A tweet on my timeline this morning:
“Beating @joliclown at Words With Friends makes me feel like a man. Beating her by 107 points makes me feel like SUPERMAN”.
If I point out every instance of misogyny on the internet I’ll be here typing away for at least the next thousand years, but this reminded me of something from my past and I just couldn’t let it go.
Further tweets revealed the culprit to be her own son, which excuses it not at all. Note that he said beating his mother at something didn’t make him feel like an adult, which is gender neutral at least on the surface. He said it made him feel like a MAN. And the idea there is that one gets to earn adult male status by defeating women.
Holy misogyny, Superman.
Sit a spell, dear readers, and I’ll tell you a story from my past: