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“Skeptic Feminist” YouTuber allegedly kills his girlfriend; terrible antifeminists make jokes

“Skeptic Feminist” Youtuber Aleksandr Kolpakov, aka RDP or Russian Deadpool

Horrible news: “Skeptic Feminist” Youtuber Aleksandr Kolpakov has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing Heather “Ivy” Anable, his girlfriend and one of his cohosts on his Skeptic Feminist Youtube channel.

Some of the internet’s worst antifeminist icons think this is all quite hilarious, positively thrilled to have an alleged murder to lay at the feet of their ideological enemies.

Dr. Randomercam, a member of the resolutely antifeminist Honey Badger Brigade, entered the fray with this grotesque tweet:

Former Gamergate icon and doxing enthusiast Ethan Ralph headlined his blog post on the subject “MALE FEMINISTS STRIKE AGAIN?: YouTuber The Skeptic Feminist Accused of Murdering Polyandry Partner Heather Anable.” In the post itself, he seemed to suggest that Kolpakov’s “male feminism” was the root of his violence, writing

Perhaps Kolpakov was not content with merely sexually assaulting women, like many of his male feminist “allies,” so he decided to go ahead and level up by killing one.

He went on to suggest that a recent tweet from Kolpakov protesting Vladimir Putin’s draconian anti-gay crackdowns showed that he (Kolpakov, not Putin) “had extermination on the mind.”

Fellow doxing enthusiast Wild Goose, a former regular, now irregular, contributor to Ethan Ralph’s Ralph Retort, used the murder as an excuse for a string of pitiful jokes about male feminists.

https://twitter.com/WildGooseVEVO/status/864546654338379776

https://twitter.com/WildGooseVEVO/status/864546864003244033

https://twitter.com/WildGooseVEVO/status/864445557099638784

On the right-wing Murdoch rag Heat Street, meanwhile, perpetual Gamergater and professional Twitter-drama critic Ian Miles Cheong supplemented his reporting on the basic facts of the case with weird passive-aggressive insults about Kolpakov’s inability to get many retweets on Twitter for his critiques of Gamergate.

They weren’t the only ones to find the alleged murder hilarious — or at least ideologically useful.

https://twitter.com/_EmmaTH/status/864214856488112137

https://twitter.com/sevvierose/status/864210934356725762

https://twitter.com/HarmfulOpinions/status/864189192938688513

https://twitter.com/HarmfulOpinions/status/864198416154361856

https://twitter.com/RealClassixX/status/864417557331267585

https://twitter.com/AzazelZxX/status/864407476460027904

https://twitter.com/Punishedstitch/status/864259336352264192

https://twitter.com/slow17moLIVES/status/864317804694179840

https://twitter.com/GloriousDescent/status/864219513981685762

https://twitter.com/Abraxas_Virus/status/864295336390647808

https://twitter.com/Seismics_Swans/status/864293198062997504

https://twitter.com/RightWingNut92/status/864352618121904129

https://twitter.com/yungjeune/status/864258841046855682

https://twitter.com/Green_Mick_XD/status/864466032383098880

https://twitter.com/Imabigscrewball/status/864530720567345152

https://twitter.com/Whiting1289/status/864433349237932033

Some defended the jokes because “feminists did it first” by pointing out spree killer Elliot Rodger’s misogyny.

Never mind that Rodger left behind a book-length manifesto and numerous videos describing his hatred for women in terms that would not be out-of-place on the Incels subreddit. Never mind that it is the incels, not the feminists, who joke about Rodger.

Ralph, naturally, defended those joking about the murder.

He followed this up with a 12-minute video thoughtfully titled “Yes, We Should Meme on The Skeptic Feminist After Murder Charge.” I didn’t watch it. Life is too short.

It’s worth noting that as of now we know almost nothing — at least nothing definitive — about the murder. The Skeptic Feminist Twitter account, presumably now being run by the channel’s other co-host, a woman going by the name of another Batman villain, “Harley Quinn,” blames the killing on PTSD.

https://twitter.com/SkepticFeminist/status/864476600926167041

https://twitter.com/SkepticFeminist/status/864487177484460032

While many have accepted this explanation, as of yet we have no evidence that it is true. We don’t know if there was any history of domestic violence, or some other motive. We really don’t know anything for sure.

The only heartening thing in this whole tragic mess is that the Twitter jokes about the murder are vastly outnumbered by heartfelt condolences — including numerous tweets from antifeminists more interested in expressing human sympathy than in scoring dubious ideological points.

I’ll keep you updated; this is a story that will be with us for a long time.

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Violet the Vile
Violet the Vile
5 years ago

@Axecalibur, @opposablethumbs

I’m glad you liked that quote! The first time I read it was a paradigm shift for me in terms of how I looked at politics – it was the first time I realised there actually was no point in playing the game as it was presented to me, because it’s rigged. And that is, in fact, its whole point.

Violet the Vile
Violet the Vile
5 years ago

@Axecalibur

Vile is fine 🙂

EJ (the Scheming Liberal Race-Traitor)

Violet, that quote from Toni Morrison is amazing. Thanks so much for posting it.

History Nerd
History Nerd
5 years ago

Some abusers do become “male feminists” because they think it will help them manipulate their partners. It’s impossible to tell whether someone is truly committed to not being controlling, or whether he will stick with it.

There are even stalkers who will take a “break” for 10 or 15 years and go back to harassing the same target because they haven’t dealt with the underlying selfishness.

(((VioletBeauregarde))): Liberal Snowflake Social Justice Necromancer
(((VioletBeauregarde))): Liberal Snowflake Social Justice Necromancer
5 years ago

I like to believe people are basically good and usually I do but sometimes empathy-deficient assholes like the ones above challenge that.

Also hi everyone (and Vile Violet)!

@Vile Violet: You’re right about the game being rigged. It’s like one of my favorite sayings: “Arguing with a shitlord is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how masterful your moves are, the pigeon will knock all the pieces off, shit on the board and then strut off like they won”

Valkyrine
Valkyrine
5 years ago

Where did this happen? Aren’t you supposed to keep your guns locked up most of the time? Especially if you are suffering from mental illness. Did he just have the gun on the kitchen table or something? 🙁 *baffled*

Paulina Pukeskova
Paulina Pukeskova
4 years ago

You’ve got to give the woman-haters credit for how willing they are to use anything and everything to justify their position that denying equal rights to women is the correct and proper response to personal tragedies like this one.

Sangie Nativus
4 years ago

These idiots don’t realize you can’t meme on RDP without objectifying the woman he killed.

Looking into the killing and being skeptical of RDP is okay. His military history only shows less than six months served and no deployment at all which pretty much means he got PTSD from boot camp? Sorry, I am not buying that.

I hope the truth comes out in court assuming our justice system treats white people the same as black people (spoiler: it doesn’t )

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

@Sangie

he got PTSD from boot camp? Sorry, I am not buying that

Considering the process and function of basic training, I’m not sure why you wouldn’t buy it…

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