MRA/PUA: Women With Short Hair are Mentally Ill

Several times a week I read something and I wonder to myself how a person this ridiculous and horrible could actually exist. That’s exactly what I thought while reading about MRA/Pickup Artist Roosh V, the guy who said that rape should be legal on private property and now says that women who cut their hair short are mentally ill and hurting society.

If a woman cuts her hair to a short length, or shaves it outright in a Skrillex haircut, we can now confidently say that she is making herself appear less fertile, less beautiful, and less healthy. A woman cutting off healthy hair is one step away from literal cutting of her skin with a sharp object, because both behaviors denote a likely mental illness where the woman presents herself to society as more damaged than her genetic condition would indicate, suggesting that she has suffered environmental damage that has reduced her overall fitness…

She must be monitored by state authorities so she doesn’t continue to hurt herself…

What should we think when deluded women are actively encouraged by society to harm themselves by cutting their hair instead of growing it out and looking beautiful? One that doesn’t care about the fertility of its women and, in turn, the needs of men who want to mate with fertile women. Unless there is something within a society that promotes beauty in the form of long hair, we have little choice but to conclude that it is sick, grotesque, and sterile.

The only thing sick and grotesque here is Roosh and his vile misogynist friends.

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  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    the needs of men

    Says it all.

  • Trebuchet

    What about guys who scrape perfectly healthy beards off their faces?

    And I bet this same clown thinks shaven pubes are Hawt!

  • Moon Jaguar

    Men can’t let women fuck with the mating ritual! That’s a man’s job!

  • eric

    Absurdity and offensiveness in such measures…they give clickbait a bad name.

    [a society that] doesn’t care about…the needs of men who want to mate with fertile women.

    Evidently, Roosh needs the government’s help to tell the difference between a pixie cut and menopause.

  • John Pieret

    the needs of men who want to mate with fertile women

    I’m all in favor of anything that might keep this moron from passing on his genes to some unsuspecting child.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017276335 Strewth

    Is this some kind of social Darwinism or something? “We should build our culture to maximize fucking opportunities”, or something? Sheesh. If so, dude should consider women having short hair ‘hiding their fertility’ to be a selection pressure favouring males who can recognize ‘hidden’ fertile women. Or something.

  • Glenn E Ross

    It reads as if it were written by a 15 year old with a slightly above average vocabulary and a considerably below average understanding of himself and women. He may have time to grow out of it.

    Or maybe it’s satire so subtle it rates as genius level social commentary.

    Nah, it’s just some narcissistic, misogynist asshole lacking all semblance of self awareness that he is broadcasting his own flaws and inadequacies and not revealing some clever insight into the female psyche.

  • Jeremy Shaffer

    Several times a week I read something and I wonder to myself how a person this ridiculous and horrible could actually exist.

    In the case of someone like Roosh V it isn’t their existence that causes me to wonder, but people actually giving them any credence what so ever. Especially when what is quoted here is pretty typical of the garbage Roosh spews. It’s the fact he has people agreeing with him is what gives me pause.

  • karmacat

    They have given me another reason to cut my hair short. Sounds like it is a good way of weeding out people are so superficial

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    They also could be chemotherapy survivors, assface.

  • Rowan vet-tech

    Wow. This makes me really tempted to cut my hair short.

    What he doesn’t realise is that the short hair can now be viewed as an evolutionary ‘adaption’ to avoid unfit males. Fit males won’t care about the hair length so much, and thus women get to avoid a large percent of misogynistic idiots!

  • sugarfrosted

    Also, he’s assuming that all men share his attraction to long hair. And anything that makes Roosh find you less attractive is a perfectly sane thing to do.

  • Chiroptera

    She must be monitored by state authorities so she doesn’t continue to hurt herself…

    I’m hoping this clown is being monitored by state authorities so he doesn’t end up hurting others.

  • eric

    Marcus:

    They also could be chemotherapy survivors, assface.

    I don’t think he’s ignored that; I think that’s his part of his point (he wants to know at a glance which women might have had cancer or other health problems). Which makes his comments worse, not better.

  • doublereed

    What is he talking about? Has he never seen V for Vendetta?

    And how does this logic only apply to women? It’s not as if men don’t have long hair.

  • lofgren

    As a man who likes short hair on women, I find it offensive that Roosh would interfere with my rights, as a man, to mate with women whom I find sexually appealing. Surely my rights, which are possessed by me, a man, are equally important as his own rights, manly rights, to distinguish fertility by hair length, especially since my hypothesis that women with short hair are sexy has more scientific evidence to support it than Roosh’s hypothesis that short hair indicates infertility.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I think that’s his part of his point

    Augh!!! Surely he couldn’t be that vile!?

    Let me go find a cinder-block and kick it to release some of my anger.

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/axp/ Martin Wagner

    How many years has it been since this guy has actually stepped outside of his house?

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    What’s his full name? Elliot Roosh V?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Roosh and his vile misogynist friends

    Also a terrible Saturday morning cartoon.

  • Dave Maier

    “What is he talking about? Has he never seen V for Vendetta?”

    Or Brazil. Or any movie with Juliette Binoche.

  • theguy

    where the woman presents herself to society as more damaged

    The real problem is MRA POS’s who open their mouths, presenting themselves to society as having a giant-ass hole in their heads.

