|Also, for upsetting chauvinists and trying to destroy society|
It’s no secret that Vox Day and his faithful “Ilk” hate women. Or, rather, they hate what (they perceive) women – specifically, feminists – have done to society. It’s also no secret that the arguments they use to support their claims are usually so dumb, vile or downright retarded that they merit little mention, least of all on this blog. I don’t take pleasure in examining and debunking self-evident fallacies about how women are somehow to blame for the vices and shortcomings of other people (usually men)*, so I simply slip it under the cyberspatial rug.
Sometimes, though, someone lets loose a quote that just has to be shared around. You know, for the lulz. Behold:
[G]iving women the right to vote has been a disaster for liberty-loving small-government patriots.
That’s the relevant bit of some asshat’s reaction to some sort of study on the effects of women’s suffrage on the size of government, or something. (No, I’m not nearly bored or masochistic enough to take the time to read it, or even pay any real attention to it.) I just thought it was amusing, and therefore, was worth pointing out how, in the minds of these people, allowing women to vote alongside their male counterparts = less liberty. Or something. Seriously.
My, I do wonder why no-one really takes these nutbags seriously. (And yes, I use “nutbags” in a halfway-ironic manner.)