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Woman-hating Internet losers attack Malala Yousafzai for … not being a good enough advocate for girls and women

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Return of Kings contributor “Billy Chubbs,” whose previous contributions to the wisdom of the ages include posts titled Men Should Not Help Sluts, Bangable Women Can Still Be Gross, and Unmarried Older Women Need To Go Away, has outdone himself in the awfulness department with a post this week attacking 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai as “A Coward And A Hypocrite.”

Apparently inspired by Chubbs’ bold move, the Sarkeesian-hating, Anton LaVey-looking far-right nitwit Davis Aurini has junped on the bandwagon with his own blog post dissing Malala.

We’ll get to him in a minute. But first, Chubbs.

It’s hardly surprising that a writer for a site that portrays women as emotionally immature, intellectually inferior, and “inherently terrible people” would have a problem with a young woman known around the world for her courageous advocacy on behalf of education for girls.

But Chubbs attempts to portray himself as a true defender of “oppressed girls in crappy countries” and an enemy to “anti-female extremists.” Yes, that’s right: a man who has described young women as “society’s mobile sperm banks” and single women over 30 as “unappealing and repulsive … hoebags” is trying to pretend that he’s better advocate for girls’ and women’s rights than Malala Yousafzai.

His evidence that Malala is a “coward and a hypocrite?” The fact that she has not returned to Pakistan since being literally shot in the face by a Taliban assassin.

The reason the Taliban shot Malala in the head was to send a message that they would attack girls who wanted to get a western-style education. …

Getting shot in the head is pretty extreme, and I could respect Malala if she took it and continued to live in Pakistan. But she ran. She gave up. The extremists won unequivocally …

Malala has done more harm than good to oppressed girls in crappy countries. She says books and education are what we need to change the world, then proved that completely untrue after she ran away when a man with a gun fired a bullet into her.

Yes, what a coward for “running away” after a guy shot her in the face, say Billy Chubbs, a dude who claim to fame in the world is writing clickbait blog posts attacking women, under what I assume is a pseudonym, on a website run by a professional pickup guru who feels resentful that he has to wipe his own ass in order to appeal to women.

Malala has been an activist for education and against the Taliban since the age of 11, when she started writing a blog for the BBC on life in the Swat district of Pakistan, then under the control of the Taliban. A tireless advocate for girls while still a girl herself, she started receiving death threats, some slipped under her door, after her identity was publicly revealed. In 2012 she was shot in the face in an assassination attempt.

And Chubbs — who lives in Canada, and who is unwilling to even post a real picture of himself on the internet — thinks she’s a coward for not returning to Pakistan — where she was shot in the face, and where bookstores won’t even stock her book because of threats from the Taliban.

And he also seems to think that she’s “lucky” for being able to move to England.

Malala was lucky that she was co-opted for an agenda and was given a great place to live in the western world, because while she is touring the globe, advocating girls rights to education, those same girls are the ones forced to continue to live in places where they can be hurt and killed for trying to attend school.

And what were the “lucky” circumstances that led to her relocation to England? Oh yeah, she was shot in the face in a country without the medical infrastructure necessary to treat the injuries she received from being shot in the face.

Chubbs also throws in some old-fashioned imperialist arrogance and racism into the mix:

While Malala was laughing, playing and enjoying the safety of receiving an education in a predominantly white country found upon Christian morals, school girls in Africa were being kidnapped. …

So yes, never fear you ladies of the 2nd and 3rd world. You, too, can brave all those bad men and receive an education: so long as there are prosperous countries founded upon and still more or less exercising European Christian morals that still exist for you to run to (and which you can afford to run off to in the first place), and that you’re willing to be a hollow mascot for the powers that be in those countries.

At one point, Chubbs actually belittles her for … reading books:

Instead of reading text books and trying to fill her head with words, Malala would have been better served to take that textbook and hold it in front of her head to try and stop the bullet.

That doesn’t even make a tiny bit of sense.

Davis Aurini, meanwhile, has weighed in with an equally ridiculous, if not quite as outrageously offensive, attack on Malala for her … alleged unoriginality.

In Aurini’s view, Malala is a mere “youngling,” and a copycat of “Civilized” Western ideas. who doesn’t deserve the Nobel Prize or the money that comes with it.

[F]or the most part, love ‘em or hate ‘em, the past recipients have at least made their mark on history. With few exceptions, they’ve all walked a dangerous path and stayed committed to their cause, and they’ve brought forth intellectual and political blossomings that were unprecedented. They’ve all been inventors.

You cannot say the same for Malala Yousafzai.

Thus far in her life, she’s been little more than a poster child for the prevailing superstitions of our times.  Arguing that women should be allowed to read books is not revolutionary when you live in Britain, and while it may be brave for a girl in Pakistan to make such statements, they’re still not creative in nature; she’s merely channelling the culture of the Civilized West, repeating words that were written by others.

This from a guy whose main claim to, er, creativity consists of this “film.”

So brave, dudes. So brave.

