Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

I think we are the kayaker, the octopus is partisan politics, and the seal is … Mitch McConnell? Check out the week’s best and worst comments and then help me with my metaphor.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  Win
Score:47 | Sep 26th

This sounds like as much of a weird non-issue as it was when they first released that statement.

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#9  YouBeautifulBastard
Score:48 | Sep 26th

If I somehow make it through the wall of barely disguised MRA in that Børns comment thread and get to the Bottom 5 with this, I’d like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God.

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#8  blochead
Score:50 | Sep 26th

Evan gonna give you up
Evan gonna let you down
Evan gonna run around and desert you
Evan gonna make you cry
Evan gonna say goodbye
Evan gonna tell a lie and hurt you

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#7  raptor jesus
Score:50 | Sep 26th

Reading the whole article is required. Jenn Pelly spent a year plus on this piece and it is as comprehensive as it is ever going to get.

After reading, I feel comfortable accusing Sheridan Allen of therapeutic coercion.

As for Evan, I think this is the main takeaway from his words: “We are thoroughly in favor of the dismantling of patriarchal structures, and the movement right now to elevate survivors and victims of abuse. And we are not interested in a listenership that doesn’t care about that.”

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#6  Inablackout
Score:51 | Sep 27th

This thread oughta be one for the ages.

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#5  kvlt of blake
Score:53 | Sep 26th

More like Parks and Procreation.

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#4  cheap_suit_jr_jr
Score:53 | Sep 25th

I don’t even feel comfortable clowning guys like this anymore because I feel like there’s a real chance they’ll die young and it will be really sad. I am officially an old ass dad.

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#3  log
Score:56 | Sep 26th

“She and Evan had a brief relationship, and she was in a relationship when it started. She felt that he coerced her into cheating on her partner with him, and she felt that she said no to him several times… and he continued to pursue her.”

This is the plot to so many romantic comedies. It’s really shocking how many things that are presented as romantic in movies would be some serious red-flag-raising behavior in real life.

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#1  WilliamSockner
Score:78 | Sep 27th

Today’s been really rough. A bunch of my friends and I have been swapping supportive texts and sharing our stories all morning because watching the hearing has brought us to full-on flashbacks. I’ve heard horrible details from so many beloved women in my life (and a few men) today as we try and sift through all this trauma to find some kind of community together. If I didn’t have so much work to do on this client matter I’d go home from work and just cry into a glass of wine about all the time in our life we’ve lost trying to heal, trying to protect ourselves and trying to forget when we could have been living and smiling and dancing and creating and loving.

Basically, fuck off, Kanye. Supporting sexual abuse isn’t an edgy provocative take to drum up interest in your new album. It’s not some fashionable outfit you get to wear to signal that you can’t be tamed by the PC police. It’s not a game. It’s not a joke. It’s not something that doesn’t matter so long as it doesn’t happen to your OWN daughter. It’s a terrifying reality for most women in the world, either the ones who’ve been directly abused or the ones who’ve had to mold our lives around protecting ourselves from the willful decisions of others to violate.

Anyway, time to listen to some White Lung.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#4  mmmbop
Score:-26 | Sep 25th

Its a term used to describe pedophile behavior. As the feminist status quo is presently retrograde Victorianism, it is better to infantilize women, therefore even someone able to consent in most states/countries isn’t old enough to decide whether to date/sleep with someone older than them. The Millennial generation was helicopter parented and as such wants a helicopter government or at the very least society to take care of them longer. Of course, we weren’t all raised the same. And this creates conflicts.

There are grad students (read: people 21 and over) who have successfully run off professors by using the term grooming for their behavior.

Is it “skeevy” for a 23 year old to date a 16 year old? Arguably, yes. Is it illegal in all 50 states? No. Should it be? Well, let’s have that discussion. But I’ve literally seen a woman accuse a man of statutory rape because they had sex when she was 17 and he was 18. This is a wild cultural ride and while many of us will be safe by virtue of some happenstance and some virtue, you’ve got to think these widening tuna nets are going to start catching dolphins at some point.

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#3  lil wotie
Score:-30 | Sep 21st

lmao ive seen this, i love nirvana but this vid rlly makes you think did they make everybody exponentially dumber? like everyone is upset abt rape me which a shit song with rlly nothing to say yet ppl wanna take offense and kurt cobain tried to say there was something more to it than shock value. ehhhhh maybe hair metal had it right along

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#2  Pinegroveistheworst
Score:-33 | Sep 26th

Evan give up, you had your spotlight and you f*cked it up.

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#1  inthedeadofknight
Score:-38 | Sep 26th

All jokes aside, it sounds like someone is a cheating whore that doesn’t like to take responsibility for her actions. Yes, I’m blaming her. She could’ve been a fucking adult and continued to say no, told him to fuck off, and if he persisted, gotten a restraining order or have her boyfriend beat Hall’s ass (easy work).

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  log
Score:22 | Sep 24th

I guess they couldn’t get Cusack for this since ZergNet tells me that there are reasons Hollywood won’t work with him anymore.

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