(I have started a new category for these posts called Amanda Marcotte’s Misandry.)
Amanda Marcotte and other feminists are continuing to dig a hole all the way to the core of the Earth when it comes to Thomas Ball. She wrote a piece on Thomas Ball for Pandagon saying the following:
Ball luckily didn’t hurt anyone but himself, but his is just another story in what is a growing list of acts of violence and domestic terrorism from the unhinged element on the right.
Since when did suicide become an act of violence against other people? Since when did suicide become an act of TERRORISM? Mr. Ball went out of his way to make sure no one else got hurt in his suicide. He can not be compared to a suicide bomber. There is no way a rational person can consider this man a terrorist. Mr. Ball didn’t terrorize anyone which is a fundamental part of the definition of terrorism. On the other hand, an anti-family court terrorized Mr. Ball so that court could be considered “terrorist”.
The feminists commenting at Pandagon are just as insane as Amanda Marcotte. Here is an example:
I was caught off guard by Ball’s statement that the Klan is a hate group in his rambling manifesto. I wasn’t expecting that because of the intersections between MRA’s, tea baggers and hate groups.
What intersection between MRAs, the Tea Party, and hate groups? The Tea Party hasn’t done anything for mens rights issues and there’s no link between the MRM and hate groups. White Supremacists are really feminists. The ideology of the WKKK (Women’s KKK, the female section of the KKK) was almost the same as modern feminism. It’s not surprising that Mr. Ball would want nothing to do with hate groups that are filled with white knights for women. Maybe Mr. Ball also remembered that the false rape industry started with white women in the South falsely accusing black men of rape and realized the connection between that and the modern false rape industry.
If you thought that last comment was insane, take a look at this:
Suicide threats are an extremely typical Nice Guy tactic. I have had so many guys say something like “Oh, I guess I should just kill myself then” if I turned them down for a date or broke up with them.
I have always been of the opinion that the “nice guy” doesn’t really exist except as a caricature and a straw man. This confirms it for me. The idea that there’s a group of men seriously threatening women with suicide if they don’t date them is so far from reality that I can’t believe that it’s taken seriously by other commentors at Pandagon.
Guys like him are narcissistic assholes. He doesn’t “like” anyone; they only exist for him. For guys like him, kids aren’t there for him to love and care for, they’re there as a display of the might power of his penis and the fact that he’s had sex with a woman.
This is just proof that feminists don’t consider men to be human beings. What other possible reason is there for writing something so absurd?
Dr. Helen has written about this subject again, this time at Pajamas Media. A lot of the comments were from white knights who kept accusing Mr. Ball of taking away his kids’ father. They didn’t realize that the anti-family courts had already done this. Regardless Dr. Helen made an interesting point:
As one of my commenters pointed out in a post I put up on the case, when a woman burns her husband to death in his sleep, it’s seen as a major wake-up call regarding violence against women, and is immortalized in an award-winning movie starring Farah Fawcett titled The Burning Bed.
But somehow, when a man like Thomas Ball burns himself up, it is not seen as a wake-up call for how men are treated unjustly by the court system. Instead, some “compassionate souls” see his death as yet another wake-up call regarding the needs of women. Do men ever matter to these “feminists,” or do they get pleasure out of men’s pain? I am thinking the latter.