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The History of Feminism, as told by the Men’s Rights Subreddit

Let’s take a trip down memory lane with this short history of feminism, helpfully prepared for us by mountainmansOG in the Men’s Rights subreddit.

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CriticalDragon1177 (@CriticalDragon1)

David Futrelle,

Yeah so I guess we’re supposed to believe that all this concern about rape and domestic violence are really just feminists trying to get our attention. Someone should ask these people how they would feel if someone beat them up and sexually assaulted them. Its not like those are not serious issues at all, around the world.

charleswheeler
charleswheeler
7 years ago

Oh god, the first comment followed by the first line of the second one. That’s practically art.

burgundy
burgundy
7 years ago

In Jingo, Terry Pratchett describes Sgt Colon as having been to the School of My Dad Always Said, the College of It Stands to Reason, and now a postgraduate student at the University of What Some Bloke in the Pub Told Me. He seems to have had a much broader education than this guy, who seems to only have graduated from the High School of AssFacts. And probably with a GED, at that.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Let’s just ignore Griswald v CT and how post-WWII women where expected to give up their factory jobs and go make babies.

Nepenthe
Nepenthe
7 years ago

These quotes don’t have the full impact unless read in the voice of Abraham J. Simpson, their originator.

Crumbelievable
Crumbelievable
7 years ago

Absolutely no one listens to MRAs. I wonder if they’re jealous of the attention? Hm…

serrana
7 years ago

Like this, Nepenthe?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

Domestic Violence and rape are the only way feminists can get anybody to pay attention to them

Wow, that’s some unfortunate phrasing there. Also ironic, given that if you inserted “threats of” at the beginning it would be a completely true and accurate comment on the MRM.

Cthulhu's Intern
7 years ago

Absolutely no one listens to MRAs. I wonder if they’re jealous of the attention? Hm…

Are they going to get some stupid idea to make shit up about women?
Oh wait, they already do that and it’s not working for them.

MrFancyPants
MrFancyPants
7 years ago

Shorter second comment from him:

“I don’t know what I’m talking about, but I have an opinion.”

Hyena Girl
Hyena Girl
7 years ago

These kinds of statements from MRAs always make me want to hold up a sign reading “CITATION PLEASE!”

Tanya Nguyen
7 years ago

deBeauvoir – rad fem! gotcha.

marinerachel
marinerachel
7 years ago

I would LOVE a “CITATION PLEASE” sign.

Hyena Girl
Hyena Girl
7 years ago

I think they’d be great at political events too.

marinerachel
marinerachel
7 years ago

And family dinners!

Hyena Girl
Hyena Girl
7 years ago

You know what? I really like how you think.

malte87
7 years ago

Wow. I always thought history was complicated and stuff. Turns out it’s really simple and kind of stupid. Thanks, MRAs!

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

I find it so funny how people seem to think that feminism should’ve just stopped at the right to vote.

“All right, mates, we’ve gotten the right to vote. Our job is done! Let us vanish now into the night!” *POOF!*

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
7 years ago

No, you see, the problem is that feminism stopped there and didn’t move on to the next most important issue, which was getting short and unpopular men laid.

Hyena Girl
Hyena Girl
7 years ago

@LBT:
Wait, wait, by that way of thinking the MRAs are all done and can go home. They’ve got the vote too. Well, mission accomplished everyone, as you were.

Cat
Cat
7 years ago

@ serrana

You win the internets!

marinerachel
marinerachel
7 years ago

Ooooo, and classes taught by professors who have an inflated sense of self-importance and make unsubstantiated claims outside their area of expertise. CITATION PLEASE!

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: CassandraSays

I’m a bit baffled on the idea about short men.

Also, I made the mistake of putting my ‘did the happy land of economic stability ever exist’ question on tumblr. I got an answer from a stranger saying that work was full of abuse, but eventually, I’d learn which was constructive criticism, and if I found a partner, that’d help take care of the bills.

HAHAHAHA I am so fucked.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

Shorter mountainmanog: “I haven’t done the reading, but this is totes how it went diwn. Also, projection.”

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Hey LBT, had a very weird convo with my mother earlier about how you’re married. My idiot brother decided “that’s so gay”; which I mention because I had a whole series of snarky thoughts and really want to know which one the master of snark you married would’ve picked! (Ignoring this idiocy is fine too, sorry about my family being a bunch of idiots)

…aren’t you a married short man? I mean, I realize I was in my 4″ boots, but you aren’t any taller than me… So there we have it folks, Mac’s cool with short men!

Nepenthe
Nepenthe
7 years ago

@serrana

Yes! Exactly like that.

@LBT

Does your husband not work?

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Argenti

My idiot brother decided “that’s so gay”; which I mention because I had a whole series of snarky thoughts and really want to know which one the master of snark you married would’ve picked!

He says, “No, no, that’s so BI. It’s a subtle but significant difference!” I love him.

…aren’t you a married short man?

Vessel’s 5’4, 5’5, so if you’re counting by that, then yup. I’m 5’9, so… pretty normal, really. (And considering my predecessors, I was damn lucky to get that tall.) It’s just that Mac’s a fucking tank, so everyone looks short compared to him.

