Well, here’s another nice misandry you’ve gotten us into
Posted by Richie on September 14, 2007
In today’s media, anti-male sexism is the rule far more than anti-female sexism. Whether it’s calling men “idiots,” creating smart mom/stupid dad TV shows, publishing books with titles like “Are Men Necessary,” our culture is full of what some scholars are calling the “WAW effect,” short for Women are Wonderful. These days, it’s tough to catch a break if you’re an unapologetic male. [source]
Man A and Man B arrive at their lodge meeting late, bumbling in and making fools of themselves. Man B is worried that he won’t be able to attend the upcoming lodge party, because his wife runs the house and she won’t let him. Man A scolds him and tells him to take charge, because “Every man should be the king in his own castle”. They return to their homes. Man A’s wife – depicted as sensible, long-suffering and busy cleaning whilst her husband is a fool who wastes his time goofing off at the lodge – tells him that Man B’s wife has gone duck hunting, an activity which is clearly chosen to undermine Man B’s masculinity. Man B, with typical male incompetence, then locks both of them out of Man A’s house, and must rely on Man A’s wife to open the door for them. She scolds them and tells Man A to “come inside, you bad boy”. Man B, depicted as a childish ignoramus, eats wax fruit, to the despair of Man A’s long-suffering wife, who just can’t stand being around these two morons, calling Man B a “dodo”. She then refuses to allow Man A to go to the lodge convention, telling him off like a naughty child, mocking him and demanding he go to the mountains with her instead, where they’ll learn about art and culture, because women are sensible and men are stupid. She then threatens him with a carving knife and tells him to “shut up and don’t talk back”.
Man A waits for her to leave the room before he tries to talk to Man B. However, when Man A turns around to initiate the conversation, his wife returns to the room and hits him over the head with a clay vase so hard that the vase shatters. The audience is encouraged to laugh at Man A’s predicament, turning the contempt for men into comedy and disguising its real danger. Man A then attempts to stand up to his wife, but she hurls two more vases at him, both of which shatter upon contact with his head. Man B’s wife returns home, holding the ducks she’s shot and brandishing a gun. The two competent, collected and intelligent women then laugh about how stupid their husbands are, calling them “barnacles”. Man A’s wife later throws a metal basin at him hard enough to break it, and the audience is again encouraged to laugh at women hurting men.
Now, am I describing:
- The nightmarish future of comedy. Good God, if only we’d listened to Nathanson and Young WHILE THERE WAS STILL TIME!!!
- An episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, the feminist Trojan Horse responsible for driving misandry to its highest recorded level since the Depression and rainfall to its highest level since the Wall Street Crash.
- Sons of the Desert, a Laurel & Hardy movie from 1933, which, if I’ve done my sums right, predates “today’s media” by some considerable margin.
Correct Answer: Can we just stop pretending “Men are dumb, women are sensible” is a recent development? It’s getting embarrassing. Christ, The Benny Hill Show depicted men as dumb, and I don’t think anybody’s going to argue that particular piece of television was influenced by feminist ideology. Also, #3.