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Washington Post: Some Men Aren't Misogynistic Dick Nozzles And Those Are The Ones All The Ladies Should Marry

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Continuing its long-standing tradition of being terrible about everything, theWashington Post today lit up the online world with an editorial (surprisingly not written by Richard Cohen or George Will) informing all the ladies that they would be so much better off if they would stop just slutting around like a bunch of slutty sluts and get married to their baby daddies. For once, yr Wonkette is not actually exaggerating for comedic effect. Here is the original headline.


And here is the revised headline, posted when the PostEverything section’s editor pulled his head from his ass and looked, bleary and blinking, at the world he had made.

Great! All better!

Let’s take a quick look at the two opening grafs and then go spend the rest of the day dunking our heads into a clogged toilet as a palliative.

The dramatic social media response to the UC-Santa Barbara shooting, captured by the hashtag #YesAllWomen, underlined an important and unpleasant truth: across the United States, millions of girls and women have been abused, assaulted, or raped by men, and even more females fear that they will be subject to such an attack. […]

This social media outpouring makes it clear that some men pose a real threat to the physical and psychic welfare of women and girls. But obscured in the public conversation about the violence against women is the fact that some other men are more likely to protect women, directly and indirectly, from the threat of male violence: married biological fathers. The bottom line is this: Married women are notably safer than their unmarried peers, and girls raised in a home with their married father are markedly less likely to be abused or assaulted than children living without their own father.

Wow, that is a lot of missing the point of the #YesAllWomen hashtag in the first place. For that matter, it is a complete missing of the point of much of the discussion that resulted from the Isla Vista shootings. Of all the issues thrown into the spotlight by the massacre, women and girls being safer in homes with their husband and biological fathers was not even remotely close to being on the radar. Were the murdered sorority sisters shot by their married fathers? No, they were not. The question was never what kind of violence were they in danger from in their homes. It was what kind of violence are they at risk for when they leave those homes and go out into the world where they encounter assholes like Elliot Rodger?

It’s a nice deflection, though. Throw in some condescension about the ladies needing husbands to protect them while whining that men are being unfairly demonized just because such a significant number of them seem to be disrespectful, ass-groping jackholes, and presto! No one is talking about issues like gun control, mental illness, and general misogyny that, when thrown into a toxic stew like the mind of Elliot Rodger, resulted in the terrible rampage.

It was some good trolling though, WaPo, because the world today has now given this shitty piece of wingnut agitprop way, way more attention than it deserves.

Now, to the toilet!

[WaPo]

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