Commentary Commentary: A Voice For Men

So I took last week off because of surgery and house-selling and also I still work full-time and go to school full-time and have a family I have to not neglect sometimes. Things happen. But I’m back now! Back to make fun of strangers on the internet! In this case, those belonging to the Mens’ Rights Movement!

Now, in theory, I’m not opposed to this movement. Everybody should have rights! I really believe that! And when you go down the path of saying that X group shouldn’t be trying to protect their rights for Y reason, you’re getting into dangerous territory, regardless of the specifics.

The problem, however, lies in the execution. Judging from the articles published on A Voice For Men, as well as the comments, most of the people involved in this movement are less interested in equality, and more interested in explaining to the world why all vaginas are poisonous pits of despair that rot the minds and souls of those who wield them. They’re a fun bunch of people!



Article:

Teenage girls rob and stab woman in the face, charged with attempted murder in Scarborough

Comment:
“Typical example of the screwed up values for most women and feminists. I don’t know who’s more stupid. The girls for stealing a woman’s cell phone or the woman who was stabbed in the face for running after them to retrieve it. It’s a cell phone. It’s not like the girls kidnapped her children like so many women do to so many fathers. Put things in perspective. Is it just me or are women really so attached to their cell-phones that surgery is required to separate them? Somehow a man and the Patriarchy are responsible for this development. You can’t read about it and not laugh. Everyone got what they deserved.”

Comment on the Comment:
This is going to make a pretty good “Exhibit A” when the unfortunate mother of this man’s children has to explain why she was justified in “kidnapping” them.

Article:
Teach men to not rape

Comment:
“Over years of involvement in advocacy for and work with male victims of sexual abuse I’ve developed a very strong understanding of the impact of shame upon those victims. I have absolutely no doubt that in teaching boys, particularly prepubescent boys, to “not rape”, to be ashamed over matters relating to sexuality, that quite a few of them will develop the same symptoms as are seen in actual victims. It is a very dangerous, cruel and spiteful notion.”

Comment on the Comment:
When a person applies for a job as an advocate for sexual abuse victims, one of the first interview questions should probably be “Do you think that teaching boys not to be rapists is just as bad as raping them?” Because I’m thinking this guy is not really qualified for that job.

Article:
In His Own Words: Narcissistic Woman

Comment:
“‘A happy wife is a happy life.’ Whoever coined that phrase must not have been married to a narcissistic woman.

Actually, I’ll bet he was. He was foolishly trying to keep the peace by placating his wife – the trap that so many men fall into.”

Comment on the Comment:
The notion that one should care about the happiness of their spouse is clearly being forced upon us by the Matriarchy, and will not be tolerated in the new world order.

That’s all I can take for this week. The one bright spot of this all is that I learned that the Mens’ Rights Movement is having a conference in Detroit in June and, curious masochist that I am, I’m actually considering going. It sounds unbearable! I can’t wait!

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31 Responses to Commentary Commentary: A Voice For Men

  1. If we ever get any trolls here, it will be for this post, because MRAs are the Bloody Marys of the internet, appearing whenever they’re mentioned. So thanks a lot, facetaco. (JK. I’ll just delete and then block them, like the ball-busting feminazi I am.)

    • collin0truckasaurus says:

      Why you gotta hate on bloody marys, they’re delicious.

      • True story: I’d never had one. But I hate tomato juice, so I’ve also never been tempted.

        • I believe they are a polarizing drink. I find them delicious and amazing and never spicy enough. In Las Vegas we were at a legendary bloody mary restaurant (or a restaurant with legendary bloody marys) and I asked for it to be “extra spicy” and the waitress was like, “it’s already PRETTY spicy” so I told her to bring it normal and it was seriously wimpy. Lately this has been happening a lot where I ask for “very spicy” things and find them not very spicy at all 😦

        • That always happens to me at restaurants! Who are all these wimps who have convinced chefs to dial everything down so much? I want my sinuses cleared, dammit.

        • flanny says:

          I also hate tomato juice! I’ve never found another one like me!!! I also don’t like tomato soup, which confuses people when we talked about grilled cheese.

