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8 Men’s Rights Memes From A Voice for Men That Make No Damn Sense

Yesterday, we looked at 6 memes from A Voice for Men’s “meme team” and decoded what they really meant. Today, some memes from AVFM’s Pinterest page that are a bit harder to decode, because they really make no sense at all. I’ll do my best to try to sort them out.

1) TALK TO THE HAND

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What might it mean? “Ha ha girls talk too much, well joke’s on you because I’m GOING MY OWN WAY and later I’ll go home and make a poster about how I imagined I might I totally really did put that bitch in her place.”

I mean, that is what this poster is saying, right? It’s illustrating the notion that men and women should listen to one another by depicting a dude just up and leaving because he’s tired of listening?

How exactly does this advance any “men’s rights” other than the right of men to act like petulant children?

2) BREAKING BADDIE

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What might it  mean? Well, the quote itself makes sense. What doesn’t make as much sense is why alleged “human rights activists” would want to publicly identify themselves with a rage-filled amoral meth-maker and murderer who fucks up the lives of everyone around him through his own pigheadedness. I mean, Walter White is not really a good person, when you come right down to it. That made for great television, but as a role model for a “civil rights” movement, no so much.

3) VENUS MAN TRAP

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What might it  mean? That the person making it is very, very confused about a lot of things. This one starts off with ridiculously simplistic — and provably incorrect — premises. Men’s attitudes towards marriage haven’t undergone a 180 degree turn since the start of feminism; they weren’t that rosy(as it were) in the prefeminist world, and they aren’t so negative now.

But it’s that final statement that the real puzzler. Feminists aren’t blaming “patriarchy” for men not wanting to get married. That’s completely backwards. Marriage began as a patriarchal institution and is still steeped in patriarchal symbolism. The only thing that this poster makes clear is that the people behind it don’t know anything about feminism, patriarchy, or marriage.

4) HAVE A KNIFE DAY

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What might it  mean? That the person making the poster has a very vivid imagination. Once again, the folks at AVFM picture their feminist enemies as violent oppressors. This has zero basis in reality, but makes it all that much easier to justify their antifeminist hatred.  The projection is strong here.

5) SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP

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What might it  mean? That AVFM’s antifeminists don’t realize that feminists aren’t actually interested in chivalrous providers?

6) WHO’S THE PIG NOW?

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What might it  mean? That AVFM meme-maker “John Galt” — clever name, huh? — hates women, fat men, and good graphic design.

7) DUH NUH NUH NUH NUH NUH NUH NUH BATMAN

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What might this mean? That AVFM meme-maker “John Galt” not only thinks he’s an Ayn Randian ubermensch; he also thinks he’s Batman.

Is Christopher Nolan’s Batman really the best role model for an alleged “civil rights” movement? I mean, I suppose he’s a step up from Walter White, but, seriously dudes, maybe try to model yourself on people who don’t solve problems with violence?

8) STUPID PATRIARCHY TRICKS

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What might it mean? I have no idea. Seriously, what the hell?

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Posted on April 20, 2014, in a voice for men, a woman is always to blame, are these guys 12 years old?, atlas shrugged, creepy, entitled babies, evil fat fatties, evil sexy ladies, evil women, gross incompetence, imaginary oppression, irony alert, marriage strike, men who should not ever be with women ever, MGTOW, misogyny, MRA, not-quite-explicit threats, patriarchy, that's completely wrong and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 201 Comments.

  1. Also, why is Chairman Mao standing behind a Swastika?

  2. *puzzles*

    Oh! I got it! The woman has used the power of her father and his shotgun to force the man into marriage after tempting him with an erotic fantasy forever beyond his reach!

    *beams* *barfs*

    Which frankly, reinforces my view that the MRA position is that they love the patriarchy, they just want to get rid of the “hurts men too” part.

  3. So… was this picture actually laid down, brush stroke by brush stroke, or did the artist get lazy, plop down some flat color, and then use a filter?

    Probably the latter. If there’s one constant to the MRM, it’s their aversion to actually working, and hating women. If there’s two constants to the MRM….

