Friday, November 2, 2018

There is no such thing as...

What you are about to read are all genuine comments that have been posted on Twitter over the last 48 hours or so. You might be shocked at the contempt they display towards one particular gender, and I suspect you'll find the last three tweets bitterly ironic in the circumstances.

"Lord save us from female indy bloggers and their fan base. They are a constant reminder of the dangers of women with little insight believing it’s their duty to share their daft ramblings with the rest of us."

"I for one am grateful that another female Indy blogger has written a blog about a female Indy blogger who is *innocent* of all charges despite all evidence to the contrary. So that's all sorted. We are truly blessed with female bloggers. #femalebloggersunite"

"Recent Scottish politics has involved an awful lot of white women stating that they have never thought about an issue before but feel entirely qualified to talk about it with no research or insight on their huge platforms."

"Those particular women have a tendency to announce that they don't know anything about an issue but they're going to tell you what they think anyway."

"It doesn't mean that white women don't get to have opinions, but...they should at the very least attempt to research their topics..."

"I don’t think it is unreasonable to ask middle aged white women to shut up."

"I’ve always felt quote tweeting in the middle of a debate was a form of virtue signalling for attention for people who need validation from their followers...particularly employed by fragile female egos."

"Also: misogyny is not a thing."

"It’s extremely disrespectful to accuse confident men of ‘misogyny’."

"Misogyny is a made up idea."


So, yes, all of the above are genuine tweets. Except for a very few small details. When someone used the word "man" or "men", I replaced it with "woman" or "women". And when someone used the word "male", I replaced it with "female". And when someone used the word "misandry", I replaced it with "misogyny".

If the above tweets had been displaying contempt towards women rather than men, I can well understand the disbelief with which people would have encountered the fatuous claims that misogyny does not exist.

But as it happens the contempt was directed towards men. And yet "there is no such thing as misandry", apparently.

13 comments:

  1. It's not the contempt for men that I find shocking, so much as the contempt for reasoned debate.

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    1. Nat sis do not debate they impose.

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    2. GWC AKA The Hon. Cordelia Bracely-Dubois of the 77th (Manky Shirt, Self Funded) Auxiliaries and its unrequited love for Yaxley-Lennon.
      Poor, miserable Cordelia doesn't debate.
      It screams pathetic hate-filled insults.
      So very funny.

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    3. Wee Manny Snipped WillieNovember 4, 2018 at 8:42 PM

      If you keep posting your drivel you could supercede the amount of Jews killed by your pals.

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    4. Och, away wi ye - go and pull the wings of flies or something.

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    5. I think I made Cordelia cry again.
      That was funny.

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  2. Holly came from Miami F L A...

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  3. I've followed that thread James and was, I wouldn't say shocked but kind of taken aback at the really quite patronising and know-it-all comments. After recent events with GB I'm beginning to wish that the elected SNP reps spending so much time on social media telling us all how to behave, would try and get their backsides onto TV so they can challenge the 24/7 media 'Scotland's Crap' stories from Lib-Lab-Cons. They seem to be spending a whole lot of time on social media chatting amongst themselves, and in some cases, pissing other Indy people off. I say this as an SNP member also

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    1. I wish they'd get more media time yes, but I don't see how that's as easily achievable as you seem to be suggesting it is. London has a stranglehold on UK media and they are never going to devolve broadcasting.

      Check out today's front page on the National. http://www.thenational.scot/news/17200692.channel-4-shut-out-the-snp-from-flagship-brexit-tv-debate/

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    2. The Jock Nat sis could start their own fash channel. They are a wealthy bunch of middle class bourgeois Tartan Tories bleeding the British taxpayer pretending they want independence.

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    3. GWC AKA The Hon. Cordelia Bracely-Dubois of the 77th (Manky Shirt, Self Funded) Auxiliaries and its unrequited love for Yaxley-Lennon.
      Poor, miserable, incoherent Cordelia and its desperate need for human contact.
      So sad.
      So very funny.

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  4. Hi James - Interesting though the content of these tweets are I am surprised that this is taking up your time. All of this stuff is just symptomatic of a general discourse in both the mainstream media and social media designed to divert discussion from that everlasting real issue of inequality with the rich dividing the poorer from each other. Whether through sexuality, issues of gender, deserving and undeserving - its all the same: get them arguing - divide and control.

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