It’s very rare that I digress from my usual blog posts, which are always about books, but I recently saw an article, which not only enraged me but also made me once again question if any form of intelligible evolution exists amongst certain people in the world.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, there is an absolute troll of a website called Return of Kings – which is all about ‘the return of masculinity’ That’s right ladies and gentlemen, on this one website you can read, what I can only describe as ignorant, sickening, misinformed drivel, about how disgusting women are! According to this website any woman with any kind of body modification whether it be a tattoo or a piercing is basically the following things;
- Lacking in foresight
- Mentally ill
But it wasn’t the article itself that made me literally shake with anger, but the comments that followed the post too. It really shames and sickens me to say this, but it appears that there are a group of people who agree with the nonsense being spouted by the writer (and the website in general) Reading the article, although incredibly difficult, gave me the impression that the author had one bad experience with a girl with piercings, so he seems to have categorized an entire sex. Perhaps he had trouble with numerous ex girlfriends, which doesn’t surprise me as he strikes me as the kind of person who expects women to stay quiet and know their place – a misogynistic bully.
The whole website is crass, sickening and worrying, with articles that say things like this;
‘Women are tiny. Almost any woman could be raped and killed by almost any man regardless of all the self-defence classes and jazzercise she does. ‘
‘By far the most terrible thing about being a woman is having a woman’s mind. Sure, they have better time-management skills, but that just means they’re wired for service. Women suck complete shit at objective reasoning. Why did you hate high school English? Because a woman taught it, and she told you that a poem can mean whatever you want it to. They couldn’t expect you to do something they could never figure out themselves.’
I think in this day and age women shouldn’t have to tolerate these kinds of things from chauvinistic morons. The same website that calls us callous words like ‘cunts’ and ‘sluts with mental issues’ – also gives these heterosexual, masculine men, tips on how to ‘get laid’ at Anime and Comic Book Conventions, who then make jokes and laugh about women who argue that they should give consent to be touched or groped by a man, as though our bodies are theirs to treat as they wish. I think the website is summed up by this ‘Community Belief’ and if this doesn’t make you angry, as a man or as a woman, then I don’t know what will;
‘A woman’s value significantly depends on her fertility and beauty. A man’s value significantly depends on his resources, intellect, and character.’
So please if you’re reading this and feel angry, please do me a favour – speak out on behalf of your mothers, sisters, aunts, grandma’s, cousins, girlfriends, wives and friends and let them know that they’re not lowlife beings whose only worth in life is their ability to have babies and their looks. Let them know that there ARE men out there who won’t use them for their bodies or call them by derogatory terms, men who WILL value their thoughts and opinions and intellect and treat them as equals.
And in closing, I must say that I pity the parents of these men, how ashamed you must be to have brought someone up with so much misplaced anger and uninformed, uneducated views of women, and if you’re not ashamed, you really should be. Please do me a favour, share this, hit like – just please get the message out there about this disgusting website with it’s callous views.