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The truth about Zoe Quinn is that it doesn’t fucking matter what she did!
Nothing she supposedly did could possibly justify the disgusting amount of abuse she has gotten from people ‘defending journalism’ or whatever the fuck they claim they’re doing.
"Zoe Quinn is a fucking horrible person yet she has received hate and she is now a poor innocent victim!!!"
But nobody will give a shit about the men, cis people, white people, etc. who get not just hate but ACTS OF VIOLENCE done to them simply for being cis/white/male.
"Everybody stop having conversations about women and start having conversations about meeeee! Pay attention to meeeee!"
It’s cute that thing you institutionalised hatred of and violence towards straight, white men is a real thing.
Or, you know, it would be cute if that kind of thinking wasn’t extremely delusional and dangerous.
You think I’m derailing or something? Haha, that’s sure funny. But no, I’m bringing forward a double standard.
You see, only “”“oppressed”“” people get coddled when they receive hate. Zoe Quinn, cheating, lying possible rapist, gets some hate. Oh no! Horrible! But a straight white man gets some hate because he’s in a particular demographic that was responsible for the oppression of a group a few generations ago. Oh, nobody cares about straight white men, they’re just rolling in their privilege all day, no worries, right?
Sorry, but I’m showing you that if you’re going to think like this, then ALWAYS think like this. But deciding to take the victim’s side ONLY when the victim is “”“oppressed!!!”“” is not really a nice, logical, or ethical thing to do.
Let’s get to your second “point”. Apparently institutionalize hatred of straight white men doesn’t exist. Well, it technically doesn’t, but we’re nearing a point where straight white men will be the ones with the most Oppression Points. Let’s look at things now: how about all the blogs that make fun of men’s problems? What about the ones that advocate killing all men/white people/cishets? …
And hatred of straight white men very much does exist. Institutionalized hatred of them may not exist for the time being, but just look at the insane amount of people who justify hating all men/cishets/etc.
"But a straight white man gets some hate because he’s in a particular demographic that was responsible for the oppression of a group a few generations ago"
No man, straight, white men get hate for oppression of groups that they’re committing right now. Like, today.
“Let’s look at things now: how about all the blogs that make fun of men’s problems? What about the ones that advocate killing all men/white people/cishets?”
You don’t really understand the concept of ‘vocal minority’ do you?
It’s funny how I have never encountered a single one of these blogs on all my time on tumblr. It’s almost as if you’re the sort of person who actively goes out of their way to find these blogs so that you can have something to do angry about.
> straight white men committing oppreshunz today!!!
No, I’m pretty sure straight white men don’t oppress anyone, at least not in first-world countries. I mean, if you could show me how straight white men are oppressing people, I’d love to listen, but at this point you’re just saying “straight white men are sO OPPRESSIVE!!!1!2!!”
> vocal minority
Hey buddy, advocating genocide is not the same as speaking out about issues… Get back to me when you can understand that.
> me going out of my way to find you??? what
No, the thing is, there is this thing called “following people who share your opinions” and I do it every now and then. I’m pretty sure one of my mutuals found your post while browsing whatever tag because, you know, there IS a tag system on Tumblr. And then said mutual reblogged the post. And I decided I’d go ahead and reblog too. With my arguments.
“No, I’m pretty sure straight white men don’t oppress anyone, at least not in first-world countries.”
Well there is this one little group that straight, white men have been oppressing for decades. They’re called ‘women’. I can see how you might not have heard of them though, seeing as they only make up half of the world population.
Of course there’s all the other little groups you don’t seem to have heard of that are regularly oppressed by straight, white males: homosexuals, trans folk (including trans men), people that aren’t white and the poor.
“me going out of my way to find you??? what”
I’m not talking about finding me, I’m talking about finding all these ‘death to cis white men’ blogs you go on about. What, do they share your opinions too? Or are you just sitting on the ‘cis’ tag looking for reasons to be mad.
Okay, can you give me PROOF that women in first-world countries are oppressed? Because in first-world countries, men and women have equal rights. And if you think all straight white men are oppressing women/homosexuals/etc, then I have no idea how you came to that conclusion, but because I’m a (possibly) straight white male, I’m obviously an oppressor, right?
And I don’t go out of my way to find any blogs. Most of the time, these blogs find me. Sometimes people reblog from them. That’s kind of how Tumblr works.
“Okay, can you give me PROOF that women in first-world countries are oppressed?”
Have you tried talking to women? That’s…that’s basically all the proof you should need.
But, I mean, if you REALLY need more proof how about looking up the gender pay gap, or the fact that 1 in 6 women will experience an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Maybe you should try spending any amount of time on the internet. Or try asking a woman what it’s like to walk home alone at night.
“And if you think all straight white men are oppressing women/homosexuals/etc, then I have no idea how you came to that conclusion, but because I’m a (possibly) straight white male, I’m obviously an oppressor, right?”
Seriously though, you need to about the sister phrase that is Not All Men.
Christ. Women in first-world countries aren’t fucking oppressed, get over yourself.
The “1 in 6” statistic is bullshit. It’s been debunked repeatedly. It’s more like 1 in 20 or 30. And the wage gap myth has been debunked too… There is no “”wage gap”“… it’s just that men are paid more for the jobs they are more likely to choose, because those jobs are more likely to result in injury or death. If women want to get a job in a field like that, nothing’s stopping them, but of course, if a woman died on the job, it’d be more oppreshunz.
And did you know, men are more likely to be victims of homicide? So men do, as a matter of fact, have to worry about walking home alone at night. We aren’t magically safe from everything. If I’m out alone, I take every measure I can to protect myself. And nobody actually HAS to worry THAT much about walking outside. I mean, you can go ahead and be mortally afraid of everyone else, because literally anyone, not just any man, could be a rapist/murderer/etc. But fearing the outernet isn’t a good way to deal with things. If you’re mortally afraid of all men, because about 2% of all men are rapists, you need professional help.
And “not all men” is a very valid argument, thank you very much. Should I REALLY be held accountable for the things certain individuals in my demographic did decades ago? By the same logic, feminists can’t say “Not all feminists are like that!” because they must be held responsible for the misandrists in their group. But of course, nobody would agree with that. Double standards, anyone?
“Christ. Women in first-world countries aren’t fucking oppressed, get over yourself.”
So you haven’t tried talking to women then? Gotcha. Perhaps you have no female friends you can ask about their life experiences? That’s very unfortunate for you.
"There is no “”wage gap”“… it’s just that men are paid more for the jobs they are more likely to choose, because those jobs are more likely to result in injury or death.”
It’s almost as if there is a cultural ingrained oppression of women that tells them that they can’t perform certain jobs.
“And did you know, men are more likely to be victims of homicide?”
Did you know that there is a classified difference between ‘homicide’ and ‘sex-related homicide’ and that women make up 80+% of sex-related homicide? It’s almost as if women have a very good reason to be terrified of being raped and then murdered.
“And “not all men” is a very valid argument, thank you very much. Should I REALLY be held accountable for the things certain individuals in my demographic did decades ago?”
You didn’t actually read that article did you? There isn’t actually any point in, say, linking you well written and insightful pieces about this is there? You’re just going to continue to shout in to your woman hating echo chamber while your shitlord friends pat you on the back and tell you how smart you are for realising how it’s really the white man that suffers the most in modern society aren’t you?
And by ‘decades ago’ you mean, like, today right?