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The Men’s Rights Movement: Much Less Popular Than Horse Porn

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When you spend as much time as we do here at Man Boobz scrutinizing the Men’s Rights movement, it’s easy to forget what a fringe phenomenon it is. So here are some charts from Google Trends – charting the frequency of certain search terms from 2004 until today — that help to put it all in perspective. (Thanks to Katz, Cloudiah and Cthulhu’s Intern in the comments for inspiring this post.)

That “rapidly growing” Men’s Rights movement that MRAs like to talk about? It may actually be stagnant or even shrinking, if searches for “men’s rights” are any indication. Despite a recent comeback, they’re still less than half of what they were at their height in 2004.

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Now let’s put that in perspective.

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No, there’s nothing wrong with that graph; it’s just that My Little Pony is so much more popular than Men’s Rights that the latter simply vanishes into the X axis.

But this graph is my favorite:

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Well, nothing will top that, but here’s a graph showing that people are a lot more concerned about misogyny than misandry — and, I would add, for good reason.

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Let’s see what other trends we can find!

(Oh, and sorry about the low quality pics; WordPress won’t let me embed the charts.)

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Carleyblue
Carleyblue
7 years ago

@Creative Writing Student

I don’t know, my curiosity always gets the better of me. For some reason I thought it would involve two horses instead of well… what I got. I’m just naive, I guess.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
7 years ago

Just caught up on this thread, and I think Cloudiah’s smelly discharge wins the thread!

Wait, that didn’t come out right.

Smelly Discharge always comes out right. It’s a winner.

Has anyone else noticed that you can look at search terms by region and city?

Sometimes it gives the weirdest results, like how Spain and Madrid have the highest search volume for “feminazi.”

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
7 years ago

My favorites are the isolated adolescent protagonist who meets up with intelligent alien in somewhat cat form!

Fuck yes! I wanted a psychic cat-weasel-raccoon thing so bad when I was a kid!

WeeBoy
WeeBoy
7 years ago

Diogenes, today I am going to stay at home, in bed, hoping the asthma which has a tight grip on my lungs subsides. And this will still have as much objective value to the universe as anything you do.

Nepenthe
Nepenthe
7 years ago

@CWS

But truly sexy calligraphy is written on your lover’s back!

Raise your hand if you’re thinking of the Willow’s dream sequence in “Restless” (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). *raises hand* *squees*

lauralot89
7 years ago

I haven’t been to Manboobz in a few days, I said. What’s the worst that could happen if I check it at work? I said.

Suddenly the words HORSE PORN are emblazoned across my screen.

I love this site.

pecunium
7 years ago

The parallel tracks on Penis Torture, Men’s Rights, Penis Torture Sex are odd.

It’s also interesting that the greatest interest is in Sydney, then Lodon, then New York. Paris takes a very distant fourth (though Sydney is well in front of London and New York).

sidestinkappleeye
7 years ago

But SSAE, that’s like the #1 evidence of his oppression. The dissolving ant man is horny so that we can see how oppressed he is.

My bad Ball was supposed to have an erection from the thought of fucking their shit up.

Feminazi loses to misandry, both fall below radians and feminism; but donuts puts all four to shame.

@Pecunium: You are giving them ideas on how to get their site more hits. Noooooooo!

http://i.imgur.com/i3JAr.png

pecunium
7 years ago

SSAE: Oh Man! That’s some funny shit.

palmedfire
7 years ago

I am very sad. Apparently men’s rights is more popular than Rose of Versailles

I demand everyone in this thread now educate themselves on the wonders of Rose of Versailles via Google search to fix this terrible problem.

sidestinkappleeye
7 years ago

The MGTOW forums actually already has a porn link, if they add horse porn, the hits will start rolling in.

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
7 years ago

Once you go mare you never go back?

pecunium
7 years ago

Bagelsan, now you’ve got me feeling mulish, I sort of want a hogshead, or a pony keg.

inurashii
inurashii
7 years ago

I cantor leave this thread a roan for two shakes.

Bagelsan
Bagelsan
7 years ago

We are always horsing around! 🙂

Creative Writing Student
Creative Writing Student
7 years ago

@nepenthe

When I first watched that episode it may have had a head-tiltingly profound effect on me…

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
7 years ago

Once you go mare you never go back?

Neigh: once you go horse, you’ll always do worse.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

The MGTOW forums actually already has a porn link

Please tell me it’s not to that feminists-get-raped-and-love-it-in-an-undersea-prison crap that some MRA wrote. Given the theme I’ve taken to calling that one The Story of Oh Hell No.

whataboutthemoonz
7 years ago

Was that the one where all the ladies *magically* had the same names as some RadFemHub users?

pecunium
7 years ago

We need to rein this in, it’s getting tacky. I think we need to take the bit, and stop letting people have their heads.

The MRM thinks it’s full of studs the Feminists wish to neuter (but we all know we shouldn’t geld the lilies of the field, for neither to they work, nor neither do they spin; which is why they suck at gymkhana, but I digress).

Trying to paint this as anything other than the pit of misandry it is, well that’s trying putting the cart before the horse; and we know this isn’t their first rodeo, and they’ll have us over a barrel inside of 8 seconds.

inurashii
inurashii
7 years ago

All things being equus, I wouldn’t saddle the MRM with that kind of horsepower. Sure, they’ll get lathered as they filly their heads with stories about the draft, but if they can’t pony up an argument we haven’t already herd, they’re ambling toward more down-dressage.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

That story was the creepiest thing I’ve seen in years. It made the horse porn look like the Care Bears.

cloudiah
7 years ago

@CassandraSays, I know you will be heartbroken — crushed, even — to hear that the MRA porn about the feminists forced to serve as sex slaves in a penal colony is no longer available. The entire Artistry Against Misandry site is down, the domain is available for purchase, and it was never archived in the Wayback Machine. 🙁

In the forums, you can find a pretty hilarious snarking of it by Rutee: http://manboobz.forummotion.com/t990p60-new-from-artistry-against-misandry-their-worst-yet#27081

Does it surprise anyone that they couldn’t manage to keep this page running? I will miss their terrible artistry something awful.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

cloudiah: seeing as they could never get a meetup together, I’m totes not surprised that the website failed. Maybe Jade Michael’s wife found it?

sidestinkappleeye
7 years ago

Please tell me it’s not to that feminists-get-raped-and-love-it-in-an-undersea-prison crap that some MRA wrote. Given the theme I’ve taken to calling that one The Story of Oh Hell No.

