There is a fundamental difference in the way people use the Internet. Conservatives and libertarians tend to use the Internet to share their political ideas, argue or lament our current sociopolitical climate and overwhelm polls (which is why libertarian ideas fare better in online polls than in real-life votes). Liberals tend to use the Internet to complain about conservatives and libertarians – when they aren't threatening conservatives and libertarians with rape and death, that is. The irony is that women use the Internet differently than men, too. Men look at guns, girls and sports online. Women, specifically liberal women, use the Internet primarily to condemn men – and then to whine when they are criticized for doing so.
If you read Internet gossip sites like The Daily Dot and Buzzfeed, you are exposed to a constant drumbeat of anti-male hysteria. These outlets chant terms like "white privilege," "misogyny," "patriarchy," "rape culture" and "micro-aggressions" (liberal code for, "Anything you do is racist and sexist because I say it is, even when it isn't racist and sexist"). To hear liberal women tell it, the Internet is a wasteland of male-dominated savagery in which women are robbed of their power and agency by mercilessly cruel men who refuse to give them equal rights.
This absurd notion – which, incidentally, you know to be completely false if you've spent any time living and working with women in the real world – contends that women are always powerless victims and that the aggressors victimizing them are always male. As a man who has worked in an otherwise all-female office, I can tell you that this power dynamic was strangely lacking and that my "male privilege" did little to mitigate the arbitrary and capricious behavior of my supervisor and coworkers ... but that is irrelevant. Any reasonable person can look at the litany of complaints made by middle-class, professional, liberal women (the most upwardly mobile segment of society) and understand on some level that these overwrought claims of male villainy cannot be true. Our daily experiences within society simply don't match these screams of constant rape and chauvinism.
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Take, for example, no less sterling an example of the liberal female mindset than the idiot Kirsten Gillibrand, who exists to rubber-stamp totalitarian socialist legislation written by Democrats in the U.S. Senate. Gillibrand recently whined to liberal demigod and fellow hypocrite Jon Stewart that a – gasp – "Southern congressman" once called her "chubby." (The offending lawmaker has since been identified as the late Hawaiian Democrat Sen. Daniel Inouye, who was neither Southern nor a congressmen.) The fact that she didn't simply dismiss the comment and move on her with life tells you everything you need to know about the fragile sensibilities of these wilting leftist flowers. For Gillibrand, this was all part of an ongoing dialogue on sexism, rape, patriarchy and whatever other nonsense liberal women believe. And of course, Stewart (who is essentially a liberal woman himself) played the sober role of very concerned sounding board for her vapid mewling. Stewart himself, like his mini-me Stephen Colbert, is fond of making offensive attacks on conservatives and libertarians before retreating behind the skirt of, "It's just comedy, I shouldn't be taken seriously" – so this makes perfect sense.
No less a star than Emma Watson recently hopped on the misogyny-patriarchy-rape-train. A typical modus operandi for liberal women is to make ridiculous accusations, then object when these accusations are decried. The gorgeous "Harry Potter" star, in the grand tradition of liberal women taking themselves far too seriously, delivered a grave speech to the United Nations, claiming that "only half" of the world is "invited" to "feel welcome to participate in the conversation." Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, at CNN, quotes her as saying, "Men – I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. ..."
The implication is, of course, that the world – a world in which young Emma Watson has made a fortune and achieved the pinnacle of Hollywood celebrity – is a terribly unfair place where women are second-class citizens, and this is of course the fault of men. When immature anonymous Internet posters at websites like 4chan and Reddit started threatening to expose nude photos of Watson online, this was supposed to be more evidence of the Internet's male-dominated, patriarchal terror campaign against strong women – rather than, say, the predictable reaction of politically incorrect Web trolls to a melodramatic liberal woman breathing talking points and accusations that have little foundation in practical reality.
Also this past week, a brilliant satire by "Anne Gus" appeared at Thought Catalog. It deftly sums up the female-liberal hand-wringing over these largely imaginary and supposedly institutionalized male crimes against women. "For the 23 years that I've been alive," Anne writes, "my opinion on gamers has been similar to my opinion on wood lice – they're kinda icky and disgusting, but if you don't go near them, they don't bother you that much. ... I just hoped they, the 'gamers,' would disappear forever once I finished high school, but it turns out they have followed me into the real world, and they've managed to create their own little lives, full of video games and awkwardness but also (surprisingly) full of sex and scandal."
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Encouraging readers to tag Twitter discussion of the article as #AnneGusGate, the author so brilliantly crafted the piece that some people actually took to the Web to express their outrage over "Anne's" unfair indictment of gamers and her ignorance of games (such as the classic "Ocarina of the Times"). The article is in fact an indictment of ignorant feminist attitudes toward #gamergate, a minor scandal involving a gender-equality activist alleged to have used contrived misogynist threats to drive support for her terrible game design.
In a world where "Belle Knox," the infamous Duke porn star, considers herself a feminist and believes doing porn "gives her back her agency," there can be no link between liberal female opinions and metaphysical reality. These are damaged people who are willfully deluded. Their incessant victimhood would not be our problem if they did not insist on blaming, wholesale, the Web's male denizens for their failures.
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