  4. I thought the Nazi with the threatening gun-scarf was supposed to be the mother-in-law.

    And why is pulling on the dividing line on the road? I know the whole picture is totally bizarre and makes no sense, but that bit just seems completely unnecessary.

  5. Wait, AVFM are the heroes men need, but don’t deserve? So men don’t deserve the help they need?

    There’s an interesting idea.

  6. Because raping is like being overly cautious about your child.

    Apparently women don’t have to pay for their kids.

  7. Yes please stop talking to women if you think rape is her responsibility. Also it’s Canada. They can’t even get that right. Does no one edit these posters?

    Yet, if a feminist said this, you know they’d whine about how women choose to be submissive.

    Uh, wow. Wow.

  8. Masculinity isn’t chivalry! I’m a samurai warrior!

  9. Wait, they think MHbP is as common as rape or that it’s victims are treated to the same blaming? That ludicrous. Do they think children are given instructions on how not to be abused due to their caregiver’s psychosis? Do they think that victims of MHbP are asked if they caused the crime against them by the way they dressed or who they were with?

    There really is no way these shitlord’s could get any more stupid.

  10. Masculinity isn’t chivalry! I’m a samurai warrior!

    I stand corrected.

  11. These really bizarre nonsensical ones are on Facebook. This has the readheaded feminist and a hen:

    Uh . . . doesn’t A Voice for Men actually “censor opponents” all the damn time? Linking to Manboobz, for example, is a cardinal sin, is not?

    This just made me laugh: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=639922042729947&set=a.607729695949182.1073741826.102001393188684&type=1&theater Do they think anyone actually outside their little circle will understand what the hell they’re trying to say?

  12. MRAs consider themselves skeptics?
    Bwaaaahahahahaha!

  13. yaoi huntress earth

    What is it with MRA’s and Ayn Rand’s works? They do know that Ms Rand was a female over 30 who cheated on her husband who she cuckholding and dumped her new man after he cheated on her. Or are they just in it for the oking of “rough sex” and the whole “world will fall apart without me mentality?”

  14. I think this is what is meant: The bride is the wife of course. She is sitting next to the Nazi, representing the State who threatens him with sanctions if he does not fulfill his obligations (like child support and other rage-inducing injustices). The carrot-woman represents sex, the sex that is the only thing that could motivate a man (which he of course should be entitled to), and which he is never gonna get because he is a poor beta.

  15. I don’t know, looking at these examples I begin to think I may have misunderstood what a meme is. I thought it was some kind of neat and snappy combination of a picture and a few well chosen words to make a clear and memorable point.

    Now, I really don’t know…

  16. The chicken one made me laugh. It made me think all feminists are secretly literal chickens instead.

  17. Chicken Boo, what’s the matter with you? You don’t act like the other chickens do. You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but you’re not a man, You’re a Chicken, Boo.

  18. Grumpycatisagirl,

    Did you see the first two comments on that last one?

    Scott Corpse Clow “Not all feminists are like that”- Not all KKK members lynched black people. Seems an appropriate response.

    Reuben Tiemens Of course not all feminists are like that. Just the ones who, you know, control the movement, and put ideas into their followers’ heads.

    Not all Nazis were “like that” either. Just the ones who, you know, gave the orders and produced the propaganda.

    All someone needs to do is bring up Stalin and the idiotic hyperbolic analogy trifecta is complete!

  19. I love how they think it’s a fallacy to say “not all feminists/women are like that” but then they turn around and argue that we should it make it clear that we don’t believe all men are rapists and abusers.

    Of course, I don’t usually see feminists arguing that not all feminists are evil and Nazi-like. We usually point out that they don’t understand what feminism actually is. We also don’t tend to say that all men are evil.

