He was a Men’s Rightser before Men’s Rights was cool. (Note: Men’s Rights has never been cool.)

I don't know, I think he could use another sign or two.

I don’t know, I think he could use another sign or two.

I found this amazing pic of “Husband Libber” Harry Britton posted to the Blue Pill subreddit; it was taken in 1972 by the father of Blue Piller smileybird.

According to Cape Girardeau History and Photos, which has another pic of him,

New York Magazine wrote that he was a fixture who had been supporting himself wearing placards, carrying signs and selling his leaflets for 25 cents each for several years. “Harry makes only $2,000 a year [roughly $12,000 today –DF]. He’s not in this for the money, though; he says his only goal is reconciliation with his wife, from whom he is, not surprisingly, separated.”

Another account said he was the “president (and probably sole member) of the National Association of Dissatisfied Husbands subsisting on sales of publications extolling ‘Husband Lib.(‘It’s not men’s lib,it’s Husband Lib. The Bachelors are not oppressed yet’).”

Here’s that pic, and a couple of others; thanks to SquashedBananas in the Blue Pill for tracking all this down. (And thanks to the reader who emailed me about all this.)





About David Futrelle

I 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 July 31, 2014, in antifeminism, divorce, evil wives, evil women, misogyny, MRA. Bookmark the permalink. 142 Comments.

  1. @GrumpyOldMan: I *don’t* read males not speaking on the issue as being in silent agreement with assumed norms of male attitudes towards how females “should” dress and what make up they “should” wear. My only point here was that I see very few articles with this type of content aimed at males, and the wording in that piece is very blunt – “blunders” seriously? And then more policing in the comments section below. So many ways for females to wear make-up, their hair, and their clothes “wrong”.

    Does that make sense to you? I only identify a commenter here as supporting beauty policing when that person posts an idiot comment, normally along the lines of attempting to link a particular clothing or make-up style to being a slut.

  2. Yes, usually they don’t use words like “blunder” — they are more subtle and devious.
    Men are also pressured about their appearance to some degree, but not to anything like the same degree. In any case, we all have insecurities and there is always a horde of people ready to make a buck by exploiting them.
    I’m too tired at the moment to figure out what I really mean to say, so …

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