Categories
antifeminism men who should not ever be with women ever misandry MRA reddit

Feminism defeated by devastating new “earplug” argument

Checkmate, feminists!

By David Futrelle

Well, feminism was fun while it lasted, but now it’s time for us to negotiate our terms of surrender to the Men’s Rights Activists. And all because of this post in the MRAmemes subreddit by some dude called MRA-automatron-2kb..

Yes, that’s right, the earplugs in the lavender-colored box are somewhat more effective than the ones in the blue box. And you get a few more of them at a slightly lower price.

Well, you could get that if you were a lady, because obviously men are barred by law from buying anything lavender. Clear misandry — and clear proof that it is men, not women, who are discriminated against by boxes of earplugs. Checkmate, feminists!

Send tips to dfutrelle at gmail dot com.

We Hunted the Mammoth relies entirely on readers like you for its survival. If you appreciate our work, please send a few bucks our way! Thanks!

85 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Paireon
Paireon
2 years ago

Don’t really have any problems with earbuds myself, and I don’t go to enough loud concerts that I need to wear them often; we have some at my job (plant/manufacture with quite a few industrial machines), but since I work office-side I don’t need to wear them.

In any case this is as silly as the flat-earthers who say that because this one particular lake has properties that can supposedly be interpreted as proof the Earth is flat (never mind that every single other place on Earth proves them wrong)…

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
2 years ago

WWTH : made for man slightly taller than the average at the time the thing was conceived, for anything engineered

Made for male med students, for any medicine or behavioral study.

Made for computer science student, for any software.

(the last two obviously also heavily skew toward white skin)

Pretty much everything is made for an absurdly specific demographics. That kill a lot of people, mostly in the unprivilegied categories. I hope our descendants in 100 years will laugh about how *stupid* thoses process are, similar to how we are amazed that washing hand before doing surgery encountered resistance.

Amtep
Amtep
2 years ago

Electric cars are fitted with speakers that make fake engine noises, because the regulatory bodies thought that quiet cars would be dangerous in traffic 🙁

It’s already law in the US, but won’t go in effect until September.

James Hutchings
2 years ago

The graphic for this post shows a queen checkmating a king, with the help of a white knight. Was that a deliberate choice, to undermine the idea that feminists are being checkmated?

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
2 years ago

When I was getting driving training, one of the women involved in one of the training videos on how to do ‘four wheel lock-up’ emergency braking didn’t have legs long enough to actually push the brake pedal far enough down to do it.

@Ohlmann:

Made for male med students, for any medicine or behavioral study.

White male med students, at that. (I remember an article years ago, can’t remember the details, about some group having to change the recommendations for, I think it was hypertension thresholds, when they discovered that black men tended to have higher results on one particular test than white men. At first they thought the black med student being used as an example was sick and hadn’t noticed yet, then they started expanding their test across more students…)

And I see you implied this a couple of lines later.

sunnysombrera
2 years ago

@James

Hah! Good eye! And a great metaphor to boot.

Moon Custafer
2 years ago

@ Ohlmann:

WWTH : made for man slightly taller than the average at the time the thing was conceived, for anything engineered

The only time I’ve heard of that one being reversed was during the Mercury program when apparently Gus Grissom, being an engineer himself, worked pretty closely with the NASA engineers; they ended up having to rebuild the capsule because they’d sized everything to his measurements, and he was the shortest of the astronauts….

Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
2 years ago

Electric cars are fitted with speakers that make fake engine noises, because the regulatory bodies thought that quiet cars would be dangerous in traffic ?

It’s already law in the US, but won’t go in effect until September.

As a pedestrian – silent cars are HELLA dangerous. Gas cars can sneak up on you already, and I am pretty aware of them attempting to kill me every time I cross the street.

I rely on being able to hear them, so I don’t get hit from a car blazing around a corner, blowing through an intersection, or going the wrong way on a one way street. (Both just by straight up driving the wrong way, and also going like 50 km/h BACKWARDS, because apparently some JERKS think that as long as their car is pointing the right way, they can go the wrong way on a one way? Who DOES that?)

Humans being human is why we need cars to make noise. I don’t trust drivers to follow the rules of the road, because they don’t do that now. Why would they do it with a silent as heck car?

Oh, also, guess who was trying to get an exemption? The cops.

From that article –

The rule is designed to protect sight-impaired pedestrians who have long complained that they can’t hear electric cars and even hybrids approaching an intersection, especially against a red light.

After years of debate, the final rule will require electric cars to emit a sound similar to conventional cars at speeds below 19 mph. Above that, electric cars make enough tire and wind noise that they don’t sound much different than regular cars from outside.

So yeah, I hope other countries are implementing this law, because we need it for multiple reasons. :/

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
2 years ago

+1 to Rhuu. Silent cars are horribly dangerous. If you want to be silent, you need to be able to stop completely in less than a meter, else someone who turn his back to you might do something stupid. Human depend a lot on their hearing, it turn out.

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
2 years ago

@Rhuu:
Sadly, it looks like Canada is not going to be a leader on this one, instead waiting until the EU and US have passed regulations and then just piggy-backing off those.

%d bloggers like this: