So this dude called rochesterslim went to the Men’s Rights subreddit today with some questions:
why is mens rights/such groups always ridiculed and labelled and how do we stop it? …
how do we get ppl to listen and stop the automatic assumptions we’re just sexist male pigs and all that crap?
As I read through the various answers to his questions, I found myself pondering a different question: :Do Men’s Rights Activists have even the tiniest sliver of self-awareness?
See what you think. Here are some of the responses to rochesterslim’s big questions:
First, from someone called TheColdHardTruth6:
Any time you speak out against women you are labeled as a misogynist. If you want to know who your oppressors are, find out who you can’t criticize.
Feminists and women control the media so if you try and discuss what women are like now, you get labeled a bigot and shunned.
In a followup comment he added that the way to deal with the allegedly false accusation that MRAs are bigots was to
Keep speaking the truth about womens true nature and the haters can deal with it. Polite people seldom make history.
I award these comments zero self-awareness points.
A dissenter — clearly not an MRA– remarked sarcastically that
I guess some people think that discussing negative female traits and calling them ‘women’s true nature’ is misogynistic. Shocking discovery.
This inspired an angry response from someone called Jakeybaby125:
Because it is their ‘true nature’. Look back throughout history and you will see the exact same behaviour being performed by women because that was the only way they were going to survive
Someone called DanteLivra decided that it was a good time for men to take credit for creating civilization while the women apparently sat around eating their proverbial bon-bons.
Society is built on the exploitation of men.
Asking that men should not be exploited is asking to the change the very foundation of society.
LiquidDreamtime had a similarly insipid idea:
I think the first step is being honest with ourselves. Men built the world. If the world is hurting men, we have to acknowledge the systems that perpetuate that hurt, and hold its creators accountable.
O_nore_mews decided to throw a little racism into the mix:
Strong white men represent the strongest opposition to new world regime plans.
DocRocksPhDont had his own theory:
Unfortunately, I think it’s because men’s rights groups often get infiltrated with misogynists and it ends up hurting the people with real grievancs.
Yeah, it’s not like misogynists are ever, say, the heads of Men’s RIghts groups or anything. The bad rap the Men’s Rights movement has is probably all the fault of “infiltrators.”
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