The Easiest Way You Can Make the Internet a Better, Less Misogynistic Place

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This video kicks more ass than magnetic boots in a room full of Cybermen. Just in case you're in a place where watching videos isn't an option, we have a young guy and a girl who is clearly passed out on his couch. The guy sets up a camera to show his "bros" what's about to happen to this particular slut in the miniskirt who is just begging for it, obviously. "It" is rape, in case subtlety isn't your bag.

Seconds later, he puts a pillow under her head, a blanket over her, pulls up a bedside table and leaves her a glass of water. He then looks at the camera and reminds us that real men treat women with respect. It's a quick, simple and undeniably wonderful message to my gender that needs to be more widespread. Kudos to the minds behind this work. I say Kickstarter the cash to run ads nationwide.

Unfortunately, it's also on YouTube, which means commenters. Hateful, misogynistic, vile commenters peppering the praise with hate and vitriol. Today, I'm going to teach you how to make the Internet a better place.

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Scrolling through the comments, I found one particularly eloquent fellow. Selections include...

"A guy recently became a sex criminal(rapist) for having been near to a woman passed out, without evidence. No evidence or victims report is required for sex crimes. Murderers get away with 5-7 years for first offenses with no other consequences besides the jail term. Women almost never face jail if they murder men or children for any reason."

"This video is wrong anyway .Men become sex criminals for even doing much lesser things. Their list is managed by feminist organizations and not police or court."

"This is the reason why man should not respect woman. The goal of the feminist is a world where this is the rule. Women say soldiers are dogs and burn flag before the defense department and rule that veteran benefit is sex discrimination. And now they are on their course of destroying men."

So you're thinking, "Yeah, that guy's a turd in the punchbowl of life, but what are you going to do?" I'm going to do what I would do if someone shat in a bowl of my homemade mixture of Sprite and Sharkleberry Fin at a party; Throw Captain Assbomb the hell out, get a new bowl and pour more delicious punch for the rest of us.


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16 comments
Andrew Puls
Andrew Puls

Good god, whining tattle tale about internetting commentary on youtube? You need to get a life, perhaps get out of your mom's basement and one day perhaps hold hands with a real live girl. And yes I realize the irony of this particular comment.

dermgerm
dermgerm

Thank you for this article. I forget arguing with doodoo heads (who are way misinformed on rape. wtf?) really just eggs em on. I'm gonna make it my duty to report comment doody, then I'm gonna let it go.

drusilla.grey
drusilla.grey

I love this. And I love you for always crusading to make the world a better place.

I do report these asshats all the time. Unfortunately, many of the companies don't see the problem with a lot of the minsogynst crap. Facebook, for example, is cool with all the rape apologist pages that pollute the site because they find it humorous; but watch out if you post a female positive pic like a mother nursing her infant because that is "obscene."

We all have a lot of work ahead of us to fix this rape culture problem. But it is well worth the effort to hopefully leave a better environment for our children.

GlenW
GlenW

Right on Jef

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

First class, Mr. F. Know what I'll be tweeting when I'm off Uncle Sugar's dime.

delrvich
delrvich

@Andrew PulsGive some complete strangers the ability to comment without consequence and they become a cross between a psychic and psychologist advising what people should do. I've managed a similar campaign against the use of "retard" and regularly encountered "keyboard commandos".

JefWithOneF
JefWithOneF topcommenter

@Andrew PulsGood god, whining comment about internetting commentary on youtube? You need to get a life, perhaps get out of your mom's basement and one day perhaps hold hands with a real live girl. And yes I realize the irony of this particular comment.

JefWithOneF
JefWithOneF topcommenter

@drusilla.grey This made my day. Much better than being yelled at over ranking Houston comic shops. 

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

I'd like to say that's a whole other kettle o' fish but~sigh~it's not.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

I want to apply (steal?) Frank Serpico's line, "Ten percent are really bad, ten percent are really good, and the eighty percent in the middle want to be good." But then I see how much hasn't changed.

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