The boys at the Nice Guys Forum (registration required, a pity) have been their usual sweet selves lately. They linked to my post about circumcision last week, and were predictably aroused. One keyboard therapist named Patr writes:
This is beyond feminism, gender studies, whatever; this is mental illness. It is not so much what he did but his attitudes toward these things and the ways he chooses to describe himself. I think he has serious mental issues. I don't just say that because I am looking to put down Hugo, I really believe he has serious problems that require treatment.
I suppose my second wife might agree with Skeptos, who wrote:
Hugo Schwyzer is living proof that narcissism and self-loathing are not mutually incompatible. Creepy.
These are among the nicer comments from the "Nice Guys."
There's also a thread about my post yesterday on chest hair. Steve writes:
I'm pretty easygoing for the most part (though not in the moral sense of that term) and pretty damned tolerant, too, but this is some seriously weird shit. The dude is posting like a high school girl and claims to be having conversations with high school girls that make it seem like he is trying to be one of their girlfriends. Is that f-ed up or what?
It is a bit disturbing that Hugo, who is the big mangina (man-vagina, the awfully clever term of opprobium for male feminists) on campus, would be talking to teenage girls about this stuff. Perhaps he and Mark Fole (sic) double date?
A while back he ran a blog on older men-younger women relations. Perhaps he was testing the waters? But that is what we suspect is his real agenda in ratting out other men, eh? Get the feminists to flop on their backs for him?
This person should truly be on the sex-offenders' register and be denied association with those over which he has authority without appropriate supervision.
Does his wife know he's a closet Homo? This is such a cliche. I really think Hugo hates himself.
So, there you have it, boys and girls. The MRAs suggest I'm
b. a pedophile
e. just using a guise of pro-feminism to get laid
These are the "Big Five" insults traditionally thrown at men who do pro-feminist work; I got 'em all in less than one week. I am flattered indeed.
Some of the lads who post here at my blog also post at Nice Guys. They vary their language, mind you, but I'm afraid that the relatively tame discourse I've put up here is fairly typical of what goes on "behind the registration-required doors." And though at times it's tempting to retaliate in kind, I think it's nice to let the boys hang themselves with their own ugly, hate-filled words.