This short cartoon by Pittsburgh-based artist Scott Benson (twitter, etsy, vimeo) incisively and poetically sums up how my brain feels after too much reddit. It got picked up by Jezebel yesterday and proceeded to piss off a whole lot of sexist dickbags in the comments.
In addition to being a talented animator, Mr. Benson has a wonderful way with words. I would marry this little snippet, from his description on the cartoon’s Vimeo page, if such a union were acknowledged by the state of Oregon:
In lurking their blogs and youtube channels for a while, I’ve noticed that beyond the standard patriarchal chauvinism there is this deep fear of women - what they will do to me, how they will reject me, how they will use me, how they are changing society in a way that does not favor me, how they are making men into something I don’t like, how they are making themselves into something I don’t like, that they won’t give me what I want, and that they won’t give me what I think is rightfully mine. This goes beyond fear of feminism- this is fear of women at its purest. And that, to quote a puppet, leads to anger and hate. It’s sad.
Thanks, Scott Benson.