Incoming meteor set to destroy entire planet! Women hit hardest!
Thanks to Nate for that headline. Seems like we have another shooter who, according to the media, acted out his devastating hatred of women by shooting a bunch of men, because nothing says “I hate women” quite like killing men, amirite? Elliot Rodger, redux.
John R. Houser, 59, walked into a theatre and started shooting people he didn’t know and had no particular beef with that anyone can discover. He had nothing nice to say about feminism, but that’s hardly unusual. He had even fewer nicer things to say about the government, which again, is hardly unusual. It’s lines like this that give away the media’s insistence that any act of violence or destruction against women is exceptionally bad, because they’re women. Not because randomly shooting people is bad. Women are special. People often becomes a code word for ‘the people who don’t really matter’ aka men.
As far as I can see, there is no comprehensive list of victims published yet, but the media’s insistence that the other victims were people strongly suggests they were men, or at least overwhelmingly men. One report claims 6 of the victims were men.
None of that stops the media from declaring Houser a misogynist who hated women and shot them because they were women. Isn’t that rich? The same media that declares women’s lives more important because they’re women (totally not sexist at all) decries the assumed sexism of the shooter, who in all likelihood shot more men than women. Those darn people getting in the way of bullets intended for women. It would be much easier to scream about misogyny if men would stop using their bodies to interrupt bits of steel moving at high velocity. Always showing off, those darn people.
Benevolent sexism. It’s the word feminists use for men’s possibly instinctual drive to protect women and treat them as if they are deserving of special attention. In the Aurora theatre shooting, men threw their bodies across the women they were with and died to save them. What a bunch of sexist pigs. True equality means the guys should have hit the deck and let the bullets fall where they may.
The attempt by left-wing, liberal, feminist media to link horrific tragedies like mass shootings to their axe-grinding machines, determined to foment hatred of men because they are men and paint women as innocent victims of a culture that fears and despises women is, quite frankly, getting a little boring. I expect some fucktard at Gawker or Salon will link the Lafayette shooting to #GamerGate by the end of the day, desperate to portray a group of men and women they hate in the worst possible light, and they’ll be met with a giant shrug and sales of videos games will continue to soar as real world violence declines. Shootings like Lafayette are shocking, but the fact remains that violence in our culture has been dropping precipitously for decades and continues to do so. Seems like beating the shit out of all those hookers in GTA and slaughtering endless troops in COD has been, oh I don’t know, a harmless fantasy that millions of people like to engage in? Kind of like 50 Shades of Grey is a fantasy?
The media can blah blah blah themselves to death over dead women and those other people things not really worth mentioning all they want. I might deconstruct their bullshit, but the part of this narrative that pisses me off is the lack of gratitude for men being men. There is no better example of feminists unadulterated, pure hatred for men that their willingness to describe the men who were shot as people while describing the shooter as a man. The men in the theatre, who are as innocent as the women, are not representative of men in general. Just some guys, watching some stupid chick flick with their girlfriends and wives and partners, eating popcorn and sharing the arm rest and just being human beings are not the symbol of men and masculinity – no, the psycho who opened fire in the theatre is the man. Man becomes a synonym for anger, violence, hate, bloodshed, danger, rage – exactly what feminists want us to believe is emblematic of men and masculinity. Men are dangerous, violent, hateful creatures who need to be caged and kept away from women who are never angry, violent, hateful, dangerous creatures themselves.
Most child abuse is carried out by mothers and the children of those mothers may have something to say about women, violence, and danger. Women may not walk into movie theatres and shoot random strangers very often, but that’s likely pure cowardice. Evil women prefer their victims to be helpless. Children are always a favorite target. And you can bet your ass that if a woman walked into a theatre and shot mostly women and a few men, no one would claim that as a crime against men. It would be a crime against everyone.
Over and over again, from the Boston Marathon bombing to 9/11 to the German Airwings crash to the earthquake in Nepal, when the world goes to hell, the feminist media blames men and masculinity at the earliest opportunity, while actual men roll up their sleeves and rush to save the wounded, help the injured, restore calm and rebuild what was destroyed. Men will give their lives to save others, especially women. Women rarely do that. I doubt very much the response from men, the instinct to save others, to show courage and strength and bravery and decency is the product of socialization. It’s beyond me how feminists can claim, on the one hand, that the patriarchy trains women to be selfless, to serve others, to be the classic Biblical ‘helpmeets’, and then explain a world in which men are the ones who are selfless, who serve others, who are there to help and to protect, even when it costs them their own lives. And that is the part that makes me absolutely quiver with rage.
It remains to be seen exactly what went down in the theatre in Lafeyette, but it will not surprise me in the slightest to hear that the people who were shot and injured were men, and a significant number of them were protecting women. The fact that the two dead people are women is likely a matter of terrible misfortune. It’s 100% appropriate to grieve for the dead. They were completely innocent and did not deserve to die at the hands of a deranged killer. It is not appropriate to care about them more because they were women. They were human beings with lives and people who loved them and futures they were looking forward to. Every man in the theatre was a human being, too, with lives and futures and people who loved them. It’s very likely the people who loved them were sitting right next to them. And the men took bullets to save them. The only words you need right now are these:
We don’t know why men are so willing to sacrifice themselves for those they love, and in an important way, it doesn’t matter. They are. They do. The only appropriate response to that is gratitude.
Because men are human beings, too.
What other reason do you need?
Lots of love,