Man Boobz FAQ
Or, “what the deal is with that lady on the chicken.”
Q) Why do you call yourself Manboobz?
A) I don’t. The “Man Boobz” in question are the misogynistic dudes I write about on this blog. The term “boob,” in addition to meaning “breast,” can also mean “a nincompoop.” The title is a double entendre. Not to be confused with a double indemnity.
Q) But sometimes you post comments as “manboobz.”
A) That is true. I probably should not do that, I guess.
Q) Who are you really?
A) My name is David Futrelle. I’m a freelance writer living in Chicago. For more details, and selected clips, see here.
Q) Why do you spell Boobz with a z?
A) The manboobs.com URL was already taken.
Q) Oh, so only men can say dumb things?
A) No. Women can say dumb things too. There are women who are misogynistic and/or Men’s Rights Activists. When they say dumb things, I write about them.
Q) Do you hate men?
Q) Are you against men having rights?
A) No. I’m a man. I like having rights. I’m opposed to the so-called Men’s Rights Movement, a reactionary movement driven largely by misogyny and hatred of feminism. (For proof of this, read the Man Boobz archives.)
Q) Why do you pick on MRAs?
A) I started this blog because I thought MRAs were vaguely annoying, and pretty much wrong about everything. Only after doing the blog for a while did I fully realize what huge misogynist assholes so many of them are. Also, when they’re not, you know, harassing people or vilifying rape victims, or that sort of thing, a lot of the stuff they say is really quite hilarious.
Q) Are you a feminist?
A) Well, yeah. This wasn’t really a big deal to anyone, until I started making fun of misogynists online, at which point it became proof that I was evil incarnate, that I was somehow a spokesperson for feminism, that I was responsible for anything and everything anyone calling themselves a feminist has ever done or said. There are millions of us, misogynist dudes (and dudettes); get used to it.
Q) Are you a pussy-begging mangina?
A) Do you even know what you sound like when you say things like that?
Q) Are you secretly funded by the international feminist conspiracy?
A) No. I am not funded by anyone. Some readers have very kindly given me donations. You can too, if you wish. Click that button over there on the right.
Q) Do you advocate killing children?
A) No. People make shit up about me all the time. (That’s an actual example.) If a misogynist or MRA says something about me, it is most likely completely untrue.
Q) I heard some MRAs call you fat. Are you fat?
A) Yes, I am fat. This may be the only true thing that MRAs have ever said about me.
Q) What’s with all the cat pictures?
A) I like cats.
Q) What’s the deal with the lady riding a chicken?
A) That is a reference to a myth popular in the manosphere: that virtually all women spend their late teens and twenties “riding the alpha asshole cock carousel.” That is, they (allegedly) have near-constant sex with a lot of “alpha males” who are also assholes, while cruelly ignoring kind, nice, hard-working “beta males” until the time comes to settle down and get married. By which time the women are all ugly, adding further to the oppression of the hapless beta male. The “alpha asshole cock carousel” is also referred to as the “bad boy cock carousel.” In the graphic this “carousel” is depicted literally, and with a different sort of “cock” than originally implied.
Q) How about the mammoth?
A) This is a reference to a quote I once posted from a dude who felt women weren’t sufficiently appreciative of what men had supposedly done for them over the ages. Here’s the quote:
We men built a nice safe world for you all the the coal-mines of death, roads, railroads, bridges and tall office buildings. Its $1,000,000 spent per death of a man on a large dangerous project on average now you can just 9-5 it and call it a day in air-conditioned and heated safety. Forget about the wars we died in and the sacrifices made just ignore history or is it now hersorty? You are accruing the benefits without ever having to pay the price you still don’t have to sign up for the draft and who will protect you? The Sex and the City girls will fight off the North Koreans with their Manolo Blahniks?
Men gave you this modern world now you take it for granted we hunted the mammoth to feed you we died in burning buildings and were gassed in the trenches but that was just for fun right?
How quick and conveniently you forget who made this possible.
We gave you Leonardo da Vinci, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy not to mention countless others, Jonas Salk saved half the world from death and you just piss on it all.