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Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, seeking to offend, tells women to get off the internet

Milo, desperately in need of attention again
Milo, desperately in need of attention again

Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos is less a journalist than a professional attention-seeker, building up his notoriety (and his Twitter followers) though an endless series of calculated outrages designed to delight his fanbase of garbage people while offending pretty much everyone else in the world. But even he seems to have gotten bored with this increasingly stale schtick.

His latest attempt at outrage — a Breitbart post titled “Why Women Should Leave The Internet” — is so predictable and pro-forma I wonder if he simply farmed the whole thing out to his alleged army of interns. Or cut and pasted it from some 4chan thread. It’s Internet Outrage by the numbers.

Milo and/or his minions start out with an old chestnut, sniping at women for allegedly “invading” the allegedly male spaces on the Internet.

Time for some honesty. Women are — and you won’t hear this anywhere else — screwing up the internet for men by invading every space we have online and ruining it with attention-seeking and a needy, demanding, touchy-feely form of modern feminism that quickly comes into conflict with men’s natural tendency to be boisterous, confrontational and delightfully autistic.

“You won’t hear this anywhere else?” Actually, you’ll hear it everywhere else.

Here’s my suggestion to fix the gender wars online: Women should just log off.

Aw, but Milo, then who would your fans have left to harass?

Given that men built the internet, along with the rest of modern civilisation, I think it’s only fair that they get to keep it.

We Hunted the Mammoth to Feed … Ourselves?

And given what a miserable time women are having on the web, surely they would welcome an abrupt exit. They could go back to bridge tournaments, or wellness workshops, or swapping apple crumble recipes, or whatever it is women do in their spare time.

I guess we have to give him a point for not mentioning cats in his hackneyed list of Dumb Lady Things That Dumb Ladies Like Because They’re Dumb.

I, Donald Trump and the rest of the alpha males will continue to dominate the internet without feminist whining. It will be fun! Like a big fraternity, with jokes and memes and no more worrying about whether an off-colour but harmless remark will suddenly torpedo your career.

And this would be different from the currently existing internet how?

Milo and other right-wingers love to go on about how “political correctness” is killing free speech, even as they make careers out of spouting “politically incorrect” blather designed to appeal to the Internet’s worst people. Meanwhile, harassers of women worry so little about having their careers “torpedoed” by saying something offensive online that they often post literal death threats under their own names.

Milo goes on to suggest that women should get their own separate-and-unequal internet, adding that “[w]e could probably throw in all of the low-T male feminists too, since they haven’t got any balls anyway.”

Evidently in Miloland this counts as some kind of EPIC BURN.

Apparently afraid he hasn’t offended enough people, Milo tosses in this random swipe at trans folks:

Transgender people won’t be able to use the internet at all because they won’t know which ethernet cable to plug in, but they’re generally too busy hacking away at their forearms to remember to check Gmail.

Oh, Milo, this is just plain embarrassing.

DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT.

H/T — Thanks to @JoeKlemmer for the tip.

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OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
5 years ago

@Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Yeah democracy cannot work when one side literally is using the middle east as jesus bait to bring forth the Rapture and debates are literally just one side pointing out the other side being factually wrong.

And democracy cannot work when the oiligarchs essentially made money into free speech making the country into a kleptocracy. Which is also happening on a state level as well in one supreme court case. So basically until people overturn Citizens United and this new court case big companies will literally run everything.

Dalillama
Dalillama
5 years ago

@Huggbees:

Seriously who uses Ethernet cables anymore?

Me. Wifi is glitchy.
@Buttercup Q. Skullpants

Democracy depends on acknowledging opposing viewpoints as legitimate

The problem there is that it assumes that all viewpoints are legitimate, which is blatantly not the case. Specifically, the fascist viewpoint is not legitimate, and, as flirting with fascism is what conservatives are all about, neither is the conservative viewpoint. Essentially, if one side say some people are less human than others, that side is in the wrong, now and forever.

Yutolia
Yutolia
5 years ago

Funny how all public space is actually just men’s space that we’re invading.

Dalillama
Dalillama
5 years ago

Also, on topic:

@Sapphire

That’s right. Because I’m autistic, I have no clue how to be a decent human being. Quit making ableist comments and go educate yourself on autism

This.

&
AuthorialAlchemy

Just because I have gender dysphoria doesn’t mean I literally hate my body enough to harm it.

This

Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

@ zaunhockerin

Thank you for that. That’s really informative and (sort of?) reassuring.

I appreciate the clarification regarding inability to express lack of consent. The thing I read indicated that that was a problematic area, because of that requirement to prove lack of consent.

I was a bit surprised at some of the objections to the new proposals. Not just the objections themselves, but some of the people objecting. I note though that the new proposals introduce what we in the UK call “joint enterprise” and that’s a controversial subject here too. Funnily enough, one of the best illustrations of the concept of joint enterprise is in the Jodie Foster film “The Accused” which deals specially with rape; although joint enterprise can apply to any crime over here.

But anyway I must stop rambling. Once again thank you for the info.

bekabot
5 years ago

“Like a big fraternity, with jokes and memes and no more worrying about whether an off-colour but harmless remark will suddenly torpedo your career.”

Aww, sbe shpx’f fnxr, dude, that is your career…and so far as I know, it’s the only one you’ve got.

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Yutolia | July 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm
Funny how all public space is actually just men’s space that we’re invading.

Isn’t it though?

All space is THEIR space, all media is THEIR media, everything belongs to THEM and is made for THEM, and any deviation from this is an INVASION of THEIR SPACES (or “pandering” or suddenly “political”), and we (women, LGBT+ people, PoC, etc.) should be ASHAMED of ourselves from taking away from the infinite space that is the internet, because it ALL belongs to cishet white dudes, or in Milo’s case, white, cisgendered, self-hating gay dudes.

Or we should be GRATEFUL that the Mediocre CisHet White Dude Club has granted us what little space we have, because OBVIOUSLY we wouldn’t exist without their explicit approval, and we should be THANKING them for allowing us to exist in THEIR world.

Fuck both these notions, honestly.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
5 years ago

@Dalillima

The problem there is that it assumes that all viewpoints are legitimate, which is blatantly not the case.

Not any more. There was a period a few decades ago when conservatives could be taken seriously, even if you disagreed with them. Nowadays, they’d be considered left wing.

The Republicans have been purging the moderates and dissenters from their party for a long time. Every time a Democrat gets near the presidency, they aggressively try to delegitimize him (or her) with impeachment, investigations, conspiracy theories, witch hunts, birtherism. And yet we’re all still pretending Republicans can be part of a healthy, functioning democracy.

mrex
mrex
5 years ago

@PI

“Or we should be GRATEFUL that the Mediocre CisHet White Dude Club has granted us what little space we have, because OBVIOUSLY we wouldn’t exist without their explicit approval, and we should be THANKING them for allowing us to exist in THEIR world.”

Yes. Remember kids, we live in a raging matriarchy, which is only possible because the white men allowed women to vote, or speak, or something. No, this isn’t proof that our society is a patriarchy, because the patriarchy is a delusional conspiricy theory, unlike the matriarchy. This should not be confusing; when a man tells you what to do, it is really you who is controlling him, because men think with logic and women think with emotions.

Those poor, poor men. Galt would weep, if only Galt had the power to weep, which he unfortunately doesn’t, being too busy doing awesome manly stuff like singlehandedly ending the world with his awesomeness, unlike you weeping females, who never produced a thing in your lives except for your tears and o-vo-ies. You females couldn’t even produce children without a man donating his seed, you pathetic wimps. Strong and independent my ass!

(/s)

ColeYote
ColeYote
5 years ago

Time for some honesty. Women are — and you won’t hear this anywhere else — screwing up the internet for men by invading every space we have online and ruining it with attention-seeking and a needy, demanding, touchy-feely form of modern feminism that quickly comes into conflict with men’s natural tendency to be boisterous, confrontational and delightfully autistic.

Wow, I’m having a hard time deciding what the dumbest part of that run-on sentence is. Probably the autism bit. Milo, do you have the slightest fucking idea what autism is? Because I can tell you from personal experience that autistic people usually aren’t “boisterous” or “confrontational.”

I, Donald Trump and the rest of the alpha males will continue to dominate the internet without feminist whining.

Milo, you have less than half the Twitter following Feminist Frequency has. You have 400,000 fewer followers than RuPaul. Cher has ten times as many as you. Ellen Degeneres has you beat 200 times over. And while we’re at it, Ellen has a 600% lead on Trump, too.

Dalillama
Dalillama
5 years ago

@Buttercup Q. Skullpants

There was a period a few decades ago when conservatives could be taken seriously, even if you disagreed with them.

Really? When, specifically, was it that conservatism wasn’t fundamentally based on the notion that some people are less human than others? Please be specific. Was it when they were laughing at ‘gay cancer’ instead of funding AIDS research? Was it when they were ramping up the War on Drugs PoCs? Was it when they were fighting tooth and nail against integration? When they were whipping abolitionists in the public square? When the only good Indian was a dead Indian? When they decided, again (and again and again and again) that they needed to murder a couple million more foreigners because boy howdy does killing brown folks make their dicks hard? Tell me, please, when was this halcyon era of conservatives that weren’t raging bigots, because I really want to know.

Pillbo Baggins
Pillbo Baggins
5 years ago

if women were banned from the internet we’d just get our male feminist friends to offend edgelords for us

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