If you stand for Men’s Rights, you’ll fall for anything
So, a day or so ago, a troll graced r/mensrights with a tale of imaginary woe about a bad breakup and its aftermath that
seemed was designed to push a whole bunch of Men’s Rights hotbuttons all at once.
Lo and behold, the locals bit, and in the process revealed not only their incredible gullibility but also what you might call a highly blinkered view of modern relationships and social etiquette.
Today the troll fessed up, but not before the r/mensrights crowd, taking his tale for the truth, offered him some truly terrible advice laced with lots of righteous indignation.
Here’s the not-exactly-believable story the troll told them:
A few weeks back I was casually seeing a woman (a FWB, really) and let’s just say she was hirsute. Hirsute to the point where when I was doing her doggystyle and looked at her back it kinda seemed like a guy and it really turned me off. I broke it off, telling her that I simply wasn’t attracted enough to fulfill my end of the bargain, she freaked out and asked if it was because of the hair. I should have lied, but I didn’t.
If this had been real, it would of course have been a textbook example of how not to break up with someone. (Hint: Don’t ever tell anyone you’re breaking up with them because you think they’re too hairy, even if they are the dog-faced boy. Especially if you are literally having sex with them at the time.)
But that was not the part of the story that enraged the r/mensrighters. This was:
Fast forward to today. I was chatting up another woman and asked her if she wanted to go out for dinner some time. Turns out she is a friend of woman #1 and read me the riot act about how I was a pig and a pedophile for wanting a hairless partner. Of course, I never said that I wanted a hairless partner, just that a bunch of body hair doesn’t do it for me. There was no reasoning with her (and I obviously wasn’t going to get the date) so I tried to end the conversation, but she actually yelled after me “Watch out for the pedophile!” …
I really don’t get it. I was upfront with the original woman and she went apeshit, going so far as lying to her friend who then made a whole damn Starbucks look at me like I was a criminal. Now I can’t go back there because it was just too damn embarrassing. It shouldn’t OK for women to accuse men of things like this when they feel they’ve been wronged, especially when the “wronging” came down to a matter of taste.
Cue the angry mob!
Well, not quite yet. The OP also included a helpful summary at the end of his post:
TLDR: Gave a girl the boot over her barbaloot suit, then her friend wouldn’t give me the loot. Shoot!
Ok, NOW cue the angry mob. Some highlights from the thread; click on the yellow comments to see them in their original context.
A few commenters refused to join the mob, and were downvoted for showing signs of sense:
Evidently Dale Carnegie is some sort of mangina.
Advice from ladies was especially unwelcome:
The only dude in the thread who doubted the OP’s unbelievable tale was the MRA and r/mensrights regular who calls himself C0CKPUNCHER – and you can see what that got him.
Guys, if a dude called C0CKPUNCHER is your voice of reason, your “human rights movement” may have a problem.
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Posted on October 25, 2012, in antifeminism, are these guys 12 years old?, creep-shaming, creepy, dozens of upvotes, false accusations, gullibility, misogyny, MRA, oppressed men, pedophiles oh sorry ephebophiles, reddit, shit that never happened and tagged antifeminism, creepy, facepalm, gullibility, men's rights, misogyny, mras, reddit, shitthatneverhappened. Bookmark the permalink. 122 Comments.