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Today In Inexplicable A Voice for Men Memes

Classic WTF-ery from AVFM's Facebook page
Classic WTF-ery from AVFM’s Facebook page

More brilliant public relations work by the AVFM crew.

The top “meme,” posted on AVFM’s Facebook page, isn’t inexplicable in itself — I assume someone said to the meme-maker that by “criticizing” women he was doing the same thing feminists were doing by criticizing men, and this was meant as an enormous insult? It’s just inexplicable as a way to, you know, reach out to a broader audience beyond misogynist douchebags who think that the idea of ironing a woman in lingerie is inherently hilarious. But I guess that’s not really AVFM’s aim, is it?

Another one from the AVFM Facebook page:

More of AVFM's memetic magic
More of AVFM’s meme magic

Ah yes, I remember the chants at the last feminist demonstration I went to.

What do we want!?

Childsupprtagencies’protecting’childrendivorcecourtspolicearrests cheaperworkforcecontrolofeducationworkerprisonsdisposablesoldiers!

When do we want it?

Now?

Let’s just finish off this edition of inexplicable AVFM memes with this lovely submission from the AVFM forums, which is ostensibly about child abuse.

BabyAint

AVFM, proving critics of the Men’s Rights movement right pretty much every time they post a meme!

 

 

 

 

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katz
7 years ago

Man, I want to get a big goggeh so my little kittehs can cuddle up with it.

zoon echon logon
zoon echon logon
7 years ago

Similar cognitive dissonance?
People in privileged positions, either class or gender, like to pretend that they earned what they’ve got, fair and square. They also divert attention from systematic unfairness through claims that the people at the top are the ones who are really oppressed. MRAs deny that men have any systemic advantages over women, and that women are the real oppressors. Libertarians deny that the rich got that way through anything other than merit and hard work, and like to claim that all those evil poors are just mooching off of and oppressing the job creators.
This might also be why there’s so much overlap with the manosphere and “white genocide” style of racism, which is pretty much the same thing.

Oh, and they only bring up problems that men face to stop people from talking about women’s problems. They’re completely uninterested in actually solving them or even understanding why they happen.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
7 years ago

I have figured out recently that I don’t speak dog. Like, at all. I went to Petsmart the other day and they had some adoptable dogs out, including a very friendly older white pom (he was adorbs). Anyway, he started barking every time I stopped petting him, and I had to remind myself that barking != aggression.

On the other hand, I grew up with a golden retriever mix who barely made any noise. If she wanted petting, she came up and leaned against you.

cloudiah
7 years ago

katz, any kitteh pictures?

More FANTASTIC graphics from AVfM:

http://i.imgur.com/hkakEeB.jpg

and

http://i.imgur.com/70YaKXU.jpg

cloudiah
7 years ago

And the best one yet:

http://i.imgur.com/JeCuMu2.jpg

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

My favorite part is the random chess piece on the tshirt of one of the white knights. Why? Is chess misandry now too?

cloudiah
7 years ago

Like, dudes, you know there have been female astronauts, right? Right?

http://25.media.tumblr.com/52cd58a485576260f7cb9b5ef57b4bdd/tumblr_mhlancnrLq1qjnhqgo1_500.jpg

cloudiah
7 years ago

The fact that I just got back from drinking caipirinhas with friends in now way colors how hilarious I find these images:
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zoon echon logon
zoon echon logon
7 years ago

Right, they only took 5 photos on the moon* because they were MEN and fuck that sissy photo taking shit, right guys? What happens on the moon stays on the moon. Not because of the technology of the day and having to haul stuff to the moon.

*Also pretty sure they took more than 5 photos on the moon.

Ken L.
7 years ago

@ WWTH

I have given a lot of thought to why progressive politics hated by MRAs. In part as much as I hate to admit it, some of it is the progressives fault. For MRA who real are that and not just misogynist by another name, No voice of national or world wide importance is expressing the idea that progressiveness will lead to solving of the male problems you mentioned. Really is simple as it sounds I think just hearing that from more progressive leaders would change a lot of minds on the MRA side of things.

