Some people like manly men, but the chicks at FMH sure don't. Nope, they like men who apologize for having a Y in the last pair of their chromosomes and admit it is an intrinsic flaw. So when a manly man, one who is not apologizing for having an outie instead of an innie, stands up and has the nerve to point out that women in general are not suited to armed combat, he is attacked for it. Quimby jumps all over him with the classically brilliant, totally unassailable (among this audience) logic of impugning his wiener. Yup. Naturally, this is a popular tactic, and others immediately join in. The whole thing then devolves into to the prototypical idiotic tirade of irrational misattribution, straw men and vain attempts on the manly man's part to intelligently explain his position while having his position distorted.

Of course, JohnR steps into the vomitorium and takes advantage of the situation to shoehorn in some brown nosing on Quimby, while insulting the manly man, blaming him for all the vomit the gals have spewed up.

He might have had a tough time getting dates in ancient Rome, but on FMH this guy would fit right in. Move over JohnR, you have some competition.

In any other forum discussing some other topic in a similar fashion, someone like Quimby would be quickly assailed as an irrational extremist who's views do not represent the mainstream. But not on FMH, where she is repeatedly praised for her ranting diatribes and irrelevant tangents that play on standard feminist rhetoric. If you ever wanted to see what a frustrated, angry, unhappy woman looks like online, here she is. The saddest thing is the women there at FMH are spurring her on in her miserable, irrational rants that run ad nauseam.

Thanks, I think, to anonymous for pointing out this week's Festival of Contention. Since I am not a masochist, I don't read FMH.


Anonymous said... @ January 17, 2007 at 8:35 AM

Wow, that got ugly. Quimby is woman who works to support her househusband, and who then comes home to do the laundry, wash the dishes, and scrub the floors. Honest, read her comments on the eco thread. She is also on record as saying that she doesn't like Mormon men. Quimby, allow me to be the first to say: the sentiment is reciprocated.

Anonymous said... @ January 17, 2007 at 9:11 AM

I dunno, any woman who thinks her uterous is so powerful because of its creative potential that she forgets she needs a man to take advantage of that creative potential is kind of scary. I guess Quimby is capable of parthenogenesis.

She goes on and on about how men and women are equal, equal, equal in one post and then goes on and on about how men are cowards who oppress out of fear in the next post. So which is it? Are men equal, or are they inferior?

Jack "Marlboro Man" Mormon said... @ January 17, 2007 at 9:15 AM

I'll have to scrape together some cash and get Quimby a prosthetic appendage to match her machismo.

The folks at ForgetMyHusband really know how to have fun, don't they?

Prosthetic appendages for the entire crew!

Anonymous said... @ January 17, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Marlboro Man, I don't think JohnR wants one. He's told us that his libido is lower than his wife's but he didn't say how he resolves the imbalance. Maybe he just fakes headaches. Holy crap, you simply cannot make this stuff up.

Anonymous said... @ January 17, 2007 at 10:55 AM

Careful what you say, or I'll get my uterus out and scare the crap out of you!!!

Anonymous said... @ January 17, 2007 at 10:57 AM

I wish fmh would fix their links so it would go to specific comments. You would think their blog is big enough that they've gotten enough complaints over this.

DOMINA said... @ January 17, 2007 at 11:03 AM

is that the best you guys can do?

i think you just proved Quimby's points.

DazzleSnark said... @ January 17, 2007 at 11:36 AM

Anon #5: The FMH template was coded by J. Stapley. Do not mock his design abilities, as his knowledge and skllz far exceed anything we mere mortals can comprehend.

Jack "Marlboro Man" Mormon said... @ January 17, 2007 at 11:37 AM


Yeah, we proved her point.

-I have external genitalia
-Quimby has internal genitalia

I feel so inferior to you and Quimby! Waaaahhh!!!

May I please surrender my man card to you now???

domina said... @ January 17, 2007 at 12:23 PM

it's just silly that you guys are going about this like college frat boys.

i don't want your man card
and we don't think we are superior to men.
we don't think we are smarter or better.

i am just responding to your posts. i wonder if you had to use your real names, you might no be so opinionated.

just an observatin

domina said... @ January 17, 2007 at 12:25 PM

in other words..

you guys are just being mean!

Anonymous said... @ January 17, 2007 at 12:42 PM

that thread is a total trainwreck. You can't watch, and yet, can't look away.

The screeching, the backing up, the sheer heinousness of it.

Anonymous said... @ January 17, 2007 at 12:43 PM

hey dazz -

are you saying j stapley's blog is like that too? I'm not even sure which one is his.....

Kurt said... @ January 17, 2007 at 12:43 PM


The comments by Quimby and other like-minded commentators on that thread on FMH is one of the most irrational set of nonsense posted anywhere on the Bloggernacle in a long, long time.

Her posted comments had almost nothing to do with what Guest was writing, and it falsely attributed positions to him and then attacked him for it. All she was doing was using Guest's comments as a springboard for whatever angst-ridden diatribe she wanted to hurl. She was just ranting like a mad woman on a tear with her favorite topic: Why Men Suck.

Domina, how can you defend someone who's attack relies on false attribution, unrelated tangents, and old saws like "you have a penis and therefore must be wrong, because I have a uterus and am right".

domina said... @ January 17, 2007 at 12:57 PM

i can appreciate your post a little better. you make a good argument.

i am not saying that i agree with the whole penis logic.

however, i didn't see Guest backing away from her comments, in fact he was playing right along.

i was part of that thread from the beginning. and when he made his first round of statements, i had to say something too.

so, i may not support some of the specifics of what she said, but on the whole i can because it's so easy for men to attribute a womans strong opinions about equality to angst ridden rant, and lack of a good lay.

domina said... @ January 17, 2007 at 1:00 PM


i love men
i shave my legs and armpits
and cook my hunny dinner, wash his clothes and "couple" with him regularly.

Kurt said... @ January 17, 2007 at 2:29 PM


I didnt so much see Guest as playing along with her as much as he was trying to clarify his position, which was pointless given the tactics of those he was trying to talk to.

Most people who are familiar with FMH and do not ascribe to their views, have learned not to bother to comment there. It is pointless. There is no conversation there, you either agree with them, or are attacked in the manner they attacked Guest. How is that a conversation? Agree or be punished.

PS, we love women, and womyn too. Just not irrational nut jorbs who take out their personal problems on anyone and everyone who fails to suck up to them.

Anonymous said... @ January 17, 2007 at 10:19 PM

Hello, this is Guest. I was surprised to find that others were reading the comments in there. Thanks for the understanding.

Anonymous said... @ January 18, 2007 at 5:25 PM

Hmm, and I thought the seperate set of PT requirements for men and women existed because of their physical differences...now I find out that it's because men have a penis?! What is this world coming to?
But let me admit freely that I stopped reading FMH ages ago. It's nice to know they're still saying the same old thing, I don't think I'm missing much....

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