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True Facts about Sh*tRedditSays

This is what a feminist looks like?
This is what a feminist looks like?

One of the strangest things about doing this blog is all the things I ‘ve learned about myself in the process. I don’t mean all the insights into my inner being I’ve gained,  though there’s been a bit of that. I  mean all the completely untrue things I’ve learned from people who hate me.

For some reason, many of the people who most hate this blog– many of whom have never read it — aren’t satistfied with criticizing me for what I do and who I am; they find it necessary to make up many new and horrible and not-actually-true things to criticize me for: That I plant the things I quote on this blog to make Men’s Rightsers look bad, that I write all the comments myself (all the hundreds of thousands of them) to make Man Boobz look more popular.

Oh, and that I want all men cuckolded.

To those who hate me and this site, I and the Man Boobz commentariat have become what sociologist Stanley Cohen called “folk devils,” convenient scapegoats around which various urban legends — or in this case internet legends — have grown like mushrooms.

The ShitRedditSays empire on Reddit has developed a similar mythos of its own. ShitRedditSays started out as a subreddit to collect together and skewer the worst, most bigoted nonsense that regularly posted and upvoted on Reddit; it grew into a robust Reddit counterculture that’s really one of the only good things about the site.

But to most Redditors, it seems, the SRS folk devils really are akin to the devil, and they are accused of all sorts of preposterous things on a daily basis — many of which suggest that SRS wields vast and nefarious powers behind the scenes on Reddit and possibly even in the real world. There’s so much of this nonsense that the SRSers have started a whole subreddit devoted to the SRS Mythos.

Basically, all the preceding was sort of a long-winded preface to me saying that I just discovered SRSMythos and have been really enjoying reading it.

Here are some of the not-so-true facts about SRS catalogued there:

A claim that

my friend used to mod there [on SRS], he and his buddies from Stormfront.org started it as a joke to get people to hate politically correct liberals and black people.

The notion that SRS was secretly started as a joke by Nazis or other bigots is one of Reddit’s favorite conspiracy theories.

A claim from a Men’s Rights Redditor that one of the Men’s Rights subreddit mods is a secret SRS agent.

Another Redditor, familiar to anyone who reads the anti-SRS and/or Men’s Rights subreddits, offers a convoluted theory about how SRS is all part of a weird eugenics experiment.

Someone called againstSRS complains  that “THEY’RE the ones who try to make fun of US for so-called “ridiculous” conspiracy theories? Our theories about SRS and women destroying society are more grounded in concrete facts than their entire sense of reality.”

Someone else asserts that SRS is a

horrible horrible subreddit full of Nazi Feminists that aren’t actually for equality. They hate all men, and think that every man is a rapist. I’ve seen people banned from it just for mentioning that they were a guy while commenting.

Actually, SRS did its own demographic surveys and found that most SRSers — -somewhere in the range of 57% to 59% — were dudes. Granted, that’s a low percentage of men for Reddit — which is overall 80% male — but not exactly evidence that SRSers are a bunch of man-hating feeeeemale separatists.

Check it out. There’s a lot of fascinating stuff there, whether you’re studying the sociology of scapegoating, or if you just like seeing Redditors post idiotic crap.

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Ally S
8 years ago

Seasonal misandry!

Bostonian
Bostonian
8 years ago

Warm clothes are misandry!
Also cool clothes!

EVERYTHING WOMEN DO IS MISANDRY

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Heels that make a noise when you walk are misandry too, right? I seem to remember Owly waffling about that. But less boner-pleasing shoes would presumably be misandry too.

DefJam
DefJam
8 years ago

The trolls who pretend to be making valid contributions to the conversation are among the least interesting.

I don’t see you making any sort of contribution aside from snarking at other people, you insouciant prick.

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: Argenti

Sure! By all means, link our comics. And yeah, Sneak, Mir, and Mac alternately ran things while I was gone. And Sneak is actually growing up now; zie’s decided zie’s an adult and wants to be treated accordingly. I am learning to deal with this, since technically we’re twins — we were created at the same time, zie just got… delayed.

Viscaria
Viscaria
8 years ago

Huh, I just had a thought. If exposing one’s skin without offering to fuck every man who sees it is misandry, are women less misandrous in the winter?

You would think so, right? But then other people have told me that it’s pretty inconsiderate, borderline cruel, of me not to dress to please men’s (or at least one man’s) boners. But inconsiderate is less misandrous than hateful, I suppose, so let’s go with yes. Summer is the most misandrous of all the seasons!

vaiyt
8 years ago

@DefJam
“In a general sense, the commentariat here would do well to spend more time considering their words instead of just posting whatever inchoate thought pops into their heads.”

