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2014-02-19 11:42:36 AM  
Goddamn, it's retarded in here.
 
2014-02-19 11:43:26 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Yeah, well you seem to be forgetting that they're all a bunch of biatches who say they like nice guys, but when I pretend to care what they say and listen to them whine about their boyfriends they never put out! What the hell! I'm a nice guy!


I know, right. And they're always emasculating. I can't walk down the street without getting emasculated. They're emasculating me left and right. BUT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY PENIS! DON'T TALK ABOUT MY PENIS!
 
2014-02-19 11:45:53 AM  

cgraves67: rustypouch: One Bad Apple: Wendy's Chili: GoldSpider: xanadian: In other news:  I don't get the headline.  :/

Dunn coined the famous catch phrase: "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle," which was subsequently popularized by Gloria Steinem and became a popular slogan among feminists.

Oh, I get it. It's 'amusing' because the story has nothing to do with feminism.

Or is it 'amusing' because women are being senselessly murdered?

Maybe I don't get it.

Do any of you message board misogynists care to explain it to me?

There seemed to be an assumption on the part of the woman interviewed that the lives of men were worth less than the contents of her purse eg the quote "Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?" Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. "Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected."

Personally I feel that by my not robbing/murdering Ms Sanchez or any other woman that I have achieved the bare minimum of necessary effort to avoid accusations of misogyny...until you started posting.

This.

After years of being treated as disposable, unwanted, or worse, men are starting to check out of the game.

Just the idea of a man can give some women a case of the vapours, See the recent kerfuffle at Wellesley College for an example. There are safe spaces set up where men aren't allowed, or at best, get to sit quietly in the corner and nod in agreement. Sitting the 'wrong' way on public transit creates a large outcry.

Pretty much, women have been telling average men that they don't want or need them, and society would be better off without men.

Now that women are getting what they said they want, it seems that some of them are unhappy with it.

There's just one flaw with that argument. It assumes that all women are feminists and that they are all militant and all march lockstep with the vision of the future laid out by radical feminists.

Any two women may have different opinions on feminism and to what extent they ...


I am somewhat generalizing, as the format of Fark doesn't lend itself to nuance, but I don't mean to suggest that women share a hive mind.

I find that feminists, or actually SJW types, have gotten so loud that sane women have their voices drowned out, or are unable to speak up. As a result, what men tend to hear is that they're all terrible people who should avoid women.

Look that the gong show that happened when a man dared to talk to a certain blogess.

Men hear that women want to be treated as equals, and to be left alone, and men are doing just that.
 
2014-02-19 11:46:29 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Silly_Sot: Benevolent Misanthrope: ZAZ: The mayor of Boston recently warned women not to walk alone at night after a series of assaults. Cue the angry feminist newspaper columnist.

Right.  The angry feminist is the problem.  Not the fact that women cant walk alone at night.  Men can, by and large, walk at night.  Women canèt walk at night.  Because of the men.

Encourage women to own firearms and learn how to use them--and that means more than just target shooting. Nikki Craft understood this decades ago, when she and several fellow feminists formed an armed women's group. The liberals around her were shocked and horrified that she did this. Stand-up, respectable fighter, Ms. Craft. May not agree with all her politics, but I agree with and understand her point in that case--if the feminist rhetoric is true and women cannot rely upon men to protect them or to even not treat them brutally, then it behooves women to use any means necessary to defend themselves.

Well, that was special.
Where do you think women store these self defense firearms for easy access?


For easy access?  In a holster, not a bottomless Bag of Holding.
 
2014-02-19 11:49:18 AM  

gaslight: Yes, the real issue here is crime and not feminism but it seems to me that while the crime issue is being solved, we can eliminate the visible target by convincing women to have clothes with pockets.