RE: Nepenthe

Oh dear. You haven’t gotten the LBT 101, have you? Someone else want to do it, or shall I?

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

*cheers* your husband’s dirty mind and mine think alike!

Is the questions comic an acceptable LBT 101?

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Argenti

Sure, that’s actually exactly what it was made for. But, for Nepenthe’s sake…

RE: Nepenthe

I’m a member of a multiple system; my husband shares the vessel with me. We have a whole site on it here, including a pretty thorough Frequently Asked Questions section.

So my husband doesn’t work. In fact, right now the biggest moneymakers right now are me (selling art and writing) and, much more so, one of the children, who takes care of people’s pets and does other odd jobs.

Nepenthe
Nepenthe
7 years ago

Right.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

And here’s the aforementioned comic.

Warning thought, Mac and Gigi both have handwriting that requires deciphering! (Ok Mac, Gigi’s got an excuse, what’s yours? XD )

Falconer
7 years ago

XKCD has the citation posters covered.

scarlettpipstrelle
7 years ago

I’ve been on a lot of university campuses and I’ve never seen a gender studies building. A class or a program maybe, but a whole building? How common is that?

Malte
Malte
7 years ago

@scarlettpipstrelle: Yeah, definitely not at our uni. They recently forced all the humanities and social sciences into a new building together, and gender studies is somewhere in there.

grumpycatisagirl
7 years ago

“I’ll admit that my research into modern feminism is woefully incomplete.” Yeah, it might have been a good idea to stop there. And then maybe go do some research.

goodrumo
7 years ago

Reblogged this on iheariseeilearn.

Detached
Detached
7 years ago

Meh, I’m no longer shocked by this. I’ve come to the point of expecting shit I can’t warp my head around.

But I want to know how they came to the conclusion that “everyone thinks men are all rapists”. It’s baffling. I can get how they would be afraid potential false rape charges, but to actually believe that someone will look at you can think you are a rapist? How?

Deoridhe
7 years ago

I’m astonished there wasn’t anything about abortion in his …interesting history of feminism.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Argenti

Warning thought, Mac and Gigi both have handwriting that requires deciphering! (Ok Mac, Gigi’s got an excuse, what’s yours? XD )

I’m right-handed! YOU try making the body write right-handed.

–Mac

Kittehserf
7 years ago

Detached – you should have seen the hissy fits over the Schrodinger’s Rapist thread on Shapely Prose.

MRAs get outraged at being told women don’t know if a strange man is a potential threat – from harassment through to rape or worse – because nobody has a big R on their forehead. They like to stick to the myth of rapists being obvious, being the scary stranger in the bushes, but then they object to women being cautious around strangers.

Kittehserf
7 years ago

Mac, I sympathise! Trying to write with the wrong hand is a pain.

Hi, too, I can’t remember if we’ve spoken before. You’re husband’s a lovely bloke, not that you need me to tell you that. 🙂

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

The “all men are rapists” argument is the rapists argument. They have been making it for years uncounted. They claim they can’t help it, and that it is natural, and that’s the way God made them, and that all men are like that, so women have to cover up and never go out alone and if you do you are asking for “it”. When women take their word for it they blame feminism.

leftwingfox
7 years ago

Sounds like another happy customer of NWOs “Big Book of Lernin”

Detached
Detached
7 years ago

>MRAs get outraged at being told women don’t know if a strange man is a potential threat – from harassment through to rape or worse – because nobody has a big R on their forehead.

You know, now that you mentioned it, they really do get bothered over that. I just never saw it that way, at first I saw it as “Hey, here is a stereotype of men; they are rapists”.

@thebewilderness

Basically, the main people who obsess over rape like that are likely the rapists themselves? Or maybe “potential rapists” rather, well, I’d believe it. I’ve gone, chatted with people, but I’ve never gotten the vibe that people thought I was a rapist. Maybe a kill-joy, or weird, but never a rapist.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Kittehs

Yeah, it took Mac MONTHS of stubbornness to get his handwriting as good at is. But it was worth it; now I need never fear breaking my arm and being denied the ability to write.

I don’t think y’all’ve spoken before, but he knows who you are and sends his regards. He agrees that I am truly lovely.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

“I’m right-handed! YOU try making the body write right-handed.

–Mac”

Ambidextrity ftw! Ok, my left hand is only sorta better than yours, but dude, cursive? 😛

You want the survey? I can email you a separate copy. With 1095 sets of data at last check, having to add one/a couple by hand isn’t remotely a problem!

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

RE: Argenti

I KNOW RIGHT. But nope, Mac just had to be special and use cursive as his default handwriting. None of the rest of us do; I have no idea what his beef with print is.

And he says no thanks; I really am the only Boobzer. My tendencies are indulged by my kindly system, who don’t get it.

LBT
LBT
7 years ago

Oh, and by the way, I utilized your email address to show you some awesome IS fanart I got years and years ago; didn’t want to spam the comm.

Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

It is awesome! I appreciate the art break from staring at numbers!

Kittehserf
7 years ago

I don’t think y’all’ve spoken before, but he knows who you are and sends his regards. He agrees that I am truly lovely.

Isn’t it nice having a smart husband? 😉

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