Todd Kincannon, #YesAllWomen, and the UCSB killings

Todd Kincannon, a man I enjoy ignoring, unfortunately oozed his way back onto my radar the morning of Memorial Day. Madison Kimrey posted a screenshot of Todd Kincannon’s Twitter feed, which contained a comment he wrote about the shooting victims in California:

No idea how my son will die, but I know it won’t be cowering like a bitch at UC Santa Barbara. Any son of mine would have been shooting back.

Todd Kincannon continued to attack the victims and their families, especially Richard Martinez, the father of Christoper Martinez. Mr. Martinez blamed “craven, irresponsible politicians” and “the NRA” for his son’s murder, and gun extremists like Todd Kincannon and his minions didn’t care for that one bit. Todd wrote, again on Twitter:

Fuck him. He is a piece of shit. His tragedy sucks, but he blamed me for it and wants to take away my rights.

The guy is trying to take away my rights to protect my family. Fuck him every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Richard Martinez’s son died on Friday. I cannot imagine the pain he is going through, the anguish. As a parent, one would think Todd would be a wee bit more empathetic than to call shooting victims bitches, and call a grieving father a piece of shit. But this is Todd Kincannon, who may have contributed in more than one way to the violence of last Friday. Along with attacking Richard Martinez over the weekend, the Toddster also went after #YesAllWomen, because for he and his “fans,” the only thing more fun than calling dead people bitches is misogyny. Something about which the murderer at UCSB knew quite a bit.

After news began coming out about the shooter’s hatred of women, a hashtag appeared on Twitter: #YesAllWomen. It was a powerful response to misogyny, and women (and men) began using it. Mine read “#YesAllWomen” Because I shouldn’t have to explain what I was wearing when I was raped.” Other comments included:

#YesAllWomen because your right to your Walmart gun doesn’t trump my right to BE ALIVE.

That was written by Zerlina Maxwell, a writer who appeared on Fox “News” in 2013. She spoke about rape and guns, saying “if firearms were the answer, then the military would be the safest place for women, and it’s not.” Following that appearance, Ms. Maxwell received racist rape and death threats.

#yesallwomen because when someone writes threats about us online, Twitter says it is ‘not abuse,’ not a warning sign, not even unusual.

BC when my husband asks me to slow down when we walk together I realize he hasn’t spent his life avoiding street harassment #YesAllWomen.

Soraya Chemaly, nationally-renowned writer and activist, wrote that comment. Neil Gaiman, award-winning author, joined with:

The #yesallwomen hashtag is filled with hard, true and angry things. I can empathise & try to understand & and know I never entirely will.

A powerful phrase, meant to draw attention to misogyny, that brought so many people together in an effort to combat the hate with truth. To Todd Kincannon, a proven misogynist, this was simply too much. He began mocking #YesAllWomen.

As often happens when one “interacts” with Todd Kincannon on Twitter, his vile hatred got the better of a few people, and they stooped to his level. That’s never a good idea in any case, but especially when it comes to Todd. Because when you do that, he responds like this:

This bitch should be tested for rabies. #YesAllWomen

Todd and his teenage male fans go on to attack other women, but the majority of their vitriol is directed at @UNVmyIVY, the unfortunate young woman who let her anger fuel her comments. Kincannon continued to mock and insult her:

I’ve nailed many hot black girls. You’re too big though.

@UNVmyIVY is African American, and I think we all know how Todd Kincannon feels about that. He continues by posting her profile photo accompanied by this comment:

Oh God it’s a BBW. It may try to suffocate me!

BBW stands for Big Boned Woman, by the way. I looked at that photo. It is of a very pretty young African American woman, with expressive eyes, and a Mona Lisa-esque smile. But to Todd Kincannon, it’s a “BBW,” with rabies.

@UNVmyIVY Tweeted about Todd’s wife, Ashely:

You mean she didn’t work hard for it herself as all conservatives demand?

Let me explain that. Todd is very proud of the fact that his wife doesn’t work. He says they have a “staff,” and all Ashely does is shop and “pick strawberries.” I’ll be honest-I didn’t want to spend a lot of time digging around Kincannon’s life, so I’m taking his word that Ashely doesn’t work. Whatever. His response is very telling:

My wife doesn’t work. We aren’t savages.

Another aspect of the UCSB shooter’s personality being revealed is how racist he was, especially when it came to white women dating men of other ethnicities. For Todd Kincannon, and the UCSB shooter, misogyny and racism seem to go hand in hand. In the shooter’s mind, white women dating men of a different ethnicity was horrible, nauseating, rage-inducing. In Todd Kincannon’s world, it makes perfect sense to call an African American woman a “savage.”

The last time I wrote about Todd Kincannon, the reaction was swift, angry, and pretty awful. He and his teenage minions (and some right wing fringe actor I’d never heard of) love to attack women who dare to speak out against their hate. The First Amendment is for them, not for us. We aren’t allowed to use Todd Kincannon’s own words against him, because he’s a “satirist.” He’s trying to be “funny.” What Todd is, is a troll. He’s just using his real name, but he’s a troll. Todd Kincannon posts offensive things, and people from both sides of the political spectrum jump in, like flies on shit. The problem is, young men like the UCSB shooter don’t know Todd Kincannon is a sad, pathetic, right wing extremist; they think he’s some sort of guru. They think it’s wonderful that Todd called victims of a massacre bitches, or called a grieving father a piece of shit. Or wrote this about Wendy Davis:

Can we just cut through the political correct B.S. and all agree that Wendy Davis is just a great big whore?

I would write a massive check to Greg Abbott if he would tell Wendy Davis to go back to her home on Whore Island.

Born with a silver dick in her mouth –> #WendyDavisTexas

See? Isn’t he funny?


Erin Nanasi

Erin Nanasi is the creator of The Bachmann Diaries: Satirical Excerpts from Michele Bachmann's Fictional Diary. She hates writing about herself in the third person. Erin enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with family. And wombats. Come visit Erin on on Facebook. She also can be found on Twitter at @WriterENanasi.

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