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Men’s Rights memes that make you go “wat”

Even dogs are confused by these MRA memes
Even dogs are confused by these MRA memes

Today we once again celebrate Memeday — albeit a day late because Roosh — with some Men’s Rights memes that, well, apparently made sense to whoever made them. They don’t make much sense to me.

Let’s begin!

wat
wat

MRAs are obsessed with the notion that women are constantly conspiring to murder their husbands in sneaky ways that don’t show up in the crime stats — by poisoning, by hiring hitmen, and so forth. Presumably in this meme, found on AVFM’s Facebook page, the diabolical female in the picture is trying to drive her husband to suicide.

There’s something weirdly familiar about her eyes. Hmmm.

Paul Elam on 20/20
Aak!

Oh, that’s why!

This message of the meme below isn’t especially confusing; it’s a perennial MGTOW fantasy.

havefun
Errr … what?

What I don’t quite understand is what exactly they’re going their own way in.

I mean, it looks like they’re riding in an old-timey convertible. BUT THERE IS NO CONVERTIBLE. Are they flying off in a little spaceship? If so, what’s happened to the legs of the guys in the front seat? I mean, there’s clearly not room for them. Why is there a tree branch floating in the air beside them? Where are their spacesuits? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

This next one also raises a lot of questions.

Huh?
Huh?

It’s not exactly a shock to discover that a men’s rights meme=maker doesn’t actually know what radical feminism is. (Hint: securing giant alimony payments for all divorced women is not exactly a major tenet of radical feminism, fellas!)

What I don’t get is the picture, depicting Robin Williams in drag in a scene from Mrs. Doubtfire. At first I thought Mrs. Doubtfire was supposed to represent a rad fem. Then I realized it was probably supposed to be a reference to Williams’ suicide, which MRAs and MGTOWs have blamed on the high cost of the alimony he was paying to his ex-wives. While no one actually knows why Williams killed himself, the comedian struggled for decades with depression and substance abuse and had recently diagnosed with Diffuse Lewy body dementia (or Lewy body disease), a degenerative disorder similar to Parkinson’s known for causing wild hallucinations and that family members apparently think might have triggered the suicide.

In other words, whatever caused Williams’ suicide, it wasn’t radical feminism or “moderate feminism,” whatever that is.

MRAs are a good deal less sympathetic towards Marilyn Monroe, who died of a drug overdose that the coroner ruled a “probable suicide.”

marilyn

Like Williams, Monroe was a talented comedic actor with a troubled life. But apparently some people are so angry about that “if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best” quote that’s regularly attributed to Monroe that all they can do is to howl “whore” in protest. Pretty pathetic.

This next one is a somewhat perplexing variation on the old “feminists are ugly hambeasts” trope.

pigdick

Now, I don’t know either of the shows that these characters are coming from. All I see is someone with a crudely drawn, er, you know, as a head being transformed into a badass punk warthog, which, I dunno. seems like an upgrade to me,

About the only good thing you can say about the following diagram is that it’s not as bewilderingly complicated as most antifeminist diagrams are. It’s just bewildering.

What are you even talking about?
What are you even talking about?

I don’t know much about PTSD, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t caused by women sitting on whoopie cushions with rape whistles attached to their nozzles.

And then, from somewhere where GamerGaters congragate, comes this meme.

SWAG
SWAG

The only thing that really baffled me about this meme is why GamerGaters would want to depict Anita Sarkeesian here as the COOLEST TOTAL BADASS ON THE PLANET

I will leave you with this. It may come in handy the next time you take a look at MRA memes.

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Stay coherent, my friends.

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Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
4 years ago

I get an ad that says “What happens when you take a testosterone supplement.” With a picture of a busty woman.

Fits right in with the “Wat” meme theme.

Well, this is actually highly transparent compared to most MRA logic. People who might be interested in testosterone supplement are mostly straight men, therefore show tits to grab attention.

Hambeast, Social Justice Beastie
Hambeast, Social Justice Beastie
4 years ago

Oh! Ya loobyoo Masha!

ETA: I can’t spell Russian in Roman letters to save my life and can’t be bothered to find a Cyrillic font.

Chaltab
Chaltab
4 years ago

Oh come on David you don’t know Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?! You fake nerd boy.

katz
4 years ago

I’m following the established rules of chronology.

Before feminism:

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After feminism:

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Chiomara
Chiomara
4 years ago

Oh come on David you don’t know Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?! You fake nerd boy.

David:
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(I looked for a male version of that meme but CURIOUSLY couldn’t find.)

Lkeke35
Lkeke35
4 years ago

http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/files/2016/02/types_of_antifeminist_1200.jpg

Just thought this one should go here. You see how well thought out the ideas are? How clear and easy to understand, without anyone getting a headache?

Bina
4 years ago

Bina, WTF is the human doing to the cat in that capybara video?

