I was going to wait to do this, but I decided to challenge myself by making a comic by the end of the day and I did!
Now, before you start throwing cans of Hawaiian punch at your computer screen, let me just say my peace, here.
Violence against women is awful, especially when it’s done anonymously online. As a married man, I’m very protective of my wife online, if anyone even says something that is slightly off-color to my wife or a family member of mine, I get into a fit.
But, you see, this isn’t just a problem for women, but men, as well.
I was once threatened by a woman online, because I didn’t like freaky friday (terrible film), she said she wanted to find me and beat the shit out of me.
People treat others like crap online, it sucks, but the best thing you can do is just block them, or call the police.
Now, since online harassment is something that happens to men, women, Puerto-Ricans, Italians, why is it that we’re only focusing on women?
Guys and girls have been harassed to the point of suicide since the days of myspace, why are these two getting in a fit only now?
And then, I read this:
“She defined this as not just the violence that the group has formed to combat, but also the “day-to-day grind of ‘You’re a liar,’ ‘You suck’ … making all of these hate videos on a regular basis to attack us and the mobs that come from those hate videos.””
Okay, now I see what’s really going on here. If there’s one thing these sort of feminists hate, it’s criticism. You either take everything they say as the absolute truth or you’re an evil member of the patriarchy. I agree, it’s terrible to treat women badly, but saying someone sucks on a video or blog post isn’t the same as someone saying you’re full of crap.
I’m told I suck, a lot, do you see anyone going to congress for me? Anita received criticism and threats early on in her career, so did Zoe Quinn.
I just want to make it clear here, I don’t believe the threats are deserved, the criticism is. If they get their way, nobody will ever be allowed to say anything negative about them, so it doesn’t start an angry mob. That’s like saying you’re not allowed to criticize the Holy Bible, because it makes atheists want to kill ministers (and this is coming from a Christian, keep in mind). Freedom of speech cannot be revoked, just to save feminists feelings.