 

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itsabeast
itsabeast
7 years ago

“If Billy was as civilized and culturally superior as he thinks he’d know not to capitalize the “civilized” in “Civilized West”.”

In old timey writing (especially of the more pedestrian kind) they capitalized stuff for emphasis. It makes sense that the “new Right” would do the same, sine they’re a throwback to the 19th Century.

Leela
Leela
7 years ago

LBT –

“This isn’t the first time I’ve read one of these chucklefucks valorizing death. It’s this bizarre creepy idea that just DYING for a cause is somehow more noble than surviving and working to continue it. Creepyass fantasy to have.”

The only “good” woman in their eyes, is a dead woman.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

They haven’t even the false courage to say they really want her dead.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

nincomplaints

This needs to be a word. It should be in the OED.

grumpyoldnurse
7 years ago

she was co-opted for an agenda …. [more bs} and that you’re willing to be a hollow mascot for the powers that be in those countries.

I’ve seen this argument thrown around and been accused of it myself when I’ve stated my opinion on something that my conversation companion didn’t like or didn’t agree with. I couldn’t possibly have thought my way to my position, looked at evidence, weighed pros and cons, done cost-benefit analysis or what have you. I must have been brainwashed by some evil dark force.

It’s also a silencing tactic. A really condescending one. “Hush, now, Dearie! Can’t you see that they’re using you? Now go make a sammich.”

Ellesar
7 years ago

I wonder how they would have felt if Malala had been a boy in the Congo, forcibly made to fight from the age of 10, got shot in the face, survived, escaped, made it to England etc etc.

I suspect that they would think that he was a hero.

grumpyoldnurse
7 years ago

That didn’t blockquote the way I intended…

Dennis Jernberg (@dennis_jernberg)

Brave, brave Sir Billy bravely turned tail and ran to hide behind a pseudonym and snipe at a true hero who has actually faced terrorist bullets and lived, the brave, brave man. Oh, and as for his contempt for literacy? Somebody should beat him upside the head with a book. Not Malala’s. One of Roosh’s. Because that’s what Ol’ Asswipe and his buddies do to their readers with their word spew on ROK, y’know.

And Anton the Lesser jumped on the hate-Malala bandwagon too. I am so not surprised. *sigh* A pity the late great Roger Ebert didn’t live to see Aurini’s “masterworks”, but he’s already provided us with the perfect review.

Ukulele picks for the poor. That’s all they’re good for.

I suspect that to MRAs the Taliban represent their ideal, the ultra-macho misogynist in political power, that thing they long to be but never can because they’re nothing but bullies who hide behind a computer screen to do their persecution.

Also, that Breitbart guy. Since his screed is on Breitbart, I can only assume it bears the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Seal of Approval. In other words, the usual toxic waste that pollutes the airwaves here in the ol’ U.S. of A.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

@Buttercup,
As a single woman over 30, I’m delighted to buy food for my cats instead of talking to Billy Chubbs. I’d rather do pretty much anything.

@Ellesar,
You’re definitely right. They would not object if Malala were a boy. Of course, they probably don’t spend much time thinking about the plight of boys who are forced to become child soldiers. As much as they complain about western feminists focusing on the problems they face at home rather than problems women face in Africa and the Middle East, they do this even more. They focus on child support, not getting to decide whether or not their wives or girlfriends get abortions, and false rape accusations. In other words, first world problems.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
7 years ago

@WWTH – I’ll happily join you in the cat food aisle. Tender chunks of liver in gravy are far more amusing than Billy Chubbs.

I suspect Billy is the type of guy who, when a woman stops him to ask what time it is, rushes home to his computer and bleats an elaborate field report detailing how she flirted with him and how pathetic she was coming on to him like that and how sorry all those SLUTS will be someday for not sleeping with him.

It may be starting to dawn on him that time isn’t kind to misogynist shitwisps. He’s going to end up like Roosh: alone, bitter, depressed, still hanging around bars in his forties creeping on (and getting rejected by) college girls, unable to perform even the most basic tasks of personal hygiene without feeling resentful and put-upon. It really galls him that women who reach their 30th birthday unattached aren’t facing a similar fate.

Ukulele picks for the poor. That’s all they’re good for.

Roger Ebert had some great zingers. One of my favorites is “This movie does not contain offensive language. The offensive language contains the movie.”

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

I suspect that to MRAs the Taliban represent their ideal, the ultra-macho misogynist in political power, that thing they long to be but never can because they’re nothing but bullies who hide behind a computer screen to do their persecution.

Bingo.

Nequam
Nequam
7 years ago

I suspect that they would think that he was a hero.

I suspect they wouldn’t think about him at all.

Bina
7 years ago

[F]or the most part, love ‘em or hate ‘em, the past recipients have at least made their mark on history. With few exceptions, they’ve all walked a dangerous path and stayed committed to their cause, and they’ve brought forth intellectual and political blossomings that were unprecedented. They’ve all been inventors.

