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Check out my interview on Vice about harassment of women online

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I’ve been so busy the last several days I forgot to put up a link to this interview I did with a writer from Vice. Check it out!

I’m happy with the interview overall. Though I should point out that my comments were edited somewhat, and there are a few places where the writer removed some of the context and/or simplified what I said by removing some qualifying statements. Thus, for example, where I talk about how rape threats towards men have less of an impact, I don’t want to suggest that no men outside of prison fear rape; obviously that’s untrue, and obviously there are many men outside of prison as well as inside who have been raped. What I was trying to say — and what I suspect would be much clearer in the unedited transcript of my interview  — is that the typical (straight, cis) man outside of prison doesn’t spend much time worrying about rape, and is much less likely to take rape threats seriously than women, who have every reason to take them much more seriously.

Anyway, that caveat aside,  check it out.

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lkeke35
lkeke35
7 years ago

Excellent interview, which I see has brought out the usual MRA vermin in the comments section.

I too would love to see a book come from all of the work you’ve done on this site. If the Manosphere can do it then those who oppose them need to be refuting them in like manner.

Speaking of which, if anyone here has any book recs for that particular subject, ie internet misogyny, or the MRA, could you let me know. I work at a library, I could rec that we buy them.

marinerachel
marinerachel
7 years ago

Oh man, David, we need you to author a book. Please.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

David! You have more hair than I remember!

You’re just lucky I wasn’t drinking when I read that, LBT! New keyboards are expensive.

katz

Oh, David has his book finished. He just hasn’t decided if the cover photo should be tits, ass, or vag.

ROFL!

Broken Butterfly
Broken Butterfly
7 years ago

I’m just laughing at the comments because… what in the fuck, really.

Seeing it “in the wild,” so to speak (besides my usual experiences gaming: hello, being called a bitch on her period because I left the group instead of “shut[ing] up and heal[ing]” in WoW) has just made me start laughing. These guys really are…

I can’t think of a word besides “pathetic”.

Broken Butterfly
Broken Butterfly
7 years ago

Also whatevering the “You’re really cute, David.” crowd.

Flying Mouse
Flying Mouse
7 years ago

Finally got a chance to read the Vice article. It was good stuff.

And I’m adding my vote to the “book, please!” column. And the “wow, David’s cute!” column, too. 🙂

*Waits for trolls to come along and claim “objectification!” and “we knew Futrelle was in it for sex!”*

SpukiKitty
SpukiKitty
7 years ago

I agree. David is adorbs *pinches chubby cheeks*. And I can’t wait for the book.

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
7 years ago

That’s a good photo of you, David! And I feel like the author bio on your review of “Angry White Men” mentioned you were working on a book (which I got really excited about, because I am a fangirl).

Solid interview. I’m a little surprised it hasn’t brought on a trollsplosion here.

Citizen Justin
7 years ago

Good one David. But I thought you were supposed to look like Michael Moore… ?

moderncanuck
7 years ago

This is absolutely 100% awesome. Thanks for being you.

GardenGallivant
GardenGallivant
7 years ago

David, I think the interview was well done and your answers, as always, are excellent.

Lordpabu, Thunderf00t – Busted is a rebuttal that points out several logic fallacies Thunderf00t makes in attacking Ms Sarkeesian’s latest on women as background decoration trope. It presents Thunderf00ts assertions, the fallacies (with definitions) he made and the evidence of what Ms Sarkeesian actually stated.
https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8N-tkrxAEWw

talbotfish
talbotfish
7 years ago

I was not aware that David is handsome.

blahlistic (@blahlistic)

@ BB : I find a very wide range of genders and body types attractive, though it really strongly depends on the person.
If the person’s a douche, the body’s hotness matters nothing.

SpukiKitty
SpukiKitty
7 years ago
Reply to  talbotfish

And he’s adorable! *pinched cute chubby wubby cheekies*.

And he has gonads (gonads can be male or female, so I’m not using misogynist language) and guts of titanium! He does all this research for hours everyday & is still SANE!!!

Thank you, David! You are awesome!

SpukiKitty
SpukiKitty
7 years ago

Read & saw the interview. You did a great job! I’m going to download it & save on my computer.

SpukiKitty
SpukiKitty
7 years ago

That message was for David. I’m still learning this.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

The interview read well. And then I went into the comments. MRAs really seem to have a “thing” about feminist academics being biased and therefore feminist academic research can’t be trusted.

Yes, because there is no such thing as supervision, creating theory to underpin hypotheses that are tested, peer review of journal articles.

Some of the STEM stuff I read published, sheesh. Bad design, results that can’t be interpreted because the design was stuffed up but the authors interpret the results in line with their biases anyways, and focusing on the damn version of the statistical software used to analyse the data instead of saying what *procedure* and *which options in the procedure* were used.

But yeah, only feminist academics are biased.

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