While I agree that feminists are sometimes sexist (that rape law debacle in India is a prime example), many MRAs are needlessly anti-feminist. Like, many of them find traditionalism preferable. And to ‘destroy feminism’, which some mention as a stated goal, especially if aligned with traditionalism, would require taking away their rhetorical base. And that would entail essentially removing equality from the public discourse. Without going into how much of a pipe-dream this is, it’d also be self-sabotage of the highest order for an MRA. Without feminism making gender equality into a thing in the first place, the MRM would not exist.
Most MRAs in my experience do not support traditionalism. Indeed, one of the failings they point out in feminism is that feminism supports many things that are very “traditionalist” when they help women and harm men, and only oppose traditionalism when it has a negative effect on women. AVFM, really the largest MRA outlet in the world at this point, has a fairly clearly stated policy that they don’t support traditionalism. Obviously, your mileage may vary….those MRAs that are traditionalist tend to be ridiculously so.
Honestly, I prefer to avoid AVfM. A community where “mangina” becomes part of the common parlance cannot be a very good community.
I never said I liked AVfM, only that they have a stated position of not supporting traditionalism. On policy, their size generally makes them a decent MRA barometer regardless of tone. While we don’t support the use of the term “mangina” when better terms like “feminist sycophant” and “feminist apologist” are available, it has been our experience that criticisms of the word rather fundamentally misunderstand its actual meaning.
SHUT UP, ARMIE HAMMER.
ARE YOU DETERMINED TO RUIN MY LIFE VIA INTERVIEW CLIPS THAT I NEVER WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE KNOWN ABOUT BOBBY
LET ME LOVE ARMIE IN PEACE
So hair pulling, neck grabbing, being a dominant lover, wanting to do all (or most) of those things mean you don’t respect women? I feel like that’s what he’s implying. Maybe it’s a poor quote. But there are quite a few women who enjoy having those things done to them.
My fiance noticed that she has a collection of characters in her 3-ring. She’s got at least 6 different sets of sheets.
Upon realizing how many she had stockpiled and how they were stored, she made the stunned exclamation, “I’ve got a binder full of women!”
I lost two hours writing a letter to a company called Sandboxr because I think they need to seriously examine their marketing strategy. “Everyone” is not a viable marketing demographic. NERDS ARE.
I could have spent that two hours on tumblr, but I poured my heart out and wrote a letter instead. So even though I was distracted, I was still productive…just not productive in the way that earns me money.
(Sorry Boss, workin on Irskine, don’t fire me, I WUB YOU!)