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Ken Hoinsky. Needs help attracting women, apparently. Image via dailybeast.

The most exciting thing about the internet is that no matter how horrified you are by the depths some people are prepared to plummet to in order to make a point, there is always someone hunched over a darkened terminal, prepared to go even deeper.

Remember the “punch Anita Sarkeesian until her face explodes” game? Well, a Conneticut man (?!) named Ken Hoinsky has leaned against the boundaries of misogyny just that little bit harder by seeking Kickstarter funding for his his new book ‘Above The Game: A Guide To Getting Awesome With Women. This includes fascinating insights into wooing a prospective partner like:

Pull out your cock and put her hand on it. Remember, she is letting you do this because you have established yourself as a LEADER. Don’t ask for permission, GRAB HER HAND, and put it right on your dick.”

In an ideal world, one where we don’t advocate violence against women because they like gaming, say, Mr Hoinsky would have spent a few days staring forlornly at his Kickstarter totaliser, until, embarrassed that no one seemed to be contributing, would have crawled back beneath the sodden duvet from whence he came and the world would have continued, happily unsullied by his revolting, offensive ideas.

But we don’t live in that mythical place. Mr Hoinsky raised $16,369 for his project – $14,369 more than he asked for – and the project remains a goer despite a petition requesting that Kickstarter remove the page from it’s site.

If you want me, I’ll be banging my head off my desk for the next half-an-hour or so.

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2 thoughts on “No Luck With Women? You Need A Rape Manual!

  1. andrewoakley says:

    This is absolutely awful. As well as being concerned about it’s very existence, I’m also concerned about the way that social networking and the media are using this story to trot out the old “all men are sexually aggressive” and “only men are sexually aggressive” lines. Sexual aggression is a minority trait that exists in both genders and in all sexual orientations. I’ve been in several situations where I’ve had to make it very clear that when I say no, I mean no; including situations where a female has exposed herself, grabbed my hands and placed them upon her in an identical fashion to that widely quoted from the Kickstarter book. These “plays” are not exclusive to one gender.

    1. Kelly Welles says:

      Totally agree, Andrew. As well as effectively tarring all men with the same grubby brush, it also perpetuates the myth that guys ‘cannot’ be abused and/or taken advantage of. Utterly appalling.

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