Old news, I know, but I might as well. This is taken largely from a post I made down at Zippy’s.
Let’s take a look at this post from the game blog “Return of Kings”. I’m not allowed to say this because it would mean, in a very broad sense, siding with the Evil Feminists (by the way, I AM very anti-feminist, but I’m making a point here), but I think Return of Kings is batshit crazy and frankly pretty sexist – ooooh, the dirty “conservative-Christians-can’t-say-that” ‘s’ word. Well, oh well.
Posts like “Why you should date a girl with an eating disorder” – complete with a puking, bulimic women proudly displayed at the top barfing into a toilet (!) – are ridiculous and, yes, the “o” word (offensive).
You aren’t practicing game, or making yourself attractive, or combating feminism when you say idiot things like that. You’re being a jackass, to be blunt. And Return of Kings is one of the most popular “game” sites.
And here’s the thing: I bet the majority of people who supported that post probably didn’t before the post was up. But now that everybody’s favorite game site has posted something outrageous that pisses off feminists, well, yeah, of course I think dating a girl with an eating disorder is a good idea!
Fascinatingly enough, in looking at the comments section, it is indeed overwhelmingly negative. And yet we look at people like Vox defending posts like that, and his comments section, and all of a sudden if you don’t support his post you’re just caving in to the feminist hysteria.
Sorry. Not buying the supposedly necessary connection. And then he goes on to say that the term eating disorders should only apply to real eating disorders…? Okay, but that’s not what Tuthmosis said. Generally when somebody uses a word I think it means what it’s defined to mean.
I am not impressed by the insights such men have.
I think that the manosphere reaction to this post lends some support to the Zippy hypothesis. Summarized by Zippy:
It is often said that women love bad boys, and the prevailing idea is that women love bad boys intrinsically: it is just inherent to the fallen female nature to find bad boys attractive. Some time ago I proposed an alternative theory that has taken the world by storm: that women, as natural followers, love whomever it is that men love. And in our modern liberal society men are in love with bad boys.
Most of the men supporting that post, with the possible exception of guys like Vox and other “big names”, I would wager would never have even CONSIDERED the idea that having an eating disorder was in any way something good or desirable in a woman. But men love bad boys, and if one of your Kings says it that makes it royal decree. Return of Kings indeed.
And that is one of the reasons I find game so dangerous. To pick out the “good stuff” you need to wade into a culture that’s essentially toxic, and risk getting pulled in by the cumulative force of scorn heaped upon those who disagree.
Everything is complicated. Sometimes, in my dark moments, I start to believe Paul was right an celibacy is the best way to go.*
*Yes, sarcasm, I always believed Paul was right.