Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WHY THE B9 BOARD IS A REGRESSIVE CESSPOOL OF BULLSHIT BY KATIE CRUTCHFIELD

Everytime I make the overt mistake of going to the B9 messageboard (it's a car wreck) I get this overwhelming feminist-hulksmash feeling. Many times it nearly demolishes my faith in anything. I made that mistake today when I got a google alert for P.S. Eliot. I'm just going to post actual quotes from the thread and you can all tell me if I'm being melodramatic and defensive for nothing.

THREAD NAME: "girl bands with one guy member" (initial red flag that I was about to be super-offended)

ok so from here on out I'm just going to post what people said-
"dude would get mad pussy."

"You know the male member is writing all the songs."

"usually it's all dudes and one girl."

"none that matter"

"Le Tigre

Painfully fucking awful.
I thought they were all women?

haha im 99% sure the one that looks like a dude is really a chick."

"i think baby shakes had a male drummer at some point. would love to get my dick all up in the baby shakes."

"dude is so getting laid"

"this is unrelated, but it should always be the drummer."

"band practice would suck for the dude if the girls are on their period."


So that is the majority of it. Like. This isn't some Judd Apatow movie that warrant nervous laughter from me. This is a punk messageboard. The link to the thread is:
http://www.theb9.com/pages-topic/722858/2?PHPSESSID=3981b8764a7c359dc9a4273e43f0f04e

I'm not bashing Bridge9 as a label but the fact that there are kids like this who support punk music/bands makes me want to die. Just thought I should share in case any of you had any faith in most hardcore kids.

14 comments:

Bob N said...

Oh, good, more dipshits saying degrading things, more reasons to lose hope for humanity. You're not upset over nothing, Woolf must be spinning in her grave...

alicia said...

thats some of the worst shit right there. theres forums out here(Australia) like that also. i cant bring myself to go on them....it just sucks every ounce of your soul away.

KW HQ said...

This is totally gross and I guess as I've gotten older I've started creating filters where I rarely ever have to read that kind of shit (from punk kids, the 'real world' is another story). SO it sucks to be reminded of it. You are NOT OVERREACTING. This stuff DESERVES A MAJOR FEMINIST HULKSMASH! LET'S DO IT!

Dominique Montgomery said...

So fucking offensive. FUCK THIS. Reblogging it on our shit. Love you guys.

Eric Johns said...

Oh, and "gays dont count"

I should get those IP addresses traced...

juls said...

Dudes. I am a poster of this thread I cannot argue that the thread isn't full of completely sexist bullshit, but from my experience of living in a rural part of Canada, working with extremely fucked up little kids who suffer from neglect and emotional abuse and have lacked any sort of role model thus far in their lives, I've learned that sometimes.. you really gotta ignore the behavior. Because they thrive off of attention, any kind of attention. They want you to flip out. You just remain calm. You praise their good behaviors. You let it slide or else, they've won.

Dominique Montgomery said...

No way, you do not remain calm. Silence is a tool to keep us down and it's fucked up. Calling people out on their bullshit is sometimes the only way to make people aware of something, even if the people saying it don't realize it. Fucked up neglected kids are one thing, people participating in a scene that is supposed to be supportive is a different story.

ryan said...

I think the B9 turned into the Limp Bizkit message board at some point. Either that or little kids discovered discarded Hatebreed CDs.

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Miss Zilla said...

Girl, this is every messageboard! I bet they all think they're Real Clever with Super Original Points Of View, too.

Nikki wrote a response to the #1 dude justification re: dudes hating women making music - "I just don't like women's voices!" - @ Total Trash: http://totaltrashmusic.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/with-sweet-female-vocals/

Roger Butterfield said...

Absolutely atrocious. I can't believe that there are still people who think this way!

nikki said...

gross. i hope those dudes all have really fulfilling lives on their internet message board in their mothers' basements while they eat go-gurt and pretend they are important sources of information.

Bob N said...

They'll wake up one day on their ratty futons when they're 37 and alone and realize they made their own lives miserable by treating people like trash and/or objects/possessions. And I'll be there to laugh at them. Not really, that would be creepy, but in spirit.

Mike Wiseman! said...

If you think that most women aren't just as bad you are very naive.