Police have described Maryland school shooter Austin Rollins as “lovesick” over the girl he shot. As Wonkette points out at the link, Rollins’ alleged heartbreak isn’t the issue, it’s his willingness to kill rather than let go of someone. Blaming the breakup is just a version of this undead sexist cliche.
In the same vein, Norman Mailer’s biographer brushes off Mailer stabbing his wife: “He…had a complex relationship with women, and he regretted many of the things he said about them. He knew those things were stupid. But his point of view was, well, “I am doing this to create a debate.”
The New Orleans Saints say the rules for cheerleaders are meant to protect them — but the onus of following them is entirely on the women (“If a Saints cheerleader enters a restaurant and a player is already there, she must leave. If a cheerleader is in a restaurant and a player arrives afterward, she must leave.”).
After Lara McLeod’s prospective brother-in-law raped her, police insisted she report it. Then charged her with lying.
Meet Jordan Peterson, the hot antifeminist of the moment.
Forced birthers are fine with laws that require doctors to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer (which it doesn’t). But it’s a First Amendment case if their pregnancy-counseling centers have to say things they don’t want to.
Another undead sexist cliche, that men are innately violent. So making men not be good is just as horrible in the long run as school shootings. Just like men who don’t embrace their manliness are as toxic as abusive sexists.
Unpaid interns aren’t employees, so they aren’t covered by laws against on-the-job sexual harassment.
No, #metoo is not a moral panic or a witch hunt.
To end on an upbeat note, sexual assailant and pastor Andy Savage has resigned from his church.