In a very specific sense, you would do well to stop with the vague, content-less accusations and instead make claims that are both specific and substantiated with evidence. People who have met trolls like you before are well acquainted with this puerile tactic. Your occasional use of uncommon words does not indicate intellectuality, but rather the desire to emulate intellectuality to mask the lack of an argument in your discourse.

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: DefJam

I don’t see you making any sort of contribution aside from snarking at other people, you insouciant prick.

Did you not see the damn tagline? It’s “Misogyny. I mock it.” The snark is what we’re HERE for. What, do you go to football forums and complain that they’re just talking about sports?

vaiyt
8 years ago

“Heels that make a noise when you walk are misandry too, right? I seem to remember Owly waffling about that.”

Mohammed Omar must be his idol, then.

Λυνα
Λυνα
8 years ago

I am resident to encounter the minotaur. Its horny protuberants cause me great conflagrations.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Jammy doesn’t know where he is. Dude, this is a mockery site, and we’re mocking you, dipshit.

kittehserf
8 years ago

Oooh, trolly’s got a whole lot of new words to trot out! Unctuous, inchoate, rareified and now insouciant.

0/4 so far for using them correctly.

Heels that make a noise when you walk are misandry too, right? I seem to remember Owly waffling about that. But less boner-pleasing shoes would presumably be misandry too.

Owly wouldn’t have liked my noisy heels. They’re either heavy boot heels that make a hell of a noise on wooden floors, or shoes that squeak with my orthotics. 😛

Bostonian
Bostonian
8 years ago

MOCKERY IS MISANDRY!

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

What Jammy really needs is a dictionary.

(Also a clue, but they don’t sell those in stores.)

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

RE: CLOTHING IS MISANDRY!

Honestly, I thought that covering up is ALSO MISANDRY!™, because then you’re denying men the opportunity to look at your curves and to comment on them, wanted or not.

Viscaria
Viscaria
8 years ago

Mr. AL (during his “trolling” days, before he admitted who he truly was, and before we discovered that the person he truly was was extremely unpleasant) claimed that both wearing high heels and not wearing high heels were misandrous acts.

DefJam
DefJam
8 years ago

None of those words are particularly arcane, and I see them used all the time. They allow me to say what I wish to say with greater precision.

If the climate here is so cloddish that having a semi-advanced vocabulary is looked down upon, well, you’re only hurting yourselves.

Bostonian
Bostonian
8 years ago

Jesus Christ he was a jackwagon.

kittehserf
8 years ago

None of those words are particularly arcane, and I see them used all the time. They allow me to say what I wish to say with greater precision.

I’m familiar with all those words, you little tosser. Your problem is that you’re not using them with precision at all – unless you like being precisely wrong.

Bostonian
Bostonian
8 years ago

Still no shred of evidence for the regular commentaritat being transphobic, eh DefJam?

I guess proving assertions is misandry too.

kittehserf
8 years ago

I had the biggest laugh when Mr Al was squealing here a while back and called me a stalker for knowing his history here. Reading comments on threads is stalking, you guyz!

emilygoddess
emilygoddess
8 years ago

@Def Jam,

See, there you go. Agree or disagree, this is a fairly standard line throughout the feminist community, not just on tumblr. So Ally, your beef is not with tumblr.

I can’t believe this needs to be said, but: I’m only one person, and do not represent all feminists. Also, way to ignore the rest of what I said. And historical context.

@LBT I can’t believe you have’t heard about Tumblr Multiples! There’s a subculture of people on Tumblr who decided having headmates would be funsies (do you remember soulbonders? As far as I can tell, it’s the same thing). Some of them have fictional characters as headmates, usually drawn from the more popular fandoms; others overlap with Tumblr Otherkin and have fictional/mythical/inanimate/hybrid headmates; some even claim to have real people, living or dead, as headmates (there was a lot of drama last year when someone claimed to have one of the Columbine shooters in their System). Here’s a post from someone with DID on how they’re not the same.

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

Does our current troll realize that you don’t sound smart when you use big words but use them incorrectly? Because I get the feeling that zie doesn’t.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

“If the climate here is so cloddish that having a semi-advanced vocabulary is looked down upon, well, you’re only hurting yourselves.”

Should I summon Sir Pecunium so we have an actually advanced vocab in here? Because I simply adore when he goes after trolls using ten dollar words.

Λυνα
Λυνα
8 years ago

If the climate here is so cloddish that having a semi-advanced vocabulary is looked down upon, well, you’re only hurting yourselves.

The problem is not your “semi-advanced vocabulary”. The problem is that you’re using it incorrectly to sound intelligent in a condescending tone. I hope you never get caught in a rainstorm, with your nose held up that high you’re liable to drown.

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