Oh, you mean like Henry Fucking Kissinger? Yeah, he was an “inventor”, all right. Unfortunately, what he “invented” was wholesale destruction. In Southeast Asia AND Latin America both. And what “danger” is there on his path, other than that he’ll be arrested and dragged to The Hague to stand trial for crimes against humanity if he ever sets foot outside the US?

I suspect that to MRAs the Taliban represent their ideal, the ultra-macho misogynist in political power, that thing they long to be but never can because they’re nothing but bullies who hide behind a computer screen to do their persecution.

Bingo. If Malala had died, they’d be crowing that that’s what the uppity bitch deserved for daring to suggest that girls have any right to a formal education. Instead, she lived and won a well-deserved prize for getting the world to care about education and equal rights. And for that, they will NEVER forgive her.

N.P.S.
N.P.S.
7 years ago

These are the same pieces of shit who wouldn’t save a kid from drowning. You know, because of reasons and shit.
True heroes. They really know what they’re fucking talking about. What could this teenage girl possibly know about REAL PROBLEMS? Like the ones white american males face EVERY DAY?? She’s just a coward, of course.

rahu
rahu
7 years ago

@ikanreed – just an FYI, but sitcoms aren’t where their information on women comes from (not always). One major contributor to RoK, one who is a senior member and looked up to by everyone there for his wisdom once wrote (in all seriousness, and it was taken in all seriousness by the others) that his method for obtaining his vast knowledge on women is that he has watched a LOT of porn – through observing the women in the porn, he has discovered a great deal about us and how we think.

rahu
rahu
7 years ago

Also, in the comments to this article, there is an extremely insightful discussion about how Malala has really “hit the wall” and well, yes, getting shot in the face didn’t help, but she REALLY hit the wall hard and this proves that Afghan girls need to be married off before 17, when they lose their looks. One inspiring observer put the whole thing very succinctly – “2/10. WNB.” (would not bang)

Seriously, without their great insights, how would we ever live?

/sarcasm

vaiyt
7 years ago

I suspect Billy is the type of guy who, when a woman stops him to ask what time it is, rushes home to his computer and bleats an elaborate field report detailing how she flirted with him and how pathetic she was coming on to him like that and how sorry all those SLUTS will be someday for not sleeping with him.

SPINSTERS!

vaiyt
7 years ago

@rahu
I’m sure Malala is devastated that those dudes are not romantically interested in her.

Bina
7 years ago

These are the same pieces of shit who wouldn’t save a kid from drowning. You know, because of reasons and shit.
True heroes. They really know what they’re fucking talking about. What could this teenage girl possibly know about REAL PROBLEMS? Like the ones white american males face EVERY DAY?? She’s just a coward, of course.

Ah yes, those courageous manly souls. Every day they brave rejection by approaching random women on the streets and pestering them for sex! And then, when they get “shot down” metaphorically, it’s somehow worse than a girl being almost killed by being literally gunned down.

Now THOSE are real world problems! >eyeroll<

Also, in the comments to this article, there is an extremely insightful discussion about how Malala has really “hit the wall” and well, yes, getting shot in the face didn’t help, but she REALLY hit the wall hard and this proves that Afghan girls need to be married off before 17, when they lose their looks. One inspiring observer put the whole thing very succinctly – “2/10. WNB.” (would not bang)

Pppfffft. Malala’s face doesn’t look at all bad to me, and that’s not even considering that she was shot in the eye. “Hit the wall” indeed!

And how lovely to see it confirmed that these guys are just the Taliban in trilbies.

Greatest Human Rights Movement in the History of EVAR, you guyz.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

vaiyt – does this mean Billy lives DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH?

andiexist
andiexist
7 years ago

So she’s a coward for surviving a brain injury and going somewhere else where she can, you know, not die.

These people want her to sit down and shut up. For some people- and I’d bet they include her- sitting down and shutting up hurts more than speaking out ever could.

And ending up in better circumstances through your own noble effort is not cowardly.

They just call her cowardly in the hopes that it will cause her to become a coward.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

Cowardice is a bizarre thing for adult keyboard kommandos to call a child.

Karalora
Karalora
7 years ago

These people want her to sit down and shut up.

Because even the mildest of feminist sentiments – such as that girls should have access to the same educational opportunities as boys – is too much for them.

But they don’t hate women, y’all!

Dennis Jernberg (@dennis_jernberg)

And how lovely to see it confirmed that these guys are just the Taliban in trilbies.

How much would you be willing to bet that some of these angry little men in trilbies will eventually become Taliban? In the name of Man’s Right Men’s Rights, of course.

Dennis Jernberg (@dennis_jernberg)

They just call her cowardly in the hopes that it will cause her to become a coward.

Or to translate it into an idiom they would more easily understand: *flaps arms* BAWWK bawk bawk bawk bawk BAWWWWWK!!!

Well, it worked on me, anyway. When I was six. Malala is far more mature than any of these keyboard kommando cheese farts and sleazy bar creeps will ever be.

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