Seriously ladies, what's this aversion you have to pockets? I can understand that a dress or a skirt would start to oscillate with the keys acting as a pendulum but that doesn't explain the lack of pockets on your trousers.


demaL-demaL-yeH: Cold_Sassy: A lot of the time I don't carry a purse after dark for this reason.  My Mom doesn't ever carry a purse for this reason.  Neither of us have been victimized, then again, we don't live in Philly.  We do keep something in our pockets (legally) for just such an occasion, though.  Too bad those girls didn't.

*checks kidettes' closets, just in case*
These "pockets" of which you speak, what are they?


Which is why I end up buying so many clothes in the men's section, even when I was pregnant with the monsters. If something is in my pocket, I can find it. If it's in my purse, it's gone, because I left that damn purse somewhere when I was trying to corral some of the monsters or whatever.
 
2014-02-19 11:49:57 AM  

Wendy's Chili: This is an article about innocent women being gunned down in the street, and your reaction is, "Oh, my poor, poor penis!"


Nice try. My reaction was, "Serves you right for fretting over my moosecock and trying to whittle it down."

Your reaction: "My what a small organ!"

My reply: "Nobody told me your asshole was a cathedral."
 
2014-02-19 11:50:22 AM  
I spent my entire teenage and college years being told how unnecessary men are to women.  Men are just burdens and oppressors they said.  What did you think was going to happen?
 
2014-02-19 11:54:30 AM  

rustypouch: I find that feminists, or actually SJW types, have gotten so loud that sane women have their voices drowned out, or are unable to speak up. As a result, what men tend to hear is that they're all terrible people who should avoid women.

Look that the gong show that happened when a man dared to talk to a certain blogess.


Ya know, I often read dumb internet feminist shiat on Slate or Salon and think to myself, "What kind of backward-ass neanderthal planet are these retarded bloggers living on?" but then I see this thread full of men (and I use that term loosely) saying that women deserve to be killed because they cut their dicks off and refuse to sleep with them, and I'm like, "Oh, THIS backward-ass neanderthal planet."
 
2014-02-19 11:56:15 AM  

seanpg71: Dwindle: Try to snatch a woman's purse in my town you're going to get a .38 through the chest. She lives in a city of wimpy, milquetoast men and unarmed women, and she wonders why criminals wander the streets unmolested.

So you would escalate what is probably just a property crime into a life or death situation with an armed man who is probably a bit more practiced in the situation than you are? That seems like a good way to get needlessly dead.


in the instance from the article they handed over their belongings and were still shot. so you sound like an idiot
 
2014-02-19 11:58:01 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Wendy's Chili: This is an article about innocent women being gunned down in the street, and your reaction is, "Oh, my poor, poor penis!"


Nice try. My reaction was, "Serves you right for fretting over my moosecock and trying to whittle it down."


It's the same damn thing.

And what does it even mean? Who is trying to make your dick smaller? How do they intend to do it? And what on God's green Earth does your dick have to do with purse snatchings?
 
2014-02-19 12:02:25 PM  

Wendy's Chili: rustypouch: I find that feminists, or actually SJW types, have gotten so loud that sane women have their voices drowned out, or are unable to speak up. As a result, what men tend to hear is that they're all terrible people who should avoid women.

Look that the gong show that happened when a man dared to talk to a certain blogess.

Ya know, I often read dumb internet feminist shiat on Slate or Salon and think to myself, "What kind of backward-ass neanderthal planet are these retarded bloggers living on?" but then I see this thread full of men (and I use that term loosely) saying that women deserve to be killed because they cut their dicks off and refuse to sleep with them, and I'm like, "Oh, THIS backward-ass neanderthal planet."


I think you're painting with a broad brush, which isn't any more helpful than the misogynists' foolishness.   Just for giggles, tell us how you would respond to this woman's question?
 
2014-02-19 12:03:39 PM  
Lot of frustrated virgins ITT.....
 
2014-02-19 12:07:42 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I think you're painting with a broad brush, which isn't any more helpful than the misogynists' foolishness.


Whoa, hey, we might have a budding concern troll, here.
 