Trying to introduce them, I think. There’s another video (which I couldn’t find) that shows the kitty and the capy headbutting and smurgling each other. It’s really the cutest thing…

History Nerd
History Nerd
4 years ago

I never really got the MGTOW stuff. I’ve gone for awhile without any relationships or dating because I’m focused on other stuff now. I suppose they’re insecure and feel like not getting laid all the time is a blow to their masculinities, so they come up with a way to blame women for everything.

Tessa
Tessa
4 years ago

Lkeke35:
That whole comic and not one mention of sexbots? Travesty.

Amnesia
Amnesia
4 years ago

Long time no post… How do you add images now?

jy3
jy3
4 years ago

Tip to AVFMers who might be reading this:

While I get the “make people think we’ve got really nice drugs” approach to recruitment, you might want to consider what will happen when people find out that the “red pills” that influenced your design are not actually pills.

EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

@Amnesia:

Use urlofpicturegoesheremakesureitendsin.jpg

Only without spaces within the img tags.

Also, I must say, that’s a good ‘nym.

EJ (The Other One)
4 years ago

Ack, it removed the tags. Let’s try it again.

Use:
[img]urlofpicturegoesheremakesureitendsin.jpg[/img]

Except with html-style diagonal brackets instead of square ones as above.

epitome of incomprehensibility

@EJ (The Other One) – thanks, I was trying to find a thread where that was discussed. Let me see if this works:

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/sites/default/files/uploads/4/capybara-family_15762686447_f9f8a0684a_o.jpg

epitome of incomprehensibility

Yay! Capybaras. Okay, let me try this too…

Before feminism:

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/anne_of_green_gables.jpg

After feminism:

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Shadow
Shadow
4 years ago

@jy3

While I get the “make people think we’ve got really nice drugs” approach to recruitment, you might want to consider what will happen when people find out that the “red pills” that influenced your design are not actually pills.

Actually, considering how insular the manospherian community is, I’m pretty sure that their designs were influenced solely by tools and pills.

msexceptiontotherule
msexceptiontotherule
4 years ago

Testing out the meme thing 😛

I hope this works

Amnesia
Amnesia
4 years ago

Thanks!

Before Feminism:
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/magicknightrayearth/images/b/b4/241128.jpg

After Feminism:
http://www.reocities.com/Tokyo/Palace/9009/swtwc/Emeraude2.jpg

EDIT: As it turns out, the jpg part is case sensitive. Huh.

Nequam
Nequam
4 years ago

Good cartoon, although I’d think the “creepy” guy would be explaining why it’s natural for middle-aged men to be attracted to teenage girls…

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
4 years ago

@lkeke35

the “god told me so” strip reminded me of this scene from orange is the new black
https://youtu.be/L3AwDtEayIk

Fabe
Fabe
4 years ago

Ok so how do we attach images? I got something I just made and want to share

Lkeke35
Lkeke35
4 years ago

Sparkalipoo:
I like the last line of that.

It’s interesting that the exact same arguments made against religion can be the same ones used against patriarchy.

bekabot
bekabot
4 years ago

Before feminism:

After feminism:

bekabot
bekabot
4 years ago

Before feminism:

After feminism:

Fabe
Fabe
4 years ago

[img]http://s12.postimg.org/5t2yu60rh/mockinghavefun.jpg[/img]

History Nerd
History Nerd
4 years ago

I believe the GamerGater reasoning goes like: Anita Sarkeesian is strongly influenced by bell hooks (which is true), bell hooks is often considered a “postmodern” feminist because she focuses on women’s experiences and cultural studies rather than traditional empirical social science research (which makes sense because her PhD is in literature and not sociology or psychology), ergo Anita is a postmodern feminist cyberpunk badass.

Tovius
Tovius
4 years ago

I never realized that something as cute as a capybara could exist.

Whatever
Whatever
4 years ago

The owners of this page and MGTOW.

To an outside observer there is little discernible difference. You are just wearing a different colour hat or something.

Both of your stances are reactionary and bigoted.

It’s because all your supporters here agree with each other, doesn’t make you in any way objectively correct or superior to people you decide to hate on.

Go home, take a break from the internet, and reconnect with your family.

Unlucky Blackjack
Unlucky Blackjack
4 years ago

The owners of this page and MGTOW.

To an outside observer there is little discernible difference. You are just wearing a different colour hat or something.

Both of your stances are reactionary and bigoted.

There is a slight difference: MGTOW says terrible things. WHTM makes fun of people who say terrible things.

To be fair, I have heard similar arguments before:

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lkeke35
lkeke35
4 years ago

Unlucky Bkackjack:

That’s it in a nutshell, really! Someone taking time out of their busy schedule to let “teh Internetz” know they’re above all these unimportant topics everyone is wasting time discussing.

katz
4 years ago

I always find it amusing when someone on the internet tells everyone else to get off the internet.

tricyclist
tricyclist
4 years ago

@history nerd

(your question a few posts back)

He was pua – then went his own way (Used to have to MGTOW promoting youtube videos)

Now, as you say, he can help you to win on the horses. From his grubby basement.

