Well, I thought that I would get into the middle of the internet drama again. What can I say, I’m wired and I’m bored. Daniel Tosh was recently performing at a comedy club in LA, The Laugh Factory. He asked the audience what he should talk about. Somebody shouted “Rape!” It was then that a woman who is also a Tumblr feminist was in the club and decided to make a HUGE issue out of this.
The Tumblr feminists are a fascinating group of people. To anybody who has a chance to see them, they are awesome. Here’s a link to the Tumblr feminist who was at the club where Tosh was performing and decided to heckle him on-stage. See, in her mind, when somebody even thinks about making a joke about rape, this must immediately be attacked and Tosh must be vilified in the worst way possible. I’m not going to do this as a hit-for-hit style post, because I’m not in the mood for that, but I will give a little snippet, and you can read the rest if you like. It is very telling of the kind of person this writer is.
I should probably add that having to basically flee while Tosh was enthusing about how hilarious it would be if I was gang-raped in that small, claustrophic room was pretty viscerally terrifying and threatening all the same, even if the actual scenario was unlikely to take place. The suggestion of it is violent enough and was meant to put me in my place.
Yeah, I wanna have a drink with this person and get into her head. It must be a fascinating place. To have this mindset, even when she didn’t get her facts right, is very interesting. First, Tosh didn’t say that people should rape her. When she heckled him on-stage, breaking the comedy club social contract, which stipulates that you don’t have to be there if you don’t want to be, and you can leave at anytime, so you don’t heckle the person on stage performing. It’s just not done.
So, she disrupted the comedy club social contract, and when Tosh, the comedian who is kind of boring, sends it back at her, she goes on to Tumblr and reaches out to the Tumblr feminists, a group of radicals who don’t have a clue about what actual feminism is.
Let’s talk about them. These people are a gold-mine of hilarity if you are ever bored. These people have the basic belief that all men are evil. For real, if you’ve got a dick, they hate you. Or if you’ve got a dick, but you don’t feel like shit for having that dick, and feel like you are a monster who is oppressing women all the time, they hate you. These women, and sometimes men, are some of the most self-involved people that I have ever come across. They are wallowing in a deep pit of self-pity, self-martyrdom, and self-indulgent beliefs of their own superiority, with the rest of us being just a bunch of losers.
And these people are very ugly about their beliefs. Anyone who challenges them is lambasted by their entire community. But here’s the kicker – they aren’t above attacking one of their own! Laci Green, a YouTube vlogger who I had had a lot of respect for until a while back, when I found out that she is one of them, has become the target of their rage. She posted in a video and said the word “tranny.” The Tumblr feminist community latched on to this and turned on her so fast that it probably made her head spin. She had made an apology that to normal people would have sounded reasonable and acceptable. But to these people, since they view anything that isn’t in their incredibly narrow way of thinking as wrong, decided that they were going to put up pictures of her apartment, and make death threats against her. Laci Green, one of these self-pitying people, has become one of their targets. What does that say about a community when it takes almost nothing to make them turn on one of their own?
But this thing with Tosh has galvanized them into action. They are starting petitions to get his show removed from Comedy Central. They are having this huge actions against Tosh, and why? Because one of their own lied about what he said on stage, even after she was so rude as to break the comedy club social contract and not one of them fact-checked her. This apparently is news.
What is with these women, anyway? They seem to believe that they are the victims of some horrible social atrocity. What, that they were born a woman? These are women, in the Western World, between the ages of 15 and 25, bitching about how abused they are, and how awful their lives are, and how awful being a woman is. How much do you wanna bet that not a single one of these women has been to Saudi Arabia, or Pakistan? How much do you wanna bet that not one of these women has been to Haiti, or Uganda? These women fascinate me in how they can talk about how oppressed women are, yet they have never seen real oppression. No woman in America who talks about how oppressed American woman are has ever seen real oppression, because if they had, they would know better. There are real gender issues in this country, but to call it “oppression” is beyond a reasonable stretch. It’s an outright lie.
And let’s talk about rape jokes. The Tumblr feminist community seems to believe that these are the worst kind of jokes, and pure evil, and that rape is the worst thing of all time. Tell me – in what way are rape jokes somehow worse than other kinds of jokes about harsh stuff, like child molestation, or war, or murder? We make jokes to take the harsh stuff and make it digestable, so that we can look at things from another way. The point of humor is to make the difficult understandable. We mock it, and the human condition. I have been to many women’s shelters, and let me tell you, I have seen a lot of rape victims, and sometimes, the best thing that can be done for them is not to mock them, but to make a joke, because it makes the harsh easier, along with the heart-breaking. I don’t think that women are the doormats that Tumblr feminists do. Real rape is horrible and tragic, but to correlate a rape joke with supporting rape is just ridiculous! Nobody with a soul supports rape, but we can all support humor, because it is what binds us together.
Here’s the ultimate truth that one can surmise about this group – they are bullies. A woman punches a man because he says something she doesn’t like. Violence being used to stop somebody from saying things that a group doesn’t like. That is what thugs do. They will attack people for saying what they don’t like, and threaten one of their own for saying something that they don’t like. They also want to get rid of the Freedom of Speech when it offends them, trying to legislate their tastes and their ideas, to the detriment of a fundamental freedom that we all are supposed to have. These people should offend real feminists who are fighting for women’s rights, and real equality activists like myself, who want equal rights for everybody.
Being a thug is never okay, it doesn’t matter what gender you are.
Until next time, a quote,
“Look, I know that not all feminists are a part of this. This is a very specific set basically tyrannical fascist people, who want to censor everybody who says something that they don’t agree with.” -TJ Kincaid, Tumblr Feminists