By David Futrelle
In a move that surprised no one who has been paying attention, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy yesterday in an attempt to protect itself financially from hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits — and the specter of more lawsuits to come.
You might think the occasion might lead to somber reflections among Men’s Rights Activists about this all-American organization that purported to prepare young boys for responsible adulthood but that instead looked the other way for decades while sexual predators abused literally thousands of the boys the organization swore to protect.
But no. As they did when the Boy Scouts first hinted they would be filing for bankruptcy, back in 2018, the handful of Men’s Rights Redditors who were even interested in discussing the topic blamed the organization’s troubles on its relatively recent decision to allow girls into the organization. And the evil femininsts and so-called SJWs who pushed the group towards more inclusivity.
“This was the lefts goal all along,” complained someone called HoosierFordDad in one of the Men’s Rights subreddit’s discussions of the bankruptcy.
In another thread on the subject, MayonaiseHOBO offered a similar argument.
They took it over and killed it. Time to start selling cookies like little zombies
1) whine about inclusion 2) get included 3) start excluding people over semantics ( 4) bankrupt organization open since 1910 in less than 5 years. 5) find new organization to whine at.
Another commenter asked “[i]s 2020 the year of #GetWokeGoBroke?”
Meanwhile, a commeter called elebrin thought he had an answer to the Boy Scout’s current problems: more secrecy.
The boys had something good, they wanted to kill it so boys wouldn’t have something good anymore, and so they killed it.
The only way men are going to have anything of our own is to host it and cultivate it in secret and defend it ardently.
Yes, I’m sure that’ll prevent all future cases of abuse.
I found only one Men’s Rights Redditor willing to push back against the #GetWokeGoBroke narrative — and show some actual sympathy for the abused former scouts.
“Damn, you’d think an organization being held accountable would be a good thing,” wrote fendenkrell.
If they didn’t want to become bankrupt, they shouldn’t have allowed, or ignored and/or covered up for the sexual predators among them.
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