Friday, March 25, 2011

Scott Adams And My Sheila Broflovski Moment

Ignorance really is bliss sometimes.

Like for instance, not knowing that a daily comic artist who you occasionally read (but enjoyed the animated version of) was a misogynistic dick.

That's right. Scott Adams not only put both feet in his mouth... he managed to swallow too.

Let's look at a sample from the blog post in question, shall we?

The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar. It’s the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.

And when people got mad, well, he decided to delete the post. And respond to criticism of said post on Feministe with the line "You’re angry, but I’ll bet every one of you agrees with me."

Um, yeah. Somehow I don't think that sentiment would go down too well in most places. Especially since he basically implies that the people who are complaining about it just didn't read it right.

And we all know how well that argument works.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I read a really interesting debate between two indie comic writers about Scott Adams (unrelated to this issue) but I can't find it now.

The result of the debate was that I decided he was an arse though.