“The question is so absurd, so insipid, and so silly that I’m loathe to even bother answering it. The answer, of course, is no. There are plenty of heterosexual men who own and use Macs. These folks come from all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds,” Jim Lynch writes for ExtremeTech.
“If you do a Google search for “famous mac users” you’ll even find that there are even quite a few famous heterosexual men and women that use Macs. You know that Macs have across-the-board appeal when you have [both] Al Gore [and] Rush Limbaugh… using them,” Lynch writes. “So where did this silly idea about Macs take root? Where did Goofball IT Drone get this from?”
“I think it has to do with the fact that Macs and other Apple products have traditionally looked much better and been far more reliable than their crappy Windows counterparts. And, for IT drones like Goofball IT Drone, this idea is very offensive and cannot be tolerated,” Lynch writes. “But I guess you can’t blame them too much for being so ignorant, if all you ever used was Windows then how would you know how incredibly wimpy it is?”
“And just what exactly do these IT drones do all day with their Windows computers? When they aren’t busy downloading porn (or ‘checking the firewall’ as they call it) they spend most of their time trying to keep their Windows machines clean of viruses and spyware. Gotta run that spyware/malware/virus application every ten minutes or your uber-tough, macho Windows box will be brought to its knees in a matter of minutes,” Lynch writes. “Wow. When you step back and look at it, you really can see the inherent manliness of Windows.”
“Goofball IT Drone is conflating masculinity (or his perception of the lack thereof) with computer hardware. Many people who oppose 2nd amendment civil rights also conflate masculinity with guns in a twisted way. Usually you can identify these folks when they say things like ‘gun owners own guns because they have small penises’ and that sort of nasty, dehumanizing rhetoric. Goofball IT Drone doesn’t like it when the gun grabbers say things like that and neither do I as I’m a gun owner too,” Lynch writes.
Lynch writes, “But anti-Mac-bigots like Goofball IT Drone do essentially the same thing in reverse. They demonize Macs (and thus all Mac owners) by projecting their own internal perception of Mac computers as being ‘feminine’ outward onto everybody else. In the end anti-Mac-bigots and gun grabbers are essentially the same kind of people, they dislike an inanimate object and attempt to ridicule and mock it because they either fear it outright or just dislike it. And worse, they attempt to dehumanize the people who own the objects they dislike by referring to them in a condescending, contemptuous way.”
There’s much more in the full article here.
Hoo, boy. The “gay” wasn’t enough, Lynch needed guns, too? We have a great idea: Let’s have a bachelor party with chicks and guns and fire trucks and hookers and drugs and booze!