Okay, if you haven’t already seen this video that’s been floating about recently, you probably should. I see this absurdism, and reductio ad absurdum of the entire Men’s Rights Movement, as a defense mechanism against the completely counter-intuitive pushback against feminism. I mean, how else do you deal with ideas that are so patently absurd as that women are somehow oppressing men by trying to get the same rights as them?
Before you say it, I’m well aware that patriarchy hurts men too. I further recognize that you MRMers and sociology denialists don’t believe in patriarchy, and therefore don’t believe in the structure that’s caused your pain. And I’m well aware you’ve displaced the blame for that pain onto women because you’re wounded and lashing out at the first “other” you see. However, don’t imagine we feminists don’t see the disadvantages of being a man. We simply recognize that women aren’t even a tangential cause — the systemic disadvantaging of women, however, is the significantly more proximate cause.
Meanwhile, so many of you are, like in this video, screaming misandry, and joking about raping and beating women, and still have the temerity to call yourselves nice guys and lament that girls won’t fuck you.
If I’ve just described you, and you’re past puberty, grow the fuck up and stop attacking the people trying to attack the cause of your pain. And if you’re prepubescent, stop listening to your primary influences wax poetic over their personal arrested developments. Those views are every bit as absurd as this video. Including the bit about The Matrix being a good movie.
(Well, okay. It wasn’t a horrible movie. It’s just a damn shame they never made any sequels to resolve the hanging plot threads in a sensible manner.)
Hat tip to countryman Glendon Mellow, the Flying Trilobite.