the vamp of the shoe if the shoe doesn’t fit just right, and it’s really annoying.

Other than the hypersensitivity Kittehs and I have opposite feet. When I do the footprint thing they sometimes use to test that the centre part of my foot isn’t touching the ground at all, there’s a big space in the middle, unless I deliberately press down, and even then the inner arch doesn’t touch.

katz
9 years ago

OT: Can someone give me a good name for a young Chinese woman? My naming creativity is really running on fumes.

dire sloth
dire sloth
9 years ago

@Katz, have you seen this page? it might help you get on track, or at least not commit a cultural gaffe

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChineseNames

dire sloth
dire sloth
9 years ago
katz
9 years ago

Thanks, but I really don’t use TVTropes as a source. I know the conventions of Chinese naming; I just have a limit to how many names I can come up with before I go dry.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

My suggestion? Poke around on Chinese diaspora pop culture sites. Movie sites, music sites, TV drama sites. On those sites are tons of young Chinese women (both performers and fans), and you can see their names. So you’ll end up with names that don’t sound archaic or dated.

Marie
9 years ago

@kittehs

I’ll see your Have I Mentioned I’m Homosexual and raise you one Have I Driven Everyone Up The Wall Mentioning Mr K Yet. 😉

Well, I haven’t been driven up a wall yet 😀

That’s the cutest version of the kitty! 🙂

yay! *takes a bow* I know someone also showed me a dancing jiggly puff with the keys, but sadly I’ve forgotten how to do it 🙁

I don’t really get how arch supports work?

My only guess is the people who make shoes only make them for one arc, ignoring that everyone’s feet are different. :/ The arch support always works fine for me.

The last time I was nice, we got Martyn.

dang, I’ve forgotten who Martyn was…and xie sounds familiar. Are they an old troll, or is my memory just failing. (asking cuz I’ve been lurking for a little bit, so in theory I should recognize him.)

@katz

have you tried behind the name (.com)? they normally have names organized by gender, and countries/ areas. It’s pretty handy.

Some Gal Not Bored at All

@Marie

Martyn is fairly recent. He was extremely verbose and dense. The bulk of his stay was here, but he first showed up a couple threads before that one.

katz
9 years ago

Cassandra, that’s a clever idea.

Some Gal Not Bored at All

His full name was Martyn Hare if that helps and he showed up as something with Nerd in it (?) first.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

Just don’t name her after Fan Bing Bing – too much pressure.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Well, I haven’t been driven up a wall yet 😀

Give it time! 😀

Speaking of which, talking about socks ==> Googling pictures of cable-knit socks ==> finding picture of cable-that-isn’t-socks ==> this.

(Whaddya mean, I’m slacking off at work?)

Marie
9 years ago

@some gal

thanks of the link, I remember him now 🙂 trolls just all go in one eye and out the other.

Some Gal Not Bored at All

@The Kittehs’

That is a fantastic sweater and it suits him very nicely.

I always worry about staining clothes that color. I know that I have one thing I absolutely can’t spill on, that is what I will spill on. I can be extremely clumsy.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Me too, me too! Every time I eat something with tomato in it, I end up with red patches on whatever I was wearing.

Reminds me of once years ago, a friend who was also a Food Klutz and I were congratulating each other on wearing clothes the same colour as our food at a restaurant.

Sir’s a bit of a food spiller too. Yes, it does still happen over There – I managed to wear a sticky pastry on our marriage-marker day. My FiL said “I’m glad I’m not the only one in the family who still does that.” Which showed that Mr K has been keeping his terrible secret from his papa for centuries! XD

The good thing is one can wish the muck away, or even adapt the clothes. Mr Smarty Pants made his black jumper the colour of a bread roll with sesame seeds on it recently, so all the crumbs would blend in. :/

He’s very fond of Arans, in fact I was teasing him about his multiplicity of Aran jumpers this morning when he was claiming he doesn’t need much variety in his clothes. Cobblers to that, milord!

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

This is why I fear white pants. They’re pretty much a guarantee that you’ll spill coffee/pasta sauce/soy sauce.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Oh gods yes, I won’t ever where white pants. Stains from travelling on public transport, food stains, and not least, indelible purple ink at work. Not a good look.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
9 years ago

I’m not caught up yet but SHOES! There’s a reason I keep whining about how much I wish heels weren’t so strongly coded feminine!

But yeah, I stumbled upon these — http://www.dsw.com/shoe/charles+david+griot+boot?prodId=242357&activeCats=dsw2cat40002,dsw12cat540001,dsw11cat60004

And am entirely in love (that’s how I got converted to the cult of skinny jeans actually, gotta show off my boots!) Wish the heel was chunkier, but they pass as punk/goth, what with the front being a row of metal and all.

First pair of real leather shoes I’ve ever owned actually…still feels weird to be wearing a cow, but fuck if I don’t love them! (Granted “what ARE you wearing?!” and “how can you walk in those?!” get said every time I wear them, but compared to the less strictly feminine platforms? I find them a dream)

Some Gal Not Bored at All

@Argenti

Those are awesome! Sixteen inches! 🙂

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Whoa, gorgeous boots! I had a pair like that but with heels half the height in the 90s.

Serious nuisance if you got an itchy foot, though. 😀

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

There are my stompy boots. Since they were cheap I bought multiple pairs, and they’re not real leather anyway, so I don’t care if I trash them. Work with skinny jeans or tights!

http://www.dsw.com/shoe/diba+deep+lee+boot?prodId=210706

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