The real reason why geeky men offend the church of feminism

 

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May 5, 2018 By 

 

“I never forgot it, confusing as it was, no fun with no guilt feelings.”
– Alanis Morisette, ‘Forgiven’

When I say “bad boys”, what you might be inclined to picture is a man in a leather jacket with tattoos, hair gel, chain necklaces, and a motorcycle. The kind of guy with an irresistible “not giving a fuck” attitude that women go nuts for. But the digital era has created a new kind of “bad boy”, in terms of what the Church of Progressive Feminist Capitalism defines as “bad”:– the geeky guy.

Outside the fact that we spend money on toys, cosplay, and collections, us geeks are bad consumers. We still define ourselves by what we consume, but we don’t mass consume what everyone else is consuming. Our money gives more power to small “ma and pa” businesses and small niche content creators on the internet than it does to the huge corporations. Corporations are trying two strategies to fight their losing revenue. For one, make their same idiotic blockbusters they’ve always made to impress the masses, but get a ‘geek culture’ franchise label. This is what Marvel does. This is what the Star Wars and Star Trek movies are now. Even Doctor Who has lost its way somewhat. This is why journalists said gamers are no longer the target of game companies. Games are now for the dull-brained masses.

The mega-corporations have one other strategy against us; women. Whether you watch Ready Player One, Big Bang Theory, Atypical, I.T. Crowd, or anything featuring a male character who is geeky or autistic, that character will invariably be defined by their success or lack thereof in dating, and the fictional stories about geeky and autistic men you’re likely to see on TV or in the mainstream movies are all about sex and dating. This is not by accident, but by design. The dateless male geek nullifies the threat that geek men might just enjoy existing without women.  The message is clear: good men want pussy, and good women will work hard, like Penny in Big Bang Theory, to tame geeky men who redeem themselves by giving up what they want for what women want.

Why is that so important to pop culture? Well, pop culture is not, for the most part, what is organically created by independent creative thinkers. It’s planned by what amount to think tanks of newly hatched English major graduates. It’s a carefully thought-out product, and a huge team effort, with the result engineered much like a car or a building. So no part of say, a Marvel movie or an episode of a best-selling sitcom is accidental. And the primary purpose is to make money through ad deals.

To make money through ad deals, your show has to encourage a consumerist cultural mindset. These people writing this crap will claim to be progressive or Marxist even, but they really aren’t. Being Marxist means you want to dismantle capitalism. The people don’t want that and never will. They want to perpetuate everything that sucks about capitalism (the idea that you should define yourself by the junk you buy, and keep buying and buying, like a hamster on a wheel) and diminish everything that’s great about capitalism (freedom of expression, individuality).

But why sex? Well, sex sells. Even sells crappy cultural ideas. But what they’re not selling men is sexual freedom. I often roll my eyes when I see another reminder that the sexual revolution is just something that women got. Men are still pushed into the traditional role; breadwinner and faithful to one woman, even if she sleeps around.  It’s also the only thing the geeky male appears to lack. It’s inconceivable to someone steeped in our juvenile, sex-obsessed celebrity culture that some people are happy and just fine without its endless pursuit.

The sexless geek is seen as similar to a drug addict, a poor unfortunate soul needing rehabilitation. It also makes sense from a narrative perspective; as stories need conflict, and geeks don’t run into as much conflict that’s fun for an audience of lay people anywhere but in the realm of dating. But I also hear the message when I put on my “They Live” glasses and watch something like the first episode of Atypical:–REPRODUCE! Don’t go your own way! Your own way means you won’t be financially obligated to support a woman and children. So we will control you less. And we hate that.

I’m not a man. But I am a lifelong geek. And as a bisexual who is very much attracted to the female body, I sexually experience the world the way a man would – I like Ivy’s tits in Soul Calibur, and I don’t want to be shamed for it. But what I’m finding is that men are shamed for liking breasts, while women are not shamed for wanting to show their bodies off for strangers to see. So there’s been this awkward culture of fear around sex created by, like I said, the fact that the sexual revolution has freed women but not men to such an extent.

