I thin RSM has found an amusement to help him blow off steam while writing about all the political mayhem going on in the world today. His outlet is to make fun of Feminists and Feminism. A blog post by Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, has the Feminists all in an uproar. He also makes fun of “Men’s Rights Activists.” ( I had no idea there was such a thing.) Here’s the “offending” quote by Mr. Adams;
The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar. It’s the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.
And here’s what Stacey McCain said in response;
The “tell” here is the sentence: “You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first.” This is your gigantic clue that Adams is pulling your leg, if nothing else in the entire post had previously clued you in. (For example, the sentence: “Get over it, you bunch of pussies.” Like, how many clues do you need?)
For the humor-impaired: Adams was mocking the logic of “men’s rights.” Ergo, the comparison of women to children or the mentally handicapped — the not-exactly-subtle implication of women’s intellectual inferiority — was actually a parody of the sort of male chauvinistic beliefs that Adams assumes must inspire “men’s rights” activism.
Despite the fact that Adams did everything but put a “farce” disclaimer on his post, however, it caught the attention of the Thought Police and, seeing the screeching hysteria of commenters (including Amanda Marcotte) at Feministing, Adams showed up in the comments to ask:
Is this an entire website dedicated to poor reading comprehension?
No, Mr. Adams: It’s an entire website dedicated to feminists being angry, which is their raison d’etre.
Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta fly. And the mere fact that I’ve taken time to try to explain your actual meaning will inevitably be cited as further evidence that I, too, am an ignorant misogystic asshole.
You really have to read Adams’ whole blog post to get the gist of what he was really about. And then if you must, go to the link to the Feminazi blog and read the emotional article by some beta dude and the comments section afterward, if you can stand it.