Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gavin McInnes and his obsession with ovaries

Gavin McInnes, alt-right leader who was, last year, a co-contributor to Rebel Media along with alt-right Claire Lehmann, has a wife, and a mother, and they are both over 40. And yet Gavin McInnes is a hateful misogynist who despises women over 40.

This isn't just about feminism. Of course McInnes, like Claire Lehmann, does hate feminism and feminists. But you don't have to be a feminist for Gavin McInnes (or for that matter, Claire Lehmann) to despise you as a lower order of humanity, you only have to be a woman.

As when McInnes said this in 2013:
In an eight-minute discussion about the meaning of masculinity, McInnes (whose other credits include founding the website and burping out a memoir called How to Piss in Public) echoed the entirely unfounded and unoriginal view that feminism had made women "deeply unhappy" because it went against nature's order. 
When pressed by co-panelists to back up his spurious claims, he responded by citing studies that had originated solely from his gut and declared that women over 40 are " sad".
And the irony of all of this, of course, with feminism, is that we've convinced you that this horrible situation where we use you and then wait til' your ovaries dry up and then toss you in the trash and go for a younger model? We've convinced you that that's empowering. And all of these writers, like Amanda Marcotte and all of these, Nellie Bowles, and the woman [Taylor Lorenz] who exposed Pamela Geller's kids, all these spinsters, they think they're living this too cool, empowered Watergate-journalist life. But you're not. You're just a colostomy bag for various strangers' semen. 
McInnes is obsessed with ovaries, especially dry ovaries, and mentions them often to express his contempt for women's bodies. Although McInnes seems to hate male bodies almost as much, comparing semen to shit.

But he's most obsessed with ovaries.

And of course this infamous tweet - with my response.

He's been that way since at least 2005. Here he is in Vice.

So in fact, judging from some of these statements, he doesn't think women are worthless, with dried up old ovaries at 40 - he thinks women are dried up at 35.

Why would any woman, even his mother, have anything to do with this toxic hate-filled monster?

I wanted to see if he had anything hateful to say about Brigitte Macron, the wife of the president of France, who is almost 25 years older than her husband and who recently turned 65. To my surprise he isn't on record attacking her, or Macron - at least not for having a wife over 35. He naturally preferred far-right Marine LePen in the 2017 French presidential election, and that led to his immortal Twitter self-own:

Nine out of 10 times, contacting an estranged ex-partner is an action better left unexecuted. That ratio bumps up to 10 out of 10 times when the content of that email, text, or Twitter direct message includes the phrase, “What the hell have you idiots done?” 
A bad idea, absolutely. But it sure as hell makes for great Twitter entertainment.
Following the French landslide election of independent centrist Emmanuel Macron over right-wing populist Marine Le Pen for president, Gavin McInnes, Vice co-founder and far-right personality of the Gavin McInnes Show on Compound Media, slung that very message to his Parisian ex in an attempt to air his grievances for the loss of the far-right.