Blimey, this is a bit difficult

These days, I feel all authors have a duty to write about misogyny, especially men.

Comrades, do your duty to Socialist Realism!

But this is made more difficult:

feels bad to read a book by a straight cis man about misogyny

Straight cis men make up some 50% of the human population and straight, cis getting on for 100% with rounding.

Difficult task that’s being set there really.

18 comments on “Blimey, this is a bit difficult

  1. This is all so boring. All of it. Dreary, dismal, self-flagellating, humourlessly pious. It’s like an eternal dinner with Lord and Lady Whiteadder. Only turnips to eat, wicked child!

  2. “But I can’t say for sure how male authors successfully avoid perpetrating misogyny.”

    You are all guilty, I just know it!

  3. It’s simple. All writers MUST write about misogyny, cis men MUST NOT write about misogyny, therefore cis men MUST NOT write.

  4. These days, I feel all authors have a duty to write about misogyny, especially men.

    That’s what I love about the Flashman novels. George Macdonald Fraser was ahead of his time.

  5. Surely it is: all men must write about misogyny but nobody should read what they have written?

    It doesn’t matter if you are an author, you must do your duty to society and write!

  6. I’ll write what pleases me and hopefully pleases my readers. Don’t like it? Well, don’t buy the stories then. Simple. I have no duty to anyone.

  7. The Marxian bitch can piss off.

    Miso-jenny –esp against socialist skanks–is good and quite often the truth of a lot of situations ie if you think she is or is being a bitch you will be right more often than not.

  8. Jonathan McAloon should denounce himself and report to re-education camp immediately. Unless he’s just trying to get SJW points (he is), in which case – Carry On!

  9. — “These days, I feel all authors have a duty to write about misogyny”

    …yet without criticising Islam.

  10. But I can’t say for sure how male authors successfully avoid perpetrating misogyny

    I confess, I strive for it in my characters. Makes them seem more realistic.

  11. This is all so boring. All of it. Dreary, dismal, self-flagellating, humourlessly pious. It’s like an eternal dinner with Lord and Lady Whiteadder. Only turnips to eat, wicked child!

    The only difference being that in the end, Lord and Lady Whiteadder were fun to be around: “Loved the turnip… Shaped just like a thingy!”

  12. When women write about hunting and fishing and racing . . . nah, I’ll never write about misogyny – it’s a womens’ thing.

    Men don’t care.

    “You don’t trust women? I can understand that.”

  13. The Inimitable Steve – “That’s what I love about the Flashman novels. George Macdonald Fraser was ahead of his time.”

    And this shows why these prissy little prudes will never win. Flashman is vastly more entertaining than any or all of their diatribes against human nature. No one in their right mind would rather read their written colonic irrigations rather than something that is fun, intelligent and of course deeply sexist.

    The only real question is why these sour-faced moral degenerates are doing so well.

  14. Most of us have probably felt guilty about misogynist behaviour at some point in our lives

    Well, I’m glad you said most, because I haven’t.

    It is ubiquitous: even writing the previous sentence, I could easily be accused of mansplaining misogyny.

    Probably, yes. And when you get accused, you can prostrate yourself in shame, or you can say fuck off. Your choice. Oops, you’ve made it.

  15. It annoys me that they don’t even use ‘cis’ correctly. ‘cis’ means ‘the same side of/this side of’, being the opposite of ‘trans’ meaning ‘the other side of/beyond’, not ‘changed’. cisalpine/transalpine, cis-isomer/trans-isomer, etc. The correct opposite of ‘trans=changed’ is ‘untrans=unchanged’.

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