Archive for Recovered posts from Internet Archive

Rape Joker of the Day: @ TheRapeBot

This post was first published on 9 October 2013. We republish it here via the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine.
We were directed to this today.

 

#shoutingback #stillnotshuttingup

This is Rape Culture. #WeBelieveYou

This post was first published on 10 October 2013. We republish it here via the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine.

 

This is rape culture. It is disgusting, abusive and vile behaviour.
Anyone who uses a rape victim’s rape as a way of attacking a woman is hateful.
This shit needs to end.
There are no excuses for doing this.
It’s harassment and should be prosecuted as such.
#Shoutingback #stillnotshuttingup

From Ridicule to Death Wishes. Misogynists’ Behaviour Patterns

This article was first published on 11 October 2013. We republish it here via the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine.
You will probably remember the Kings of Misogyny aka @ReturnofKings who we wrote about last month.
Today we learned that they had a new project on Twitter:
As their biography states, this account exists to collate something they call “#fatshamingweek” tweets. This “week” appears to be aimed -suprise, surprise- at ridiculing and inciting scorn and hate at women:

 

 

In general, the tweets are as unpleasant and unamusing as those coming from the original account:
However, they also seek to harass those who object to their “hilarity”:
This link takes you to a post by a body positive blogger named Amber, who was understandably not very impressed at the idea of a campaign to shame women (read it here: http://adiposeactivist.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/fatshamingweek/)
Thanks to the diffusion by this account, it is not long before someone decides ridicule is not enough and moves on to wishing the critic dead:
We send our solidarity and support to Amber.
#EOM #shoutingback #stillnotshuttingup

 

The Kings of Misogyny

This post was first published on 18 September 2013. We republish it here via the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine.

 

Today we came across @TheReturnOfKings; Twitter handle of a website of the same name. I am not going to link to it for reasons that are more than obvious.

This is a shot of his Twitter timeline:
The links take you to his blog. It promotes itself as a dating help site. It is in fact full of misogynous content like the following:
With “advice” of this quality:
And just when you thought it couldn’t be more offensive:

Another article is titled:

Which includes the following:
And this:
You can imagine the rest. However, what you might not expect is the following biography:
I didn’t click on the other two links offered (“All Girls…” And “Russian…”)., as I think I have presented enough material to convince you this page deserves our Offender of the Day status.
I also think a more correct description of this site and its authors should be “specialises in encouraging rape, cruelty and the general hatred of women.”
#shoutingback #stillnotshuttingup

 

Don’t Harass Me By Pointing Out My Misogyny …

This post was originally published on 12 October 2013. We republish it here via the Internet Archive‘s Way Back Machine.

 

The following tweets illustrate clearly the commons reactions from those tweeting misogyny once they realise we have retweeted them.

The tweet we were sent (it has since been deleted):

 

The “defence”
1. It was only a joke:
2. And upon being told that it wasn’t a particularly funny “joke”, he moves on to putting his hands over his ears and shouting “la, la, la”.
3. Then a “friend” moves in to defend misogyny man, claiming we are harassing him.
Harassment is recediving rape threats, being stalked and abused. Not pointing out that a “joke” is actually quite offensive.

 

And as for for why we care; why this is our business. We care because women die everyday at the hands of violent men; because violence against women is considered funny; and because, the misogynist’s typical reaction to being criticised is to imply he is being victimised.

 

 #solidarity #shoutingback #stillnotshuttingup

 

Offender of the Day: Todd Kincannon

This post was originally published on 16 October 2013. We republish it here via the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine

Let me introduce you to South Carolina republican Todd Kincannon
This less than delightful character has form as an Internet troll.

I think I would like to ensure that I remained a maximum distance away from this man too.

So A Misogynist Writes a Software Programme

NOTE: This was first published on 19 October 2013. We republish it now via the Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine.

 

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… to collate lists of Twitter addresses. Being a misogynist he decides to do a test run entitled “Girls I’d Shag”.

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All does not go to plan and before he knows it:

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Meanwhile, women with these names are receiving the following notification:

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Unsurprisingly, a number of women are unimpressed by this cyber stalking.

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Others point out that he is adding underage girls to his lists:

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But, being a misogynist, he doesn’t realise how offensive or how threatening his behaviour is. To him, it’s just a joke.

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Probably because, to him, receiving this kind of notification wouldn’t be threatening. It is unlikely he has been raped, or sexually harassed or stalked. One in three women are victim of sexual violence in their lifetime. This means a large proportion of these women will have been subjected to male violence.

Some women found receiving such a message funny. Others informed us that it had given them anxiety attacks or flashbacks.

Here’s the thing: setting up a list called “Girls I’d Shag” as a test run for software is misogynous. It is not the fact that the programme escaped from his control that has provoked this post. It is the fact that this man thought  this was a good way of testing his software.

He did not reflect that the women he chose to add to a public list called “Girls I’d Shag” would perhaps be upset or frightened by his actions. Or he didn’t care. Because, after all, as a misogynist he is used to seeing women merely as objects to use, rather than as people to respect.

As far as we can see, he has twenty such lists at the moment.

If you are on one of these lists, you can remove yourself by blocking him. #solidarity #shoutingback

Misogyny Round Up Week Ending 24 February 2014

This post was published on our blog on February 24, 2014 . We republish it here via the Internet Archive Way Back Machine.

 

This is a selection of the stuff we have had cause to retweet this week.

First, see this week’s post about the awful @ NonBlackGirls

Then we have the following unpleasant examples:

Plus the inevitable rape and death threats:

We send our #solidarity to all receiving this kind of abuse and violence via social media.

Wishing Death on a Blogger’s Child

This was first published on our blog on February 10, 2014. We republish it here from the Internet Archive Way Back Machine.

 

Despicable misognyists send death threats to women whose opinions offend them. Even more despicable misogynists threaten to kill that woman’s children. There are no words that adequately describe the dispicableness of a racist who would opine that a whole group of boys should be killed on the base of their race.

 

 

 

We offer our #solidarity to @Karnythia

Misogyny and the ‘go die in a fire meme’

This was first published on our blog on February 16, 2014. We republish it here taken from the Internet Archive Way Back Machine.

 

We have been forwarded a number of highly disturbing tweets this week wishing ‘death by fire’ as a means of silencing, threatening and intimidating women with whom they are in disagreement.

We totally condemn this misogynistic behaviour along with all other forms of misogyny and violence against women. We share the thoughts of our sister Louise Pennington who has written about this here.

We offer our solidarity to all women who have been on the receiving end of these vicious attacks as well as to Louise’s sister and family after their traumatic ordeal which they are still going through.

Furthermore, we do not condone deliberate misgendering.  If you have any questions about our policies or ethos, please refer to our mission statement.

#EOM