As we are in the midst of a holy festival, it’s time to contemplate ageless Christian wisdom. In particular, Matthew 7:3:
“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”
Now, what does this have to do with my favourite topic of the New Misogynists?
Well, I’ve observed that members of the Manosphere often exhibit the very same negative traits they claim to see in women. Women are, according to their philosophy, rather stupid, solipsistic, bitchy and vain. Women are also terrible gossips and anywhere they go, drama is certain to follow.
This is textbook projection. Men going “tear down women’s rights because I’m not getting enough sex! Me! Me! Me!” is the very definition of solipsism, for example.
As for women being responsible for drama!
Gentlemen, have you listened to yourselves?!
The manosphere is undergoing something of a Stalinist purge right now. One of its female members got too big and too popular for some of them to tolerate, so they’re busy tearing her apart. People have lined up in factions and are sniping at each other from different blogs and the whole thing is – as one of them remarked – like a circular firing squad.
Oh well, it’s hardly surprising. Most movements based on resentment and grievance fall apart pretty quickly, unless they have some heroic ideal to elevate them. Which the manosphere most definitely does not.
But various members are enjoying the spectacle of one of their own being attacked tremendously, like beggars warming their hands by the flames of a burning house. Two minor manosphere bloggers in particular are rushing from blog to blog, leaving comments everywhere they can, like old gossips twitching lace curtains and then ringing everyone they know to spread the news. They don’t seem to realise that the same viciousness being trained on someone else can easily be turned on them.
Which is why they write comments like this one:
“Since gossip and deceit do so much damage there should be penalties for this predominantly female vice. As wanton physical violence is punishable by jail so should a similar treatment be given to gossip and other female vices that entails abuse of the vast social power that women possess as it is with the abuse of male physical power… The hidden insidious corrosive nature of the destructive feminine has not be dealt with and has so far rotted the manosphere from within.”
Gossip a predominantly female vice, you say?
Deserving jail time, you say?
Mote, beam, pot, kettle…