Figleaf’s thought-provoking post on perceived masculinity got linked to by none other than Ann Althouse yesterday, in case any of our regular readers were wondering why the comments to that post contained much more troglodytic bullshit than usual.
Thing is, you guys got spared the worst of it. Me and Ozy were looking over the spam filter, clucking our tongues and going “My, my, my” at the lizard-brain ugliness that didn’t meet our comment guidelines.
Then we figured, “Ah, fuck it, let’s have a laugh.” Below are some of our personal favorites from the torrent of hateful crap that Ms. Althouse’s readers saw fit to bless us with. TRIGGER WARNING for vehement transphobia, homophobia, gender shaming, and a really weird genital obsession. Names have been removed because someday some of these folks might want their self-respect back.
You all are mad because your hero Obama is such a pussy
“He’s manly enough. For an Air Force pansy.”
That’s tough talk coming from a tofu-eating girly-man.
You prove my supposition that your hatred for Perry stems from your recognition that he is a real man, while you are not. Gotta tear down those who, by their mere existence, shame you.
Well, for one thing, he isn’t a Democrat. Seriously, Democrat women are more masculine than Democrat malse (they don’t actually qualify as “men”). I mean just look at those dudes. They are a serious bunch of femmes. It is just about impossible to be a man and be a Democrat. Sorry boys, that is just a fact. I will give it to you on your women though. They do have some balls. Literally. Look at that hag Waserman Schults. Or Hillary Clinton. Also, the reason you people are so hateful of women like Michele Bachman or Sarah Palin (other than the fact that they look so much better than your hogs) is because they didn’t abort their children. You hate that, because you sick fucks love you some abortion. The only good baby is a dead baby in your book.
Crying “Racism!” is the first refuge of the progressive scoundrel.
And my personal favorite, this is just an amazing piece of wild bullshit, hitting so many hateful, stupid, and wrong notes in a relatively small space:
“Put it another way: if you could choose any kind of man to be would you choose his kind of “manliness” over all others?”
All others? Likely not. Over the effeminate, uncoordinated, non-athletic goof-President we currently see flitting down the stairs like a Key West “performance artist?” Uh, yeah, in a heartbeat. Hell, Perry’s even more of a man than Michelle Obama, and you can tell what “she’s” packing by the way “she” walks.
I think of these comments as a museum of remembrance. Every time you start thinking “Oh, c’mon, gender policing isn’t that crazy” or “People really aren’t that stupid about genitals and gender, are they?” or “Traditional notions of masculinity aren’t usually bundled with a bunch of hateful bullshit, right?” then you can look at this post and go “Oh, shit, my mistake, that’s actually how a lot of people think.”
This crap right here? This is why this blog exists. Because these people are out there. They are voting. They are in relationships. They are (brace yourself) raising children. And I think that the more they realize that people are pointing at them and laughing, the less damage their painfully limited and utterly worthless ideas of gender will do.