Posts tagged "mras"

MRAs Hunt For The Perfect Virgin Continues Unabated With “No Hymen, No Diamond”

One cool thing that men’s rights activists and extremely conservative Christians have in common is the misguided and dangerous belief that a woman’s “purity” is directly related to her virginity. If you’ve spent time poking around in the dirty corners of the internet that these two groups inhabit, this is not news. Their latest attempt…

Megan Reynolds / September 24, 2015

Let’s All Laugh At This Awful Casting Notice For Moment, Shall We?

There’s, uh, a lot to unpack here. …

Robyn Pennacchia / September 3, 2015

Mantrum: Revenge Porn The Fault Of Feminism, Says Moron

And pretty much every other problem he has, duh. …

Robyn Pennacchia / July 6, 2015

A Linguistic Analysis Of The #DontMancriminate Campaign

The biggest problem with it is the word “mancriminate.”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2015

The Soapbox: On All The Male Tears Being Shed Over “Mad Max: Fury Road”

“Mad Max: Fury Road” will go down in history as the movie that flushed all of the roosters out of the hen nest. George Miller did a brilliant job with everything from cinematography, to score, to flipping the typical action blockbuster plot structure on its head. He created the most bewitching two-hour car chase anyone…

Chloe Stillwell / May 22, 2015

MRA Says Germanwings Crash Might Have Been Prevented If “Sluts” Gave More Blowjobs To “Omega Males”

Leave it to a men’s rights activist to figure out a way to spin this horrifying tragedy into yet another example of how feminists are ruining the world.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2015

This Is An Example Of A Beautifully Accurate Venn Diagram

Hot, stinky, whiny, rapey poop babies, indeed. [Boing Boing]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 9, 2015

MRA Site Accidentally Publishes John Birch Society Tract As #Gamergate Manifesto

This past November, Roosh V — a “Men’s Rights Activist,” “seduction guru” (LOL FOREVER) and proprietor of the batshit MRA site “Return of Kings” — decided to start a new website about video games called “Reaxxion.” Not because he is particularly into video games himself, but because he understands the plight of Gamergate dudes who…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 9, 2015

Newsflash: Divorce Doesn’t Always Work Out Well For Women

So here’s a thing that is making my eye twitch: There is a (fringe) group of people — mostly men — who believe that divorce is, basically, a feminist conspiracy meant not to empower women to live autonomous lives (y’know, the whole “pursuit of happiness” thing) but to allow women to destroy men’s lives.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2014

Pad Gardner, The Man Who Wants To Be A Maxi Pad, Alleges He Was Assaulted By MRAs

Remember Pad Gardner, the guy who is trying to become a pink, disposable maxi pad? Pad is obviously a unique individual and his desire to be something that is, according to his Facebook About Me section, “pressed against a soft vulva for a woman’s period” seems fairly harmless. (Although maybe I just think that because…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2014

“Men’s Rights” Group Whines About Sexual Assault Awareness Month Self Defense Class

Who could possibly have a problem with free self defense classes hosted by the Glendale, California, Police Department in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

So-called “men’s rights” activists who complain that the classes that teach self-defense skills to girls and women are discriminatory against men.

Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2014

Ohio University Student In Hiding After MRA Website Misidentifies Her As A “False Rape Accuser”

Last week, a video which showed a young man giving oral sex to a young woman in public in Athens, Ohio, went viral. Shortly thereafter, the unidentified woman reported that the video — shot on October 12 — actually depicted not a consensual sex act, but a sexual assault. This week, a men’s rights website…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2013

The Best Of The #MensRightsMovies Twitter Hashtag

I love reading about how clever trending hashtags are born. The Daily Dot has a post about the currently trending #MensRightsMovies hashtag, which was born out Aaminah Khan’s punning tweet about bronies, above. The hashtag took off almost instantly, with hundreds of others contributing their own hilarious anti-woman/anti-feminist/pro-MRA spins on popular movie titles. Check out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2013

The Soapbox: Why “Creep Shaming” Is Total BS

On Thursday night, I had what seemed like a pretty good first date. By Friday lunchtime, any chance of a romance between that guy and I had fallen spectacularly to pieces.

I wrote about what went down in a post called “An Open Letter To The Guy Who Called Me ‘Crazy.'”  I’ve bee…

Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2012