It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept. Case in point:
For context, Amanda Hess wrote a blog post about the Male Studies Conference that was held on April 7th. Like other feminists who have heard about the conference, Hess did not take it seriously. She did not attend the conference, which could be done online, or even talk to anyone who had. Instead, she chose to mock the conference and the concerns discussed at the two-hour event without any knowledge of what actually occurred. She also held an incoherent stream of consciousness discussion with another blogger, again mocking men and boys for wanting to discuss issues that concern them, which in turn leads to:
Important Announcement: I have ceased all productive output this afternoon because I’m too busy making up fake names of Male Studies scholars on Twitter. For the uninitiated, “Male Studies” is the answer to “Men’s Studies” dedicated to studying the male . . . “as male.” Revolutionary.
None of our imaginary professors’ names will ever beat the inherent manliness of real Male Studies scholar Lionel Tiger, but we can dream. Oh, can we dream. A selection of uber-masculine names submitted via Twitter hashtag #malestudiesprofessors so far:
Prof. Mann S. Plainer, Linguistics
Prof. Guy Chauvin, Bromance Languages
Dr. Big McLargeHuge, author of the bestselling ” The Overcompensation Myth”
Uhgard De Rectum, Self-Defense
Tallywacker P. Smegmadorian, Asst. Professor of Hygiene
Dr. X. Boddyspray, Chemistry
Professor Slapass B. Tweenguyz, Dept. of Homosocial Bonding
Lapdance Feelcopper, Head of Security
Prof. Haught Bol O’Dicks, Culinary Arts
John Q. Buttslap, Athletic Director
Professor Ev Syke, Chair of Naturally Endowe
Beefwhiskey Quarterback, Ph.D.
Professor Grilling Q. Fetchmebeer
It is funny because it is clever, just like “Barack the Magic Negro.” Why take the concerns of the people from the Male Studies conference seriously? It would be much easier to just draw a Hilter mustache on them rather than address any of the issues they brought up.
As one person noted, any attempts to write clever names mocking women does not make it past moderation, so there is a wonderful element of irony, and utter stutpidity, at play.