Amazingly, they’ve found a writer worse than Jessica Valenti

It’s become a grim ritual among the women I know: as soon as there is news of another mass shooting, we wait to hear the inevitable story about the shooter’s history of hurting women. (The shooter is always a man.) Sometimes he’s been violent to his mother or grandmother. More often, police reports reveal his history of abusing his girlfriend or wife.

But almost always he practiced his violence on a woman long before he planned his massacre, and within a day of the slaughter we’re sharing this history with impotent grief, asking again and again, what will it take to take women’s lives seriously? If we took women’s lives seriously, if men who abused the women in their lives faced any kind of real consequences, would the people we are now preparing to bury be alive today?

That’s a complicated question, tangled up with gun politics and our failed criminal justice system. But the core reality remains stark: it’s impossible to contain the suffering that stems from discounting and disbelieving women.

If we refused to accept the daily suffering of women and girls at the hands of men who claim to love them, we would have a federal policy removing guns from abusers, and we would ensure that it worked in practice. And we would have a lot fewer gun deaths. Period.

True, she’s written a book with Valenti but still, imagine being compared to Jessica and coming off second?

22 thoughts on “Amazingly, they’ve found a writer worse than Jessica Valenti”

  1. “…if men find a sexual encounter boring or unsatisfying, they call it “bad”.

    For women, though, “bad sex” almost always involves considerable pain and/or violence. “

    Projecting, much?

  2. what will it take to take women’s lives seriously?

    She will be shocked when she hears how much less seriously we take men’s lives…

  3. (The shooter is always a man.)

    “On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 others were seriously injured in an Islamic terrorist attack consisting of a mass shooting and an attempted bombing at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple”

  4. It isn’t even true that most spree killers are fem-bashers. And the Marxian scum know that they are telling lies about said killers.

    Were the marxfem trash not whining a while back about the danger of incels who cant get females anyway? Did they not warn us about how the Joker movie would kick off legions of sexless maniacs?

    Time that severe action need be taken to call leftist lying scum to account for their endless tyranny-serving bullshite flinging.

  5. Did she write this in the hopes there’d be a mass shooting in Virginia yesterday?

    (There was a well publicised gun rights rally and the Yank media were palpably desperate for it to turn into some kind of Nazi Hunger Games.)

    Re: mass shooters tho. I don’t know we separate them categorically from other types of multiple homicide. Ted Kaczynski, Ramzi Yousef and Timothy McVeigh (all prison pals, BTW) were no less horrible murderers for using homemade explosives instead of firearms. Those Muslim Lorries of Peace and Stabbings of Tolerance don’t require gunpowder to kill lots of innocent people. As the saying goes: “guns don’t kill people, rappers do.”

    But perhaps the gun has phallic connotations which mean the cockophobic lunatics fear and hate it as a symbol of masculine violence? So it’s not really about guns, it’s about how Daddy didn’t give them enough attention.

  6. Just another neurotic Jewish feminist adding her oh so valuable contribution to the world..

    How would we survive without them?

  7. Dennis, Legend of the Parish

    Hey, Timmy! Amanduh is a worse writer than Valenti. She’s dumber, too, which is a startling fact when you think about it.

  8. Well, yes, but even The Guardian hasn’t stooped to printing extracts from Amanduh’s latest book.

    Yet at least.

  9. Dennis: Oppressor, Warmonger, Capitalist and Consumer of Petroleum Products

    True. Although with Marcotte writing books like “Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself”, it’s hard to see why The Guardian wouldn’t.

  10. No concept that female misbehaviour might just have a place in the chain of causation I see. Women are half the parents of all these killers after all.

    Moan moan moan women do all the childcare, that’s unfair. But if the kids are monsters, that’s men’s fault. Sexist pigs.

  11. ‘The list of empty assertions seems endless.’

    FIFY

    Seems then men touching a woman should be a capital offense. Mere accusation sufficient for execution.

  12. “Just another neurotic Jewish feminist…”

    Are Jewish feminists worse than Christian, Muslim, Hindoo, pagan or atheist feminists? All feminists are neurotic and tiresome – their religious background seems to make little difference.

  13. What *is*, ahem, “rat-fucking”?

    I’m sure “liberals” deserve it, whatever it is. I just want to know if I’m doing it properly.

    Or is it something that only some feminists know about?

    I’ve been delicately nurtured, so my interest is academic.

  14. Dennis, He Who Owns A Rhyming Dictionary

    What *is*, ahem, “rat-fucking”?

    It’s a meaningless term used by feminists to reinforce their self-perception of being “edgy”. Most often used by those feminists that could accurately described as “stodgy”.

  15. “a lot fewer Period. deaths.”

    :wink

    Breaking News

    Petrol Pumps are sexist and anti-women

    No, not the inserting…

    …the handles are too big and strong for women to squeeze :facepalm

    @Itellyounothing January 22, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    women do all the childcare….

    +1 Good point

    @Theo

    Yes, see Petrol Pump

  16. So basically she’s say people who commit mass shoot ones are likely to have a history of violence or at least violent/anger issues, that’s a shocker, right up there with bears and their defecating habits and the religious tendency of the pope

  17. What *is*, ahem, “rat-fucking”?

    Political dirty tricks – the term was first associated with Dick Nixon’s presidential campaigns, although the practice no doubt goes back much further.

  18. bloke in Germany in New Jersey

    Itellyounothing,

    Women are more than half of parents. If you do the analysis correctly…

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