  20. “put ideas into their followers’ heads” is an odd way to say communicating and agreeing…

  21. My interpretations of the memes. Sarcasm may have been employed at various points.

    1. Women talk too much anyway. Misandry!
    2. Pride is awesome! I tried to sell it once, but the BH10 laughed in my face, so I guess I’m stuck with it.
    3. Marriage used to be about bees, but now it’s about eating flies. Clearly, Patriarchy has nothing to do with flies and bees, duh!
    4. People who are being shaved with kitchen knives should probably find a new barber. Or are into high-risk dining. Either way, having to be quiet to avoid pissing off your provider during the process is a clear sign you lack privilege!
    5. Princess Buttercup found Wesley… no that doesn’t work… Wesley is dead! do you hear me?!?! Dead!!!
    6. Shadowy people of undetermined sex, gender, or reality are pigs. Cuz they have standards I don’t approve of. And aren’t really there.
    7. It’s clearly a chess joke created by non chess players. Checkmate, feminists!
    8. Patriarchy totally lets you choose – wife or SPINSTER!!!

  22. As someone who made the mistake of continuing to watch Breaking Bad after Gus died, I do think the writers had some definite, uh, let’s say non-progressive views that emerged by the end. I think we were seriously supposed to be cheering Walt’s awesome manliness when he spontaneously developed superpowers and the ability to invent magic gun-machines, outsmart everyone, and get everything he wanted (since the alternative was dying in a cabin).

    Oh no… Me and Husband have watched the first three seasons, and we still really like the show. Don’t wanna see it go downhill…
    The thing is, we both see Walt’s two big problems as a) cancer (obviously) and b) being obsessed with living up to the male gender role. We’re always going “drop the gender role, Walt!” at the TV when it gets really bad. (Idk if you have that expression in English, but in Sweden you can go “drop the fridge!” at some dude who walks as if he was carrying a big heavy object… like a fridge… you know what I mean, the typical macho walking style. With Walt, it’s not “drop the fridge” since he walks like a normal person but “drop the gender role” since he holds on to it so desperately on the inside.) I think it’s a great and fascinating show so far, but seriously, Walt as a hero? It’s way easier to have sympathy for Skyler, in our opinion…

  23. Regarding Batman, he can be a great or a terrible character depending on who writes him. I really dislike writers who are like “oh, Batman is SO COOL, he’s the best super hero ever because he’s so DARK and BROODING and COOL” and just fanboys all over the pages.

    I do think it was a bit funny though in the new 52 when he first meets the rest of the Justice League, and over and over again have to explain to a new person that no, he doesn’t really have super powers, and the others are like “What? You’re just a guy in a bat suit? I thought you had like vampire powers or something… Really?”. It’s funny because so many writers like to hype him up so hard. *S*

  24. I think I’ve figured out the line in the middle of the road. The dude pulling the cart has been cut out of a photo where someone is climbing down a wall. Look a the posture, and the shoes, and rotate it 90° clockwise.

  25. “oh, Batman is SO COOL, he’s the best super hero ever because he’s so DARK and BROODING and COOL

    http://www.frequency.com/video/lego-moviebatmans-song-untitled-self/154231122/-/5-107274

  26. So the Nazi with the shotgun scarf is sitting on the right, and the bride is sitting in the backseat on the left, and holding a pole that is going to the right of the driver (so diagonally across the cab from left to right), yet somehow manages to remain completely straight while ending up just to the right of the man pulling the car, and the carrot woman seems to be right in front of him.

    Also, I think the man pulling the cart is at least 4 times larger than the Nazi and the bride. And I think one of the thingies attaching him to the cart is going straight into his butt somehow.

  27. *lol* Grumpycat. You know there was a time (a long, long time ago…) when Batman regularly fought quirky aliens, was magically turned into a Batbaby instead of Batman and all kinds of shenanigans like that? I like how Grant Morrison, when he was writing Batman, lately explained that as Batman tripping from all the weird toxins and gases he’s been made to inhale by his enemies throughout the years.

  28. The Walter White once again proves one thing about MRAs: they don’t understand Art. Especially when it comes to fictional narratives.

    When I say I “like” Walter White – I mean I like him as a fictional character. He’s a dynamic individual and becomes more interesting as he keeps pushing boundaries of decency. That does not mean, however, that I like him in the same way I would another individual in person.