2014-02-19 12:09:35 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Egoy3k: HAMMERTOE: Look, bupid stitch, you disarm the honest, decent ones, further emasculate them with scholastic indoctrination and "zero-tolerance" laws which punish those who stand up to bullies just as harshly as the bullies their selves, and this is what you get.

I wouldn't have worded it exactly like this but I can't disagree with it.  When you do everything you can to emasculate men you don't get to sit around whining that there are no 'real men' left.

Keep this in mind, ladies. You laugh at Egoy3k and HAMMERTOE's micropenises at your own peril.


Did that response make sense in your head before you typed it?

dittybopper: Not to mention trying to raise men from boys without a man to put the fear of a real ass-whuppin' in them to keep them straight and narrow.


I don't agree that a man is required to raise a man.  I'm the child of a single mother and I'm neither a criminal or a fop.  I think the issue is that humans, especially males, tends to respond to adversity with aggression.  This is not always a bad thing, aggression in the face of starvation could lead to killing an animal for food, or in more modern times aggression in the face of an attack could defend you or your family.  Aggression over being turned down for sex, well that's a big farking problem.  Instead of teaching children when aggression is a valid response and when it is not, we instead teach them aggression is never a valid response. That confrontation is wrong and that the authorities will save us.  You can't do all these things and then complain when nobody will stand up to a criminal assholes.
 
2014-02-19 12:09:42 PM  
Nothing brings the derp like a story that lets ITGs pretend feminism is raping their unborn grandsons.
 
2014-02-19 12:10:35 PM  

China White Tea: Ker_Thwap: I think you're painting with a broad brush, which isn't any more helpful than the misogynists' foolishness.

Whoa, hey, we might have a budding concern troll, here.


You're very smart, now shut up.

/I'll see your trite meme and raise you one.
 
2014-02-19 12:12:31 PM  

Ker_Thwap: China White Tea: Ker_Thwap: I think you're painting with a broad brush, which isn't any more helpful than the misogynists' foolishness.

Whoa, hey, we might have a budding concern troll, here.

You're very smart, now shut up.

/I'll see your trite meme and raise you one.


It was tongue-in-cheek.  Simmer.  

/Someone is definitely thinking it for-reals, though.
 
2014-02-19 12:13:36 PM  

Egoy3k: we instead teach them aggression is never a valid response.


It's amazing that we keep getting into all these wars, what with all our young people being neutered and such.

Now excuse me, but I'm gonna go watch some hockey. I like it because it is such a passive, non-aggressive sport.
 
2014-02-19 12:15:37 PM  

Egoy3k: I don't agree that a man is required to raise a man.  I'm the child of a single mother and I'm neither a criminal or a fop.


No, you're paying five bucks a month to post here, and that's even worse. Did you know that "Are you a Farker" is actually a diagnostic question in the DSM?
 
2014-02-19 12:16:39 PM  
What I find interesting is that I think you will find men are the dominant victims of this type of crime. But any crime, no matter how rare, makes the news when the victim is female.
 
2014-02-19 12:19:49 PM  

someonelse: Egoy3k: we instead teach them aggression is never a valid response.

It's amazing that we keep getting into all these wars, what with all our young people being neutered and such.

Now excuse me, but I'm gonna go watch some hockey. I like it because it is such a passive, non-aggressive sport.


So your argument is the existence of a sport that is continually reducing the amount of contact in minor leagues and wars that are orders of magnitude less bloody than previous wars?  Don't get me wrong neither of those things is bad, head injuries are serious business, and war is unquestionably a bad thing, but I don't really think you have tried very hard to refute my point.
 
2014-02-19 12:21:25 PM  

gaslight: Egoy3k: I don't agree that a man is required to raise a man.  I'm the child of a single mother and I'm neither a criminal or a fop.

No, you're paying five bucks a month to post here, and that's even worse. Did you know that "Are you a Farker" is actually a diagnostic question in the DSM?


I'm not paying anything to post here, but I can see that you are.
 
