Friendship, entitlement, and feminism

What happens when you want to be friends with someone who wants a romantic relationship?

If you are a mature adult, you explain to the person that you only want to be friends and you make an effort to keep the friendship simple so as to not send misleading signals that you may change your mind.

Or you can complain about how friend-zoning is not and rant about how horrible men are for disliking rejection.

Vice published an article in which the feminist author skewered men over the notion of the friend-zone. She claims that it “isn’t a thing”. She attempts to dismantle the idea and take men to task. Instead, she reveals her own sense of entitlement and how ideology blinds one to seeing and understanding other people’s experiences. Continue reading

Karen Straughan tackles a one-sided CBC interview about men’s rights

I do enjoy when media outlets bring someone on to discuss an issue the person has zero involvement with. The CBC, Canada’s government funded news organization, invited on professor Rebecca Sullivan to discuss the film The Red Pill. The film was to be screened at the University of Calagary, however, the screening was pulled after the Wildrose On Campus (WROC) “sent out an email inviting people to the screening by saying everyone knows ‘feminism is cancer.'”

The CBC decided to interview Sullivan to get an understanding of the men’s rights movement. They could have interviewed Cassie Jaye or a men’s rights activist, as they would have better knowledge about the subject, but that would be logical. It is instead much better to interview someone abjectly opposed to the men’s rights movement and who has not seen the film. This person would provide the most objective analysis.

Karen Straughan points out the utter inanity of the interview and Sullivan’s points in her recent video. I remain mystified by the feminist response to The Red Pill. I doubt that most of the feminists criticizing the film ever saw it. They certainly do not appear to know the points argued by men’s rights activists in the film. It appears that they are reflexively attacking the film because it does not attack the men’s rights movement. Continue reading

The Red Pill: A Review

After years of waiting, I finally got the chance to watch Cassie Jaye’s documentary The Red Pill. Jaye’s documentary began as her examination of the men’s rights movement, and grew into her journey out of feminism.

The film received a great deal of backlash during its filming, post production, and initial release. All of the negative response, from people contacting Jaye’s financiers to cut her funding to people backing out of interviews to protests against the film, came from feminists. Most notably, they came from feminists who never saw the bulk of the footage or the completed film.

The reaction has been so overblown that it has likely increased people’s desire to see this horribly misogynistic film that gives a platform to rape apologists. Or something to that affect.

Is that Jaye’s film? Is it a love letter to women haters? Is it an attack on feminism? Does it excuse male violence against women? Continue reading

A Fragile Little Ego

Buzzfeed decided to grace with a list of stupid feminist nonsense yet again. For some reason, many feminists are convinced that men experience no fear in society. These feminists believe that men walk the streets without risk, never face criticism for their appearance, never face threats of violence or harassment, and are never targeted because of their sex.

Enter Buzzfeed’s 32 Everyday Things Women Do That Men Don’t Have To Worry About. I am sure this list is a flawless analysis of reality. Let us have a look shall we? Continue reading

This is what modern feminism looks like

I must give Tucker Carlson credit. It appears he has developed journalistic skills. His show on Fox News is surprisingly watchable. This is largely due to Carlson asking his guests tough questions. I particularly enjoy his expressions when he does not believe his guests. It it somewhat of a cross between a dog’s confused look and taking a stressful bowel movement.

What makes Carlson so effective is that he walks his guests into admitting the flaws in their own arguments. A good example of this was his interview with a woman from Bustle, an online women’s gossip magazine. Bustle shut down its site on International Women’s Day to do something. As Carlson pointed out in his interview, that something was not very clear: Continue reading

What debating “rape culture” looks like in person

I have previously discussed my opinions on the feminist theory of “rape culture”. I maintain my position that it is little more than a conspiracy theory that ironically blames male victims for their assaults.

Most of my conversations about the theory happen online. This holds true for most discussions about the topic. This is usually due to critics of feminism and feminists not engaging in the same spaces. Yet what happens when the typical internet conversation takes place in the real world?

Steven Crowder revealed how ridiculous the arguments sound in person. Comedian Ian Michael Black and Crowder got into a Twitter beef over comments Crowder made. Crowder invited Black to his show to discuss the matter. Black eventually agreed. This is what happened: Continue reading

A Dose of Stupid v132

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:

Ohio Bookstore Flips Male-Authored Books, Displaying Them Backwards

Is this what feminism has become? Is it so worthless and useless that only thing left for feminists to do is reverse books on bookshelves? There are no important issues feminists might want to address?

I realize that the answer to this question will make me lose a couple of IQ points, but I genuinely must know why the owners did this: Continue reading