Within any cult of bullies there may be no end to brainlessness. I’m guessing that online misogynists are united in their fear of what women can do to them inside. So, when some guy runs down 20-something pedestrians in the name of misogyny, for some reason everybody else in the frat is supposed to clap. To not clap singles you out for intensive abuse from everybody else.
I can understand how a religion-purporting death cult such as Al Qaeda can incorporate the ritual rape of foreign women into its fraternity. The Branch Davidians under David Koresh abused 14 year old girls, so it’s not just one denomination doing violence against women. Very rarely, some U.S. college fraternities commit gang rapes too, or they make some guy drink himself to death. Acts of violence against women and acts of violence against backsliders within the bullying gang are related.
It’s better if we focus on education. What do we tell members of our community, other than don’t get involved in bullying gangs of misogynists, pseudo-religionists and pseudo-ultranationalists?
–Be brave and call out the creeps. Don’t support an abuser even if he tries to twist your arm.
–Learn all the details, a full spectrum of information about being in love. Start early so you won’t be surprised so much. It then becomes incumbent on each boy’s family and community to supply such information. Better yet, teach kids how to fight fair before they grow up.