The popular and largely semi-comedic argot thot, meaning That Ho Over There is a acronym which has a decidedly pejorative connotation (stemming mainly from the “ho” part) and is often paired with a “e” (online) such that one can differentiate those “hoes” who “act-out” online from those that do their business largely off of it. It’s a acronym which had found particular popularity within many online circles of the broader dissident right, especially for those with a religious bent who wish to act out fantasy’s of their particular brand of theocracy. These individuals fancy themselves supreme respecters of women and label those females whom they see talking about their pet topics as e-thots should they stray too far from doctrine as they look upon such action as a perversion of the “natural” placing of women within society.
Whilst this may all seem rather trite and unremarkable, memes, just like jokes, often underlie a number of very serious philosophical proclivities. Jon Stewart might indeed be a comedian who makes rather silly jokes but behind the humor is a great deal of conviction and sincerity. Stewart spent the majority of his televised career energetically taking apart the GOP and making them the brunt of the majority of his jokes not just because he thought it would be a good laugh but because he hatred them and blamed them (in many instances rightly) for various conditions of US decay and destruction. His humor was a weapon and one which lionized a whole generation against the Grand Ole Party and everything it stood for. It would be wise to keep this in mind lest one think to themselves “but it’s just a joke.” Jokes are rarely just. This, of course, should not be viewed as some kind of injunction against humor, but simply to remain cognizant of the fact that when humor and politics intermingle, the latter is always using the former in some capacity.
With that said the essential premise of those who utilize this acronym is to “bully” females off of what every platform they are currently utilizing because it is “not their place” whilst simultaneously convincing these very same women that they should drop the “thottery” and just be properly “trad.” It’s rather like walking up to a black man and saying, “Why you gotta be such a nigger? Also, would you mind raking my yard for me whilst I’m away?” It is rare to such a group of people who are so obsessed with persuading and yet so wholly inept at it. These bizarre creature’s ire is heightened when they come into contact with any women who attains a measure of popularity greater than their own. Now, given how scare it is to find a woman willing to, not just talk about politics, but talk about dissident politics, it is only natural that such women’s profiles would rise much faster than any given man’s due to their commonality. In this way women are inherently advantaged and one can easily envision the cries which echo forth from oft ignored content producers: “But this tradthot doesn’t know half the history I do!” It may well be true but should not one simply be happy that more women are talking about ideas which largely cohere with your own? Shouldn’t you be pleased for such success? Shouldn’t you wait to find some evidence for grift before accusing people you don’t in any personal capacity know to be nothing more than whores? I’d certainly say you should if you’ve any semblance of intelligence or ethical integrity. Further more there is the defacto assumption made by such creatures that all of these women are trying to be traditionalists, they just assume it, often without any evidence basis, but if these politically savvy (or attemptedly politically savvy) dissident female commentators are not then the phrase itself is, when there applied, wholly meaningless.
If one is serious about one’s political movement, if one wants real change, it should be realized that kicking women out of, not just a movement but politics entirely, for no other reason then the upset of a fragile ego is nothing more than shooting oneself in the foot.