I think it’s just to a part of the forum where they “discuss” porn.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

Actually I’m going to guess that it was the mockery and the resulting embarrassment that made them take it down.

ostara321
ostara321
7 years ago

@Carley, I got really curious too, and well, my brain has been screaming at me for being all curious cat ever since. This is even worse than the time I decided Googling movies who’s adverts scared me might make me less afraid because knowing the ending of the movies might make it less mysterious and terrifying. FYI, this is actually a TERRIBLE idea if you’re someone like me who scares easily and won’t sleep when you’re scared because then you get to read about the scary stuff that isn’t in the adverts PLUS your brain is doing the conjuring of all the terrifying things ever, no need for special effects.

My brain is now on a constant loop of “when will you learn that if it sounds like it will disturb you it will actually give you nightmares for weeks and therefore you should just leave it alone?” I think this is the part where ostara learns there are just some things she should not know and be happy not knowing and leave it at that.

cloudiah
7 years ago

Actually I’m going to guess that it was the mockery and the resulting embarrassment that made them take it down.

I’ve seen no signs that they are even capable of being embarrassed; they truly thought they were creating GREAT ART (in all caps, ‘cos they are manly men who are the only ones who create anything worthy of admiration, in between hunting the mammoth).

cloudiah
7 years ago

Ostara, I think you need a therapeutic cat video:

Nepenthe
Nepenthe
7 years ago

Dude, close the box, I’m not done yet!

ostara321
ostara321
7 years ago

Thanks, cloudiah! The brain bleach is much needed.

pecunium
7 years ago

Cloudiah: I think they do respond to public pressure/mockery. Notice how few of the trollish sorts manage to make the move to being “regular”, as oppose to flash in the pan wonders.

About the only ones I can think of who have the combination of narcissism and no sense of self-reflection are Steele and Brandon. Even the Mellers, and the NWOs of the world wear themselves out.

Meller, you will note, no longer addresses active posts. Ruby is a now a drive-by commenter (ok, she was only more than that for a brief while, then she outed herself as being Tom Martin levels of reprehensible, and has been targeted for the mockery/shunning such stands merit).

But the rest, they burn hot and fast, or they sputter; a brief blaze of heat, then a smouldering threat of action; to come back and flare up when something really gets under their skin.

Diogenes might have the stamina; thought he is (as with Steele, and Brandon) prone to fits of targetting people; while ignoring others.

What they can’t abide is being treated as they deserve, instead of as the “deep thinkers” they wish to present themselves as being.

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Cloudiah, love that video. Looks like Maru has a serious competitor!

cloudiah
7 years ago

Pecunium, I was speaking specifically of the Artistry Against Misandry folks, not our pet trolls. I think they were immune to mockery because — against all the evidence — they really thought they were talented artists. XD

BigMomma
BigMomma
7 years ago

the MRA porn about the feminists forced to serve as sex slaves in a penal colony is no longer available.

I may have it downloaded on my tablet, I think I had to do that when i went to read it online. i came across it in my word processing app and was mildly surprised because I had totally forgotten about it. I saved it for a rainy day when i need a belly laugh.

pecunium
7 years ago

Cloudiah: Pecunium, I was speaking specifically of the Artistry Against Misandry folks, not our pet trolls. I think they were immune to mockery because — against all the evidence — they really thought they were talented artists. XD

That couldn’t last much longer than someone not in the He Man Women Haterz Klub taking a good look at it.

And it seems it didn’t.

Thought some of them are precious. I have one who is stalking my blog… new accounts making the same sorts of attempted insults as he made here. Sort of sad, really.

Sgt Grumbles
Sgt Grumbles
7 years ago

Spanking vs. BDSM:
http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=spanking%2C%20bdsm&cmpt=q
For some reason, ‘spanking’ has been in a steady decline from the start of the chart. But I’m not at all surprised that ‘spanking’ is most popular in the UK or that ‘BDSM’ is (almost) the most popular in Germany, second only to the Czech Republic.

justeunperdant
justeunperdant
7 years ago

I am a women because i can put words together that don’t make sense. I come here to show to the world that women are stupid and in need of patriarchal oppression. I like talking about cats because I can not talk to human because I am making too good sense when talking.

Jessay (@jessay)
7 years ago

I’m gonna have a lot of fun with this.

This obscure family band from Germany who had an infomercial in the us when I was like 8 years old is like five times more popular than men’s rights.

Carnation
Carnation
7 years ago

just putting this out there… But the searches for “men”s rights” will show way more than MRM hits – Google “men’s rights” just now and you’ll see lots of hits unrelated to Elam & co.

Louise McOrmond-Plummer

PS David – it seems a bit odd that the course, if it IS the same one, would be on the University’s website: http://202.74.67.49/CREPublications/publication.asp?Publication=1141&UDRH – maybe they tweaked it, but the person I was speaking to is adamant the course doesn’t exist.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

Louise McOrmond-Plummer, did you perhaps mean to post that somewhere else? I see no mention of a course in the last couple of pages of this (year-old) thread.

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