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Things Redditors actually think: “If you can read this, and we’re alone, I can be legally convicted of rape.”

This was posted to the Men’s Rights subreddit the other day, with the headline: “Saw this today and I suppose that’s where we’re headed.” It’s gotten 556 upvotes, last I checked. (Those are net upvotes: it got 848 upvotes, 292 downvotes.) This is the world that a lot of MRAs, and Redditors in general, think they live in.

A handful of Redditors, like this one, objected to the hysteria:

Notice the downvotes.

Amazingly, one of the few voices of reason to emerge in the whole discussion (besides that downvoted commenter and serveral others) turned out to be none other than Pierce Harlan of the False Rape Society (now called Community of the Wrongly Accused). While not averse to spreading misinformation about rape and false rape accusations himself, he argued in a comment (and in a similarly worded blog post) that this kind of raving hysteria wasn’t helpful, concluding:

The delicate balance that commands us to punish rapists while not punishing the innocent is extremely serious business. We need more sober, more adult, more serious voices to be part of the public discourse. The last thing we need is more Chicken Little hysteria, no matter which side it’s coming from.

I’m guessing the upvotes he got for his comment must have come from visitors from his blog, because up until he posted that comment the few dissenters were mostly being dismissed.

The Men’s Rights subreddit: Waxing hysterical about imaginary oppressions since March 2008.

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Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Pecunium, thanks for the info, I was rather doubtful he’d really invented anything special.

Pillowinhell, under M’Naghten yes, you need to not know what you are doing is wrong to be deemed insane — not all of the US uses it though and IANAL. And honestly, NGRI pleas tend to get the person a whole lot longer stay in a locked ward than just pleading guilty would. (This is wtf the nearly-a-lawyer friend is interning doing, he’s got client’s who’ve been on the psych ward for 25+ years for simple assault, which a 5 year prison term.) It’s a complete mess in other words >.<

GingerSnaps
GingerSnaps
8 years ago

“(Also, superawesometalented musicians? Emilie Autumn)”

I definitely just fangirl crapped my pants. I’m old enough to remember Bonnie Tyme Pyrate xD

Kendra, the bionic mommy
Kendra, the bionic mommy
8 years ago

So anyways, I’m gonna start selling tshirts that say “sperm jacker” on them so that we can avoid MRAs in public. Anyone want one?

I don’t know if a “sperm jacker” t-shirt would repel MRA’s or attract them. It would have to have a disclaimer “This shirt is just a joke. Do not offer me free sperm”.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

GingerSnaps — squee! *rat claws* I discovered her right around when the book came out, so Bonnie Tyme Pyrate is but an old school reference to me unfortunately. Took my mother to her concert a couple months ago and my mother enjoyed it, spreading the plague to my mother, w00t!

Jessay (@jessay)
8 years ago

But it’s not free sperm. It’s sperm that I’ve stolen to get saddled with a baby and a man that I don’t want! Because I’m just DYING to trap poor, unsuspecting men in my web of child support and joint custody. MUAH HA HA!