Oddly enough, men's rights activists are the last people that most men want representing them, yet they continue to demand coverage from the media. In Sept. 2015, MRAs are clambering for attention once again. Men’s rights groups are usually made up of whiny, white, straight guys who feel like they somehow got the short end of the stick in life. These kinds of guys have probably existed for as long as men have been around, but now thanks to the power of the Internet, they can get together and complain about women without having to leave the comfort of their mother’s basements.
Usually, when guys start shouting (or typing) about wanting equal rights for men, it’s because they haven’t taken stock of the fact that men have historically had more rights than anyone else in the history of the world. They see any advance in women's rights as diametrically opposed to their own. Solely by existing, guys who practice men's rights activism make a fair argument for a futuristic matriarchy where men are kept in cages and forced to read Andrea Dworkin for 23 hours a day (the other hour is for recreation).Warning: If you’re rattled easily, this collection of the horrible things said in the name of men’s rights may send you cowering from the Internet. If you're intrigued and want to learn more about MRA groups, reddit is the place to go to find a wealth of information.
MRAs Call for a Rape 'Accuse-A-Thon'Photo: savcalgary.ca
In an effort to burn the world to a horrible crisp, Paul Elam, the founder of A Voice For Men, conspired to smear the name a of Karen Smith - the creator of the Don't Be That Guy Anti-Rape campaign in Edmonton, Alberta. He suggested that all MRAs should accuse Smith of rape, and that whomever had the most creative accusation would win a free t-shirt. We're assuming the t-shirt says, "I'M THE WORST."5234Should this be higher or lower?
It's Hard to Blame the Iowa Mall Shooter
When Alex Kozak shot and killed a 20 year old woman after he was reportedly fired for sexually harassing her, Red Pillers (members of an MRA forum) took to the web to say that they didn't think Kozak was in the wrong. With one member of the MRA pep squad going so far as to say, “As far as I’m concerned, his being guilty of not giving these b****es the tingles is what caused him to get fired, and in turn, murder this chick.”2516Should this be higher or lower?
Don't Come to Our Websites If You Don't Want Us to Kill YouThe creator/trash person of the hilariously named "Manbook" Joschua Boehm, really doesn't want women to join his women hating club social network. He actually said, "We would ask you women to respect our rights as you wish your rights to be respected. If you are unwilling to respect our right to freedom of association do not expect men to respect your right to life. Ok?" Is anyone actually on Manbook? Is there a map to a lost city or something?
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Their Theme Song Is "The Hatred of Women for Men Like Me"Video: YouTubeIt sounds confusing, but that's what their theme song is actually called, so there you have it. You probably don't have time to listen to the whole thing because it's 8 minutes long and you don't have a history of self harm, but take it from an expert - this pile of musical trash is what happens when someone with a Bon Iver fetish, but without Bon Iver's talent gets broken up with.147Should this be higher or lower?