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[–] GrislyAtoms 7 points 43 points (+50|-7) ago  (edited ago)

As to gender of the perpetrator, there were a number of telling signs in the manifestos. The most telling was a statement calling men "scumbags" (for those readers that don't speak American/Canadian English, this is a word that only a woman would ever use to describe men).

I often use the word scumbag to describe guys that I think are scumbags—and I'm a guy.

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[–] voiceofflawedlogic 2 points 72 points (+74|-2) ago 

Is this your way of coming out of the closet?

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[–] GrislyAtoms 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Even if I was gay, I'd still be a male, calling other males scumbags.

Sex (gender) and sexuality don't always go hand in hand. I guess most people just relate the two directly, but they shouldn't. I actually did that myself here, before I edited this comment. I joked about the article making me question my sexuality, but then retracted my response, and wrote this instead, when I realized that was stupid, and didn't make a lot of sense.

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[–] 21berries21bananas 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Don't see what that has to do with someone being gay. I call people scumbags regularly. Didn't know that women had the word copyrighted.

That's like saying only black people can use use the phrase "you're racist!".

EDIT: I missed the part where it said that the perpetrator referred to all men as scumbags, e.g "men are scumbags" as opposed to "those men are scumbags". I'm sure there's men who does that too, but I'd have to agree that most are probably women. I still like to use the word scumbag. Has a nice ring to it.

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[–] iDontShift 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

but do you give a shit about valentines day?

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[–] GrislyAtoms 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

No, I can't say that I do. I think Valentine's day is crap. Why the hell do people need to be coerced into expressing their love for their partner? Every day should be Valentine's day.

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[–] ArchangelleHe 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

You're a cumbag.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You conveniently ignore his second point, which is very strong and anchors the argument.

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[–] GrislyAtoms 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You mean this part?

In a separate section, the perpetrator describes men as cheating dirtbags. I think in any language this would suggest that a woman is speaking.

That doesn't change anything. His conclusion is still shit. I am proof. I'm sure plenty of men use the term scumbag to describe other men.