UPDATE: See the update at the end of the post.
By David Futrelle
So I took a quick peek into the Men’s Rights subreddit — the leading Men’s Rights forum on the internet, with 156,000 subscribers — to see what the fellas were saying about the disaster in Texas.
I thought, best case scenario, that maybe some of them would have managed to arouse themselves from their torpor long enough to organize some sort of fundraiser. Worst case scenario, they’d be saying some really dumb things.
What I didn’t expect is that no one on the subreddit would be saying anything about it. I did searches to see if any topics from the past 24 hours had mentioned “houston,” “texas,” or “harvey.” I found this one post:
4 points, ZERO comments, after being up on the subreddit for ten hours.
By contrast, here are some of the topics from the past 24 hours that have been getting attention on the Men’s Rights subreddit.
This post, with its 3686 upvotes, was dedicated to making fun of a feminist on Twitter for this:
Even this HUGELY IMPORTANT TOPIC got more attention than the plight of millions in Texas.
Maybe somewhere in some random topic in the subreddit at the moment someone has managed to say a few words about the humanitarian catastrophe in Texas. But in terms of dedicated topics, aside from a single topic that has gotten literally no responses, there really doesn’t seem to be anything there.
UPDATE: A day after this post and another Harvey related topic has gone up!
The question in the title is sarcastic; the post is basically a bunch of pictures of men rescuing women in Houston.
There’s also a bit of movement in the original post — in the form of three whole comments, one of them from the OP. A dude has shown up to complain that teh Red Cross prioritizes women in disaster relief (though this is because in truly desperate situations it increases the chance that resources will go to everyone rather than being hoarded by men).