    It does get annoying when people assume that liking a character in fiction equates to being supportive of their actions or in agreement with their views. I blame it on the caveat that stories “need” to have “relatable” characters. It’s probably why you get MRAs glorifying Walter White instead of getting the point to the show: you don’t want to be Walter White. It’s like fucking Scarface all over again…

  29. *The Walter White meme – not sure how I forgot that word.

  30. @grumpycat That song just made my day

    DARKNESS

    NO PARENTS

  31. As someone who made the mistake of continuing to watch Breaking Bad after Gus died, I do think the writers had some definite, uh, let’s say non-progressive views that emerged by the end. I think we were seriously supposed to be cheering Walt’s awesome manliness when he spontaneously developed superpowers and the ability to invent magic gun-machines, outsmart everyone, and get everything he wanted (since the alternative was dying in a cabin).

    Vince Gilligan, the creator of BB, has pretty much said that no, you’re not supposed to be cheering Walt’s “awesome manliness.” I don’t agree that he got everything he wanted in the end, but I won’t say more to spoil it for people who haven’t gotten there yet.

  32. I like the Rainbow Knight better:

  33. So the Nazi with the shotgun scarf is sitting on the right, and the bride is sitting in the backseat on the left, and holding a pole that is going to the right of the driver (so diagonally across the cab from left to right), yet somehow manages to remain completely straight while ending up just to the right of the man pulling the car, and the carrot woman seems to be right in front of him.

    I told you not to think about the perspective! The line/rope also goes between the two front wheels but to the right of the two back wheels without bending at all.

  34. Buttercup Q. Skullpants

    I like the way the road bends back and forth for absolutely no reason, even though they’re in the middle of a perfectly flat landscape. Did the surveyors get bored?

    I’m not sure the bride is getting a better deal. She has to sit next to Herr GunAscot and make awkward small talk, plus hold up that naked carrot effigy of herself, which probably weighs a ton. Ed Harris isn’t even looking at it anymore, he’s so beaten down.

  35. Falconer – katz is right, your little boy is plotting something. World domination, I suspect.

  36. Luzbelitx, I’d vote for the Rainbow Knight any day. He looks like he’s having fun!

  37. Kind of emblematic of MRAs lacking perspective generally, really.

  38. Slightly OT, but a story regarding a run-in w/an MRA (not described as such, but anyway):http://notalwaysfriendly.com/not-built-like-a-tank-but-can-carry-one/34563

  39. Skye, what a fucking TOOL that guy was. smh

  40. Hey now, tools can be quite useful. :P

    Seconding the smh–everything the guy said and did after his first line is a perfect example of what NOT to do. >_<

  41. True, true, scott – one can’t even say he’s about as much use as a chocolate teapot (a phrase I’ve heard) because at least they’d be yummy!

  42. Chocolate teapot?

    I’d say as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.

    Not just useless, but inextricably linked to an unhealthy habit and no longer ordinary social behaviour.

  43. Katz, on weird MRA art:

    Whatever you do, don’t try to explain how the perspective works. Your head will explode.

    That’s what you get from wanting to marry an Escher girl.

  44. As much use as hatful of arseholes, as my former boss liked to say.

  45. “As much use as hateful of arseholes”<–definitely this

    lol @ chocolate teapot XD

  46. @katz, @kittehs — Yes, I have high hopes for him. Don’t worry, I will raise him to be a benevolent master. But the days of the Old Masters are numbered….

  47. OT: Is #4 once again conflating men in general with MRAs and other anti-feminists who know that the vast majority of people will call them out on their ignorant bullshit if they open their mouths? That when they “speak up about feminist bias” (read: start their usual pointless rant about hypergamy and gynocracy and the red pill and feminazicommiehippies), even a large portion of the men around them will point out that they’re being fucking idiots. And they see that as proof of a conspiracy against them, instead of entertaining the thought that maybe, just maybe, if nobody but a vocal minority on the Internet agrees with you, you should probably reconsider your view on society.

    But I guess MRAs displaying even a modicum of awareness of the world around them should count as a partial victory.

