Poor Women And Their Terrible Online Experiences
I’ve been subscribed to this blog for a while (and I suggest you do, too!) but this little ditty about online niceness got me all Frothy-Mouthed Gaa-Gaa about halfway through. Take a look, and then know that the blog below is my opinion on it:
Suck it up!
Ooh! Save the poor women!
I’m a member of several biking forums where women are treated equally – in fact I’m often surprised to find out that a user I thought was male turns out to be female. And then I carry on not caring and forget again.
And while we’re on the subject of wittle wadies being forced out of ‘mens discussions’ online I cough a big hearty “bullshit” at you.
Blogs written by women get loads of hits. This may sound a little bitter and sexist, but I firmly believe… nay – I KNOW that this is simply because they are female.
Possibly because of men hanging on hoping to get a shag, or possibly because of other women hanging about to criticize – but publicity is publicity! And that’s why we’re doing it!
It is absolute bollocks that women writers have a harder time of things. Sure, they MAY (allegedly) come in for more abuse because of their writing, but tough titty. Like I just said – we do this for views of whatever kind. For every “DIE YOU SNAKE-TITTED CUNT!” comment a woman writer gets, she will get 4 more telling her how great/beautiful she is, or how they were looking for a snake-titted cunt exactly like her.
And don’t even get me started on Erotic Writing.
OK – you got me started!
Men aren’t supposed to write erotica. Those who do, have to write weird violent shit that is mainly read by cross-eyed men with a hammer hidden in their raincoat.
If a man writes erotica and anyone from The Real World outside the internet ever finds out, they face ridicule and hostility and disgust. From REAL people. Face to face. Not just on some shit computer you can turn off and STFU about.
And that includes men who write the more vanilla erotica, such as myself. I have no doubt whatsoever that to make my stories infinitely more saleable I’d simply have to call myself Maybell Definately-Hasntgotbollocks.
So it really depends what you do online. If you’re just mentalling around Facebook looking at pictures of your ex’s new girlfriend, then it’s a bit harsh when hairy-palmed men with their pigeon chest displayed in their profile picture start emailing you.
But if you’re on the internet to be popular, then pull your head out of your balloon-knot and realise that attention you’re having a cry about is what’s got you there.