If you took a look at MRAs online then you’d see why a movement for gender equality/liberation from the Patriarchy/general goodness and the progression of humanity, wouldn’t want a thing to do with them.
No. Just no.
The MRA do not want equal rights and there is a HUGE difference between feminism and the MRA. Feminists want true gender equality. They want women to have the same rights as men. They want everybody to be free of the constrictive gender roles caused by the patriarchy.
The MRA are a bunch of misogynists who are infuriated by the notion of women’s rights. The idea of them not being able to oppress women angers them. If you don’t believe me then check out some of their stuff. They encourage forms of violence against women and vilify feminists for no good reason.
The MRA don’t even care about men’s rights. When they say ‘men’s rights’ they really mean straight, white, middle-class men’s rights. If you support equality do not be an MRA.
Well colour me intrigued. Disappointed, but intrigued.
Hasty Generalization fallacy? Check.
Ad hominem fallacy? Check.
False dichotomy fallacy? Check.
Now, I’m not even an MRA, but based on what I’ve read, more often than not it’s been feminists derailing MRA discussions. Case in point:
Why is that? From each video it appears that the protestors don’t even know what the conferences will be discussing, yet because it is from a Men’s Rights group they automatically assume it is hate speech? What are these feminists afraid of?
For a group that claims to advocate for men’s rights you seem to be doing a damned good job of shutting up any platform for reasonable discussion, even when it’s a woman leading the discussion. Weird how people can say one thing and do something else entirely, innit?
Feminists on here are outraged by the thought of them not being the only victims. That women have the power to be the aggressor or the bigot. Of a heartbeat or a single neurone being spent on anything but them.
The idea of more awareness being given to things like eating disorders, rape, domestic violence or suicide and depression in men bothers them: those are female problems dammit! How dare you ever suggest that a woman is ever the victim?
Not to mention their treatment of minority men. The idea of not being able to have gay men under their thumb as political fashion accessories, pets and mouthpieces angers them: Jezebel constantly declares that safe spaces for gay men should not only cater for the amusement and pleasure of straight women, they MUST prioritise straight women and treat them like queens: straight women not being showered in free drinks, compliments on how fierce their dresses and being allowed to cut to the front of lines is “misogyny”. Catfishing gay men on grindr for a feminist art show! An amazing counterattack on misogyny and sexism and sexual harassment!
MRAs vilify feminists for no reason! Oh please, you think womenagainstfeminism are the whores of Babylon. Look at your reaction to an MRA meeting.
“The MRA don’t even care about men’s rights. When they say ‘men’s rights’ they really mean straight, white, middle-class men’s rights. If you support equality do not be an MRA.”
Is that why the big feminist issues on this site aren’t things like FGM or fistulas or little girls being raped by HIV positive men or human trafficking: no it’s always shit like Ban Bossy, Disney Princesses, videogames, “thin privilege” and how you are oppressed because you can’t wear booty shorts to school.
Piss off, Wendy White Guilt.