    She must be monitored by state authorities so she doesn’t continue to hurt herself

    MRA POS must shut the fuck up so he doesn’t continue to hurt others.

    “One that doesn’t care about the fertility of its women”

    But I’m guessing that the cowardly chickenshit opposes IVF.

  • JustaTech

    Or how about all the women who cut their hair short after having kids? It’s an entirely practical decision based on 1) babies pull hair like nothing else and 2) having small children limits grooming time.

    So here I have a counter-example of women with short hair displaying their fertility.

    But really, this guy and his MRA fantasies? Sod off.

  • eric

    Augh!!! Surely he couldn’t be that vile!?

    Surely he is! He says explicitly he is trying to avoid any woman who “has suffered environmental damage that has reduced her overall fitness.” I’m pretty sure that includes “no cancies.”

  • Scr… Archivist

    Oh, to be a short-haired Danish woman! They must enjoy their double-ward against Valizadeh.

  • lofgren

    Indeed, far from being evidence of a.mental illness, making oneself less likely to get hit on by PUAs seems like an entirely rational choice.

  • U Frood

    @23 you misunderstand him, by “fertility” he means “available and desirable (to him) for sex”. It has nothing to do with actually passing on genes.

  • Alverant

    Wouldn’t it be a bit creepy if women “color coded” themselves for their availability to have sex with just one type of person?

  • lanir

    When I run into really awful things like this I always have the same reaction. It’s really a sort of non-reaction because I have no idea what to do with this level of idiocy other than refuse to be involved with it. Generally I approach logic and alternative viewpoints by attempting to construct them and poke at them from various angles to see how they work and what they imply generally.

    This… Yeah, I couldn’t do that. Building the logic structure for this is like reading the blueprints for building a lego tower and finding the instructions amount to “no piece shall be set atop another” or something.

  • http://www.aquaticape.org anthrosciguy

    Short-haired woman=mentally ill. Yep, that’s exactly the first thing that pops into my mind when I see a picture of Julie Andrews or Halle Berry.

  • Dunc

    Augh!!! Surely he couldn’t be that vile!?

    Au contraire. He’s actually much worse than that.

  • eric

    Wouldn’t it be a bit creepy if women “color coded” themselves for their availability to have sex with just one type of person?

    Logan’s Run! Although technically there the color coding was by age, the movie did anticipate a system combining color coding + Tinder…and it did it approximately 40 years ago, before there even was an internet.

  • http://thebronzeblog.wordpress.com/ Bronze Dog

    As a man who likes short hair on women, I find it offensive that Roosh would interfere with my rights, as a man, to mate with women whom I find sexually appealing. Surely my rights, which are possessed by me, a man, are equally important as his own rights, manly rights, to distinguish fertility by hair length, especially since my hypothesis that women with short hair are sexy has more scientific evidence to support it than Roosh’s hypothesis that short hair indicates infertility.

    It’s alright for him to discriminate against you because not liking the exact same things he does means you’re a mangina (and thus a closeted gay and trans), and thus equally inferior to him as women are. Possibly more so. This is why we have man cards, after all! [/sarcasm]

  • Kermit Sansoo

    Dunc says: Augh!!! Surely he couldn’t be that vile!?

    Au contraire. He’s actually much worse than that.

    .

    Yes, and I’m pretty sure that he is more vile than we can imagine. Reading him, I feel like I’m listening to a sociopathic murderer pretending to be normal.

    .

    At some point he must have read a pop psychology article that mentioned that it is widely thought that sexual attractiveness has much to do with fertility. He didn’t read more and see the bulk of the article discussing child rearing, varieties of expression of sexual drives, and especially speculation on how culture affects the development of attraction to various cues.

    .

    More importantly, he seems to have skipped kindergarten altogether, when most of us learned how to behave with other people (if we hadn’t already learned from our parents).

  • caseloweraz

    Roosh V: Unless there is something within a society that promotes beauty in the form of long hair, we have little choice but to conclude that it is sick, grotesque, and sterile.

    What’s this “we” crap? The royal we, I take it. OK: “We are” (meaning I am) in stitches over the absurdity of equating short hairstyles on women with lack of reproductive fitness (or lack of attractiveness, for that matter.)

    Roosh V appears to be a man who mistakes his personal preferences for the laws of nature.

  • lofgren

    It’s alright for him to discriminate against you because not liking the exact same things he does means you’re a mangina (and thus a closeted gay and trans), and thus equally inferior to him as women are.

    Ah yes, I forgot that this was not garden-variety misogyny, but MRA misogyny, wherein only masculine men deserve respect, and masculinity is judged exclusively based on how much a man despises women.

  • http://feminace.wordpress.com Feminace

    IMPORTANT REMINDER: This is the same Doosh who would love for rape to be totally legal in private homes.

    To protect women.

    He’s a doucheyacht of the highest sort.

  • samgardner

    I wonder what Roush would think of a woman with long hair who, like himself, eschews shampoo.

  • http://almosteverythingsucks.wordpress.com Hank_Says

    It’s so nice of Doosh to give women tips on how to avoid his attention. I hope he follows this up with advice on how repel him if you prefer your hair long (I’ve read for instance that some MRA/PUA/POS-types are horrified by hair in a bun – maybe that’s a good starting point).

    Of course, you could always decide to not give a single fraction of a fuck what some jumped-up two-fisted wanker, some pitiable little boy-man, some rape-promoting internet predator thinks of your hair.