Hello blog AI link-builder Droid! Today, I am going to talk about the differences between the manosphere, (more appropriately called the "man"-osphere," and most appropriately called the boyosphere) on the one hand, and MRAs and Real Men on the other. As exemplars of Real Men, I will use Richard Dawkins and Formula One's Bernie Ecclestone.
So, the news of the past few days has been the maximum leader of the boyosphere a-whinging and a-whining and a-cancelling his shindigs down, out of "security fears," even though the local Csendorseg investigated the alleged threats and "have declined to offer him round-the-clock security and stayed only a few minutes after he dialed 911".
The boyosphere promotes male domination of women and classifies men pseudoscientifically from Alpha to Zulu, degrading all males they deem to be "Bravo" and below. They have made statements against Jews and Muslim migrants. Jordan Owen explained them best:
To Mr. Owen's detailed explanations, I will add only the following. Of late, the boyosphere have launched a jihad against Star Wars: The Force Awakens as if the mere existence of this passable film threatens the very survival of Western civilisation (Then again, as with the nutjobs who occupied a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon recently, a mouse farting and every other thing imaginable is a threat to the survival of Western civilisation in the gospels according to the boyosphere. Dick Marcinko and/or his ghostwriter John Weisman showed the logistical impossibility of militia nutjobbery's "big government conspiracies" nearly twenty years ago in Task Force Blue.) The boyosphere has also joined Andrew Wakefield, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy's anti-vaccine jihad.
In essence, however, the boyosphere are pathologically obsessed with crappy late 1990's films Fight Club (a cheesy US ripoff of Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels) and The Matrix (a Michael Bay/Transformers/Avengers-like orgy of special effects, manifestly impractical and dangerous "only in Hollywood"-style kung fu shooting poses--including one scene where dipshits has TWO revolvers WITH HAMMERS COCKED shoved in his waistband POINTING DIRECTLY AT HIS FAMILY JEWELS!) Now, a clue to be had about the quality of The Matrix comes from an Eli Cross blog entry from 2008:
"The Matrix films lost me the minute Kanoe-nu opened his mouth."
The fact that Eli Cross gets more tail in one day than the entirety of the boyosphere will get across several millennia should suffice to tell you what real men actually think of The Matrix. The boyosphere obviously have a different view of that crapfest, so much so that they build their entire lives and world-view around this red pill ka-ka.
Now, I like a bit of sci-fi myself. As I said in the previous entry, I fond enough of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to like and recommend it. I am particularly partial to Ace Drummond and Deathsport. The difference between the boyosphere and me is that, by the tender age of ten years old, I somehow figured out that Ace Drummond was largely not applicable to real life. The difference between the boyosphere and me is that, while I did mourn the tragic early death of the ever-so-lovely Claudia Jennings, seen wandering about lost clad only in her bracelets in Deathsport,
(Claudia in Gator Bait below)
(Claudia in Unholy Rollers below)
the difference between me and the boyosphere is that I grew up and moved on from the tragedy of Claudia Jennings' sudden death and the fact, as a result, she would never become Freifrau Karza von Karnstein. The boyosphere, many of who are pushing forty, are still obsessed with The Matrix. They would also call me a "cuck" for the fact that I liked Claudia Jennings' strong female leads in Unholy Rollers, Gator Bait and The Great Texas Dynamite Chase...and think they invented something new by using the word "cuck." In reality, what the boyosphere calls "cucks" was called the Eastern Establishment, or "Nelson Rockefeller," by Robert A. Taft and Barry Goldwater long before the boyosphere were even nasty thoughts up their pappies' trousers.
