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A Metaphor on the Manosphere

Posted over at Frost’s: Any outdoorsman knows that if you need to get water out in the wild, you never drink from stagnant sources like swamps, because they’re always filthy and dirty. Flowing water is clean water; creeks, brooks, rivers. Drinking stagnant water will make you sick, maybe even kill you. The manosphere is moving […]

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Kill Your Sons

In the rush of everything, I somehow missed this fantastic post from one of my readers, Suz: There’s something you should know about my son and his peers.  They’re not gay, they’re not lazy, they’re not stupid, they’re not unambitious, and they’re not weak. They’ve merely figured you out.  They know you don’t give a […]

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No Girls Allowed

I don’t talk about my family much for various reasons, but I have to mention this one story. The week after my failed attempt to gain entry to the Great White North, my mom informed me that she’d been reading my blog. (My family knows about what I’m doing, and my stats prove it.) At […]

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Anatomy of a Hater

Mojo asked me an interesting question last week: Matt, serious question: How do you get so many haters? I really want more haters, so I can add their insane ramblings to my ‘reviews’ column. But I seem to only ever get friendly comments. What is it, specifically, that you do to generate such hate? From […]

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The Monsters in the Closet

This is a guest post by Vicomte. “Dad?” “Yes?” “Can you check my closet for monsters? Please?” “Of course I can. Don’t I always? Do you think I would let you fall asleep without duly making sure there are exactly zero monsters present in any given closet within range of your tiny snoring sounds? What kind of […]

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What Would Your Mother Say? What Would Your Father Do?

A feminist troll left this remark on one of my posts last week: You’re idea of feminism couldn’t be more off base. I’m sure your mother would be thrilled to read this. This is a common refrain leveled at anti-feminists: “What would your mother/sister/female relatives think?” The idea, of course, is that the opinions of […]

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“But Fat People Have Great Personalities!”

Last week, during the manosphere’s round of “fat acceptance” trolling/Google bombing, a clueless chubster named Erin chimed in on FFY’s post: As a fat girl, I was reading the first few paragraphs with this face of disgust. “What? Really? You want to fucking congratulate her on not taking escalator?” I face palmed, BUT! As I […]

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When Good Men Do Nothing

Moral crusades: don’t you just love them? Live 8. #Kony2012. Text “GIMMEDAT” to 69105 and donate $10 to help Haitian earthquake victims. Every other day there’s a new crusade that all Right-Thinking, Moral People must support. Crusades are popular because they allow the average moron to think he’s important. That he’s making a difference in the world. This […]

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Ordinary Internet People: I Hate ‘Em

I was going to run this article next week, but in honor of Paul Elam and the PMSing little girls at A Voice for Men, I’ve pushed it up a few days. The idiots are self-regarding consumer slaves, oblivious to the paradox of their uniform individuality. They sculpt their hair to casual perfection; they wear […]

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Roadkill Nation

My first experience, if you can call it that, with roadkill was when I was a little kid. I was with my family and we were driving back from my grandparents’ house when we hit a bump in the road. My mom, who was driving, said that we’d run over a chipmunk. Naturally, this upset […]

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