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Caught In The Net: The hate hate show
Naming and shaming awaits any man who fails to satisfy his partner.
Stuart Clark, 25 Nov 2005
They’re not suggesting that we should all be rounded up like cattle and shot like pigs, but www.manhaters.com is doing its best to make life difficult for love rats.
“The site has been the leader in online men’s database rankings since 2002, making us not only the first but most established of its kind on the net,” explains webmistress Little Miss Manhater. “It was created to help women avoid wasting time dating cheating men, abusive men or just plain assholes. Our worldwide ‘Rate-A-Guy’ database survey ranks men’s infidelity, hygiene, education, manners, finances, sexual performance, marriage and commitment potential.”
The Rate-A-Guy questionnaire asks such key questions as:
When it comes to giving oral, he…
In other words, gentlemen, be on your best behaviour!
One suspects that the site’s members will also appreciate the controversial new book by New York Times political columnist Maureen Dowd, Are Men Necessary?
“Men used to be necessary in terms of reproduction and refinance,” she asserts, “but we don’t need them for that any more. They’re necessary like ice cream is necessary. If they’re necessary as ornaments, the way women used to be, then they’re going to have to be a lot more adoring and look at us raptly.”
Apoplectic about such comments, America’s right-wing pro-family lobby has set about vilifying the 53-year-old with the sort of venom normally reserved for abortionists and members of the Clinton family.
You can read an in-depth interview with the former Pulitzer Prize-winner at msnbc.msn.com/id/9972517/site/newsweek.
Proof that girls not only rock, but have been doing it almost as long as the boys is provided by www.aurealm.com/women.htm.
The online Hall of Femme starts in 1964 with Boston beat merchants The Pandoras who note that, “There weren’t many venues for non-male bands at the time. Most everywhere we played – especially in the early years – people just stood around the stage gawking because they’d never seen a women’s band. In terms of image, we decided to go the other way and be clean-cut, which appeared to work at that time. Actually, we were quite the hit with 11-year-old boys.”
The other “loud, opinionated female musicians” honoured include Goldie & The Gingerbreads, The Shaggs, Fanny, Joy Of Cooking, The Slits, Girlschool and the wonderfully monikered 7 Year Bitch.
From there it’s but a mere mouse-click to www.rockarchive.com, the online home of ace rock ‘n’ roll snapper Jill Furmanovsky.
If anyone’s taken better shots of Patti Smith, Blondie and Sinéad O’Connor we’ve yet to see them, and the site also has an extensive catalogue of photographs by her female colleagues Sheila Rock, Janette Beckman and Janet Macoska.
Which just leaves time for quick visits to www.davidhasselhoff.com (“What girls really want for Christmas”); www.fmforums.co.uk/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=40497 (If on the other hand you prefer Robbie…); www.thesuffrajets.com (If Lemmy had four daughters they’d sound like this); and www.brucegray.com/htmlfolder/highheelshoe.html (Jimmy Choo is so over).