Well, it took them long enough.
Today, at long last, the Reddit admins banned the Men Going Their Own Way subreddit for promoting hate; they also dropped the ban hammer on MGTOW2, the main subreddit’s purportedly hate-free alternative. (Attempts by Reddit’s MGTOWs to evade the ban were quickly squashed.)
And there was much rejoicing, especially in the AgainstHateSubredddits subreddit, where the regulars welcomed the news with virtual shouts of “WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WE DID IT REDDIT” and celebratory crab emojis (which I don’t really get, but whatever.)
It’s not altogether clear why the subreddits got banned now, given that they were blatantly hateful during the entirety of their existence; perhaps the daily drip of user reports from AgainstHateSubreddits activists and others pointing out the hateful content finally became to too much to ignore.
One of the mods on AgainstHateSubreddits has another theory. “End of January 2020 is when MGTOW got placed in quarantine status — when it got cited in an FBI prosecution brief for the sentencing of Christopher Paul Hasson, a domestic terrorist who planned a mass murder, as “gender-based extremist content,” wrote Bardfinn. “[A] year and a half later, it’s finally gotten the plug pulled.”
“So we were right after all,” JTBSpartan added. “Reddit couldn’t touch it because it was the subject of a federal investigation.”
I have no idea if this is what happened, but it does make a lot of sense to me.
So where will the Reddit MGTOW diaspora end up? There are a couple of possible alternatives that I’m aware of. One is the forum at GoingYourOwnWay.com, but so far the exodus there looks like its little more than a trickle; according to a site administer only 11 new people have signed up to join the site today, and the regulars there are warning any them and anyone else who moves there from Reddit that they have stricter rules than their old habitat.
Some of the new recruits on Ruqqus are trying to spin the Reddit ban as a good thing for MGTOWs.
“Hello, MGTOW brothers,” writes someone called TigPlaze.
I’m over here now after the cowards, liars, and haters banned us on Reddit.
I know many of you are probably angry about the ban, but look at it this way: The feminist trash have accomplished exactly NOTHING by this ban. Here we all are here in a better platform that won’t censor us. The feminists have also proven their own intolerance and hate, the very things they claim to be against. …
So, thank-you, feminist trash, for doing this. We now have a better forum where we can more easily discuss things with total freedom. Thanks for adding to MGTOW freedom, feminists. You’ve already done a great job recruiting for us because your hostility and hatred drive men to us. Now you’ve helped us to get a better forum.
“It is actually a good thing to be free from that platform,” agreed sir_manalot.
We just need to make a new one and it will all be good lol.
And this time they cannot control us.
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