Jilly
7 years ago

I checked out his FB page and he leaves a lot of people confused by his posts. The dude really does not like women. I read his twitter feed and just felt I needed to get the heck off there. Just so much hate.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

ESPN will be having a panel of eleven men on Monday night football to discuss DV.
There are not enough expletives to celebrate the foolishness.

katz
7 years ago

Grr, didn’t embed.

http://i.imgflip.com/ck4rl.jpg

cloudiah
7 years ago

Best meme ever, katz.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

Geez, trust those fuckwits to spoil a famous poster from the 60s.

Hey dudes, if “gender war” isn’t healthy, stop waging it against women.

YoullNeverGuess
7 years ago

The chess piece is a white knight.

katz
7 years ago

If anyone is wondering, that’s Valentina Tereshkova. She spent longer in space on her single mission than Americans had in total.

cloudiah
7 years ago

OT, but I have 2 kitties next to me so tangled up together that I can’t tell where each one begins and ends.

It’s fucking adorable.

cloudiah
7 years ago

I miss This Week In Kittens But no pressure. I just want more kittens. Apparently, they are freely available on the internet or something.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

OT, but I have 2 kitties next to me so tangled up together that I can’t tell where each one begins and ends.

Quantum kitties … sure to be quantum.

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

Disapproving rabbits went dark and I am fairly sure that Fafblog will not be back. I am having a sad.

katz
7 years ago

I have no kittens at the moment, sorry.

What happened to Disapproving Rabbits? That is a loss.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

I just had a look – the folks running it were freelancing and didn’t have the time to run it at all. It’s still up, though.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

Oooh, look at this gorgeous yarn:
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Kim
Kim
7 years ago

Wowww… So the shutterstock site has “other images with the same model” as well. Guess who the model they’re referring to is?

It’s showing the female model for me. I suspect that for photos with more than one model, shutterstock shows a random model. If you reload you might see other pics of the woman instead.

Kim
Kim
7 years ago

Scratch that. If you click on the link, it shows photos of both of them mixed together. Possibly the small selection you get on the first page is just a random selection.

Kim
Kim
7 years ago

Ok, I think it’s buggy because the list changes. Sometimes it’s just the guy and sometimes it’s both of them in the list. weird.

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

The stuff the woman in the second comic is saying about ties and diamond rings does not sound remotely like a feminist. That sounds more like something a culturally conservative anti-fem woman would say.

Tyra Lith
Tyra Lith
7 years ago

isn’t ironing, like, really beta?
or is it alpha in this case because he obviously has no clue that you don’t do that with nylon?

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

I think it’s alpha because it’s hurting a woman 🙁

NickNameNick
NickNameNick
7 years ago

People in privileged positions, either class or gender, like to pretend that they earned what they’ve got, fair and square. They also divert attention from systematic unfairness through claims that the people at the top are the ones who are really oppressed. MRAs deny that men have any systemic advantages over women, and that women are the real oppressors.

What always puzzled me was how such people, despite not really giving much thought to it before, then become incredibly defensive – in a “how dare you!” kind of a way – and then skip straight to self-victimizing when they can’t admit that, hey, it’s probably a legitimate point.

I had a recent encounter with someone on facebook who, aggrieved over the fact there had been a controversy over the recent Milo Manara Spider-Woman issue cover and Marvel pulled all the other covers due to such, who claimed (without irony): there is no “cheesecake” or T&A imagery in comics anymore.

Stupefying, right? Being someone who actually reads comics regularly (at least when I can afford it) – it makes no sense, because I still keep coming across it. All. The. Time. There are two publishers, Dynamite and Zenescope, whose published titles cater to an audience who wants (guess what?) “cheesecake” and T&A.

