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Minecraft billionaire feels oppressed by women

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Twitter bullshit ahead

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Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson spent much of his weekend on Twitter despite a net worth of $1.5 billion. The noted sad man who once outbid Jay-Z and Beyonce on a $70 million Hollywood mansion took umbrage with a joke online and proceeded to call a couple women "cunts" for effect. I advise you, dear reader, to back out now and enjoy some of the other lovely content the internet has to offer, but for the rubber-neckers we proceed.

 

Game designer Jennifer Scheurle made the above joke online by taking a picture of something from her daily life, adding a tongue-in-cheek caption, and then moving on with her life. The joke here is that the statue is not called "Mansplaining" or meant to describe the phenomenon of men jumping in unsolicited to "explain" things to women because they 1) assume their own authority on the topic or 2) don't understand what a "joke" is and actually think the original jokester thinks this statue in a United States university is actually called "Mansplaining."

Our boy here gladly took care of number two. Also brings in some new unintentionally funny information: that the aforetweeted statue that is impetus for our joke here is located in a United States university, which, when coupled with knowledge that women are now more likely than men to have a degree maybe becomes an additional source of irony, like all that mega-good oil beneath all the well crap other folks are bringing up.

Two jokes deep (or, one joke, and the presentation of something obviously funny), Scheurle turned serious for a moment and offered, "Mansplaining is a funny, but actually quite problematic and real issue. It silences women." This is where our boy Ignatius Reilly Notch comes into our tale, jumping to object to a tweet.

Notch, of the $1.5 billion net worth and 3.75 million Twitter followers thinks the portmanteau "silences men," ignoring that it was portmanteau'd thusly because of men who really should be silenced (people who don't understand jokes or mistakenly assume they're smarter than the person they're responding to). It's kind of like arguing that calling it "necrophilia" shames corpse-fuckers, when the term is intentionally reserved to describe a certain act perpetrated by wrongheaded people.

Notch has different opinions about portmanteaus.

Ah. So "man" who's "explaining" equals "cunt" who's "confused." And then it's I guess, just, double irony to complain about "dismissing my words with a derogatory term about my gender" while doing the same thing. Notch has a self-satisfied "gotcha!" in response despite the obvious false dichotomy between the term "man" and the word "cunt"and despite ignoring the historical/social context of the term and despite the fact that he spent his weekend getting mad at women for oppressing him online.

He followed up by telling another woman, "you're a cunt," and went to play Quake Live.

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