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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mainstream Invading the Manosphere!

Remember Geoffrey Miller?  He's the doorknob evolutionary psychologist and author of The Mating Mind who last year tweeted that fat people lacked sufficient self-discipline to successfully complete doctorate programs.  
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Miller, a tenured associate professor at the University of New Mexico, didn't lose his position, but he was formally censured.  Among other punishments, his work must be monitored by his department chair.  Not too tightly though, since he seems to have been given the go-ahead to team up with reformed rake Tucker Max in a joint venture, a men's magazine called "Mating Grounds."  

And this has made manosphere blogger Danger & Play madder than a wet hen.  D & P is accusing Max and Miller of "riding coat tails and pretending to be original when they are copying Danger & Play."  Others in the manosphere are equally incensed.  How dare that has-been former alpha & now hopelessly beta Tucker Max suggest that there is even a need for another site that teaches men how to get laid? Hasn't he checked out their little corner of the internet lately? They are already accusing Miller and Max of stealing their "content."

First the webmaster of "Viva La Manosphere" tries to muscle in on Danger & Play's juicing turf, then this impertinent challenge!  And to add insult to injury, Miller is now pretending he doesn't even know who D & P is!

I've heard academic politics can be brutal, but it's nothing like the dog-eat-dog world of wanna-be masculine lifestyle gurus. I hope Miller and Max appreciate what kind of competition they're up against.

And that concludes the latest episode in the continuing drama that is [cue organ music] the MAN-o-sphere...

6 comments:

  1. There can only be ONE alpha male.

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  2. I love all these Manosphere spats and schisms! I stumbled upon another myself just a few nights ago, in which a bunch of the Manosphere's "big names" were having a very public falling out with one another in a comment thread on some other Manosphere blog. Good stuff! An evil part of me hopes they eventually have a big, Stalinist-style purge, or something akin to a Mafia turf war, complete with drive-by shootings, car bombings, and other assorted acts of murder and mayhem. MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    On a slightly more serious note, D&P's complaints of being plagiarized remind me of all the nutters who've apparently tried to sue JK Rowling over the years because she totally stole their ideas when writing Harry Potter (but, not to worry, they'll go away if she compensates them with a measly billion or two dollars from her fortune). On the subject of D&P, I recall first hearing of him on Manboobz; he apparently had a nasty habit of rewriting critical comments on his blog, so they'd say things like "I'm a skanky whore with a smelly yeast infection." Lovely fellow!

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    1. Mafia wars and Stalinist purges? Nah, they'll just peck each other to death.

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  3. For context about Geoffrey Miller : http://io9.com/the-rise-of-the-evolutionary-psychology-douchebag-757550990

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    1. Thanks, I've added your link to the post.

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  4. "Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, Cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more."

    Seriously, every time these guys get into another tiff, this song goes through my head.

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