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Welcome to the First Quarter Man Boobz Pledge Drive 2014: Fluffy Cat Rolling In Money Edition!

To repeat my simple pitch from my previous pledge drives: If you enjoy this blog, and can afford it, please click on the “donate” button below and send a few bucks my way. Or, if you’d prefer, a lot of bucks. You don’t need a PayPal account to donate; you can use a credit card, and there are other options as well. If you’re outside the US, PayPal should be able to handle your weird foreign money.

I appreciate any and all contributions. Of course, if you’re broke and can’t swing a contribution now, I understand. Really.

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Enormous thanls to everyone who donated during the last pledge drive. (I know I didn’t get back to everyone personally, and I apologize.) Thanks as well to those who’ve donated since the last pledge drive, and extra special thanks to those who’ve made a point of donating on a regular basis.

Man Boobz has now received more than 13 million page views since its inception on Blogger in 2010. Even more impressive: you all have posted close to 400,000 comments. The community that’s grown up around this blog is, as always, amazing to me. I couldn’t do it without you.

217 replies on “Pledge Drive: Fluffy Cat Rolling In Money Edition!”

hormonal IUD can stop periods entirely, which is awesome. Obviously, how well it does that depends on the person, but I found it really great.

Here’s a refutation of your concept of male privilege (your favorite little theory right after rape culture of course). I’m SURE you’ll love it lol:

Now quickly, wank all over it in your usual fashion. Hurry. Don’t want any critical thoughts entering your little minds.

Morons. lol.

PS. I should note that I live in a place where having one inserted under general anesthetic is free, so that’s what I did. I can’t vouch for what it’s like without a general. I think it cost me $20 for the device too, so it was a huge saving over buying pills and/or tampons.

And THAT, assholes, is the reason why you don’t deserve to have your comments read. Any actual attempt to reason with you about a very serious problem results in ignorance and shaming of the kind demonstrated above.

Not everyone cares about engaging with all trolls all the time, and you are a troll. And why would anyone here care if you think our comments are worth reading?

You just don’t have anything to say that has any value. You just wank with your keyboards. That’s all. And here on this thread, is the evidence for it (thanks btw. I’ll use it for future reference)

Anyone who uses this thread as future reference to show how unreasonable we are is ignoring 1) the fact that people here don’t always care about engaging in reasoned arguments with trolls, which is nothing unusual for a blog like this and 2) the fact that you came in here with bad faith, used an ableist insult against the author of this blog.

Have a great day 🙂

Translation: “I’m now going to be passive aggressive for no reason whatsoever.”

TMI warning:

Also, how the hell am I supposed to masturbate “with a keyboard?” And even if I could, I don’t think I’d be happy getting sexual fluids all over my laptop.

Speaking of masturbation, given your reference to that, I suspect you’re just another one of kitt33’s sockpuppets.

I used to think that trolls who complain that people are talking about what they want to talk about instead of what the troll wants them to talk about didn’t know they were the ninety thousand person to bring that same demand.
Now I realize that it is just another asshat fishing for someone to engage with them so they can do their dominance display.

Now quickly, wank all over it in your usual fashion. Hurry. Don’t want any critical thoughts entering your little minds.

Morons. lol.

Hi there kitt33!

Funny that GT is completely ignoring Ally’s fine rebuttals.

We aren’t here to do your bidding. You come in to a thread and expect people to just pay attention to you. Well, fuck you. Some here might choose to engage you in a debate, not everyone is going to, because this isn’t a forum to discuss men’s issues. It’s a blog that mocks sexists on the internet, get over yourself.

Just because you think feminism = anti-male and therefore not equality doesn’t automatically make any feminist a sexist. So your whole “gotcha” tactic to point out how feminists are just like the people we mock here doesn’t hold any water.

I don’t know about the troll, opheliamonarch , but that video did me a world of good and I thank you for it.

I’m seconding thebewilderness! People who take the time to spread love through video taping their cats and sharing them with the rest of us are awesome and deserve cookies.

The three versions I’m considering are a hormonal IUD, the implant, or the shots. Does anyone here have experience with these?

I’ve used all three! The shot was great as long as I got the next one on time, which I often didn’t, and then they insisted on pregnancy testing me and making me wait for the next one (which was only because I was sexually active with a man). I didn’t menstruate at all, and I’m pretty much inured to needles thanks to the frequent shots 😀

The implant was cool and I enjoyed not having to think about it, but I went from no periods to constant spotting, and eventually had it removed. It scarred, so if that’s a thing you worry about, keep it in mind. I now have a Mirena (hormonal IUD), and honestly, the insertion was excruciating. But I’m protected for five years, I’m back to no periods, and basically I can’t say enough good things about it.

@Gender Traitor

Have a great day 🙂

JFC, Kitt33, why do you keep giving yourself away like this?

