Don’t let me stop you from going your own way!

Dave Futrelle shows us this…fascinating…suggestion from some MGTOWer who combines homophobia with misogyny in a way that tries to sound incredibly smug but mostly just seems really insecure. His idea is that women are screwing ourselves over by supporting gay rights because that’s creating more gay men and thus fewer husbands for women. (Riiiiiiight.) His theory?

My opinion on homosexuality is that a small number of people are born gay, maybe with a “gay gene” activated or something of the sort, or brain of the opposite gender, but most gays are created by their environment (upbringing, lack of sexual interest from the opposite sex, etc.).

…and, supposedly, the increasing acceptance of sexual diversity is creating an environment in which a lot more gay men are “created.” Which means fewer men available for women to marry. And that would be such an incredibly terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad thing for the women of such societies.

Let’s go over that again:

My opinion on homosexuality is that a small number of people are born gay

Yeah, we totally need your opinion.

maybe with a “gay gene” activated or something of the sort, or brain of the opposite gender,

“A brain of the opposite gender”? People still think like this? Mert da ferk? It’s 2015!

I’m sure I’d have to slap a massive trigger warning on anything this character says about trans women.

but most gays are created by their environment (upbringing, lack of sexual interest from the opposite sex, etc.).

Upbringing? Like…so many children raised watching nearly everyone around them pursue same-sex relationships and eschew heterosexuality? Relative paucity of representation of heterosexual relationships in the media? Is there a universe in which this is happening?

And then…lack of sexual interest from the opposite sex. By that reasoning, the MGTOW movement in general should be full of men discovering the joy of fucking dudes. Which would be fine by me! Instead, the Men Going Their Own Way are overwhelmingly preoccupied with hating women for being too ugly, too independent and way too picky for them. (And if that sounds like a mass of contradictions, welcome to the world of organized woman-hating.) And that shouldn’t really be a surprise, as most gay men have way too much self-respect to go anywhere near this bunch. The one putting for this theory also makes sure to shout “NO HOMO” while suggesting that he might have turned out differently if he’d grown up in a more accepting environment.

I can’t stop giggling over that image of gays being “created” by an environment. I’m picturing babies growing in tanks like they do on Krypton as shown in Man of Steel.

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Alyson the Incorrigible of House Miers; High Priestess of Sparkly Fractal Flames; Summoner of Creative Insults; Wrangler of Adverbs, Semicolons and Conditional Clauses; Bane of Euphemisms; Mixer of Genres; and Mother of Witches.