Reblogged from stfuapologists
You see these names? Every one of them is an awful human being. Nobody should ever hire them, vote for them, work with them, treat them with the respect we reserve for our equals, talk to them or hesitate to punch their fucking lights out.
Notice the weird standard here. These people are being treated as if they actually raped someone. An extremely violent physical reaction is now an acceptable response to the expression of a hope, which given his second post, was clearly meant as some sort of hyperbolic joke.
These are criminals. These are pieces of scum. These are evil. And now their names are here, on the Internet, forever, so that every background check and google can see them.
You’re not a criminal unless you’ve committed a crime. Hoping someone gets raped is not a crime, no matter how much you want it to be. They might be pieces of scum, and “evil” and so on. I don’t know. All I know is that at least one of them made a very poorly-judged Facebook comment, and seems to have a terrible sense of humor.
BEAR ASHENBRENNER (also known as THOMAS MICHAEL ASHENBRENNER), MIRANDA PORTILLO, EDDIE VALLIE, TROY MAXWELL MARTIN, RYAN MAPES (also a music producer for TOURSAFE and BAND OF BRANDS and twitter personality), LUIS QUINTANILLA, MEGAN AMANE, JOHN FOLTS
Yeah, let’s set up a witch-hunt for people who have really awful opinions and make horrible Facebook statuses. What a good use of our time.
All of them are misogynistic and violent people. It is unsafe to be around them. They should be ashamed to call themselves human. They need to change themselves drastically before they get a lick of respect from the rest of society.
They might be misogynistic, although you’ll run into trouble when trying to consider MEGAN AMANE, who seems to be both female and in complete agreement with the status update. You could argue, I suppose, that she’s a self-hating woman, but I think it’s always a sign that your argument is faulty whenever you have to resort to the “self-hating X” canard. It’s basically admitting that there’s something seriously wrong with your argument but you’re too lazy to actually work out what it is.
Don’t worry about it; that’s why I’m here.
Another thing you’ve said here is that it’s unsafe to be around them. Now, again we don’t know how true that is.
Let’s take a step back to get some perspective. Remember perspective?
Don’t worry about it; that’s why I’m here.
Now, let’s say I posted a Facebook status update that said “I wish everyone who had really stupid opinions on rape culture would just fucking die in a fire. I want to watch the expressions on their stupid fucking faces as they melt off their bones.”
Now, that’s not really “funny”, is it? But it’s also not something you would take seriously. I mean, not if you’re an intelligent person. You wouldn’t take that as a genuine death threat, would you? And if people agreed with it, you wouldn’t also regard those people as beneath contempt, would you? I mean, maybe you would, and what a terrible life you must lead if you would, always on your guard with angry words and a hostile attitude because you never know what sort of offensive shit is going on around every corner. You don’t live your real life like that, so why act like that on the tumblr machine? It makes no sense. Take control of yourself, take responsibility for your own emotional responses and quite looking so hard for reasons to get offended. You will have a happier life. I promise.
Furthermore, would you consider me, if you saw this status update, as more likely to murder someone? Would you consider someone who posted that update as a menace to society? Would you think it’s reasonable to infer that it’s “unsafe to be around” him? Would you feel the need to distribute his name, address and job details, his private details, to every anonymous fucktool on the internet? Do you think that would be a valid response. Yes, I wished death on some people. But you understand that it doesn’t actually mean anything, right? That it doesn’t require some sort of mob response? That at the very worst, it means I have a shitty sense of humor?
All this is assuming you believe that murder is worse than rape. If you’re the sort of person who honestly believes that a rape could be improved if only the victim were killed, then you’re on your own.
So, in essence, what this guy has done is what he imagines to be calling out women who get drunk and lose control of themselves. But what you’ve done is accuse people, by name, of non-existent criminal activity, and given random internet people the means by which they are recommended to harass them. Moreover, you seem to be proud of it. So, if anyone’s going to be subject to legal action, it’s not going to be “Bear Ashenbrenner” or any of his odious friends…