Topic: Misanthropologist

The Fact That This Sexual Assault Charge Was Overturned Will Horrify You

The Fact That This Sexual Assault Charge Was Overturned Will Horrify You

This is a picture of the introduction to the Twilight Zone because I legitimately do not know what kind of a world we are living in.

The Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, just overturned the Sexual Assault Conviction of a man accused of raping a woman who “has severe cerebral palsy, has the intellectual functional equivalent of a 3-year-old and cannot verbally communicate.”

Do you know why? More »

The Ten Most Misogynistic Moments On “The Newsroom.”

The Ten Most Misogynistic Moments On "The Newsroom."

I swear, I almost never use the word misogynistic.

It’s partly because I don’t believe in a culture where we go around feeling victimized, and partly because I think it’s a term that gets wildly overused. Sometimes people are nasty to people just because they’re people, not because they’re women. By “sometimes” I mean “most of the time.”

So, when I kept hearing that The Newsroom was an incredibly misogynistic show, I thought, “Aaron Sorkin generally writes very well thought out female characters, people are probably just looking for an angle and have nothing else to write about.”

Then I watched the show. More »

The Misanthropologist: Cards More Offensive Than Hallmark’s Option For Single Black Mothers

The Misanthropologist: Cards More Offensive Than Hallmark's Option For Single Black Mothers

Business is booming for Hallmark Mahogany, an imprint of Hallmark targeted solely at people with rich mahogany skin. I know because they released a Father’s Day card for black single mothers and I’ve been seeing this shit all over the internet. It gives me hope that Hallmark can make a killing off of perpetuating stereotypes because I’ve been trying to support my nitrous habit for a while (shit is prohibitively expensive) and so started a card company. If a big fish like Hallmark can trade in offensive, insensitive and ill-timed greeting cards, then maybe there’s hope in this world for a little guy like me. More »

The Misanthropologist: How To Send Good D*ck Pics

The Misanthropologist: How To Send Good D*ck Pics

I feel like every column begins with me making an uncomfortable joke about how long it’s been since the last one, like “Ha ha! Sorry! I’ve been in a k-hole for two weeks!” or “You can’t just crank out gold when you’re fucked up on quaaludes, sluts!” or “I’m desperately lonely.”  Anyway, all of that’s true. Mixing Special K and quaaludes is awesome. More »