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Big Manosphere Reveal: Matt Forney was Ferdinand Bardamu

Matt Forney's a dick, so here are some goats in a tree.
Matt Forney’s a dick, so here are some goats in a tree.

Longtime readers of Man Boobz may remember “Ferdinand Bardamu,” the pseudonymous blogger behind the thoroughly despicable In Mala Fide blog. How despicable? Well, once upon a time, “Bardamu” wrote a post with the lovely title “The Necessity of Domestic Violence,” in which he set forth the proposition that “[w]omen should be terrorized by their men; it’s the only thing that makes them behave better than chimps.” Yeah. It was that kind of a blog. You can find some more of Bardamu’s terrible thoughts in the MB archives.

You may also remember that Bardamu took down his blog about a year ago, and seemingly vanished from the face of the earth.

Except it now turns out he hasn’t been gone at all. Indeed, he’s been hiding in plain sight the whole time. For, just about the same time that Bardamu vanished off the face of the earth, a new and almost-if-not-quite-as-thoroughly-despicable new Manospere blogger appeared, writing under his real name: Matt Forney.

He’s perhaps best known for a post in which he “jokingly” offered advice on how to get away with rape by murdering your victim. Ha ha! What a card! (Ultimately, Forney deleted his post, and offered a half-hearted, feminist-baiting “apology” for it.)

Forney came out as the Artist Formerly Known As Ferdinand Bardamu on his blog last week.

His explanation for his vanishing act? In part, he explained, it was because he had started getting disgusted by some of his own followers.  “Surround yourself with the worst humanity has to offer and it will inevitably wear on you,” he wrote.

 It got to the point where I dreaded reading my own site because it was becoming dominated by basement dwelling neo-Nazis, MRA permavirgins and other losers I would never bother with in real life.

As much as I hate people who bitch about “hatred” and “negativity,” they were right in the end: I didn’t want to be associated with those freaks.

Yep, the rank and file of the right-wing Manosphere actually disgusts the guy who came up with “[w]omen should be terrorized by their men; it’s the only thing that makes them behave better than chimps.” Yikes.

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opheliamonarch
opheliamonarch
9 years ago

@Ella, thank you so much for the link, and yes, the comments were fantastic.

Thought this was relevant to the article,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/10/frances-andrade-killed-herself-lying

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/09/frances-andrade-courts-son

Just so horrible, but I thought it was important.

hellkell
hellkell
9 years ago

Could Elam’s responses to that Overland piece have been anymore bloated, convoluted, and constipated?

Loved the author’s reaction to his name.

Cthulhu's Intern
9 years ago

If you write shitty things, you attract shitty people. This should not be news.

OT: Have you seen this?

I like it.

katz
9 years ago

While the only left-wing MRA I know of is that pig guy, I’ve noticed that despite the general professed right-libertarian tendencies of MRA’s, their economic arguments are twisted approaches to problems typically focused on by the left.

Also a lot of MRAs (TAA, etc) say they’re liberals and/or hold some liberal positions on other issues. But it’s impossible for them to be liberal in the context of the MRM, because it’s inherently reactionary.

opheliamonarch
opheliamonarch
9 years ago

@opium4themasses, also, thank you, loved that, will add to my vimeo channel 🙂

Cthulhu's Intern
9 years ago

Crap. Just noticed that opium4themasses posted the exact same thing before me. Oh well, it’s a good video.

opheliamonarch
opheliamonarch
9 years ago

@Cthulhu’s Intern, hadn’t realised you’d posted it too, but it was well worth two links anyway.

Appreciate the Cthulhu ref by the way, love Lovecraft.
Just listening to Derek Jacobi reading MR James, off to bed, not sure if that Ash tree is gonna help me sleep though. 🙂

Kittehserf
9 years ago

Derek Jacobi reading MR James?

::swoons::

becausescience
becausescience
9 years ago

Yes, am sure it is an attempt to draw attention to his blog where he is promoting his e-books. Forney is operating under the delusion that he is going to make a living from his writing, Ironically, one of his books is devoted to teaching other manosphereans how to make money by blogging.

Ah, I can just imagine a massive manosphere pyramid scheme, mra’s and puas and mgtows all selling each other get rich quick schemes till the whole thing comes crashing down (which they’ll undoubtedly blame on feminism).

cloudiah
9 years ago

And hopefully all paid for by bitcoin.

katz
9 years ago

Speaking of bitcoin, did you guys see this tweet?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

I’m still hoping that Elam stole his picture from somewhere, because the idea of Colonel Sanders gone evil creeps me out.

Kittehserf
9 years ago

Perhaps he’s Colonel Sanders’s evil twin brother?

Gillian
Gillian
9 years ago

I have had one of the worst days in my recent memory, no doubt one of the worst days in recorded history, and so I come here asking, nay begging, do we have any trolls I can kick? Pretty, pretty please, with a scented motherfucking candle on top?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

He’s like Evil Spiderman, but without the brains, physical fitness, or ability to shoot webs out of his wrists.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

PEMRA has pretty much been hanging around with a “kick me please” sign on for the last few days, so why not? He may enjoy it a little too much, though.

gillyrosebee
9 years ago

Yeah, I was reading a little of that, but it’s pretty weak sauce. “I’m an MRA because, you know, reasons, but all of your criticisms don’t apply, because I’m not one of those MRAs (didn’t you read my name, dammit?!?!).”

Meh. The PUAs provide better pinatas because at least they stay with it, instead of running away while they try to think of something to say… Maybe it requires a committee to come up with a response for the objections raised?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

All of the current trolls are weaksauce. That’s why I haven’t been bothering to engage them – there’s no fun in getting into a duel with an unarmed opponent.

katz
9 years ago

gilly, fraid it’s been pretty thin today. Sorry you had such a terrible day.

gillyrosebee
9 years ago

Actually, on the subject of PUAs, does anyone know of someone who has looked into the ‘game’ and deconstructed it from the perspective of the ‘target’?

Kittehserf
9 years ago

Brzzz has been hanging around boring everyone with his walls o’ text, but other than him and permatwit, it’s been pretty quiet troll-wise. Chloe got banned because zie was a LaightTemptest sock, and there haven’t been any others for a few days.

Would a pig and a pug help?

http://youtu.be/IO1rN57PD_w

gillyrosebee
9 years ago

Not to worry, katz! I’m sitting on a nice, hard chair and soon all will be well with the world. I’ve a brandy new bottle of vodka and by morning it will all be charmingly funny stories!

I’ve had so much going on here (I arrived on the 14th to spend 10 days in the East Coast office which is in… wait for it… CAMBRIDGE!) that I’ve barely had time to breathe, let along check in (okay, I got roped into talking about Beyonce of all things over at Feministe). Have I missed anything good?

cloudiah
9 years ago

Sorry about the bad day, Gilly. I could fake sock puppet one of our trolls if you want someone to bat around.

gillyrosebee
9 years ago

kittehs, the only thing better than the video itself is the soundtrack! I am now grinning and giggling, and you rock!

Carleyblue
Carleyblue
9 years ago

This reveal makes me strangely happy. It means there’s one less of them than I thought there was. It also means that Ferdinand Bardamu is not some shadowy uber-Alpha, but instead just Matt Forney, who, to judge by his blog, is not particularly impressive in any way.

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