Now, given the fact that the boyosphere's maximum leader has been top of the pops--after that devastating earthquake in Taiwan, which has the boyosphere cussing up a blue streak since it displaced their maximum leader from top of the pops--for a-whinging and a-whining and a-cancelling his little shindigs down, many journalists have been conflating the boyosphere with Mens' Rights Activists. Now, as I said here and here, while I do not have a problem with A Voice For Men's declared platform as such, I am not a fan of Paul Elam. I am also not a fan of the HoneyBadgers, and no, this is not me siding with Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee against the HoneyBadgers. Wooly and the 'Badgers are both Canadian. The difference is that Wooly, much like Jonathan Frid did in Dark Shadows, respects herself enough to speak without an accent while the 'Badgers all sound like Michael Hogan and the Trailer Park Bhoys. Accent is a matter of choice. Sir Kenneth Branagh was not born and does not speak in private with the professional unaccented English in which he speaks in public, and Richard Burton's first language was not English, yet he managed to learn to speak English without any detectable accent--just like Jordan Owen, Joan Bennett and JJ Talkz. People who respect themselves think about how they present themselves to the public. People who make themselves right at home wherever their enormous sixes happen to be are another sort.
That being said, the boyosphere and Men's Rights Activists, ARE NOT THE SAME FRAKING THING AT ALL!!!!!!! They despise each other. Below are two videos showing the supreme leader of AVFM speaking extremely negatively and in a combative tone about the boyosphere.
Comparing the boyosphere to Men's Rights Activists is like comparing the Ustaše to the Chetniks, like comparing the Azov Battalion to the United Armed Forces of Novorossiya, like comparing the secular Bashir al-Assad and the de jure government of Syria to the fundamentalist partisans who murder Shia, Alawite, Parisian, American, Nigerians, Malians, Burkina Fasoese and Indonesians alike. Anyone who attaches the label "MRA[s]" to boyosphereans from this point on is as dumb as anyone who says "Eye-RAK."
So, now that the difference between the boyosphere and MRAs is clear once and for all, let me point out the difference between the boyosphere and individual, highly public, verifiably REAL MEN. You all know by now what the maximum leader of the boyosphere has been doing in recent days as a result of alleged feminist "threats." As I noted here, Richard Dawkins recently earned the ire of the extremist third wave social justice jihadist wing of feminism. Now what did Richard Dawkins do by way of response? Have a look at his Twitter feed. Did he a-whinge and a-whine and a-cancel his little shindigs down? No. He just posted a few witty comebacks, AND THEN MOVED ON WITH HIS LIFE! Now, there are things about Dawkins I agree with and things about Dawkins I do not agree with. For one thing, I am not an atheist. For another thing, as I said here, Dawkins, like Thunderf00t, has an erroneous understanding of an important aspect of history. Also, unlike Dawkins and other atheists, I do not think that religion and science are necessarily mutually exclusive. HRH King Abdullah of Jordan is a devout Muslim and has been all his life. Yet, when he was merely Prince Abdullah, his love of and attachment to science and science fiction got him a role in Star Trek Voyager. (centre in the blue Starfleet Science Ossifer's uniform)
Then-Prince Abdullah's fandom of Voyager says a lot. First of all, he is an extremely brave man to not only publicly support, but also appear in, one of the least liked of the Star Trek franchise. Second, this franchise, since its 1980's incarnation at any rate, has had a strong, overtly anti-death penalty theme, with Starfleet ossifers regularly intervening with alien governments to avoid someone being put to death. If the third wave social jihadists' assertions that art dictates the behaviour of its admirers had any merit, HRH King Abdullah II would, by dint of, not only being a fan, but having appeared as a Starfleet ossifer, be a strong opponent of the death penalty as well. In real life, however, when the partisans murdered a Jordanian pilot last year, HRH King Abdullah II returned the serve and executed two partisans in his custody, i.e. exactly the opposite of his Starfleet training/Star Trek fandom ethos. Note to third wave social justice jihadists: if HRH King Abdullah II can tell the difference between what he sees on TV and real life with zero input/whinging from you lot, so can the rest of us.
As he relates to Dawkins and other atheists' claims of the mutual exclusivity of religion and science, HRH King Abdullah II took the initiative to set up The Middle East Science Fund. In contrast, secular Britain is expected to cut science funding by 40%.
