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Men’s Rights in the real world: “No one showed up to the event but organizers say the lack of attendance is not due to a lack of interest.”

Come early to get a good seat!

Sometimes it’s worth reminding ourselves that despite all the noise they make online, the Men’s Rights movement has basically no presence in the real world. The picture above is an actual photo of a men’s rights symposium at Montana State University. Here’s how the local NBC affiliate described what went down – or, more accurately, what didn’t go down:

The MSU chapter of the National Coalition for Men organized a symposium to raise awareness of problems in men’s lives.

The group geared the event towards fraternity students at the college and invited speakers to talk about things like men’s rights when it comes to sexual misconduct investigations on-campus.

No one showed up to the event but organizers say the lack of attendance is not due to a lack of interest.

You just keep telling yourself that.

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Posted on February 19, 2012, in actual activism, MRA, MRA paradox. Bookmark the permalink. 438 Comments.

  1. I guess you didn’t catch that flippant histrionics was referring to the assumption that all antifeminists are demons with human facades. I can see you’re hurt, though, so I’ll give you consent to insult me.

  2. Add “fail at flouncing” to your ever-growing list of non-accomplishments.

  3. I can see you’re hurt, though, so I’ll give you consent to insult me.

    You can’t fire me!!! I QUIT!!!

  4. I think I prefer Frippertronics to flippant histrionics.

  5. Add “fail at flouncing” to your ever-growing list of non-accomplishments.
    Why?

  6. @IR:

    I just don’t have the time or energy for flippant histrionics these days. I pity several of you, yes, but I think most of you have good intentions and are a bit misguided.

    I guess you didn’t catch that flippant histrionics was referring to the assumption that all antifeminists are demons with human facades.

    I guess you still can’t add a dang address line in the front of your posts… I’m surprised your last one even included a quote.

    Why?

  7. To “flounce” is to dramatically announce that you’re leaving a website because of all the meanies there.

    To “fail to stick the flounce” is to dramatically announce that you’re leaving a website, then keep posting there.

    Both are poor form, but the latter exceptionally so.

  8. Are we hurt because he said we were mean to him? Or is his declaration of our state of mind supposed to be dispostive, and so we finally know how much our fee-fees are hurt because FF told us so?

    And why does he keep coming back? Is it because he wants to hurt us some more (it’s possible, someone might be struck so funny they fall off a chair, or have a narcoleptic interlude)?

  9. Where did I say I was leaving? I don’t mind if you’re angry – in fact, I quite enjoy it.

  10. You can provide a quotation with your analysis or more insults. The latter are quite revealing and I do attain a certain voyeuristic pleasure from analyzing them, so I’m good either way.

  11. FF, I thought you used violence against pregnant women to attain your voyeuristic pleasure.

  12. Son… You don’t seem to be much better at spotting anger than you are at finding facts. Derision is not displeasure, your dudgeon isn’t indicative of any umbrage on our part.

    It’s a little less difficult than the work of the banderilleros, but that’s a pretty good equivalent… you goad yourself, and we ride about with various displays meant to please ourselves and the crowd. Why? Because Roscoe P. Coltrane is starting to look good in comparison to you. He at least has some pretense of a point. You’re just here having a wank while you tell yourself how studly you are because, in your mind’s eye, you think you’ve angered the feminists.

    I’ve seen folks here get angry… you ain’t even close.

    But, if it makes you feel good, keep on fucking that chicken. Whatever gets you through the night, is all right.

  13. “The latter are quite revealing and I do attain a certain voyeuristic pleasure from analyzing them,”

    Seriously? Oh, that’s beautiful.

  14. zhinxy: I don’t know that I think FF’s Id is all that beautiful.

  15. The little mediocrity thinks he’s struck a nerve. This is just precious! Are you reading your lines out of a troll training manual from the start of the oughties or something? XD

  16. Okay, apparently we’re in some kind of bizarro land here where intentionally not providing assistance to particular victims of domestic violence based on their gender and lobbying the government not to fund services to help those victims isn’t harmful to victims of domestic violence but suing so they can actually get help is. I think that’s pretty concrete evidence of a gender bias where male victims of domestic violence aren’t treated as “real” victims in the way that female victims are.

    This isn’t just a US thing either; here in the UK various feminist organisations were outraged that domestic violence groups were being forced to actually give advice to men who phoned up in distress because they were victims of domestic violence. So much so that as part of the Equalities Act consultation they lobbied the Government to force local councils to (only?) fund domestic violence services which told men looking for advice to fuck off. The continued existence of women-only shelters wasn’t even in question – it was just about whether local councils could require organisations which provide advice and outreach to offer it to men too.

  17. How could I be there? I live in Canada.

  18. Is that “Girl Writes What” Karen Straughan? Ha ha ha. I thoroughly dislike everything that she spews on youtube.

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