2014-02-19 12:22:55 PM  

p4p3rm4t3: Men should stay home, cook, play video games, and take care of the younglings.

/aminorite?


isn't that one of those squid-like things from the dinosaur days w/ the twirly shell?
 
2014-02-19 12:23:24 PM  
Bunch of pussy men on Fark, pretty embarrassed by this thread. HA HA ROBBED AND MURDERED, lolz
 
2014-02-19 12:24:48 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Wendy's Chili: rustypouch: I find that feminists, or actually SJW types, have gotten so loud that sane women have their voices drowned out, or are unable to speak up. As a result, what men tend to hear is that they're all terrible people who should avoid women.

Look that the gong show that happened when a man dared to talk to a certain blogess.

Ya know, I often read dumb internet feminist shiat on Slate or Salon and think to myself, "What kind of backward-ass neanderthal planet are these retarded bloggers living on?" but then I see this thread full of men (and I use that term loosely) saying that women deserve to be killed because they cut their dicks off and refuse to sleep with them, and I'm like, "Oh, THIS backward-ass neanderthal planet."

I think you're painting with a broad brush, which isn't any more helpful than the misogynists' foolishness.   Just for giggles, tell us how you would respond to this woman's question?


"Most of them were probably at home sleeping."

This woman is simply scared and, rightly or wrongly, looking to men for help. If, as a man, your reaction to her is, "Haha, biatch! You must pay for the crimes of Gloria Steinam!" you need to seek help.
 
2014-02-19 12:29:09 PM  

Breygon: p4p3rm4t3: Men should stay home, cook, play video games, and take care of the younglings.

/aminorite?

isn't that one of those squid-like things from the dinosaur days w/ the twirly shell?


Don't think so, but aminorite tassels is an anagram for Alanis Morissette.
 
2014-02-19 12:30:05 PM  
ITT: Misogynists and gun nuts, apparently. Because when I read stories about people being robbed at gunpoint and then shot, I think "More people should be carrying guns. That way, when they're robbed after leaving the bar at 2AM, the robber can at least get a new gun, as opposed to whatever money is left after a night out drinking."
 
2014-02-19 12:36:55 PM  

Breygon: p4p3rm4t3: Men should stay home, cook, play video games, and take care of the younglings.

/aminorite?

isn't that one of those squid-like things from the dinosaur days w/ the twirly shell?


MBooda: Breygon: p4p3rm4t3: Men should stay home, cook, play video games, and take care of the younglings.

/aminorite?

isn't that one of those squid-like things from the dinosaur days w/ the twirly shell?

Don't think so, but aminorite tassels is an anagram for Alanis Morissette.


That's very interesting. Go on...
 
2014-02-19 12:37:11 PM  

robbiex0r: [24.media.tumblr.com image 475x360]


Not nearly early enough in the thread.
 
2014-02-19 12:40:33 PM  

comslave: What I find interesting is that I think you will find men are the dominant victims of this type of crime. But any crime, no matter how rare, makes the news when the victim is female.


Yeah, I for one am sick of having my purse stolen?
 
2014-02-19 12:42:01 PM  

comslave: What I find interesting is that I think you will find men are the dominant victims of this type of crime. But any crime, no matter how rare, makes the news when the victim is female.


Yeah, I know. Around here, not a day goes by without a man getting his purse stolen.
 
2014-02-19 12:43:13 PM  
Well, that was odd. I refreshed the page and my post didn't show up, so I thought it got cancelled and I made another one. Now it just looks silly.
 
2014-02-19 12:44:05 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Ker_Thwap: Wendy's Chili: rustypouch: I find that feminists, or actually SJW types, have gotten so loud that sane women have their voices drowned out, or are unable to speak up. As a result, what men tend to hear is that they're all terrible people who should avoid women.

Look that the gong show that happened when a man dared to talk to a certain blogess.

