April 19, 2014
The Jameis Winston rape case was criminally mishandled, and it will always matter.

And yet, men’s rights activists will swear up and down that there is no rape culture:

Indeed, how convenient it was that Winston was able to make it a year and a Heisman season before the allegations gained any attention. Long enough for him to become a local sports hero and her to become a bitter woman with buyer’s remorse who only decided to take him down after he became someone — the fact that she raised the allegations immediately after the offense notwithstanding. Notwithstanding that when she went to the police the morning she was raped, the officer suggested that maybe it wasn’t actually rape and that filing a report would be “awkward” for her as a “female.”

April 19, 2014
Domestic violence has been dropping for 20 years. Here's how to keep that going.

Great article on the progress made against domestic violence and the massive work that still needs to be done:

April 15, 2014
Oh my god:

I’m sure some old wrinkled up, STD, ex-party party girl would love to move into my home and begin diverting my income for her own use but I don’t really see a benefit for me in that deal.

Oh my god:

I’m sure some old wrinkled up, STD, ex-party party girl would love to move into my home and begin diverting my income for her own use but I don’t really see a benefit for me in that deal.

April 11, 2014
"The view that all survivors must report to the police is problematic for two reasons. Both are rooted in misogyny, even though the impact is felt survivors of all gender identities. Firstly, the argument is rooted in the belief that it is a woman’s responsibility to stop rape. Rape is an act done overwhelmingly by men, yet society still insists on women to keep it from happening to them, whether by telling them to never drink again or to stop wearing short skirts. And second, it is a manifestation a patriarchal norm that women need to put themselves last and not take care of themselves emotionally or mentally."

Wagatwe of Feministing.

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April 10, 2014
And that headline is no exaggeration:

As always, check out Man Boobz for the whole story. He really nails the whole men’s rights “movement” down with just a few sentences:

Doxxing by Men’s Rights Activists isn’t an accident; it’s the inevitable result of the peculiar style of Men’s Rights Activism.
MRAs, you see, seem utterly incapable of engaging in any kind of activism that might actually benefit men in the real world in any concrete manner. What they as a group specialize in is demonizing women, and in the case of too many MRAS, nothing gets their activist juices flowing faster than the opportunity to attack an individual woman.
That’s why A Voice for Men “activists” put up “wanted” style posters featuring their favorite feminist villains of the day; it’s why they started Register-Her.com. That’s why a certain red-haired Canadian activist who yelled at some MRAs once at a protest now finds her image splashed everywhere online as a visual representation of an evil feminist. That’s why MRAs show up at protests with cameras and threaten to expose the women they film — even if they’ve done nothing more than stand there with a sign.
And that’s why they doxx.
The Men’s Rights movement isn’t a civil rights movement.  As it stands right now, it’s a union of abusers, and their enablers.

And that headline is no exaggeration:

As always, check out Man Boobz for the whole story. He really nails the whole men’s rights “movement” down with just a few sentences:

Doxxing by Men’s Rights Activists isn’t an accident; it’s the inevitable result of the peculiar style of Men’s Rights Activism.

MRAs, you see, seem utterly incapable of engaging in any kind of activism that might actually benefit men in the real world in any concrete manner. What they as a group specialize in is demonizing women, and in the case of too many MRAS, nothing gets their activist juices flowing faster than the opportunity to attack an individual woman.

That’s why A Voice for Men “activists” put up “wanted” style posters featuring their favorite feminist villains of the day; it’s why they started Register-Her.com. That’s why a certain red-haired Canadian activist who yelled at some MRAs once at a protest now finds her image splashed everywhere online as a visual representation of an evil feminist. That’s why MRAs show up at protests with cameras and threaten to expose the women they film — even if they’ve done nothing more than stand there with a sign.

And that’s why they doxx.

The Men’s Rights movement isn’t a civil rights movement.  As it stands right now, it’s a union of abusers, and their enablers.

April 8, 2014
plannedparenthood:

It’s Equal Pay Day – a day that shows how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012. After all, women still make just 77 cents to a man’s dollar. This gender gap affects women (and their families) from all backgrounds, ages, and at all levels of education – and it’s unacceptable. 

Re-blogging because (unfortunately) this is still a thing.


I love that men’s rights activists cannot understand this most basic of concepts. Nothing gets them to demonstrate just how little they care about human rights and equality like the idea of equal pay. Additionally, nothing harms their public image more than their reactionary responses to addressing this issue.

plannedparenthood:

It’s Equal Pay Day – a day that shows how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012. After all, women still make just 77 cents to a man’s dollar. This gender gap affects women (and their families) from all backgrounds, ages, and at all levels of education – and it’s unacceptable. 

Re-blogging because (unfortunately) this is still a thing.

I love that men’s rights activists cannot understand this most basic of concepts. Nothing gets them to demonstrate just how little they care about human rights and equality like the idea of equal pay. Additionally, nothing harms their public image more than their reactionary responses to addressing this issue.

April 8, 2014

Anonymous asked: knowing literally 0% about the MRA and running an MRA blog 0/10 would not recommend

I think quoting men’s rights activists verbatim and in context is good enough for me (and all the people who follow this blog apparently!).

If you have any suggestions on how to improve this blog though, I’d love to hear them.

April 7, 2014

Anonymous asked: Something that I wasn't really involved in, until recently got me thinking. A woman doesn't have to notify the man that they have conceived a child together. She doesn't have to get his agreement for an abortion either. I think that's awful. He was just as much involved in creating the life, shouldn't he be as involved in potentially destroying it?

Nope.

However, I am fully in support of better male birth control like RISUG or Vasalgel along with far better sex ed and universal access to all kinds of birth control.

April 6, 2014

Anonymous asked: How do MRAS even like... date? They hate women and most seem terribly homophobic so they're not dating each other. It sincerely surprises me when I see a woman with one of these people. I think "Do you know how he feels about you? Do you agree?"

Well, the vast majority of men’s rights activists don’t date. They try to avoid interacting with women as much as possible unless those women don’t challenge their worldviews. That lack of exposure to women also perpetuates how they feel about women (and that in turn perpetuates that lack of exposure).

The very few women who do hang around have a whole lot of internalized sexism.

You know what they would want to change the world to if they could? It would be something like this one.

April 4, 2014

Anonymous asked: Have you seen wicciantje's responses to your stuff? So much internalized misogyny it hurts.

I don’t really know how to use Tumblr so I guess I am missing out on all this quality content! I just sorta post it and sit back and be all amazed that people are even reading anything I post. The internet sorta blows my mind 24/7.

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