Readers of the Worldnutdaily are by now familiar with a columnist who goes by the pseudonym Vox Day. His real name is Theodore Beale and his rich father is on the board of directors of the Worldnutdaily, which is the only explanation for how he got his position as a columnist there. It’s bad enought that he actually puts his membership in Mensa in his bio, but on top of that his writing is just so bad. For an example of just how insipid his writing is, look at this column in which he rails about the evils of women’s rights. He annoys me right off by invoking Bill Simmons (the infamous and brilliant Sports Guy at ESPN) to introduce his argument:
The greatest media scribe of these latter days, Bill Simmons, is known for a certain pithy mantra. “The lesson, as always: Women ruin everything.” While one does not usually expect to find deep sociological truths in the sports pages, so great has been the degradation of the acerbic art once known as the editorial, so filled with fear are the vanilla-minded commentators, that one finds more veracity on a single page of ESPN than in opinion pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal combined.
Mr. Day is apparently unaware that Simmons is a comedy writer, not a political commentator. The quoted statement above is a joke. He also frequently uses the phrase, “The lesson as always: I’m an idiot.” To invoke a throwaway bit of humor as a serious argument in favor of his own misogyny is quite absurd. But he’s not done by a longshot. How could one even to begin to parody this astonishing bit of insecurity wrapped in arrogance:
Now, at this point, it is customary for women to immediately reject any assertion that women’s rights are wrong as the Talibanistic ranting of an embittered man who has been denied ready access to attractive women’s bodies. In the interest of dismissing this red herring, I merely note that few men fortunate enough to possess a turbo Porsche and a record contract at 23 have any reason to be bitter about the hand that life has dealt them.
In fact, I very much like women and wish them well, which is precisely why I consider women’s rights to be a disease that should be eradicated.
Wow, he drives a turbo Porsche. What a stud! Jesus Christ, does it get any more pathetic than that? Well yeah, it does. Just look at the bad mohawk he sports in his picture. Dude, you’re just so hip and edgy. Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it.
Brent Rasmussen had a couple of funny posts about this guy a while back, but I can’t seem to find them now. Hopefully he’ll chime in here.