Ya know, I often read dumb internet feminist shiat on Slate or Salon and think to myself, "What kind of backward-ass neanderthal planet are these retarded bloggers living on?" but then I see this thread full of men (and I use that term loosely) saying that women deserve to be killed because they cut their dicks off and refuse to sleep with them, and I'm like, "Oh, THIS backward-ass neanderthal planet."

I think you're painting with a broad brush, which isn't any more helpful than the misogynists' foolishness.   Just for giggles, tell us how you would respond to this woman's question?

"Most of them were probably at home sleeping."

This woman is simply scared and, rightly or wrongly, looking to men for help. If, as a man, your reaction to her is, "Haha, biatch! You must pay for the crimes of Gloria Steinam!" you need to seek help.


You mean the woman who walked out of a bar in a downtown city area after midnight with her girlfriend, whence she and her friend got mugged and shot and her knee-jerk response is:

"Why wasnt a MAN here to protect me?"

My snarky answer is: Probably with the rest of the men that she blames for things that genuinely arent their fault/ concern.
My more reasonable response is: Not out at a bar in a shady area of town after dark, alone.
 
2014-02-19 12:44:26 PM  
Drive THRU EVERYTHING
 
2014-02-19 12:45:47 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: ZAZ: The mayor of Boston recently warned women not to walk alone at night after a series of assaults. Cue the angry feminist newspaper columnist.

Right.  The angry feminist is the problem.  Not the fact that women cant walk alone at night.  Men can, by and large, walk at night.  Women canèt walk at night.  Because of the men.


You know, I think you have made the most important comment in the whole thread right here. A violent crime was committed and the potato gallery here is mocking the victim.

But she did say this to the newspaper and the world: "Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?" Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. "Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected."

Perhaps and just maybe, in the awkward guise of mocking feminists, we are actually mocking an individual that failed to take personal responsibility.

Sucks that there was a victim. But that person failed to live in the same world as the rest of us, where gender biased violence does happen and needs to be guarded against. She expected 'a man' to be there to protect her and her expectations were not met and then she whined about that.

Bummer about being a victim. But in good conscience I will still groan and shake my head about the fact that she was a dumb victim.
 
2014-02-19 12:45:55 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Ker_Thwap: Wendy's Chili: rustypouch: I find that feminists, or actually SJW types, have gotten so loud that sane women have their voices drowned out, or are unable to speak up. As a result, what men tend to hear is that they're all terrible people who should avoid women.

Look that the gong show that happened when a man dared to talk to a certain blogess.

Ya know, I often read dumb internet feminist shiat on Slate or Salon and think to myself, "What kind of backward-ass neanderthal planet are these retarded bloggers living on?" but then I see this thread full of men (and I use that term loosely) saying that women deserve to be killed because they cut their dicks off and refuse to sleep with them, and I'm like, "Oh, THIS backward-ass neanderthal planet."

I think you're painting with a broad brush, which isn't any more helpful than the misogynists' foolishness.   Just for giggles, tell us how you would respond to this woman's question?

"Most of them were probably at home sleeping."

This woman is simply scared and, rightly or wrongly, looking to men for help. If, as a man, your reaction to her is, "Haha, biatch! You must pay for the crimes of Gloria Steinam!" you need to seek help.


Fair enough.
 
2014-02-19 12:47:18 PM  
"Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?" Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. "Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected."

So in other words, Sanchez needs to start a movement to bring back the Chivalrous man, and lobby for firearms laws that will allow said Chivalrous men to protect effectively. If your loudest members lobby and legislate away our ability and desire to protect, then even if you personally disagree with rabid Feminist rhetoric you will still suffer for what you allowed those representatives to do. Women have no one to blame but themselves for the death of Chivalry in today's society.

/One of the last few Chivalrous types.
//Have been biatched at for opening a door for some women I didn't know at a restaurant.
///Was confused because I was raised that it was the polite thing for a man to do.
 
2014-02-19 12:48:20 PM  
Welcome to the feminist world. You asked for it, you got it, deal with it.
 
