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Update: A writer for Jezebel has accepted my offer. Look for updates as they happen.


Lately I have been getting many complaints about this blog from the LRC (Low Reading Comprehension) Community, mostly on my Pegs and Holes post from last week. Here's a sampling.

 Huffington Post

Salon

Mediabistro

Mediate

Jezebel

I'd like to offer an opportunity to one of the writers at Salon, Huffington Post, Jezebel, Mediate, or Mediabistro. Allow me to interview you, by email, for this blog, on the topic of why you so vehemently disagree with your hallucination of my opinion. (Fair warning: It won't work out well for you.)

If you would like to be the chosen one, leave a comment below describing your qualifications. Or email me directly at dilbertcartoonist@gmail.com.
 
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Jun 26, 2011
I am a 28 years old doctor, mature and beautiful.and now I am seeking a good man who can give me real love , so i got a username Andromeda2002 on--s'e'ek'c'ou'ga'r.c óm--.it is the first and best club for y'ounger women and old'er men, or older women and y'ounger men,to int'eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch'eck 'it out or tell your friends!
To be fair, Scott, instead of pegs and holes you probably could have used any one of a dozen other analogies and avoided some of the reading comprehension issues.
 
 
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Jun 22, 2011
I love the ending of the Salon article best.

"women are a whole lot more than a pack of castrating holes"
 
 
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Jun 22, 2011
@froginthewell:

Depending on how you word the questioning, studies also report that 50 (fifty) % of domestic violence is conducted by women.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence#Epidemiology
 
 
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Jun 22, 2011
"My insightful observation in this latest dust up is that it seemed as if my post attempted to steal victim status from women, and victim status is too strong a weapon to give up without a fight. --Scott"

That is exactly what is going on. Ik think this one must be filed as an official quote.

The reason that people get so outraged is that "the natural instinct" argument has been used in the past as an excuse for men to behave badly. These men claimed to be victim of their strong natural urges. With this they hoped to get away with certain crimes, and often succeeded up until not so long ago. Maybe people are afraid that this situation will return.
 
 
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Jun 21, 2011
Haysoos H Christ on a hatrack, I'm not sure which part of this is funniest.

The specific (intentional or otherwise) singling out of a part of the whole post to take offence at or the orchestrated campaign to insult, demonify and otherwise hang !$%*! on a person who posted it.

Some of the rubbish posted in those articles is scary. Are these people seriously so insecure in their beliefs that someone who posts what they percieve as a contrary viewpoint must be instantly savaged and made to apologise in case their views should spread and infect others?

Surely proof that freedom of expression now only works when the writer agrees with popular left wing inteliigentsia. Anything that strays from the doctrine cannot be tolerated.

Do any of the witers of those linked articles have any credibility as actual writers or are they all just professional venters of angst, rolling from one popular crisis point to another ?
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
Notice that all five of the 'offended parties' are from the left side of the political spectrum. It probably has less to do with LRC than it does with the authoritarian desires of those folks to control what the rest of us think.
I am seeking a good man who can give me real love , so i got a username Andromeda2002 on--seekcougar.com--.it is the first and best club for y'ounger women and old'er men, or older women and y'ounger men,to int'eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch'eck 'it out or tell your friends!
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
Wow. I wonder if those writers realize just how bad their reading comprehension is. There was, of course a lot of similarity between the articles, so some may have just read the others and not have even read your blog, but wow.

I counted exactly one reasonable criticism within all the articles, which I credit to mediate:

"This is, perhaps, not the best analogy to use when discussing things like rape."

To be fair, Scott, instead of pegs and holes you probably could have used any one of a dozen other analogies and avoided some of the reading comprehension issues.
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
Obviously of some kind of Low Reading Comprehension myself, I missed the "R" word when I read the Pegs posting, first and second pass, and I eventually had to use the browser's search widget to find it.

I don't think LRC caused some people to latch onto the one word in the text, I think it was some terrible sensitivity that caused that one word to jump off the page. Pretty sad, really.
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
Did you write this just to prove your point about analogies?
 
 
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Jun 21, 2011
Man this is hilarious. I wish my life was half as entertaining as yours.
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
>>ytcrackerz: doesn't that just basically prove Scott's point?

>Dilgal: Funny! But then Hef went around posting pictures of women's body parts, not his own.

I was more or less talking about the whole frustrated lust-slave stereotype for men. I would think that 90% lays a pretty good foundation for a reasonable stereotype.

Hef is definitely an anomaly in a society that would typically otherwise frown upon his interests and actions.
 
 
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Jun 21, 2011
I don't know if i should be disappointed that the blog with the least intelligent article accepted your offer, but I am. It would be more satisfying to slam an intelligent person.

I am somewhat disappointed that only one blog hinted at how the post belittled the female sex as well as the male sex (the one at salon).

The most outrageous argument for thier outrage is my opinion the one on medeabistro, where a he says in effect that the sexual urges we have cannot be acknowledged. Evidently it is better to disavow any inclination or thoughts about improper sexual acts, letting impressionable young men think they are the only ones that have them. I say let them know that its thoughts we all have, but that the vast majority of us still manage to act in a way that conforms to society. These thoughts and desires are not all unique.
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
rapist.....


..s...s....s.....sorry
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
Scott is there a way the comment section can be improved?
I mean, sometimes when you aren't putting attention you end up rating the wrong comment. Sometimes I have to look around to remember if the hands meant that I was rating the comment above or below.

Just a kind suggestion ^_^.

Anyway, this interview sounds really interesting. Looking forward to it.
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
@Dilgal, if 90% of the US men would give their left nut to have Hugh Hefner's life, then doesn't that just basically prove Scott's point?
 
 
Jun 21, 2011
Quick! Someone crucify Erin Gloria Ryan! She just said that menstruation is "an embarrassingly unpredictable gurgling curse from hell"! She HATES women! Bwahahahahaha!

http://jezebel.com/5812246/diy-pad-crisis
 
 
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Jun 21, 2011
The equivocator's lament of the day: I am such a genius boy that no one can understand my greatness, my attitude, my art. I am beyond them. Waaaaaaah!

Poor genius boy, all imprisoned with your criminalized naturalness. Such an elloquent little fellah abused by all the ignorant miss-understanders on the internets. Poor you.

What dicklessness! Unfortunately, you are as clear as glass. You are quite easily understood. Your ideas are plain and frightfully common. I really wouldn't bother, it's just that when you're caught revealing your pale and odious little misogynist underbelly, you get your panties in a twist and throw such a pretty little tantrum, that's it is hard to resist calling you out on your ignorant bs. Now, run along and play your little victim game; mommy's got some reading to do.

[I rest my case. -- Scott]

 
 
Jun 21, 2011
Notice that all five of the 'offended parties' are from the left side of the political spectrum. It probably has less to do with LRC than it does with the authoritarian desires of those folks to control what the rest of us think.
 
 
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Jun 21, 2011
Anyone come across any articles about Scott's controversial posts that display high or at least competent reading comprehension?
 
 
 
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