Men’s Rights Redditors agree: “It was empathy not misogyny that kept women from having careers.”
Once upon a time, you may recall, women were denied the right to vote, couldn’t own property, were prevented from having careers of their own. Well, it turns out that all of these pesky “restrictions” weren’t really restrictions at all! They were protections that men provided women out of the goodness of their hearts. Men protected women from the terrible burdens of voting and property-owning and so forth, because they just cared about women so much.
Or at least that’s what a lot of Men’s Rights Activists seem to think, judging from this highly edifying discussion in the Men’s Rights subreddit.
It wasn’t just sierranevadamike who was “blown away” by rogersmith25′s comment: the Men’s Rights mods were so impressed that they reposted it and pinned it as the top post in their subreddit.
Apparently every day is “Opposite Day” on the Men’s Rights subreddit.
EDIT: Here, courtesy of Cloudiah, some more pictures of girls and women protected from that big nasty world out there.
Posted on August 17, 2014, in antifeminism, empathy deficit, hundreds of upvotes, imaginary backwards land, mansplaining, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, MRA, oppressed men, reddit, that's completely wrong and tagged anti-feminism, antifeminism, bad history, men's rights, misogyny, MRA, reddit. Bookmark the permalink. 495 Comments.