Laurie Penny – another hate-driven piece

Laurie Penny has made a living out of spinning a few ideas – all of them absurd to any well-informed and intelligent person – into countless different pieces. This is her utterly predictable New Statesman ‘take’ on the Isla Vista killings. From early in the piece:

On Friday night, a young man went on a massacre in Santa Barbara that left six other people dead and seven injured.

‘People’, eh? So far as we’re aware, the identity of the seven injured hasn’t been made public, but four of the six dead ‘people’ were men. It makes a mockery of her entire article. In a just world, this vile woman would be cleaning out blocked sewers.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • I love the way that murdering men is now also misogyny. Elliot Rogers didn’t kill those people because he was a misogynist – even though the evidence on his internet sites would suggest he was – he killed them because he was a deeply disturbed and maladjusted individual. His actions are a tragedy and trying to play the gender war card is pretty cheap.

    On the other hand I’m happy for people like LP to keep labeling everything as misogyny because every new thing that they put under that umbrella just dilutes the meaning of the word almost to irrelevance. When EVERYTHING becomes misogyny, then misogyny will no longer have any meaning at all and I think we’re almost at that point now. Keep up the good work Laurie.

  • My Goodness, let us read some of this again… ” Capitalism commodifies that rage, monetises it, disseminates it through handbooks and forums and crass mainstream pornography. “.
    This reminds me of a report regarding David Bowie who once admitted he was no great lyricist or poet but, alternatively, he used to cut out random words from magazines, mix them up then re-arrange them (randomly) to create words for the magnificent music he had composed.
    Now, I see Penny Red describes herself as a writer of “pop culture”.
    Reading this gobbledigook can I take it that she has endorsed the writing style of this pop God?
    At least Mr Bowie admitted to his drug-crazed writings.
    ..