Let’s try to focus on the rampant misogyny instead, shall we?

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    It’s a weird blend of misogyny and misandry that says that (insert harm here) could have been avoided had so-and-so only gotten laid more often. It begs the reader to engage in some amateur psychoanalysis of his or her own. Surely the writer is projecting. Surely.

    I mean, it’s like seeing a gamer write about how we could have less crime if there were a copy of Grand Theft Auto III in every home (I now hear you ask “why did Jay start with that particular example?). A foodie saying he needed more dessert. A personal trainer saying he needed to work out more. A yogi saying he needed more meditation. A carpenter with only a hammer saying he needed more nails.Report

  2. Avatar greginak says:

    Geez the mofo had a blog. That should been enough for him.

    Yeah legalized prostitution would have stopped him. Because apparently he was afraid of committing the minor crime of going to a prostitute so he had to go all murder-suicide. That makes sense.Report

    • Avatar EngineerScotty in reply to greginak says:

      It wouldn’t surprise me if he considered sex with a prostitute to be beneath him or otherwise unsatisfactory, legal or otherwise. The old “if you have to pay for it, it doesn’t count” theory of sex.
      But yeah, the guy had problems. I don’t think, though, that lack of access to hookers was one of them.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    AND ANOTHER THING

    It’s not like the lack of a legal option has resulted in a shortage of illegal options out there.

    I mean, it’s like saying “this proves that we need to make marijuana legal because if the dude could have gotten high legally, this could have been avoided”.

    Dude. I am not speaking from experience here but I have heard enough stories to know that weed is available for purchase. I am willing to extrapolate from that that there are people (not just women!) who would be more than happy enough to barter a little of their own X for a little of your own Y.Report

  4. Avatar EngineerScotty says:

    Good Lord. (Blackneck’s post, that is).Report

  5. Avatar greginak says:

    Maybe the killer was trying to use this “logic” as his pick up line. “If you won’t go out with me, then I may have to go on a murderous rampage.” And for some reason that wasn’t working with the ladies.Report

  6. Avatar starviego says:

    The guy was being mind controlled by the CIA to stampede us into their gun control agenda.Report

  7. Avatar Thembi says:

    Ok, Blacknecks post is CLEARLY labeled as satire – and is as funny as such a topic can be when taken that way, so why attempt to take it as otherwise just to argue for arguing’s sake?Report

  8. Avatar Jim says:

    ” Which, as Bob Herbert noted this past weekend in the New York Times, is kind of a problem when you consider that the United States is – as he puts it – “saturated with misogyny.” ”

    I thought Bob Herbert’s op-ed was satire. How can a black man, of all people, argue that there is more violence against women than men in this country? Maybe he just thinks all those dead young black men were ghetto rats, unlike a high achiever and NYT columnist like him, and deserved it. How can he argue, with the wildly lop-sided incarceration rates we have in this country, the the culture is *misogynistic*?Report

    • Avatar Keisha in reply to Jim says:

      You’re kidding right? I’m not much for the “oppression olympics,” but death is not the ultimate violation or mark of suffering. Men and women experience the world differently, and much of the suffering women experience, in particular, goes unseen or prioritized beneath the suffering men experience (as evidenced by your comment). That doesn’t make those experiences more important, or any less important.Report

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