With the polemic over the University of York’s involvement with International Men’s Day still raging on, the only point that opposing sides have been able to agree on is that the winner is the one that yells the loudest.
Third year student, Emily Smith, told the Lemon Press “While I feel that IMD raises important issues, it frames them in an inappropriate manner. However, rather than communicate this to people, I find that calling somebody a misogynist fuckboy is far more likely to convince people ideologically opposed to me.”
Second year, Andrew Braisly agreed; “While mental health issues and a dangerously high suicide rate amongst young men is important, my ego takes priority. Calm, reasoned argument does nothing to help me feel better about my many insecurities, whereas posting pictures of women dressed in Nazi uniforms is much more self validating.”
This reaction follows in the tradition of the many conflicts that have been adequately resolved without sensible debate, such as the Darfur crisis, WW2, pogroms, the War of the Five Kings and Henry VIII’s marital problems.
When asked for comment, Koen Lamberts firmly put his fingers in his ears and continue to hum to himself.