That being said about Dawkins, he is still far more of a man than the sum of the boyosphere. He had a donnybrook with third wave social justice jihadists, he tweeted them back wittily and then figured that they were not worth his time and effort. That is what real men do. And if you need any more convincing that Richard Dawkins is a real man, check out who he is married to:
At the risk of being crude, you don't have to be Stephen Hawking or Eli Cross or Jordan Owen to figure out that the TARDIS be a-rockin' all night long in the Dawkins kraal. The only TARDIS the boyosphere be a-rockin' is the ones they were born with, and turtle wax is involved.
That brings me to the one and only Bernie Ecclestone. Now, while the boyosphere write and tweet advice about how to better yourself, Bernie was more interested in actually bettering himself. Bernie was so poor as a child that his family could not even afford Christmas gifts. Bernie did not like that. So Bernie found something he did well--racing--and he made a name for himself. Then he found something he did even better--managing racing--and now Bernie can afford to buy Christmas gifts. Bernie, as with Richard Dawkins and the boyosphere, found himself in the crosshairs of third wave feminists...on more than one occasion. Did Bernie do like the boyosphere and a-whinge and a-whine and a-cancel all the Grand Prix down as a result? No. Bernie yawned offf a couple of peremptory apologies and then, like Richard Dawkins, did the REAL MAN THING and got on with his life. This is how Bernie and other real men deal with nuisances. Last year, the media and some German prosecutor looking to make a demo reel for himself to show to Cromwell and Sullivan so he could ride around in limousines while not fornicating with secretaries, paralegals and female junior associates in the copy room, tried to put Bernie in a pickle. Did Bernie do the boyosphere thing and demand all of Formula One's fans to track down information on the legions of journalists who said mean things about him? No. Bernie handled the situation with the utmost of discretion. On the circuit, David Blowhard--err, I mean David Coulthard--did his best Jerry the King Lawler/Tazz/Vince Russo impression and made all manner of asinine remarks--but, unlike the boyosphere's maximum leader's satraps on social media, he did not once whinge and whine to all and sundry about how all the world was conspiring to misrepresent Bernie Ecclestone.
Bernie Ecclestone, like Richard Dawkins and unlike the boyosphere, is a REAL MAN. Here is photographic proof of Bernie's immense appeal to the ladies:
Girlfriend Tuana Tan
Slavica Ecclestone (Mrs. Ecclestone da Deuce)
The current Mrs. Bernie Ecclestone, Fabiana Flosi (currently 39, while Bernie is 85)
Now, where is the photographic evidence of what the maximum leader of the boyosphere has to stack up against Tuana Tan and the Mrs. Ecclestones Nr. 2 and Nr. 3 above? Oh, that's right. Much like proof of a "patriarchy" in the West and the theory that vaccines cause autism, there is none.
It is clear that the boyosphere are not real men. They are, however, extremists who differ from the third wave social justice jihadists only in that they are the obverse side of the same demographic supremacist coin. As reprehensible as the boyosphere are, they have willing executioners in the the third wave social justice jihadists whose overuse of the word "misogyny" renders this word banal, providing a perfect smokescreen for the boyosphere.
Not all feminists are third wave social justice jihadists, and not all women are feminists, however. One excellent example of an independent woman who does not take orders from feminists is Babbling Brooke, to whom I was first introduced in Wooly and Mr. Bumblebee's last SST. Babbling Brooke has an immensely entertaining YouTube channel, People Against Rampant Stupidity. You can support her comedic art by funding her Patreon. Babbling Brooke, like the Bumblebees and Jordan Owen, is someone who dares to be an individual and who refuses to assume a common interest with others based on a mere shared demographic status, unlike the third wave social justice jihadists and their boyospherean foil. Individualism is beautiful, collectivism based on an accidentally shared demographic, not so much.