  48. cassandrakitty

    But feminists don’t talk about all men being rapists. The problem, I think, is that when we talk about the specific subsets of men who are rapists, those men look a lot like the men in various branches of the MRM, especially PUAs*. Which MRAs then assume means we’re saying all men are like that, whereas PUAs know exactly what we’re saying, but don’t care, because they’ve pretty much already admitted to themselves that what they do is legally rape in lots of countries, which is why Roosh keeps running around trying to find countries where it isn’t, yet, from a legal perspective.

    (Seriously, folks, have you read the Meet The Predators essay and the research behind it? The big PUA gurus are all pretty much Exhibit A. http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/meet-the-predators/)

    *Any man who really is concerned about child custody and domestic violence shelter options for men and so on REALLY needs to disassociate himself and anything he’s working on from PUAs, because no cause benefits from being associated with people who’re trying to sell raping drunk college girls as a valid lifestyle option.

  49. Thanks for the link Cassandra. I just used it against someone who was making one of those “how does he know she’s too drunk to consent?” comments.

  50. @katz, @kittehs — Yes, I have high hopes for him. Don’t worry, I will raise him to be a benevolent master. But the days of the Old Masters are numbered….

    Noooo! I like those paintings!

  51. The problem, I think, is that when we talk about the specific subsets of men who are rapists, those men look a lot like the men in various branches of the MRM, especially PUAs*. Which MRAs then assume means we’re saying all men are like that

    I think the MRA logic goes: “They say X is rape, and I do X. But every guy in the world would do X given the chance! . So they are saying all guys are rapists”.

  52. That, or they narrow rape to mean a slim, pretty, modestly dressed, teetotaller white virgin attacked by a mob of hulking black guys (who aren’t pro athletes of any sort) with machetes/submachine guns, on the street, at night.

    Even then, it’ll be her fault for being there.

    (This isn’t that much of an exaggeration, when you think of the reaction of some prominent male politicians to the murder in Delhi of the student called Brave Heart.)

  53. I assume #3 shows the rare and deadly Penis Flytrap.
    And the moral of #4 is – you should have known she wasn’t a barber when she took out the butcher knife?

  54. @Anarchonist

    Damn right. And those nincompoops trying to speak in my name get on my nerves.

  55. I really want to keep a stock photo* of a football crowd for these “women think all men are rapists” types who can’t tolerate the idea of Schrodinger’s rapist. Here we see 20000 – 80000 people, most of them are men. So we know beyond any doubt that there are several — maybe many — rapists in the photo and many, many thousands of men who aren’t rapists.

    If one of these clowns can’t pick out which is which, how do they expect women to do that?

    *Maybe I’ll go and do that now.

  56. Yes, I have high hopes for him. Don’t worry, I will raise him to be a benevolent master. But the days of the Old Masters are numbered….

    Taking credit for the cat’s work? Clearly he is an agent of the Furrinati or else his attempts will be futile.

    Henri, Le Chat Noir @HenriLeChatNoir

    Most humans have a vague, lingering fear that without cats, their lives would be meaningless. This is mostly correct.

  57. RE: WWTH

    Thanks for the link Cassandra. I just used it against someone who was making one of those “how does he know she’s too drunk to consent?” comments.

    I never understood why this was so difficult for you. If the answer is “I don’t know,” then DON’T HAVE SEX. Jesus! It’s not that difficult! This isn’t some though experiment where you must have sex or your gonads explode! There is NOTHING BAD that will happen if you choose not to have sex! (Unless you get some social shaming, in which case, congrats, you just ducked having sex with a gross person.)

  58. I assume #3 shows the rare and deadly Penis Flytrap.

    ::gasp::

    ::choke::

    ::wheeze::

    xD

  59. Long time reader (since ElevatorGate), first time commenter. I know this post is really old, but I just wanted to say I found the Westboro photo that they ‘shopped (without mentioning that, of course).

    No clue where it first showed up, but that’s the first one that matched in my Google Image Search.

  60. Now it’s the feminists that complain about memes that don’t make sense. You are really hillarious to watch.

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