Gets worse: he admits he hasn’t read comics in recent years. This mean he is complaining about the issue cover for a title he won’t likely read, simply because he’s heard about it, and jumping to the conclusion that this means there aren’t any comics…which he does not read…that appeal to carnal pleasures. Because he doesn’t come across it anymore. Along with that, claiming that sexism and misogyny aren’t problems in the industry. When pointing out that, we keep hearing cases of such things, that may be true regardless of what he thinks. Apparently that crossed some line with him and he got mad by saying it can’t be true and “just an opinion.” Because, as we all know, that isn’t an easy way to dismiss facts – by reducing everything to being a subjective point of view.

My point? That’s both privilege in a nutshell and writ large in red crayon. It continues to take everything for granted and, only when contradicted, act as if the exact opposite is true. Evidence doesn’t matter because they will always appeal to either ignorance or conspiracy – thus, why they are often in the wrong and so disconnected from reality.

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
7 years ago

However, I like how the AVFM logo looks like someone painted it on the wall in blood. Classy.

In certain layouts, it certainly looks like that. In others, it looks more like a coffee mug stain.

For some time, I wondered why the AVFM’s motto (in barely readable font) seems to be “John Galt”. I mean, I get that they often lean libertatarian, but still? Then I figured it’s probably the logo artist’s signature. He got paid in ego strokes.

Feminists are like combining all the stuff cold-war communists said about capitalists with all the stuff capitalists said about communists and then mixing that with reptilian alien takeover conspiracy theories.

Win!

Found the shutterstock photo! New game, everyone! Try to guess which subset of key words were used to find this image.

Rule 34 really applies to stock photos. I wouldn’t be surprised even if it had been staged with live models. However, since it looks like a semi-competent Photoshop job, I initially assumed it was made by some MRA for poster purposes.

“Honey, I’m feeling a bit rumpled today. Would you mind ironing me before work?”

Allegedly my grandma once tried to iron my uncle’s shirt while he wore it. Apparently, he didn’t need hospitalization.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

However, since it looks like a semi-competent Photoshop job, I initially assumed it was made by some MRA for poster purposes.

Nah, they never rise to the level of semi-competent.

sparky
sparky
7 years ago

Semi-competent would be a vast improvement for them.

ej
ej
7 years ago

I went looking for the photo with the Russian caption and found the same photo with a different caption instead.

“Ironing fail
1. Ironing is a woman’s job, always.
2. Why would you want to flatten that out?”

Seriously? Those are your complaints about the photo? I mean, I agree that you should not iron a person, but I think that way because it would hurt, especially with nylon stockings on.
I am going to have to disagree about the ironing being a woman’s job. As domestic chores go, it’s really not that hard. Anyone can do it!

Wetherby
Wetherby
7 years ago

How many photos would Neil Armstrong have taken if he’d had a digital camera with humungous amounts of memory? I’m guessing a lot more than 37, and a fair bit of HD video too.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

Now I’m sad thinking of the lunar duckface selfies that were lost to history simply because the technology wasn’t available.

Kootiepatra
Kootiepatra
7 years ago

@Wetherby: I’m guessing Chris Hadfield is our nearest current equivalent, and I’m pretty sure he has photos and videos of himself allllll over the internet. Oddly enough, I’m also pretty sure nobody thinks he’s a narcissist.

Nitram
7 years ago

What was the original meaning behind that iron image? This just beautifully illustrates the disjointed incoherent nature of MRM. Their memes just completely lack a clear message of any kind. There are too many straw men putting it out of focus.

YamaraTheGod
7 years ago

However, I like how the AVFM logo looks like someone painted it on the wall in blood. Classy.

In certain layouts, it certainly looks like that. In others, it looks more like a coffee mug stain.

Looks like a… sperm swallowing its tail?

For some time, I wondered why the AVFM’s motto (in barely readable font) seems to be “John Galt”.

Yep. It’s a sperm swallowing its tail.

Z
Z
7 years ago

Also pretty sure they took more than 5 photos on the moon.

How many photos would Neil Armstrong have taken if he’d had a digital camera with humungous amounts of memory? I’m guessing a lot more than 37, and a fair bit of HD video too.

