I don’t like to curse. I’m not asking what your opinion of it is. I don’t need permission one way or the other. There are people I greatly respect who don’t care for it and I want to be mindful of knowing they may read this, because it’s not who I am all the time. I don’t run around cursing every other word. However, I want to address something here and I think this is one of those times it may actually be more distracting if I have ***** all over the place trying to cover certain words or letters up. I’m mostly quoting others anyway.
I’ll get right to it. Way too often, women on social media are called everything in the book by men, to include “slut,” “bitch,” “cunt,” “whore” and everything else. Sure, women call each other these names also, but I’m talking about men now.
There are so many times where I’ve seen a woman share an opinion on social media in a cordial manner and right away, it is met with men calling them foul names like this. I can only speak about Facebook and Twitter as I use those, but I’m sure they aren’t the only places. On Facebook, for the most part, names have to be used. It could be phony names, but an account has to have a first and last name of some kind, if I’m not mistaken. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.
On Twitter, this is not necessary. Usernames can be pretty much anything, which is my point of writing this. This is not to excuse men who call women these names on Facebook, because a troll is a troll is a damn troll. But to me, it looks even more ridiculous and cowardly on Twitter.
Going a bit through Twitter this morning, a female journalist and I follow each other (I’ll save her name just out of respect). She wrote a tweet, to the effect, that she has been called “whore,” “cunt” and “bitch” and this was all by 7:30 a.m. In reading some of her tweets, she’s quite opinionated, but hell, who isn’t? I didn’t see a single tweet that would justify these kinds of responses.
There was another recent instance I recall where a woman actually left Twitter for a bit (not sure if she’s back yet) because she and her five-year-old daughter were receiving death threats, along with being told that this person “hopes they get raped.”
Let me say that one again…a five-year-old little girl. A FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRL. SOME ASSHOLE GOT UPSET ABOUT A WOMAN’S OPINION AND FOUND IT APPROPRIATE TO WISH DEATH AND RAPE UPON HER AND HER FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.
As a man, this pisses me off. To say the absolute least. It’s embarrassing, disgusting, vile and totally uncalled for. No excuse for this. None.
When this happens, more often than not, supporters come out of everywhere. This is a wonderful thing, because it is needed and I’m sure, appreciated. However, many times, women who are harassed in this manner are told, “Eh…just block them.”
Yes, blocking idiots like these on social media is always an option. Here’s another one.
BOYS, STOP HIDING BEHIND BULLSHIT TROLL ACCOUNTS AND MAN THE FUCK UP.
Yes, I get it…it’s not going to stop because of me writing this. That’s the beauty of cowards and social media. You can continue to do foolishness like this and always be hidden.
I understand that it’s a lot faster to just block someone and move on. But why should women have to do that all the time? Why are we always telling women how to act while saying so little to “men” who decide to behave like clowns and on social media, no less?
Speaking mostly about Twitter, 99% of the time, the cowards who do this don’t even have usernames that resemble anything close to a real name. It’s always something ridiculous and vague. Now you know if you have to create an account with a username like that, you’re looking to hide.
Why do you need to hide, boys?
Yeah, you could be semi-intelligent and give me that line “I don’t have to use my real name.” No, you don’t. But what’s the need to hide yourself and then attack women the way you are? It has less to do with privacy (as in protecting yourself and family members, etc.) and more to do with the fact that you want to be a jackass and don’t want to be identified, which yes, is privacy also, but in a different kind of way.
A woman and her opinion really has you THAT afraid, son?
Now, I’m not speaking about women who exist on social media and spend all their time calling others names because yes, they are out there. I’m talking about women who are behaving in a very mature, cordial manner for the most part and are simply sharing opinions that others don’t agree with.
So, you call yourself a real “man” and yet, all a woman has to do to get you to call her names like “bitch,” “cunt” and “whore,” or to wish for them to be raped is to say something you don’t like, especially when she’s not even personally attacking you?
How pitiful can you be?
I’ve noticed this a lot with female celebrities for some odd reason. Actually, I take that back…I KNOW the damn reason. As for this female journalist I spoke of above, she is a national television journalist. Because of her occupation, I think it’s safe to assume that it isn’t in her best interest to be on there ranting and raving, calling men foul names and saying everything else that would warrant her to be called this kind of stuff.
Again, being opinionated doesn’t justify it, either.
So let me get this straight, boys…you are THAT threatened by a woman who is, doing what, again? SHARING HER OPINION? NOT attacking you, NOT calling you names, NOT threatening you in any kind of way, but simply SHARING HER OPINION? All she has to do is say something you don’t like and that’s all it takes for your small little minds to resort to “You’re a whore” or “Shut up, bitch” or “stupid cunt” or “I hope someone rapes you”?
That’s the first place your mind decides to go? How messed up in the head do you have to be?
