I’ve been trying sooooooo hard to stay away from the freaks in the Men’s Rights movement. Not because I don’t think they’re a problem, they clearly are, but because I find it incredibly embarrassing that I share a Y chromosome with them. It’s kind of the same way conservatives make me embarrassed to be white and, strangely enough, it’s for pretty much the same reason:
They constantly complain about being victimized which takes an amazing amount of gall.
Boooooohoooooooo! It’s so awful to be a man in America!
Because of my sex, my chance of being raped on the street is negligible.
I am far less likely to be domestically abused.
I get promoted more easily.
I get paid better.
Women are expected to torture themselves with high heels to make themselves more attractive to me. I get to wear sneakers.
I can physically dominate/intimidate half of the human population without even meaning to.
Advertising is mostly geared towards me.
Even advertising that is geared towards women is mostly geared towards making them more attractive for me.
I am not nearly as worried about being stalked.
I am far less likely to be killed by an angry significant other.
I can be aggressive and not dismissed as “bossy.”
I can have as many sexual partners I want and not be called a “slut.”
I can buy condoms in bulk and still not be called a “slut.”
I can drink as much as I want, dress up and party all night long and no one will ever say “I was asking for it” if something bad happens.
My boss is far less likely to slap my ass or call me “toots.”
I will almost never be called a “gold digger” for marrying into money.
Etc. Etc. Etc.
The whiny persecution complex of men’s rights activists is like nails on a chalkboard. And the misogyny is some the ugliest stuff I’ve ever seen (and I’ve spoken to real live neo-Nazis). Look at this crap from “Men Going Their Own Way“, a glossary of MRA terms:
Good Girl: No such thing. Some women THINK they are “good girls” because they withhold their affection from a man they pretend to “love” and deliberately intend to enter a life contract while being as unfulfilling as possible, until some sucker pays the biggest price he can possibly pay for access to her love gates. See “whore”.
Whore: Contrary to popular opinion and common misconceptions, a “whore” is not a woman who engages in promiscuous sex openly and freely. She does NOT have sex…. until (or unless) she gets something ELSE.
A whore deliberately withholds her affection and attention until some other unrelated price is paid or condition is met first. However, she can only be open for business for as long as she can convince a man that he wants (and needs) sex more than she does. As far as every whore is concerned, sex is something YOU should pay for, but not good enough for her to receive as a fair exchange. When a man figures out women are far more sexual than men – and she can’t pull this off anymore – her price plummets, and she gets furious.
Every woman who has withheld sex until some unrelated price has been paid (or condition is met) is a whore, and for many thousands of years, men have been willing to support whores since the beginning of time while having no problem with this mutual arrangement. However, the modern whore operates under false pretenses while pretending she is not a whore. She will dress, behave, negotiate and even make efforts to look like one, while masking her motivations and rigorously denying she is a prostitute at all. And that’s a whore of a different color.
The whole thing reeks of spoiled children throwing a temper tantrum because women aren’t throwing themselves at their feet. The feeling of entitlement is even thicker than what you find on Tea Party pages and those idiots think they deserve to run the country just for being white!
Yeah, I understand that some feminists are just as obnoxious but at least they’re pushing back against centuries (millennia?) of very real abuse. MRA’s don’t even have that fig leaf to hide behind. They’re just outraged OUTRAGED at the idea that men are not the center of the gender universe anymore. Why can’t women just know their place?! They want careers and respect and a guarantee of not being sexually assaulted? The goddamn nerve!
Bottom line? Suck it up, buttercup! If you can’t be a man without feeling superior to a woman, you’re not a man. You never were and you never will be.
Read more about these losers at Raw Story.