        • See, I don’t mind tomato soup, since there’s some sweetness there (although it’s not my favorite. I’d rather have most other kinds of soup). And I love cooked tomatoes/tomato sauce. But the juice is just salty, acid death.

        • collin0truckasaurus says:

          Flanny listen: you can dislike tomato juice and soup all you want. But please don’t let it affect your love for grilled cheese. It’s true that grilled cheese is almost always BETTER with tomato soup, but that doesn’t mean it’s not great without it.

        • flanny says:

          Oh, don’t worry, Truck. I love grilled cheese! But lots of times, during the fall, people will say something like, “Oooh, I could really go with a grilled cheese and a nice bowl of tomato soup.” And I’m like, “I could go for HALF of that.”

        • Casey says:

          Can I just add this? Squeeze a little lemon juice into your tomato soup. It’s amazing!

          I don’t care for bloody marys either. It bums me out because people LOVE them so much and I feel like I am missing out big time.

        • flanny says:

          Can I continue talking about liquid tomato-products? I think my problem with both the soup and the juice is the texture. Admittedly, I’ve probably only had stuff from concentrate or whatever, but it’s always so grainy and unappealing. #mouthfeel

        • msmessica says:

          The key to a good bloody mary for me, spice wise, is lots of fresh grated horseradish. A lot of places use a little bit from an old jar and then try to make up the spice with hot sauce which is never the same bite. If I order a bloody and I can’t see horseradish floating in it I get so sad.

        • Casey says:

          I don’t know if there’s a Trader Joe’s near any of you, but I will vouch for their Organic Creamy Tomato Soup. it is marvelous! Not so grainy and sugary like the Campbell’s stuff that probably put a lot of us of forever as children. And it comes in a carton so it is tres European.

        • Casey says:

          msmessica, the thought of getting a drink with fresh horseradish in it is changing my thinking about bloodies…

        • collin0truckasaurus says:

          I love this thread so much.
          Also I agree about the shaved horseradish and it makes me want to get some for my house. I don’t mind hot sauce-based spiciness in the bloody mary, I even will be good with a couple pickled jalapenos floating about.

        • one of my favorite things about tending bar was trying all the different bloody mary mixes we would get (the bar just bought whatever was on sale whenever they restocked). most were pretty bland, pasty, and inferior to regular tomato juice. the only brand i really liked was Zing Zang, which i recommend. even then, despite it being a decent mix, i would usually add lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and then horseradish and hot sauce (frank’s red hot or sriracha) if the person wanted it spicy. a little pickle juice is also an option, especially if it’s a bloody maria (tequila).

          as to grilled cheese, i sometimes dip mine in a bit of ketchup if i don’t have tomato soup or fresh tomato slices to throw on the sandwich. when i do this around other people, they’re usually weirded out until i point out the similarity to tomato soup and then they’re like “oh, duh.”

        • Erika says:

          I like them spicy but only if the spice does not come from horseradish. Something about horseradish just ruins it for me. That said, I only very rarely order one since I don’t like feeling like I’m eating a meal just by drinking. I like my food and drink to be separate.

        • taoreader says:

          Sign me up for the tomato-juice-hating club. Grilled cheese, however, is the best.

      • The bloody mary propaganda machine is one of society’s most fierce. They are as disgusting as they are adored.

  2. collin0truckasaurus says:

    People who dislike the phrase “happy wife, happy life” are dumb because “happy husband, happy life” and “happy spouse, happy life” don’t rhyme and both of those are also true.
    Also, if you HONESTLY don’t get SOME happiness from making other people happy, you are probably a sociopath.

  3. Casey says:

    We shall overcome!

  4. catweazle says:

    Forget online dating, I’m starting my husband search here!

  5. Commentatrix says:

    These guys are all our boyfriends. #RIPgum)

  6. pickpocket says:

    “Imagine there’s no feminists (do-do-do-do-doooo)
    it’s easy, if you try
    no stigma on fedoras
    never friendzoned, or denied
    imagine all the people, free from misandry (yoo-hoooo-whoaa)”

    -john mennon (RIP)

  7. Please take one for the team and go to the convention! It’ll probably be better than Brokencyde!

  8. taoreader says:

    Detroit? No offense, flanny, but, Detroit?

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