Never give a silly muthafucka a mic
As a kid, I can remember the OG toxic podcasters Howard Stern and Don Imus who; infamously lost his radio show on CBS after referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as a bunch of “nappy-headed hoes” in 2007. These men were touted as edgy alternative comedic commentators in their hay day inspiring the likes of Kevin Samuels, Joe Rogan, and the fools of the Fresh and Fit podcast. Howard and Don walked so these goofs could run. But if history has taught us anything, it’s that cis straight men are terrible, loud and, wrong 95% of the time. And now that anybody can have a podcast men have amplified their misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, colorist, and ablest remarks to a point where it’s become comical amongst the non-cis-straight male community.
While most of the ignorance spewed by these toxic male podcasters is laughable, there’s a much larger issue at hand. These men have developed large audiences, poisoning the minds of other men across the globe. I mean it’s literally a zombie apocalypse of the male mind out here. And while I normally don’t give a shit about cis straight male anything, it’s important to note that the growing popularity of these toxic male podcasters is a danger to society. A form of moral terrorism if you will.
The general public should be concerned because a lot of the male listeners to these toxic podcasts are poisoning our dating pool, making it even harder to find a viable mate that we can vibe with. Not to mention the fact that the cis straight male is devolving in intellect and gaining confidence in being violently ignorant. These factors alone make me fear for Black women, disabled people, and the LGBTQIA+ communities.
Being that a lot of these toxic male podcasters come from single-mother households I wonder, would they want their mothers to have a Stella got her groove back moment and date a man with the same colorist and misogynistic values they do? The world may never know but, to all the kids dating cis men, may the odds forever be in your favor because it’s slim pickings out there.