I’m ignoring the rest because fuck you, boundary-ignoring troll (who thinks YouTube videos count as evidence)

I can’t even watch that video Kitt put up, the voice alone is giving me a migraine and basic biology/evolution isn’t going to convince me of any of your points. Yeah men and women are biologically not identical, what’s your point? How about you stop using awful videos to try to explain yourself and use your own words. Those videos aren’t proof of anything, they’re just some other asshat with a video and tape recorder.

DAVID FUTRELL, now that feminism is all about equality and stuffs, I want to know about why you do not call out the erasure of pictures of pugs rolling in money! What do you not think that pugs have money? That they do not deserve money?2211 Only cats? DAVID FUTRELL, admit it, that in fact, you are against pugs! What no response! Let me link you this; HOribleLinktoStupidBlogYouWillNeverClickOn.com, see no-one clicked on it, therefore no-one responds, therefore I win! You all horrible people! I win!

TL;DR

GenderTraitor, I’m willing to bet that I have actually donated more to men’s shelters and helping men than you ever have, so don’t count on making me feel bad. If you are actually interested in “reasoned” discussion, and not just trolling, then you are going to have to go through the work of forming an actual argument or at least copypastaing some content from your link.

Also, FFS, why can’t anti-feminist folks ever have a discussion of sex differences without throwing trans people completely out of the picture? Our biology is just as relevant as that of cis folks.

@MEZ, but I thought one can only copypasta if one has been touched by one of the FSM’s noodly appendages. Otherwise, surely that would be heresy?

Kitt/GT/MEZ, protip: You are very bad at deception, it really pissed you off getting banned huh?

You need to try and be a better person, you need to make friends and do positive things, you need to fuck off now.

I emailed David Boobzers, sleep tight. 🙂

Mez,

I Google image searched for “pug rolling in money” and got… nada. Well, I got lots of photos of pugs, but none rolling in money.

Besides me, my cats (male and female) are lazily swatting at each other. This right after my female cat licked/neck bit the male cat. They are both under 1 year old, so my assumption is that they’re playing.

It looks kind of like this:

@ Ally That’s an excellent point, one I sometimes forget about when someone mentions biological differences in sexes. I get too focused on the fact that even if there were significant differences it doesn’t actually prove anything. Biology doesn’t determine everything, it’s different for everyone. What these asshats fail to realize is that people experience things individually and there’s a lot of room for nuance. The world would be a really weird place if we simply acted on our basic “needs” or “instincts”. I think it’s safe to say that despite being animals we have a complex understanding of the self and our own individuality that goes way beyond biology.

The thing that bugs me about evolution used by MRAs is that they think every possible trait they think is universal (most of which are not) means that evolution thought it was a good thing so that’s why it exists and it means we must follow it. But, evolution doesn’t work that way it’s not perfect and it’s always changing. People, like animals, are continually evolving we just don’t typically see it at our time scale.

ophelia, I’ve seen MEZ around here before being completely non-trollish and they seemed to be sarcastic in that comment. But kitt33 and GT need to go for sure.

@wordsp1nner: I LOL’d at the video. Three of our ragdolls are seal points as well. While ragdolls are closest to my heart, I do love your persian as well.

No, those aren’t my cats 🙂 They just play like mine. I haven’t got a good video of mine playing yet–they run around too much. (I love it when they start playing while cuddling with me and end up playing on my lap 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

I have a longhair dilute torbie and a short-haired brown tabby with white–both strays. See my icon 🙂

@wordsp1nner, oh, was confused. Your cat photo is lovely too. I was also looking at the bedroom and thinking “wordsp1nner has a much tidier bedroom than me, where does she find time???”

@cupisnique

@ Ally That’s an excellent point, one I sometimes forget about when someone mentions biological differences in sexes. I get too focused on the fact that even if there were significant differences it doesn’t actually prove anything. Biology doesn’t determine everything, it’s different for everyone. What these asshats fail to realize is that people experience things individually and there’s a lot of room for nuance. The world would be a really weird place if we simply acted on our basic “needs” or “instincts”. I think it’s safe to say that despite being animals we have a complex understanding of the self and our own individuality that goes way beyond biology.

Objections to biological determinism can extend even farther beyond the arguments you outlined. The dominant discourse of human biology is cis-centric. A discourse that made no connection between sex and gender would avoid things such as labeling certain chromosomes, hormones, etc. female or male. For instance, in current biology discourse, we always refer to the penis as male and the vagina as female, but in an alternative biology discourse, we could instead refer to them only in non-gendered ways that specify their reproductive function.

I mean, sex is as much of a social construct as gender is. And I mean that not in the sense that biology never matters ever, but in the sense that we understand and interpret biology within discursive structures. Human bodies already exist – it’s just that we use particular discourses to make sense of them. Once the discursive limitations of science are acknowledged, we can have a meaningful discussion of sex differences, although even the term “sex differences” implies a clear male-female sex dichotomy, which I contend is merely part of a dominant cis-centric discourse. A more relevant term would be “gender differences”, because that’s what actually matters.

