Poor Jack Killbride (what a perfectly misogynist name!). He’s a good feminist ally, who says all the right words at all the right times, keeping his feminist overlords from ball-sacking him too often. Sadly, December 8th wasn’t one of the days feminists decided to practice restraint. Jack had the temerity to suggest that perhaps Clementine Ford and her insane, crude bullying of men on social media is hurting more than helping.
I wholeheartedly condemn the actions of the men who have threatened and abused feminist writer Clementine Ford. I also commend the decision of one particular boss who opted to terminate the contract of Mathew Nolan after his embarrassing and disgusting remarks. However, while Clementine Ford is a great advocate of the feminist movement in this country, her strategy may be doing more harm than good.
That was straying just a bit too close to reasonable for Aussie feminist commenters, who took poor Jack to task:
Feminists prove they do not engage in similar abuse by telling Jack he is garbage and insisting he fuck off. Belittling language? Check. Accusations of racism? Check. Boring and predictable? Check.
Male conversation is equivalent to masturbation. Also ‘codswallop’. Great word, honestly.
Poor Jack. At least he still gets to be a victim!
Sarcasm and more demeaning language? Ho hum.
Never forget, Jack, THAT THERE ARE NO GOOD MEN SO DON’T YOU DARE CALL YOURSELF A GOOD MAN. But feminism isn’t about gross stereotypes applied to men. Nope. Not at all.
Cherry-picking single words and ascribing malevolent intentions? Of course.
More demeaning, belittling language. Shut up, Jack, you stupid little boy.
Do you hear that, Jack. SHUT THE FUCK UP WE HATE YOU!
Wait, I thought there were lots of ways to ‘do’ feminism? Isn’t that what intersectionality means? Consistency would be nice. Not excusing abusive assholes like Ford would be even nicer.
Don’t forget good, old-fashioned chivalry, Jack! Your job is to help the poor wimminz, who are helpless without you. Sexism: always acceptable, if it benefits women.
tl;dr NICE TRY JACK BUT YOU ARE ONLY WELCOME IF YOU BOW DOWN TO US!
No, Jo Kay, you’ve been doing feminism exactly the way you’ve always done feminism: by screeching like hypocritical, mentally deranged cunts, even when misguided souls like Jack try to help you, and then insisting YOU are the victim.
I hope Jack is reading these comments. I hope he sees that nothing other than the absolute subjection of his entire being and relentless self-flagellation will appease these crazy harpies. And even then, maybe not.
Clementine Ford is an asshole. She’s also a woman, and a feminist. Those two things will always override the asshole part, as far as feminists are concerned. And you, Jack, will always be the enemy. You are not human in their eyes. You are a potentially useful tool for them to use and discard.
You deserve better than that.
We all do.
Lots of love,