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@Fidelbogen sez: “We needn’t treat feminists fairly or ethically. Underhanded tricks r the order of the day.”

Silly Fidelbogen! Tricks are for kids!
Silly Fidelbogen! Tricks are for kids!

It’s labor day here in the US of A, a day for picnics, parades honoring our nation’s workers, and going through Fidelbogen’s timeline on Twitter looking for especially obtuse tweets from the always obtuse Men’s Renaissance Agitator and would-be philosopher-king of the Men’s Rights movement.

Yes, I know we just did Fidelbogen the other day, but we’re doing him again.

Because it’s my blog, that’s why!

And it’s worth it. Because Fidelbogen, who apparently fancies himself some sort of evil rhetorical genius taking down feminism with he power of his mighty words, has a knack for saying out loud what a lot of Men’s Rightsers think.  As I pointed out the other day, he’s admitted straight up that he’s far more interested in attacking feminists than in actually helping men. Which is clearly the case with most MRAs, as evidenced by their complete and utter lack of accomplishment in the whole “actually helping men” arena.

In his tweets, he often goes further, exposing the dishonest nature of these attacks on feminism. Indeed, a good portion of his tweets are basically him twirling his moustache as he explains the devious trickery he’ll be using to take the evil feminists down.

Here he is in full supervillain mode:

One of Fidey’s favorite themes is that he and his MRA buddies can define feminism, so suck on that, femmies!

Indeed, he won’t shut up about it:

Yeah, dude. Trust us — we know.

And here he suggests he’s far more interested in pulling women down than in raising men up:

What’s this? Straight up misogyny?

Oh, sorry, misogyny doesn’t exist.

Or … does it?

Do try to keep your story straight, dude!

Fidey is the master of baffling metaphor:

Ok, that didn’t make sense. Let’s try this one:

Huh. Pisspots, however unsavory, do at least serve a useful function. Is Men’s Rights Activism thus the equivalant of peeing on the floor?

Too complicated. Fidey tries a simpler metaphor:

And then marches off into the land of incoherence once again.

And then accidentally stumbles upon a truth:

Read that one over again, Fidey, and take a good hard look at yourself.

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cloudiah
8 years ago

His hashtags used to be more entertaining.

Hyena Girl
8 years ago

MRA Protip: If you find yourself monologuing like a supervillain, stop.

Andrew Johnston
8 years ago

@Hyena Girl: A supervillain would be handier with his metaphors.

Hyena Girl
8 years ago

@ Andrew: I didn’t say that Fidelbogen was a particularly effective supervillain, more Calender Man than the Joker.

deniseeliza
deniseeliza
8 years ago

Mill dew?

What?

MaudeLL
MaudeLL
8 years ago

Does that mean we get to define MRA? Yay! I’m tempted to go full Godwin here. Or I can define it Fidey-twitter-style:
“The MRM is like a lump of pus that no longer attracts the cockroaches of wrath, but instead slowly dries into its own demise into the abyss of superficiality, longing for revenge against its own illusions of grandeur.”

kittehserf
8 years ago

Or in Fiddle Bogan’s case, mildew.

I wonder if he tries talking like a cartoon villain, too?

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Yeah, my brain is stuck on the mildew thing.

Fiddles must lead a very weird existence.

kittehserf
8 years ago

Grist for the mill, is gristmill. #makingmoresensethanfido

saintnick86
saintnick86
8 years ago

We needn’t treat feminists fairly or ethically.Underhanded tricks r the order of the day, BUT. . nothing violent or illegal!

‘Cause nothing violent or illegal is “underhanded”!

…Right…?

Always remember that when we talk about “feminism”, we mean #Feminism as WE define that term.

As vaguely and inaccurately as possible? Convenient!

“Misogyny” is a nonsense word that feminists use when men won’t take any crap from them. Misogyny doesn’t really exist.

“Misandry” is a nonsense word petulant man-children use when women won’t take being treated like shit by them…

The power of the human brain to block what it doesn’t want to know, is hard to exaggerate.

Good thing you work as a walking, talking example of such!

kittehserf
8 years ago

Fidobogen’s brain is so well shielded it could probably block a small nuclear strike.

MaudeLL
MaudeLL
8 years ago

@kitteh
I bet he owns a bunker too (in case feminist Soviets attack). Double protection!

cloudiah
8 years ago

Fidelbogen’s apartment is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, full of the dew from the mill. #seriouslydudetrycleaning #repurposingStarWarsquotes

Fidelbogen doesn’t like feminism either. Feminists just watch yourselves. We’re wanted men. (Not by women.) Fidelbogen has the death sentence on twelve systems. #MosIsleyArmy

The ability to destroy a feminist is insignificant next to the imagined power of Fidelbogen’s mangry tweets. #DeathStarMisandry

Fidelbogen’s tweets are as clumsy or random as a blaster; obtuse weapons for a more bitter age. #FidelbogenVSObiWan

kittehserf
8 years ago

Maude – LOL!

… hey, when did you change your avatar?

cloudiah – “mangry” LOL. Puts me as much in mind of mangy as of man/angry. Apt!

cloudiah
8 years ago

That’s no moon. It’s feminism. #ObiWanWasAFeminist #FeminismWillDestroyYourPlanetFromSpace

We’re doomed. #C-3POSpeaksTheFateOfMisogynists

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

fem2? Am I the only one wondering what the hell fem2 is?

kittehserf
8 years ago

I’d say shorthand for second-wave feminism, but this is Fiddle, so nope, no idea.

cloudiah
8 years ago

Didn’t we find out that Fidelbogen means “Faithful Booger?” (I’m just making that up but it made me laugh. I am 3.)

MaudeLL
MaudeLL
8 years ago

@kitteh

Yeah, I alternate between representations of my cat (as the hivemind ordered).

cloudiah
8 years ago

Hey also, did you hear about the two kittens that shut down part of the NYC subway system for hours? Here they are:

kittehserf
8 years ago

Poor babies! Were they wild kittens or lost?

cloudiah
8 years ago

They were wild. NYC not only shut down the subway for 2 hours, they cut off electricity so the kitties wouldn’t be electrocuted on the “3rd rail.” They were eventually caught and taken to a shelter.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

I assume fem2 is where AVFM sends a robot back in time to kill Betty Friedan’s mother.

kittehserf
8 years ago

Yay! I hope they get good forever homes.

kittehserf
8 years ago

Cassandra – that’d be the bot in the picture Dave put up on the LousyCanuck thread, yes? 😀

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