The Darling Effect

I watched a BBC segment about sexism against men. The panel featured several feminists and non-feminists, including Milo Yiannopolous. It is an amazing thing to watch.

Despite the segment being about men and their issues, the feminists refused to allow any of the men to speak. They frequently interrupted the men, dismissing the men’s opinions about their own experiences while telling the men what it was they were actually experiencing. Of course, the feminists also followed this with a large helping of “women have it worse.”

What I found hilarious was the general condescending tone most of the feminists used. They came across as if they were doing men a favor by even listening to them. Sargon of Akkad has a fantastic take down of the round table, and he repeatedly makes the same point.

My favorite moment of the exchange is Milo saying to a feminist who kept interrupting him, “Sorry, I’m talking about men, darling.” (This happens at 10:38.) The women’s reaction is phenomenal, particularly when Milo giggles as the feminists become irritate. As I told Milo on Twitter, this was the best use of “darling” since Christopher Hitchens.

I think people should watch this clip because it shows why feminists have such a hard time winning people over. As Sargon notes in his video critique, these women have already made up their minds. They are not there to hear what the men have to say, and they are not interested either. Their sole purpose is to make everything about them, even if it means projecting their feelings onto men or resorting to logical fallacies.

Most people would not believe that mainstream feminists engage in this level of absurdity. Most people would not, for example, believe that anyone would claim that men commit suicide at four times the rate of women because they were not taught not to beat women as children, yet these feminists made that claim. The feminists argued that boys must be taught to express their emotions in order to prevent violence against women, and it is boys’ stunted emotional range that leads to their suicide. To fix this, we need only teach boys not to abuse women and the problem would be solved. When told this was completely missing the point, the feminists ignored the criticism and carried on with their “teh menz are evil” rhetoric.

This round table provides a perfect look at how many feminist behave when they think people are on their side. It also says why many people think so negatively about feminists. It is difficult to see how any of the feminists on the panel could possible want to help men when they appear to have nothing for contempt for them.


9 thoughts on “The Darling Effect

  1. I always find it ironic when feminists cite how “we” need to teach boys to be sensitive and pick them up and care about their feelings as much as girls. By “we” she means women emotionally neglecting, i.e. abusing boys.

  2. This just confirms to me that a lot of feminist complaints about male behavior are projection on their part. The feminists interrupted, they dismissed, they didn’t listen, they condescended.

  3. It kind of undercuts an arguement against silliness and thoughlessness to include nonsense like “teh menz are evil”. I know that garbled language like that is supposed to make some kind of point, somehow, but communicating maturely and intelligently, like you were until then, is always better.

  4. That was the highlight of the show for me too, Toysoldier.

    I found it hilarious that these women had no scruples interrupting and talking over these men with condescension. Yet, the minute one of them is called “Darling”, they turn into toddlers and throw hissy fits while bemoaning how women like them are condescended to everyday in society.

    How did they think the men felt?

    Assuming they have the ability to think in the first place.

  5. I think there was a fair bit of mutual interruption going on, but I do find it ironic that those feminists could sit there and deny so much of what Yiannopoulos and Daubney were saying – which is pretty damn insulting – and yet the instant one solitary word they don’t like is brought up, *that’s* institutionalised sexism?

    No, it’s one gay guy using the word ‘darling’ in a dismissive, sassy way. Stop all the clocks.

    I found both of the male speakers quite interesting, and it was quite fun to watch Milo in action.

  6. Encouraging that there was a lot more clapping for Milo than the feminists.

  7. It’s something of a relief that one can have this kind of conversation without being accused of misogyny.

    Though I must say Kate Smurthwaite did do extremely well representing atheism in another debate (credit where credit’s due).

  8. I dont think it was anywhere near as bad as you make out. In fact, I think that would be a typical discussion between people who have differing points of view. Pretty cool vid actually. Thanks for posting.

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