Shortpacked: “Somewhere there’s a conversation that’s not yet about dude problems!”


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About David Futrelle

I run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon,, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.

Posted on June 21, 2012, in douchebaggery, drama kings, misandry, misogyny, oppressed men. Bookmark the permalink. 75 Comments.

  1. I thought it was a really good episode, up until the end. I really liked the idea of a Doctor Who story told from an outsider’s perspective, showing how ordinary people deal with weird shit they don’t really understand.

  2. @Argenti — There was a bit of that, indeed. I was more put off by the whole fur’f nyzbfg yvgrenyyl bowrpgvsvrq, orvat n snpr va n cnivat fgbar.

    Naq gura ur fnlf gurl unir fbzrguvat bs n ybir yvsr, juvpu whfg fdhvpxf zr bhg ab raq, rfcrpvnyyl fvapr vg jbhyq frrz gb or gbgnyyl bar-fvqrq.

    Ynfgyl, ubj ybat jvyy fur yvir nf n snpr va n cnivat fgbar? Jvyy fur raq hc ghpxrq njnl va na nggvp fbzrjurer, sbe fbzr yvggyr tvey gb fghzoyr bire naq trg ernyyl sernxrq bhg nobhg?

    Gur cybg qvqa’g qb ure ab snibef. Naq V jba’g gnyx nobhg ubj ure erfheerpgvba gbgnyyl oyrj n ubyr va gur thl’f zbheavat, orpnhfr, lbh xabj, qhqr ceboyrzf.

    No, the story itself was fine up until the last five minutes or so. The story I really can’t stand is “Family of Blood” and its second half, because I just really can’t sympathize with Wbua Fzvgu at all and I end up spending the last half of the second part wishing he’d go away fb jr pbhyq unir gur Qbpgbe onpx, nyernql.

  3. It’s easy to be That Guy on a site where we dissect men’s opinions of women, because that ropic blends very easily into men’s opinions of each other and of themselves. I found that out firsthand here at Man Boobz and Man Boobz Forum.

    But however related the topic, it is far from the remit. Until a lot more work has been done on everybody’s attitudes, and there is a lot less alienation between women and men, I agree the MB sites should be first and foremost about men’s views of [i]women[/i]. If I have nothing to say about women, I will say nothing.

  4. Argenti Aertheri

    Falconer — to avoid having this conversation entirely in cypher, I’m just going to say yes to all of that. Particularly their “frk yvsr” and my annoyance at Wbua Fzvgu (hilariously, I didn’t need the cypher for that one).

    Raoul — wtf does MB there mean? Manboobz? This is about men’s views only because men spew more misogyny (misogyny, we mock it). And you want <i> or <em> — same result, usually, but screenreaders have, or at least had, issues with italics (italics is only valid in print, emphasis applies to whatever medium is being used, including spoken word).

  5. But the guy has a point…..

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