Back in July 2012, I stumbled on to a little blog that talked about misandry ( misandry means hatred for men, it is similar to the term misogyny). Some of the economics and other stuff from this blogger was nice. But he had a rant about how women are dominating now and there is definite hatred for men. He had a poll about misandry (Is misandry in the society becoming excessive?) where "yes" was beating "no" 95 to 3.
I posted a link to that poll in Dailykos. My mojo here is no much, and it stayed on the recent postings tab for about 15 minutes. The poll got about 100 votes in that period. The "misandry is excessive" side was losing it 40 to 60, in that 100 votes are so. But he started bragging "even after being posted to Dailykos the misandry poll is winning blah blah blah". 40% of Dailykos visitors voting "yes" surprises me, but many trolls visit this site and many Republicans read this site, at least to get some advance notice about the sentiments, arguments and narratives of the liberals and the progressives. So it is within the realm of possibilities.
The point I was trying to make was "such a tiny sample of 500 to 600 votes, from a self selected sample via the internet has no real meaning, all the poll shows is the sample bias of his visitors".
I tried to convince him that blog is visited mostly by people with prior ideas that men are at immense disadvantage, men are hated by feminists etc etc. They project their own biases on to whatever this blogger (GK) was writing. It would be delusional to think his arguments were so persuasive, cogent and brilliant that he is convincing skeptical and neutral visitors 95 to 3. It just shows that his visitors form a very narrow cross section of the world. I did not succeed in convincing him, he continues to believe that he is an early visionary and his views are becoming mainstream at some exponential rate.
I do not regret not being able to convince him. But I do regret posting it in Dailykos and giving him a way to brag about "winning despite being posted to Dailykos, the veritable den of communists and Stalin worshipers".
After the Santa Barbara shootings and the #yesallwomen I thought I will go over and see what is going on. Looks like his poll is at some 85% down from 98%. He seems to have stopped updating the blog since last August. Not even sure if the poll is still open. I just hope he got married or got a girlfriend and got a completely different view of women. I wish him well, hoping God will bless him with a very loving woman, happy family and many adorable daughters.
I do hesitate posting it again to Dailykos. My mojo here is still not much and if it falls off the cliff, and if he is still his old self, he is going to brag, "despite being posted to Dailykos twice..."
I have decided to post it again. Not sure if it is going to do any better this time.
Revision notes: Corrected the terminology about misandry.
H/T to Calvino Partigiani who pointed out that misandry is the antonym of philandry, not misogyny.