Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Twitter List

I made this convenient list of really terrible human beings on Twitter. https://twitter.com/PoxVay/lists/awful-human-beings/members

I will be adding new members all the time. Some folks block me from doing so. So far Nick Searcy has kept me from adding him to the list and he's one of the worst offenders.

Anywho, hit me up on twitter if you've got a suggestion for new members, or leave a comment.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

John C. Wrong

I knew John C. Wright had a stupid philosophy. I didn't know it was based on hallucinations. I mean, if you're in the hospital for a week and start having visions do you conclude logically that they are A) medicine-related hallucination, or B) visions from God?

Wright chose visions from God. But honestly I'm not even sure that's the stupidest thing he says in this video. It's chock full of stupid. To imagine this is Vox and Correia's intellectual hero, the man they look up to in the literary sense. Geez, what a doofus. If he wasn't a fellow bigot they wouldn't even talk to the guy.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Not Much To Say

Sorry for the lack of posting. Vox hasn't had much to say recently that I cared enough to argue. All he's been doing is posting about ebola, adding fuel to the paranoia across the nation. He's also mentioned GamerGate a couple of times which is just another way for him to get his misogynist views out there. If you don't think GamerGate is about misogyny then you're just crazy at this point. Whatever it started out as doesn't matter. The issue now is clearly misogyny.

Oh, and if you want to see what a serious death threat looks like (I'm looking at you Phoenician), just look at the things said to Briana Wu and Anita Sarkeesian.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easy To Disprove

Here's a statement by vox that's easy to disprove: 
"There are male psychological freaks pretending to be women and female psychological ruins pretending to be men. That's it. Punto."

And here's something to disprove that statement:
Intersex, in humans and other animals, is a variation in sex characteristics including chromosomes, gonads, or genitals that do not allow an individual to be distinctly identified as male or female. Such variation may involve genital ambiguity, and combinations of chromosomal genotype and sexual phenotype other than XY-male and XX-female.

Granted, that's from Wikipedia, but it's sourced and cited. Another caveat, intersex is not the same thing as transgender, which Vox's rant was about. But the fact that intersexed people do exist disproves this particular statement unequivocally.

Some people are born with both sex organs and surgically altered before they meet sexual maturity. The choice of gender is taken into the hands of doctors and parents. Then when those people mature they realize their guardians chose wrong. They end up being labeled as gay or transgendered/intergendered when really they're just victims of bad choices.

So how much of a leap does one have to take to get from genetically intersexed, to transgendered? Not much it seems to me. The expression of genes is not always understood. It seems completely possible to me that someone could be otherwise female though genetically expressed as a male and vice-versa. After all, if a person can express physical characteristics of both sexes then why can't a person express  characteristics of the wrong sex?

I'll admit, transgendered people are hard for me to understand. But, it's not my place to understand them. What someone feels is inherently personal and respecting their choices based on those feelings is all that's important. How could Vox, or anyone, who's not transgendered really claim to know anything about the subject? Therefore, let people be who they are and shut the fuck up about it.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Possible Book Burning And Other News

This post by Vox shows why he is a total loser. Best I can tell the woman in the photo is being facetious when she calls herself 'eye candy.' I looked her up. She's an atheist comedian. She also has a book. She seems very mid-level in terms of popularity.

So why is Vox posting only to make fun of her looks? I have no idea. That seems to be his go-to with people he doesn't like. Simply call them fat or ugly and move on as if he's won a great debate. Meanwhile he ignores the looks of all the folks who support him. Go figure.

Another women-hating post by Vox addresses the recent break-in at the White House. Once more he's using an anecdote to ineffectively make a point. Anyone who gets caught off-guard can be overtaken. Gender doesn't matter in that situation. Even if she was overpowered because of her gender, it doesn't mean she can't be an effective Secret Service agent. After all, it wasn't her who turned off alarms and let a crazy guy in the White House. He slipped by many men before he got to her.

This post from MMAJunkie shows that women aren't always overpowered. It also reminds me of Vox's claim that Ronda Rousey wouldn't stand a chance against Floyd Mayweather regardless of the discrepancy in grappling experience. Ediane Gomes beat an opponent who was a striking specialist with a fairly novice Jiu-Jitsu game. Rousey's an olympic-level judoka. She's got a fair chance against a striker of equal size regardless of what's between their legs.

And finally, I recently purchased a copy of John C. Wright's 'Null-A Continuum.' It cost me 50 cents. Since I don't plan on reading John C. Wright ever, I thought I might burn the book, video it and post it to youtube. Of course I'll post the video here also. What do you folks think?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Anti-Vox > Anti-Vax

Another anti-vax post by Vox today. In it he reposts a quack's lies about a certain HPV vaccine. At the end he points out that reported cervical cancer rates haven't dropped off. A valid point, but not necessarily an important one. Total rates reported don't account for a lot of things. For all we know, screenings have doubled in that same time frame and without the vaccine we'd be looking at twice the amount of cases.

But that's not the important part. The important part is whether or not the vaccine is safe. Vox puts a link at the end of his post that he characterizes as a character assassination. At first glance that's exactly what it looks like. Then there's this:
"Furthermore, Dr. Dalbergue’s comments show his absolute lack of knowledge or insight into the safety of HPV vaccines. There is no evidence of Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome (GBS) being associated with the HPV quadrivalent vaccine. In fact, two massive epidemiological studies, one that included over 300,000 girls, and another with over 500,000, showed no significant major adverse effects after receiving the HPV vaccine. And that includes GBS."

The facts show that HPV vaccines are safe. They say the same for MMR, Chickenpox, Whooping Cough, and Tetanus vaccines.

Don't believe the quacks. Don't believe Vox.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Admitting Defeat

That's basically what Vox is doing here. He may think that he's the leader of some small resistance but he knows deep down that his hate-fueled philosophy is being smacked down across the board.

He lets his real feeling slip, "Nor are we even slightly mystified by why we have been losing for decades..."

Okay, maybe not an admission of defeat, but anyone can clearly see how wrong he is. If he was so confident about his little resistance movement there'd be no need to write the article? Does that sound like a bad argument? Because it's the same one he uses in that very post. There's irony for you.

The he has the balls to suggest that Penny Red turned comments off because she's not certain of her own victory. She turned comments off because that kind of post attracts comments from attention starved assholes with too much time on their hands. Nothing more.

"women are actively attempting to DESTROY culture"  This quote demonstrates that Vox is not only a misogynist, but a gynophobe as well. Where are women destroying culture? Is it Gillian Flynn? Margaret Atwood? JK Rowling? He says women are offering nothing people want. Have you noticed that Flynn has multiple bestsellers, two movie adaptions and one tv series on the way?

Maybe it's Maria Brink who's taken heavy metal, a traditionally male-fueled genre, by storm. Jennifer Lawrence, is she offering something culturally relevant? Movie-goers seem to think so.

MMA star Ronda Rousey is one of the top-drawing fighters in the UFC if not the absolute top.

Maybe he means politics, where we're very likely to have a woman presidential candidate.

Or maybe he's just completely fucking wrong. Women have done nothing but enrich culture at every turn.