Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Hate Male

Fellow Irvine blogger Scott Kaufman has talked about possible rationales for the deletion of misogynistic comments on feminist blogs. I've been thinking about this issue again, since I've been receiving a particularly nasty batch of comments from particularly hateful readers who want to stage violent or sexual scenarios that involve my actual person.

As I've said, I suspect that male bloggers don't get these kinds of comments and that having their masculinity questioned is as ad hominem as their reader responses get. However, I know the "Don't Feed the Troll" rule well enough, so I won't reproduce the actual comments here to demonstrate my point. Trust me, they are bad.

Of course, my first reaction tends to be the impulse of the police officer at the scene of a murder: it must have been someone who knew the victim well. So I find myself going through the rolls of former students, ex-boyfriends, and disgruntled neighbors to generate lists of possible suspects and compare prose styles with the evidence in my inbox.

Rationally I know that this is a faulty approach. Google Analytics has shown me that most people reach the entries on this blog through keywords typed into search engines. Top terms like "exhibitionism," "porno," and "virtual rape" commonly bring visitors to my site. Such computer users must be disappointed to realize that I am treating voyeuristic subject matter with an ironic or critical distance. I would guess that arrival on a feminist site results in an urge to retaliate, although unfortunately just giving some samples of the luring metadata in this posting may lure even more of these misogynistic readers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

But it's your blog: close the comments if you're not going to engage people in exchanges, or accept that some people's response will be disagreements if you leave comments open. Just don't hide behind the victimology that is so popular and so easy: you control the blog, you can write another entry, you can moderate comments, you can close comments for posts where you have to assume, as you do in this post, that there will be some inappropriate or hurtful entries below your byline. Why would that merit complaining? What's the structure here honestly?

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor, little "victimized" Liz Losh. . . LOL! If you actually think that Men's Rights blogs don't recieve just as many attacks by feminists you are obviously extemely biased in your thought processes. The real difference here is that we actually don't stereotype all women as you do men. If feminism was just about equality, nobody would have a problem with it and you would know that there is sexism and biased beliefs, laws and attitudes against men too. I somehow doubt and seriously hope that most women do not agree with you.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Brent said...

Feminism has never been about equality. It's about liberalism.

Case and point: Sarah Palin.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOMAN, FAMILY AND MARRIAGE IN ISLAM. Islam appreciates women. Islam treats women with justice. Justice is wider than equality. Family is foundation stone (seed) of society. Woman is very important vigorous society. If woman perfectly trains individuals, Society will be very well. Islam attaches importance women. Women are like a diamond. Women are no like coal. Coal is outside. But diamond is inside. Everybody wants to hide diamond. Islam never prohibit That women prink and dress nicely. Women can dress nice and orneted dresses at the side of her husband. It is free the gold and silk for women.
A Muslim woman must put on full dress which covers all of her body in the presence of strangers. Islam protects honesty of women by commanding that a woman must veil herself. Islam never want that women body which is as an estetic form go ahead of personality. Veiling is not a cruel. Veiling Muslim Woman is free. She is a servant of Allah. She is not a servant of herself. Veiling dishes up woman human identity to skin of woman. Islam protects women from illness of exhibitionism. A Muslim never torments a woman and man. Islam guards woman from harmful views and acts, with Islamic rules. It is obvious that men eyes has harmfull rays like beta, gamma rays. But harmfull rays never effect Muslim women and the rates of cancer is a litle amongs Muslim women. Nakedness causes foolishness. A lot of places of the world, the woman is seen a sexual goods by humans. In Islam, A woman is seen a woman. Islam esteems women. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) says: “Paradise lies beneath the feath of mothers.”
{The most perfect of the believers in faith are the best of them in morals. And the best among them are those who are best to their wives.}
The fornication of the eyes consists of looking, of ears in hearing, of the tongue in speech, of the hand in violence and of the foot in walking. The heart lusts and wishes and the private parts accord with that or reject it. (Muslim).
Our Prophet told his companions that they will be rewarded even for having sexual intercourse with their wives. "by satisfying it legally with your wives you are rewarded for it." This means they are acts of worship. Thus Islam does not consider sex a dirty thing that one should avoid. It is dirty and sinful only when it is satisfied outside marital life.
... They are your garments and ye are their garments… (2: 187)

Mahram: Hadrat Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Prophetic Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "A man must not spend the night in the house of a woman who has been married unless he is a husband or a close relative." (Muslim)
Hadrat Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Holy Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), said, "One (For Muslims) who brings up two girls right from their childhood till their maturity, will appear on the Day of Judgement attached to me like these" (two fingers of hand) and he joined his two fingers'. (Muslim reported)
The Rights of the Wife: Islam has given women rights since 1400 years ago. Narrated Hadrat 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn Al 'Aas (may Allah be pleased with him): Allah's Prophetic Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said, "O 'Abdullah! Have I not been informed that I have to fast all the day and stand up in prayer all night?" I said, "Yes, O Allah's Messenger." He said, "Do not do that. Observe the fast sometimes and also leave them (the fast) at other times; stand up for the prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you." (Bukhari) there is the right of divorce of women in Islam.
Behave best towards wives: Hadrat Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: The most perfect Muslim in the matter of faith is one who has an excellent behaviour; and the best among you are those who behave best towards their wives. (Tirmidhi)
Preserve chastity: Hadrat Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Prophetic Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "When a woman observes the five times of prayer, fasts during Ramadan, preserves her chastity and obeys her husband, she may enter by any of the gates of Paradise she wishes." (Abu Nu'aym)
The rights of the husband: Hadrat Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said: "When the husband calls his wife to his bed and she disobeys, and he spends the night in anger against her, the angels keep cursing her till the morning." (Bukhari and Muslim)
Marriage encouraged: Hadrat 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "Young men, those of you who can support a wife should marry, for it keeps you from looking at strange women and preserves you from immorality but those who cannot, should devote themselves to fasting, for it is a means of suppressing sexual desire." (Bukhari and Muslim)
Consent to marriage: Narrated mother of faithful believers Sayyidatina ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her): I asked the Prophet (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him), “O Allah's Messenger! Should the women be asked for their consent to their marriage?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “A virgin, if asked, feels shy and keeps quiet.” He said, “Her silence means her consent.” (Bukhari)
Divorce allowed but hated: Hadrat Thawban (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Prophet Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, "If any woman asks her husband for divorce without some strong reason the odour of Paradise will be forbidden to her". (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah and Darimi)

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Brent said...

So stoning a woman to death is appreciative of women? Wow are you brainwashed!

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what the heck are you on about "feraset?" And some people wonder why so many others become increasingly anti-religious. Not only was your comment not addressing anything in the actual blog, it was perpetuating stereotypes. I'm sure "Ms." Losh was screaming, "See those awful, ugly, middle-eastern MALES . . . MISOGYNY" without even a hint of her own racism and misandric mentality made abundantly clear all over VIRTUALPOLITIK. Good job!

8:05 AM  

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