Canada: Land of Danger for Men and Boys?
Posted by David Futrelle
I’ve seen some strange and paranoid comments on Men’s Rights hate site A Voice for Men, but this recent comment may be the strangest and paranoidest I’ve ever seen. In the comments to a post outing one of the protesters at the Warren Farrell talk at the University of Toronto, a commenter called Redfield is worried that Canada has now become some sort of death trap for men. Because of all the feminism.
That’s right: Because a couple of feminist college students in Toronto made jokey remarks on Twitter about killing all men, this man is afraid that his 18-year-old son will be in actual physical danger from evil feminists if he sets foot in Canada.
In a later comment, he reports that he and his sons will be going to Canada after all:
But he wonders if there are any “travel advisories” that can, I guess, warn him where feminists tend to congregate:
In the comments here at Man Boobz, Cloudiah imagines how his conversation with the consulate staffer might have gone:
Mid-day at the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney.
Pierre: Hello, you’ve reached the Consulate General of Canada. My name is Pierre. How may I help you?
MRA: I am planning a trip to Canada with my sons next year, and I wanted to know what the feminist threat level will be?
Pierre: Excuse me?
MRA: Yellow? Orange? RED???
Pierre: I’m sorry, I don’t understand.
MRA: I need to know what steps I need to take to protect myself and my boys from being killed by feminists. Do we need to get any shots?
Pierre: Did you say ‘feminists?’
MRA: How many men would you estimate are killed by feminists in Canada in January? February? Or do feminists only thaw out in the Spring?
Pierre: You think we freeze feminists?
MRA: I need to make travel plans!
Pierre: Sir, I think you might have been misinformed.
MRA: I assure you that my information is accurate. It cannot be denied that feminists have been engaged in a campaign to kill all men in Canada.
Pierre: Sir, I believe I would have heard about that.
MRA: I SAW A VIDEO! A pack of rabid feminists tore Warren Farrell apart, limb from limb, and feasted on his spleen!
Pierre: Warren who?
MRA: Then an angry mob of feminist zombies attacked John the Otter with flamethrowers. Or maybe one of them had a cigarette lighter, but it was definitely menacing.
Pierre: John the what?
MRA: They might have accidentally singed his sleeve! Or murdered him with fire!
Pierre: Sir, I’m not sure how to say this but… It might be best if you stayed home.
MRA: It’s because they’re SPERMJACKING us now, right? You’re saying that for my own protection. I get you.
Pierre: Um, sure. Right. Please do not come to Canada. Ever.
MRA: THEY’RE POINTING A GUN AT YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW, AREN’T THEY?
Pierre: [Holds phone in front of his face for a moment. Slowly places it back in the cradle.]
MRA: [Hears dial tone.] Oh my god, they’ve killed him. I must alert A Voice for Men!
I think this is literally how these guys see the world.
This may be why Men’s Rights movement is so much less popular these days (as a search term at least) than one up-and-coming rival for the world’s attention: Smelly discharge. Google Trends doesn’t lie!
Thanks to Cloudiah for coming up with this as well. She is winning so many internets she may need to move into a bigger place.
To see more things the Men’s Rights movement is less popular than, click here.
NOTE: I am aware that “paranoidest” is not a real word. The correct term is “paranoidallyest.”
About David FutrelleI run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon, Time.com, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.
Posted on December 13, 2012, in a voice for men, antifeminism, bears, evil women, MRA, oppressed men, paranoia, parody, playing the victim, spermjacking and tagged a voice for men, antifeminism, men's rights, MRA, university of toronto, warren farrell. Bookmark the permalink. 268 Comments.