HELP ME I MET AN ANTI-SJW THAT WASN'T A COMPLETE ASSHOLE AND NOW I THINK I'M GOING DOWN THE RED PILL PATH PLEASE TELL ME MRAS ARE TERRIBLE PEOPLE
TW for domestic violence, abuse, harassment
Most people aren’t total assholes. Like these folks.
I’m sure they could be quite pleasant if you were white. Bake you a pie and sh*t like that.
In related news: when you look at domestic abusers, a common experience is for friends and neighbors to say, “I can’t believe this, they were always so nice to everybody!” Except their victims.
ONE PERSON NOT BEING A MONSTER AT ALL TIMES TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON DOES NOT VALIDATE A HATEMONGERING, SERIAL TERRORIZING MOVEMENT.
Red-Pillers are a hate movement against women and this is beyond well documented. FYI on this site they get zero platform, try to troll the comments and enjoy your ban.
Here’s your daily reminder of what MRAs really are: https://twitter.com/TakedownMRAs
This may help: look yourself in the mirror, and repeat 10 times, “I am thinking about spending all my time online attacking the people who are actually trying to make the world a better place for women and LGBTQIA+ folks.” Repeat as needed.
For more info on the connection between Gamergaters, the alt reich and Trump’s election: “They came for the nerd girls first”: Ignoring Gamergate’s “weaponized trolling” carried a price
Update: here’s another great resource for leaning more about the MRA “he man woman haters club” movement.
Early MRA meeting
Website: We Hunted the Mammoth by David Futrelle
Q) A mammoth, huh? What’s this blog about?
A) Misogyny, not mammoths.
Specifically, this blog focuses on what I call the “New Misogyny,” an angry antifeminist backlash that has emerged like a boil on the ass of the internet over the last decade or so. These aren’t your traditional misogynists – the social conservatives and religious fundamentalists who make up much of the far right.
These are guys, mostly, who range in age from their teens to their fifties, who have embraced misogyny as an ideology, as a sort of symbolic solution to the frustrations in their lives – whether financial, social, or sexual.
Some of them identify as Men’s Rights Activists, trying to cast their peculiar struggle against what they see as the excess of feminism and the advantages of women as a civil rights issue of sorts. Alongside those who explicitly label themselves MRAs we find a great number of antifeminist and antiwomen activists we might call Men’s Rights-adjacent – like those in the Skeptic and Atheist subcultures who still haven’t gotten over an offhand remark Skepchick founder Rebecca Watson made about a dude in an elevator a couple of years ago.
Others proclaim themselves Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW), declaring a sort of independence from women – while spending much of their time on message boards talking endlessly about them.
Still others see themselves as Pickup Artists (PUA), or masters of “Game,” espousing elaborate “scientific” theories of male superiority while trading tips on how best to pressure or manipulate drunk women into bed. This misogynistic wing of the PUA subculture has a considerable overlap with a subset of traditionalist and far-right blogs. Many of those in what has come to be called “the manosphere” — hey, don’t blame me, I didn’t come up with that name — don’t simply embrace misogyny; they also proudly embrace “scientific” racism and other bigotries.
Still, while some of the New Misogynists see themselves as conservatives, even “neo-reactionaries,” many identify themselves as libertarians or even as liberals. Theirs is a backlash that frames itself as a step forward.
That said, there are numerous posts here that don’t have anything to do with MRAs or MGTOWers or PUAs or any of their ilk. Sometimes I like to post cat pics.”
- David Futrelle, We Hunted the Mammoth