And again, if you are THIS “bold,” why not use your real name? If you’re man enough to type this foolishness, then OWN IT.
Hell, when I say something brilliant, which is pretty damn often, I’m putting my name all over that shit. So if you think that what you’re saying is so “manly” and “wise,” why not put yours on it also?
I know how trolls work. Many of you have little to nothing better to do, which makes your um, “job” very easy, especially since those you decide to troll don’t have nearly that kind of time. Speaking again of female celebrities, of course they have much more going on than you do. So unless they don’t have or don’t check their social media, they’re leaving themselves wide open for tons of harsh, cowardly comments like this from you trolls who call yourselves “men.” Of course, they also don’t have the time to respond to everyone who does this even if they wanted to. So often, unless it just rolls off a woman’s back, they pretty much are left to read these vile comments and not be able to say much back. And yes…many will carry these comments will them.
As much of an idiot and jackass you are, you’re smart enough to know this much. So you feel it is a “victory” that you have hours and hours to piss away on social media as these women do not.
A woman in a position of power and/or extremely high visibility says something you don’t agree with. How DARE she speak, right? What the hell is she doing “out of the kitchen”? Wait, she’s not “barefoot and pregnant” all the time? The NERVE of her wanting to stand on her own two feet and speak up for what she believes in! She should “just do her job and shut up.” But oh, right…who the hell told her she’s allowed to work???
I sincerely wish I was exaggerating that, but there are men out there who STILL believe in this primitive way of thinking, or were taught by men from generations ago that women are inferior to men. They aren’t supposed to have a voice. They should be “seen and not heard.” We should dress them however we want and use them as selfishly as we would like to, as their bodies do not belong to them, but us.
Add that to the creation of social media, which means that women NOW have MORE options to let their voices be heard. And many are exercising that freedom. Crazy, right? There they go again…talking. What the hell?
This REALLY gets under the skin of a lot of you boys out there. Then, God forbid one shares an opinion different from yours. Oh, I almost forgot about that…yeah, if they DO talk, they can only talk about what we want them to or they must agree with everything we say.
Personally, I don’t learn a damn thing if everyone agrees with me. I don’t want that. I’ve learned so much just from hearing different perspectives than my own. Even if someone does agree, there may be something I didn’t consider and they’ve been able to add those thoughts as well.
Then again, your Twitter username is “twelveinchdickking,” or something stupid like that, so I really shouldn’t expect you to have the maturity to understand this.
But seriously…what’s really the problem? Why are you so threatened by a woman’s opinion, especially when spoken cordially, that you have to immediately “defend” yourself and attack her in all these ways, let alone while hiding behind a vague picture and bogus, troll usernames?
Again, if she’s the type who does nothing but spew hatred herself, then I kinda sorta get it (not the wishes for her to be raped…NO ONE deserves that). But we’re talking professional women. Actresses know that if they attack people, they risk losing fans and viewers. Same thing for those who are nationally-televised journalists as who I spoke of above. So while yes, this won’t stop them from sharing their opinions about this or that, for the most part, there WILL be SOME level of cordiality in how they express it. Many of them realize that it hurts them way more than anyone else if they do otherwise.
So, I don’t know…maybe it’s feeling threatened. Maybe it’s because you know this and out of ugly jealousy, you attack and attack like this, hoping they give you that nasty response and then others can come down on them, as you can go back into hiding. Maybe you like to brag that this person or that person blocked you (seen that one before, too, as if it’s a badge of honor of some kind).
Or maybe *gasp*…she’s RIGHT. Oh, shit. A woman says something that’s right. The horror! How dare she say something that makes sense AND is accurate.
And no…you wouldn’t say this stuff to her face, so don’t even go there. You’re not even brave enough to use your real name while hiding behind a damn phone or computer screen. And I’m supposed to believe you’d say it directly to them if you were face to face? Please. If she so much as lifted a finger to backhand your dumb ass, you’d cry and threaten to sue. So save it.
No…this won’t change the world or stop you fools from doing this. I get that much. There are probably issues that no amount of blogging will be able to fix. But if you have an ounce of sense or decency, try TALKING to a woman who you don’t agree with. Express why you don’t in a mature manner. Be a MAN. If she decides to get stupid with you, then let her do that. Contrary to popular belief, not every woman is mature or will respond appropriately when they don’t agree with you. I know too many like that, so they’re out there.
But seriously…when all she has to do is share an opinion (look up the word if you don’t get what it means and who’s entitled to them) and right away, your mind goes to “bitch,” “cunt” and “whore,” or wishing for them to be raped, along with saying these from usernames and profile pics that allow you to be hidden, then obviously you see something wrong with yourself and what you’re doing.
Instead of trying to “fix” these women, MAN THE FUCK UP and work on fixing your damn self FIRST.