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Return of Kings - The Pit of Misogyny
On July the second, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson passed a law in the White House that outlawed discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex, or national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of Civil Rights legislation in the United States, and more importantly, the world.
Countries across the planet seemed to move into a new era. And although we still hear of discrimination and objectification, I didn’t quite expect to come across a website quite like www.returnofkings.com in the twenty first century.
The website is full of sickening article’s about men being more dominant than women, or how “Unconditional love from a woman is impossible”, for example. After reading many vile articles on this website such as the following, I didn’t think it could get much worse;
- “What to Do When She Claims to Have Been Raped in the Past – exercise strong judgement”
- “Genetics Guarantees That Feminism Will Lose – Feminism is based on lies”
- “Why Are Educated Women More Likely To Be Single? – Some introspection may be in order”
- “Why Gender Equality Is So Bothersome – By their fruits you shall know them”
I was mistaken.
Return of Kings - disgusting
"While obesity is, in most cases an “eating disorder,” this list doesn't apply to emotional eaters, food addicts, and fatties with no self control." - Return of Kings.
I stumbled across an article titled, “5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder – A hidden treasure in the defective-and-irregular bin” which has had over 235 million likes on Facebook.
The author of this horrendous article (named “Tuthmosis”, whose work has covered by the likes of ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘The Daily Mail’) lists five ridiculous reasons why an eating disorder is “desirable to today’s American man”, one of which being “She costs less money”. The immaturity of this author surprises me how people can actually read his ‘advice’, let alone AGREE with it!
The scary truth is, people are not only not educated enough on equal rights and how a website like this is WRONG, but they take the 'advice' these articles give!
Maybe not all 235 million people who liked this article agreed, but may have even found it funny.
I just want to know how laughing at somebody with an eating disorder and making a joke saying that a “girl with an eating disorder has just the right cocktail of pent-up insecurity, neuroses, and daddy issues to ensure that your whole building knows every time you’re beating it up” is funny?
I also want to find out how people would react if the site were to downgrade people with cancer or other life threatening diseases. What would people think of the website then? Would they still laugh at the men who write this? Would they still read it and agree with their ideologies? I hope not.
Although I've only mentioned this one website, there are many more like it. The former website 'UniLad' - which has now been removed - was a forum for male college students who would give each other advice on how to get girls drunk and pull them in bars. Another website, 'Tumblr' has people posting giffs or quotes of women belonging in the kitchen.
Yes some people find this funny - but, how long will it take for today's society to surpass sexism and ideologies of objectifying women?
Hopefully not long at all.