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
4 years ago

lkeke35
I do to, that whole story line was kind of great

weirwoodtreehugger
4 years ago

I think the golden mean fallacy trolls might be my least favorite kind of troll. They’re actually worse than sealions and worse than the what about the menzers.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
4 years ago

Personally, it’s the snipe trolls and boner trolls that really piss me off.

Paradoxical Intention
4 years ago

Whatever | February 8, 2016 at 2:08 am
The owners of this page and MGTOW.

To an outside observer there is little discernible difference. You are just wearing a different colour hat or something.

Really? Because I’d think that an “outside observer” would notice the gigantic tagline that pops up on the page right under the header: “The New Misogyny. Tracked and Mocked.”, and had they looked at any MGTOW forum or internet gathering place, they would have discovered their blatant dislike of women and their claims of how awful we are.

But I suppose not everyone can be observant. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Both of your stances are reactionary and bigoted.

Yup because “women are people and shouldn’t be forced into having sex with men” is totally the same as “women are the cause of all my problems and it’s because they aren’t forced into having sex with me without complaint”.

Sounds to me like someone failed Critical Thinking and Research 101.

It’s because all your supporters here agree with each other, doesn’t make you in any way objectively correct or superior to people you decide to hate on.

You must be new.

Just because we can all agree that misogynists are gross people, doesn’t mean we agree on everything, and even sometimes we disagree about misogynists.

Cry me a river with your self-imagined moral superiority, Rando. Because no one here cares what you think. Shocking, I know.

Though I am seriously wondering what the fuck you hoped to accomplish with that screed. Did you really expect us to just drop to our knees and renounce feminism or something because you graced us with your presence and told us we were being silly?

That’s fucking adorable.

Go home, take a break from the internet, and reconnect with your family.

One, I’m at home. That’s where I usually access the internet from.

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Two, I like the internet, and you’re on the internet telling me to get off of it, so no.

And three, I also live with my family because the economy sucks and the internet is one of the few places I can get some alone time away from them because I have to put up with them the rest of the time, and they can be pretty racist and bigoted themselves.

So, short answer: no.

Long answer: Fuck no. And fuck off.

Lanariel
Lanariel
4 years ago

@Pi

reminds me of

127.0.0.1
sweet
127.0.0.1

occasional reader
occasional reader
4 years ago

Hello.

> Lanariel
Ah, localhost jokes are like computer science onanism…

About the memes, the before/after seems to be almost always from some kind of “normal” state to “badass” state.
As i can not see all the pictures (some hosts are forbidden at work), i hope it has not been already presented, but i think those people think the reverse because, you know, it is all about them :
– so for the before picture, just imagine a picture of a boner (of a white cis male, obviously)
– and for the after, imagine a picture of a flacid manhood (ditto)

Have a nice day.

Newt
Newt
4 years ago

The owners of this page and MGTOW.

[both sides are as bad]

On which MGTOW site(s) did you take the time to post this same message? I’d like to compare their response with what happened here.

mrex
mrex
4 years ago

This probably has been posted elsewhere, but speaking of gamergate; looks like Zoe Quinn has been bullied into dropping her lawsuit. Mass courts not protecting an abuse victim? What surprise!

Re: whoever posted a pic of the kyuubi from Naruto;

Is it just me or is Naruto a perfect documentation of the angry, sexist geek culture that has popped up over the last 10 years or so? I started out loving Naruto because it had strong, but ultimately flawed women like Sakura, but at the end all the women evolved into being reflections for the men. Even the last big bad, who was a woman, was just this weak thing controlled by her son. Useless.

But this was pandering to the culture that was threatened by even the false female empowerment of fiction. You know, guys like occasional reader, who is actually so threatened by the fake empowerment of women in TV that he goes flaccid.

Bina
4 years ago

The owners of this page and MGTOW.

To an outside observer there is little discernible difference. You are just wearing a different colour hat or something.

Both of your stances are reactionary and bigoted.

It’s because all your supporters here agree with each other, doesn’t make you in any way objectively correct or superior to people you decide to hate on.

Go home, take a break from the internet, and reconnect with your family.

Translation: “I’m a MGTOW, and I resemble my own remarks. I’m a reactionary bigot who loves to spout ‘both sides’ fallacies because I think I’m so clever, haha.”

Without even having read the comments section cursorily to see if, in fact, this place IS a hive mind. Which it’s not. Oh hell, some of us have even picked fights amongst ourselves, not that the oh-so-observant “Whatever” (how original!) would ever have taken time to notice.

Take your own suggestion, you boring-ass troll. If you have a family to reconnect with, that is. As for me, I’m typing this surrounded by my family, whom I’ve never disconnected FROM. Contrary to your bigoted and reactionary view of feminists, we’re not anti-family.