The Internet regularly churns out new public enemies, and last week's was the 19-year-old girl named Kendall Jones.
The Texas Tech cheerleader drew fire from animal lovers after she posted images of her big-game exploits on Facebook and Instagram. The photos that showed her grinning with bodies of animals she had killed in completely LICENSED and STATE-REGULATED hunts made her one of the most hated people on the Internet of all-time.
A lot of irrational anger was directed at her, and a few logical arguments were made in support of what she had done. What some observers couldn't understand is that big-game hunting has existed for thousands of years, yet why is it that a teenage girl indulging in this activity proved to be such catalyst for opposition.
One conclusion: seeing an attractive college woman living the rugged life of Africa rubbed many people the wrong way. Some even threw in terms like sexism, sexist behavior or gender discrimination.
"We expect men to be hunters, but we’re surprised when girls are hunting," Kelly Oliver, the philosophy professor at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee told CBC.ca. "Whatever we think about hunting the ‘Big Five’ in Africa it’s clear that we still have issues with women and girls carrying guns and using them."
To test this bias, we bring to you a few images of a teenager who is NOT a girl like Jones.
All those hating on her should go through the images down below and see if this boy evokes the same aggressiveness that Jones did.
Ready to rape, kill or hunt this boy?
We didn't think so either.