2014-02-19 12:48:56 PM  
Wendy's Chili:
Ya know, I often read dumb internet feminist shiat on Slate or Salon and think to myself, "What kind of backward-ass neanderthal planet are these retarded bloggers living on?" but then I see this thread full of men (and I use that term loosely) saying that women deserve to be killed because they cut their dicks off and refuse to sleep with them, and I'm like, "Oh, THIS backward-ass neanderthal planet."

Your first problem was thinking we werent anything more than meer animals in the first place.  And I'm truly happy your one of the few people whom grew up in a world where you don't have to read the article and not take the woman's misunderstanding of gender roles (or the dissolution thereof) as finger pointing.  And the victim of the first mentioned mugging/murder was undoubtedly excepting free drinks from men and shunning their advances and didn't have it within herself to leave with one or a few of them so she could navigate the city safely.  Women don't play the long game and lose every time because of it.  This time it cost this woman her life.  Next time it could be worst!
OK, I can't keep this up.  I was trying to troll the troll but it's difficult work.  He's on his, like, 10th post and has a much better threshold for boredom than I do.
 
2014-02-19 12:54:46 PM  

washington-babylon: //Have been biatched at for opening a door for some women I didn't know at a restaurant.


This happens in the same universe that "welfare queens" drive their Cadillacs to the grocery store to buy lobster and caviar with their food stamps.

/it's between periods
 
2014-02-19 12:56:10 PM  

stuffy: Welcome to the feminist world. You asked for it, you got it, deal with it.


^^ points, laughs. Oh yeah, this is totes a feminist world.

Buncha whingers, the lot of you.
 
2014-02-19 01:03:44 PM  
"Hooded youths", again. It's always "hooded youths". Is that some sort of code phrase?
 
2014-02-19 01:04:23 PM  

Wendy's Chili: And what on God's green Earth does your dick have to do with purse snatchings?


You know, I asked YOU that question first, so have a go at it.
 
2014-02-19 01:04:29 PM  

Wendy's Chili: This woman is simply scared and, rightly or wrongly, looking to men for help.


Care to pick one?  No wrong answer, just your opinion.
 
2014-02-19 01:04:50 PM  
someonelse:

Buncha whingers, the lot of you.

static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-19 01:06:57 PM  
"Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?" Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. "Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected."

We're treating you equally.
 
2014-02-19 01:10:16 PM  

Egoy3k: I don't agree that a man is required to raise a man.  I'm the child of a single mother and I'm neither a criminal or a fop.


There are exceptions to every rule, as I pointed out.  You may well be that exception.

Or, it could be that while you were raised by a single mother, it was in the company of peers who had fathers, and you emulated to a large degree what your peers were doing.  That's how children from single mothers can mostly turn out OK in areas where the overwhelming majority of kids have 2 parent families.

Now, in those areas where the overwhelming majority (over 75%, in some areas) are single female parent households, those are the areas where you have the majority of crime.  Yet even there, some kids turn out OK.

So yeah, you are a data point, but just one of many.
 
2014-02-19 01:11:23 PM  

Oblio13: "Hooded youths", again. It's always "hooded youths". Is that some sort of code phrase?


It's probably a code for uncircumsized rapist males.
 
2014-02-19 01:11:30 PM  

Oblio13: "Hooded youths", again. It's always "hooded youths". Is that some sort of code phrase?


yuq.me
 
2014-02-19 01:14:04 PM  

Wendy's Chili: This woman is simply scared and, rightly or wrongly, looking to men for help. If, as a man, your reaction to her is, "Haha, biatch! You must pay for the crimes of Gloria Steinam!" you need to seek help.


Good point. Now, while my reply isn't that she MUST pay for the imagined crimes of feminism, (as if it was my choice to extract such a form of payment from her,) the reality is that she's either right, and a man could and would have been her salvation, or she's wrong, (and a sexist to boot,) and that a man with her would have just provided another victim. No doubt she was scared. But, she wasn't alone.
 
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