Actually, the still cameras that the astronauts used had a capacity of over 100 photos in color per magazine, even though they used 70mm film. And they did take a lot of photos.
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/catalog/70mm/mission/?11

Not exactly “duckface”, but…
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a11/AS11-37-5528HR.jpg

The technology of the time wasn’t very suitable for “selfies” in the modern sense, but in a few Apollo photos the photographer is close enough to the other astronaut for his reflection to be seen in the mirror-like visor of the other’s helmet. So yeah, they totally took their pictures in a mirror. 🙂

Z
Z
7 years ago

Crap, I didn’t intend that to embed. How did it happen?

Lea
Lea
7 years ago

No wonder they’re so frightened of losing unearned privilege. They’re not exactly highly skilled individuals.
…or talented.
…or knowledgeable.
…or terribly bright.
They’re good at hating. They’re great for mocking. That’s about it.

Holytape
7 years ago

I am looking at those images, and I can not tell, if I am too high or not high enough. What ever the case, the level of mind-altering chemicals in my blood stream is not at the correct level to understand those pictures.

vaiyt
7 years ago

@Z

Exactly! There are rolls and rolls and rolls of film produced by the Apollo astronauts. Which makes me get even more irritated at the fake landing tinhats who haven’t looked at actual footage instead of shitty retransmitted TV crap.

Bina
Bina
7 years ago

Found the shutterstock photo! New game, everyone! Try to guess which subset of key words were used to find this image.

“Sexy ironing”? “Iron Man domination”? “Sexist asshole”? “Alpha male doing women’s work”?

The technology of the time wasn’t very suitable for “selfies” in the modern sense, but in a few Apollo photos the photographer is close enough to the other astronaut for his reflection to be seen in the mirror-like visor of the other’s helmet. So yeah, they totally took their pictures in a mirror. 🙂

Yuppers. They just didn’t strike silly poses or pull stupid faces. When film was all you had, you didn’t waste it on things like that.

And if you really wanna know something that will make MRAs shit their pants, Neil Armstrong was NOT a macho showman like Buzz Aldrin — he was quiet and humble and thus a total beta, by their lights.

And anyway, that “selfie airhead” shot would have still said the same thing if the person in front of the mirror had been a teenage Bieber clone, shirtless and duckfacing. But hey, anything to make women look totally vain, eh?

Kevin K
Kevin K
7 years ago

Incoherent doesn’t even begin to describe the top one. It’s a hot mess of anti-logic.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants

On the comparative scale of narcissism, sitting on your butt at a keyboard trying to appropriate credit for the moon landing outranks bathroom selfies.

Also, many of the scientists, engineers, and support crew who worked on the moon landing were women (Bobbie Johnson, Judith Love Cohen, Ann Dickson, and Ann Maybury, to take a few examples). The trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission was calculated by a woman, Katherine Johnson. Another woman, Margaret Hamilton, pioneered software error handling that actually prevented the mission from aborting as it neared the moon. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins didn’t just tape some fins to a trash can and propel themselves there.

Lea
Lea
7 years ago

A douchebro steps into a spotlight:

“How dare you use cameras to take pictures of yourself? Never in the history of humanity have men ever stooped to showing off portraits of themselves! How dare you act as if you shouldn’t be seen or heard? You think you’re interesting enough to take a photo of? Vainity! Harlot!

That makes me so angry that I’m going to take to the internet to complain about how much of a bunch my jockey shorts are in. I’m so much better than you for whining about what random people do on their personal social networking pages instead of posting a photo of my face on my Facebook page. That’s why my gender is awesomerer than yours!”

*drops mic*
Falls into the orchestra pit.

The manbaby complaints all boil down to: “Why can’t everything be about meeeee? Look at meeee! Cater to meeee!”

That seems to be a common complaint from folks from privileged groups who hold on to their privilege more tightly when they see it going away. They remind me of kids who get frustrated because they don’t want to have to take turns or play fair on the playground. I want to give them some juice and and a blankie and tell them to take a nap and get over it. Maybe that’s because of how often they come here expecting to be babysat.

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