Friday, March 25, 2011

Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Compared Women Demanding Equal Pay to Errant Children Demanding Candy

He wrote a whole post about it, in which he bemoaned men as the real victims of social injustice, then compared women to children and the mentally handicapped, and then corrected himself and said he wasn't actually comparing them, but merely saying that the way men deal with all three groups is essentially the same. And then, when people had a problem with this inane load of sexist shit, he deleted it like a coward, which apparently douchebags online think is also a way of erasing the stupid things they've said from reality.

Anyway, this is the internet and nothing goes away, so you can read his idiotic rant here.


UPDATE 11:21 PM: Obviously the smart thing to do with such an idiotic post would've been to own up to it and apologize or, you know, ignore that it existed (or maybe never have written it in the first place). Instead, he decided to entrench and dig himself in deeper by commenting on a post on Feministe and arguing that everyone who was offended by his weirdly aggressive rant in which he declared that all women should be dismissed as impossible to reason with and at least be glad that men are suppressing their natural urge to rape at all times... simply didn't get the joke.

So it's not that he feels bad that he wrote something so indefensibly dumb, it's that he didn't expect to get called on his misogyny and is angry that he has to deal with people who disagree with him. Seriously, read his comment--he just dismisses everyone who doesn't agree with him as people who are too emotional and stupid to understand the supposedly-humorous point he was making.

It's like a little kid who says something hurtful and then says "Just kidding."

Seriously, saying something outmoded and stupid is one thing, but then hiding it from the public because it made people angry and then still going on to defend it is insulting.

If you ever read any of his business books, you already knew this guy was an incredible sexist, but jeez, give it a rest, you hack.

UPDATE 8:29 AM: MC commented on this post last night and for some stupid Blogger reason his comment never showed up:

I don't think he has any contrition about this:

To quote his comment on the blog Feministe:

"Is this an entire website dedicated to poor reading comprehension? I don’t think one of you understood the writing. You’re all hopping mad about your own misinterpretations.

That’s the reason the original blog was pulled down. All writing is designed for specific readers. This piece was designed for regular readers of The Scott Adams blog. That group has an unusually high reading comprehension level."

I don't know about you, but to me, basically calling someone stupid because they are objecting to what and how you said something is never really a place of contrition.


Allen L. said...

Since he pulled it down, shouldn't that count for something? The problem with the Internet as it is is that now that it was reprinted (without permission) it lives forever. So, you can't say something in the heat of frustration without it being a Scarlet A.
I give him points for pulling it.

Kal said...

I think when he apologizes for this faux pas he should apologize for DILBERT which is head and shoulders the crappiest newspaper strip ever created. It makes BC look like Bloom County. The only strip I hate more than Dilbert is Ziggy. Fuck Ziggy and fuck Adams.

Dr. Monkey said...

I've hated that asswipe ever since he said that downsizing was a good thing because it got rid of dead weight on companies.

Nathan said...

I was never a Dilbert fan, but I figured the guy at least had a brain in his head. Apparently not. I mean, that's sexism of the level I usually only expect to hear on fundamentalist radio.