Okay, there’s low, and then there’s digging all the way to hell.
If what these “Men’s Rights” leaders said doesn’t make you sick then there’s something wrong with you.
“I don’t find it particularly hyperbolic for a man to say, ‘I’m not gonna give a damn about female rape victims anymore,’” Elam said in a videoposted Sunday on YouTube. “They have tons of money, of law enforcement, of special programs funded by the government, of social consciousness – schools have Take Back The Night rallies, everything you can possibly think of.”
Elam was responding to a profile published Sunday byThe Daily Beastabout John “The Other” Hembling, who was quoted as saying in a video that he didn’t“give a f*** about rape victims anymore.”
The men’s rights activist noted that Hembling, the editor-in-chief for A Voice For Men who’s been tapped to succeed Elam as the group’s leader, had since taken down the video from his own YouTube channel, although it remains online elsewhere.
“’John The Other’ makes a video and says, because he’s angry at dealing with these clowns, at doing this, that, ‘I don’t give a damn about rape victims,’ and it’s something to terrorize his reputation with,” Elam says. “I stand behind John for making that video.”
Are they lying? Did Elam really say this?
If he said this stuff then I can see no way that this is acceptable no matter what context surrounds this remark.
No decent human being ever says “I don’t give a damn about rape victims." I don’t care if the feminist zealots have abused the issue, or if they ignore male victims of rape, or if they excuse female rapists. I don’t care if women victims of rape have law enforcement to back them up - and Steubenville shows they don’t always have law enforcement to back them up, considering those rapists only got 2 years after they BRAGGED about it!!! And no, it also does not matter if men get falsely accused and nobody cares about them. It doesn’t matter what leads you down that road - when you stop caring about rape victims, you stop being a decent human being.
Yes, there is a terrible problem with feminists not advocating for male victims of rape. There is a terrible problem with feminists not helping to crack down on women who make false rape claims. Hell, feminists are hurting themselves when they don’t make a stink about women who make false rape claims. Women rape, too, and underaged boys who are victims of adult women rapists are victim-blamed by the State and ordered to pay child support. Men’s Rights groups are the only groups who are going to stand for these boys: we ain’t getting help from any women’s groups on that. BUT NONE OF THIS JUSTIFIES SAYING YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT WOMEN VICTIMS OF RAPE.
Would you say that if it was your mother who got raped? I think not.
Need I even post this? Apparently I must, because at least two self proclaimed leaders of the Men’s Rights movement have said this, not even 2 months ago as of this post. This shit happened while I was blogging like crazy on Tumblr and I never saw any MRAs protesting this. WHY???
We can’t be silent about this crap. Now I’ll retract my condemnation of Paul Elam and John Hembling if someone can prove to me that they never said this crap. But barring that… I never signed up for this bullshit when I pledged loyalty to the cause of men’s liberation.
These remarks deserve nothing short of mass protest among the Men’s Rights Movement. If this guy actually said this bullshit and you agree and you feel that we shouldn’t care about women victims of rape THEN WE DON’T NEED NO PARACHUTE, LET THAT FOLLOWER COUNT FALL.