Feminists like to claim they’re fighting for men and that men don’t need their own movement. But if feminists fought for men 20-40 years ago as much as they did for women, why is it that it’s considered normal for a 16 year-old girl to be on birth control, and weird, creepy, perverted, and wrong for a man to have a collection of sexy anime dolls? Either sexuality is cool or it isn’t. Enough with double standards that victimize men. It’s all about getting you to repent for the sin of seeking happiness independently from the control of women. Don’t be a good consumer. Don’t go gentle. Go your own way.

Cancer charity shouldn’t accept money from wine fundraiser, because alcohol is a carcinogen: expert

Top cancer researchers say alcohol is a known carcinogen and are shocked that the Canadian Cancer Society is accepting money from an event centred on wine.

 

VANCOUVER — A top substance use expert said he’s shocked to see the Canadian Cancer Society is accepting money from a wine event fundraiser, because alcohol is a known carcinogen.

Dr. Tim Stockwell, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria, told StarMetro the most recent approximate estimate shows there were between 400 and 500 deaths from breast cancer attributable to alcohol consumption in Canada in 2015.

In May, Liberty Wine Merchants will host the ‘Rosé Revival’ in Vancouver, a fundraising event for breast cancer research. Its promotional material prominently features The Canadian Cancer Society name and logo.

Stockwell said it’s wrong to associate a wine party with fighting breast cancer.

“The implicit message is, let’s prevent cancer and let’s drink rosé while we’re doing it,” he said.

According to the Canadian Cancer Society’s website, in 2015 an estimate of 10,700 Canadianswere diagnosed with “cancer linked to their alcohol consumption” and “alcohol is one of the top three causes of cancer deaths worldwide.”

The May 7 fundraiser will mark the company’s tenth year of hosting the event. According to its website, Liberty Wine Merchants has raised more than $30,000 for breast cancer research.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s gift acceptance policy says that it accepts money from alcohol producers and sellers, but not from tobacco companies, indoor tanning businesses, or manufacturers of pesticides.

Stockwell is not alone in his concern. Dr. Carolyn Gotay of University of B.C.’s Faculty of Medicine, said she’s alarmed by the event’s connection to breast cancer research. As the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention, Gotay receives funding from the Canadian Cancer Society for her research.

Gotay said she doesn’t condemn wine drinkers, and she drinks wine herself. But drinking alcohol is related to seven types of cancers, and even a glass a day increases a person’s risk of breast cancer.

“For some cancers such as breast cancer, there really is no safe amount of alcohol that is compatible with preventing breast cancer,” she said.

According to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research non-profit, some research suggests low alcohol consumption by healthy adults can reduce the risk of heart disease, drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day for women, and more than two for men, has no health benefits and can cause breast cancer. But a pooled analysis of 53 studies found that the relative risk of breast cancer increased by about 7 per cent for each alcoholic beverage consumed per day.

When Gotay travels on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, she’s not allowed to buy alcohol with money from the food budget. If she wants a glass of wine, she pays for it with her own money.

“A fundraiser that relies on alcohol sales to support the Cancer society is too incompatible,” she said.

But she doesn’t condemn the efforts of anyone behind the fundraiser.

“I know that people are good natured and trying to do something to help the organization,” she said.

Alex Wade, office manager at Liberty Wine Merchants and one of the event organizers, said the company hosts several charity fundraisers each year, and supports breast cancer because the wife of one of the managers is a survivor of breast cancer.

“We wanted to support in whatever way we could,” she said. “We put on the event, we run everything ourselves, and then we just hand over the money in the end.”

Shawna Dash, co-ordinator of annual giving at Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, said the event is not a partnership, and Rosé Revival is an independent fundraiser.

“When it comes to alcohol consumption, we believe in moderation, the less alcohol you drink the more you reduce your risk of cancer,” she said.

“If there’s ever something that’s a known carcinogen, we wouldn’t do that, it’s all in the gift acceptance policy,” Dash said.

While she didn’t know of any changes to the policy coming down the pipes, she said “with any smart business you do have to adapt with the research.”

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/04/27/cancer-charity-shouldnt-accept-money-from-wine-fundraiser-because-alcohol-is-a-carcinogen-expert.html