(Sorry if none of that made sense; I’ve been reading some post-structuralist philosophy these days and the texts I have often describe things in very wordy and confusing ways…)

I’m a firm believer in that there are very few truly stupid people in the world* and that the difficulties people have are due to the teaching method not matching the learning style of the person. I’ve handheld undergraduates through statistics and watched while they changed from “noooooooo, not stats, I have to pass, but I don’t understand it” to “oh, that’s what it’s all about”.

The issues (at university) are:
– students having teaching classes palmed off onto them who don’t have any teaching pedogogy
– too many students in classes, so struggling students can’t get someone to help them unless they pay for private tutoring themselves
– too much maths being given without contextualising the problem that the maths is going to solve, and why that particular approach is being made
– making students learn by rote, so it’s boring, boring, boring (like the way I had to learn enzyme pathways, which I forgot pretty much after the final exam, but spent hours ahead of those exams sketching out each pathway to try to remember it).

*MRAs fit into the stupid category.

@ Ally nope, it made sense! It was very well articulated. Gosh, are you really only 18? You write so much better than students in anthropology courses writing about gender. I don’t research this particular area (I am actually an archaeologist that studies ceramics) so you are much more versed in this than I am, but I am aware of some of the fundamentals such as biology being a social construct, and I completely agree that our understanding is so completely based on a male-female sex dichotomy.

Don’t worry I am a PhD student I can handle some jargon 😉

Ug, just watched GT youtube vid. Let me sum up the main point.

1. Men are demonstratively stronger than women.
2. Evolution + Natural Selection favor the “fittest” for the environment. If a trait exists, it’s because it’s the “fittest” trait, no other reason for the traits existence could possibly exist.
3. Clearly, women had it good, and were hanging around popping bon-bons, because if they had it bad, then they would have evolved to be physically strong as well.
4. A bunch of “we hunted the mammoth” goes here. Oh and, women weren’t oppressed by the lack of vote/property rights/etc, because there was no women’s movement before 200 years ago (teehehehehehe), and if women felt oppressed before that we would have complained about it before the industrial revolution made our lives all comfy.

Why are men physically stronger than women? Probably for the same reason that male cardinals are “come eat me red” while the females are “camouflaged brown”. Bright pigment in cardinals, and markers of high testosterone in humans, both show a male in prime health that would produce successful young. Unless of course cardinals are now misandry. 9_9

Sorry to have been away. I was running an area at Arisia (i.e. I was supplying a 3,600 person convention with food for four+ days, it ate a week, straight up) there has also been some drama about one of the people who was at the con.

But I had a good time. I’m not typing at my best right now, because I cut my left index finger making supper.

Had my annual physical, I’m not dead.

Other than that, I have work, which means I’m not likely to be tackling the issues of the day (well, ok the whining of the Manosphere) until at least sunday,

@ auggz

That is very true and really just kind of drives home the point that biology (and our Western idea of biology) can’t be the “Truth” when clearly different groups make sense of the same anatomy in different and unique ways. There’s lots of cultures with multiple genders (although you wouldn’t know that if you read undergraduate papers).

@Mez
Isn’t interesting that because strength = male that therefore strength was THE factor that “evolution” selected for? Yet, we know that the “gatherers” were the ones to have supplied the bulk of the diet hmmm….. maybe strength wasn’t as important as memory, knowledge, intellect, stamina, whatever else required knowing where the plants were located on the landscape, what time of year they were available, and how far they would need to travel?

(Not that I believe in one over the other because evolutionary explanations require a lot more evidence than that simplistic line of thought)

On the fourth point, that’s just a rather silly understanding of world history which ignores thousands of years prior to anything we would consider “Western society”. Cultures have and continue to have different understandings of gender, again just because that’s how it is/was in modern North America doesn’t mean it’s the way it is “naturally”.

@cupisnique

@ Ally nope, it made sense! It was very well articulated. Gosh, are you really only 18? You write so much better than students in anthropology courses writing about gender. I don’t research this particular area (I am actually an archaeologist that studies ceramics) so you are much more versed in this than I am, but I am aware of some of the fundamentals such as biology being a social construct, and I completely agree that our understanding is so completely based on a male-female sex dichotomy.

Don’t worry I am a PhD student I can handle some jargon 😉

Thanks. =) I’m 19 now. My writing has been largely influenced by 1) being raised in a homeschooling household that made me sheltered and very nerdy 2) being forced* to study for the SAT, which has a terrible essay section 3) having an unusual preoccupation with linguistics 4) learning to write abstracts of philosophy papers (a highly valuable skill my philosophy teacher taught me) and 5) being helped by a very sweet and helpful English composition teacher from community college. There might be some other influences I’m forgetting, but it’s impossible for anyone to think of every single possible influence on their writing.

