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#GodIsNotGreat Disappears From Trending But #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend Remains

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Friday, December, 16th, 2011, 2:51 pm

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It’s back! Yes, #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend was trending again on Twitter. And you thought feminism wasn’t needed anymore. What are those FemiNazis all in an uproar about anyway? I mean, why can’t they take a joke?

Twitter pulled an offensive trending topic down, and before you get all hey, domestic violence isn’t funny, no, according to Tweeters they didn’t pull #ReasonstoBeatYourGirlfriend.

They pulled #GodIsNotGreat.

Because, you know, how dare you defame the God! So what if #GodIsNotGreat is the title of a book written by a brilliant author who just passed away last night? Go into this dark Twitter night, Atheist scum!

But threaten violence against your girlfriend, hey, now that’s funny.

We recall last July when #reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend made its hilarious debut to Twitter.

You totally shouldn’t be alarmed just because 20% of American women have been raped and 25% have been attacked by a husband or partner, I mean that’s only like 1/4 of all American women who have been beaten by a partner. Yeah, this is just so darn funny. Also, there is zero connection between participating in the great joke of tweeting out reasons to beat your girlfriend and the actual astounding level of violence aimed at American women. It’s not as if the attitude that it’s funny makes it okay or anything.

It’s just a joke. Lighten up, FemiNazis!

Back in July, the Globe and Mail reported:

Other tweeters who are upset about the unsavoury trend are petitioning Twitter to remove the trend all together. By 3 p.m. on Monday, the petition had gathered 2,481 supporters. But still no response from Twitter.

One of the more sobering protest tweets has come from a user called tweety_coco, who posted: #reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend – a free breakfast … domestic violence is never acceptable or a joke!

In her message, she linked to the shocking story of a 16-year-old who was convicted of murdering his on-again-off-again girlfriend, after he joked he’d do it for a free breakfast from one of his friends.

Still laughing?

Reasons given for beating your girlfriend by various Twits are: if she speaks, doesn’t make you dinner, or doesn’t text you back — because nothing says manhood like beating a woman for not texting you back (maybe she just doesn’t like you, and God only knows why).

Anyway, in the great upside down world in which we live, some of those pseudo Christians in Tweetville were threatening to kill the Atheists who were tweeting #GodIsNotGreat, apparently quoting their Jesus with Tweets like, “whoever made this a trending topic I’ll kill em myself!” and “go kill yourself!” The compassion, it burns.

According to Tweeters, their outrage (the Christians, not the Atheists) made Twitter pull the super offensive #GodIsNotGreat from trending.

Note: You may threaten to beat your girlfriend and you may also threaten to kill Atheists but do not suggest the God Is Not Great because those kinds of jokes will not be tolerated. I mean, saying God Is Not Great is almost like saying you’re going to beat him, and we all know how vulnerable God is to physical blows.

Irony alert as Mr. Hitchens words from his book God Is Not Great can be applied here, “The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals.”

Imagine if the hashtag had been #ReasonsToBeatChristians. Oh, the persecution claims would have thundered through Tweetville! But when it’s just some stupid FemiNazi’s complaining about a real issue, a top cause of death for young women, heck — that’s no biggie.

Just to prove how ridiculous FemiNazis and Atheists are, let’s do a little experiment for the masses. Do we think any of the following are funny?

#ReasonsToBeatYourChild
#ReasonsToBeatYourDog
#ReasonsToBeatYourBoyfriend
#ReasonsToBeatChristians
#ReasonsToBeatAtheists
#ReasonsToBeat(insert class, race, religion)

Yeah. Go ahead, try it. I dare you. See, none of those things are funny. But it’s hee-haw funny to talk about beating a woman.

And we wonder why the rate of violence against women is an epidemic. Feminisinting countered last July with a list of #140reasonsdvisnotajoke, which lists the names of 140 victims of domestic violence.

Tweeters are making their case by Tweeting “#GodIsNotGreat pulled from trends because christians protest. But #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend was allowed. Stay classy, @Twitter.”

To be fair, it’s tough to say how or even if Twitter actually made the decision to pull #GodIsNotGreat from trending or if it just disappeared, but we do know that #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend has been trending before and was trending again. That alone gives us cause to pause.

Sure, it’s probably just a bunch of idiotic young boys showing off their pretend manhood, but it’s our job as a society to teach them that joking about beating their girlfriends is not acceptable. Too many of them are obviously not getting that message, as borne out in the appalling statistics.

Come to the party, Twitter. I love ya’, but domestic violence is not a joke; it kills.

#GodIsNotGreat Disappears From Trending But #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend Remains was written by Sarah Jones for PoliticusUSA.
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