I must admit I have a serious character flaw: I enjoy when people are tricked into their true nature. It takes skill to get a person to loose their tongue and thoroughly embarrass themselves. I most enjoy it when it happens to politicians pretending to care about something they honestly could not care less about.
A close second is watching ideologues show their true colors. Again, it takes skill and subtly. One must give the ideologue something that will attract them, something that fuels their appetite, and something that allows them to think they are getting one over someone else.
Enter 4chan. I am no fan of the site or its audience. However, a few of them decided to play a trick on feminists that has worked better than the 4chaners’ widest dreams. I give you the Twitter hashtag #INeedMasculismBecause.
If ever one wanted to see ideologues unleashed, reading feminists’ tweets on the hashtag will certainly suffice. Not since Fox News slipped into the Twilight Zone when Mitt Romney lost in November have I seen people so eagerly wallow in their own ideological stupidity. To put it another, if I or anyone else said that hundreds of feminists trolled a Twitter hashtag just to mock men, feminists would deny that would ever happen, and claim that I or whoever said that were sexists of the highest order.
And yet that is exactly what happened. But that is not the best part. The best part is that was the intention of the hashtag. From 4chan:
Lets piss off some Feminists.
Fire up the troll twitter accounts and lets get
trending. If woman can demand special treatment I say we start making demands too.
>I need Masculism because I should not automatically have to pay for a dinner because of my gender.
>I need Masculism because I should be treated equally to a woman who slaps a man, when I hit a woman.
>I need Masculism because I refused to be accused of rape because she decided later that she shouldn’t have slept with me
>I need Masculism because I should be allowed to make advances on a woman without because a pervert
>I need Masculism because I should not automatically have to the one in a relationship who has to change
>I need Masculism because men and woman should both be registered for the draft
>I need Masculism because a man should have the option to quit their job and become a “homemaker” too
>I need Masculism because sometimes a woman is just completely fucking wrong about something
>I need Masculism because I am not a monster for not giving two shits about your “struggle”
>I need Masculism because any man in any commercial is automatically portrayed as an idiot, but a negative portrayal of a woman is automatically met with backlash
>I need Masculism because you should not be allowed to use sex to get your way, unless I am too
The initial goal was just to annoy feminists by pointing out the obvious, yet feminists decided to go full Pavlov’s dog and totally take the bait. Not only did feminists hijack the hashtag, but they have tweeted so much hateful, misandrist nonsense that when you look up the word “troll” you see this logo.
4chan not only conned feminists into losing their collective minds by gleefully mocking men’s concerns, but they incidentally got feminists to reveal how bigoted and biased they really are. One could not write this kind of thing, and it is wonderfully ironic to watch people who complain about men’s rights activists trolling their spaces troll a hashtag for men.
If one wants an explanation for why I do not have a high opinion of feminists, #INeedMasculismBecause is a good place to start. Instead of writing something positive and turning 4chan’s attempt to mock them on its head, feminists played into by revealing their true biases. Worse, whenever anyone tweets something positive about men or treats the hashtag seriously, feminists mock those tweets as well. These are ironically the same people who will then turn around and claim they care about men and men’s issues.
The sad part is that in a few days this will all pass.