I generally don’t think highly of my writing, but I’m trying to get better at it every day in small ways. I’m kind of at the point where I look at something I wrote about a week ago and say “Omg, this is the worst thing ever I’m so pretentious how can I even bear to live with this writing.” That’s mainly because I have a very negative view of myself in general, but I digress.

As for anthropology, really I think that’s the field from which one can construct the most decisive blows to evo psych nonsense. There are so many societies that have lacked all the traditional aspects of patriarchy that it’s nonsensical to assume that all aspects of patriarchy are rooted in biology. Some books I highly recommend on the subject are Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine, Myths of Male Dominance by Eleanor Leacock, and Vaulting Ambition by Philip Kitcher. Sorry if you folks have already heard of those titles, but I know the first one is awesome and I’ve heard great things about the other two.

I wish I could share with you folks my philosophy teacher’s mini lecture on the flaws of evo psych (apparently the online portal from I used to be able to access it is buggy now). I was elated when I came to class and she was like “Today, I’m going to talk about the philosophy of science. I’ll focus on evolutionary psychology, and I’m going to explain why it sucks and is only really used to support sexism.” How many philosophy teachers do that?

*I understand that most families pressure children to study, but the studying schedule imposed on me was abusive and I mostly studied because I didn’t want to be seen as a failure. Unfortunately, I never got a score higher than 1780/2400, and I was aiming for the cream-of-the-crop universities.

Ally, just adding (and I know I’ve said it before) that your writing is fine. You explain things very clearly and cogently, and I’m always impressed by just how much stuff you know. Jerkbrain should sit down and let Rest Of Brain do stuff, cos it’s smart and skilled.

If a trait exists, it’s because it’s the “fittest” trait, no other reason for the traits existence could possibly exist.

Elodie Under Glass is facepalming right about now.

Hi everyone. David, I’ll donate soon. (My mom died on Sunday, and I’m in a terrible state of mind but I’m sure I will soon want to mock misogynists again.) (2013 was all about “Fuck cancer” and 2013-2014 is about “Fuck strokes.”)

Hugs are very welcome. You’re all wonderful, and anyone who has extra cash should toss some in David’s direction, and also to the Resources listed in the sidebar.

@cupisnique The argument wasn’t just for “strength=providing” but for “strength=protecting” as well. Basically the argument was that if women lived dangerous lives and “needed” to protect ourselves, we would have evolved the strength to do so. Never mind that evolution doesn’t work that way. Evolution is mindless, it favors what produces the most successful replications of genes, which is not NECESSARILY whatever is the “best” or the “fittest”. “Survival of the fittest” is the old understanding of evolution, now it’s all about the selfish gene. These asshats spend enough time defending Richard Dawkins; I wish they would spend some time reading his books on biology.

The very basic reason why men are stronger than women is because men have more testosterone, and testosterone promotes muscle building and thick bones. If women increased the amount of testosterone in our bodies, it would raise havoc with our cycles, we would never get pregnant, and we would become IMMEDIATE genetic dead ends. No amount of “danger” in our environment could ever get us to evolve to be stronger than men. It’s the same with all of our great ape cousins; the males are stronger than the females. (And more violent, to boot).

Incidentally, since great apes are so much stronger than humans, is that evidence that great apes have evolved to provide for and protect humans? Sounds like a question for Mr. Owl.

@auggziliary Birds are almost as a rule selfish. What do you expect when you bring a feathered dinosaur into your home? 😉 I have three little parakeets of my own, and they squawk angrily every time they see a robin outdoors. How dare another bird exist anywhere ever?

I like cardinals as well, and I think it’s awesome that feminists now get to have cardinals as familiars. HAIL TO THE GYNOCRACY!!!!!! WE WILL BRING DOWN THE MEN BY SHITTING ON THEIR CARS!!!!! THEIR POORLY BUILT KIT CARS BUILT POORLY ON A FORD FOCUS FRAME!!!! MISANDRY!!!!!!!!

@Ally S Oh I was DEAD SERIOUS11111. ;);););) Even though grumpycatisagirl CLAIMS to have found me a picture of pugs in money, that doesn’t change the fact that she is a dirty lying catist and that all of the stories of pugs rolling in money have been erased. A MILLION pictures of pugs rolling in money will not disprove me. So I hope you guys do report me to DAVID FUTRELL. I have a million burning questions for DAVID FUTRELL in my mind that I will not tell him about and will use his lack of rebuttal to my unstated questions as proof that he is terrible!!!!! He didn’t refute drinking orange juice this morning!!!! That means he beats puppies!!!!! With exercise equipment from the 80s!!!!! He only clips his toenails on Tuesdays!!!! Buns of Steel!!!!!

That is all.

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