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Garfield’s John Arbuckle becomes an MRA, or a PUA, or possibly an MGTOWer

You need a cat to keep you company, dude.

Actually, I’m pretty sure he’s been Going His Own Way pretty much since the strip started.

This is borrowed from the fabulous Garfield Minus Garfield. Thanks to speedlines on the Man Boobz Forum for finding this.

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Pecunium
10 years ago

Pushkin talks about the Finns in Evgeny Onegin… lets just say those stanzas are poetic, and evocative, but not flattering; more as if the Finns were gnomes, or dwarves then fully human.

Fuck MRAs
Fuck MRAs
10 years ago

Gah! People who do not understand what the word “evolution” means should not be allowed to use it. Evolution does not have a personality, people! And if it did, it would not the the personality of an Abrahamic-religion patriarch!

Men;='s Rights Activist Lieutenant
Men;='s Rights Activist Lieutenant
10 years ago

Pecunium is glorying in female on male abuse, as most fymynysts do.

Sharculese
10 years ago

how is fighting back when someone tries to rape you abuse?

Snowy
Snowy
10 years ago

Because she’s an alpha FUCK alpha and they always abuse the poor betas. Also, Phajina.

darksidecat
10 years ago

medium dave was on fire this thread. Time to start a slow clap for him…

MizDarwin
MizDarwin
10 years ago

MRAL, I should think you’d like a cartoon about someone fighting back successfully against a bully.

mediumdave
mediumdave
10 years ago

DSC, thanks, but you should see the other guy! ;D

Pecunium
10 years ago

MRAL: Pay attention, I don’t intend to tell you twice.

I am not a pacifist (I am peaceful, even relatively non-violent), but I am not a pacifist. I think self-defense is admirable. I think someone who refuses to take no for an answer deserves to be resisted.

It’s funny because the idea is that women are delicate little flowers who can’t defend themselves. This is not the case.

As a case in point, I am slight. I am 5’9″, and come in between 115-120 lbs. People assume that means they can push me around. See above, I am not fond of violence. I will wait a good long time before I decide that minor provocations merit physical response.

One of those requirements is actual physical threat. If someone (male, nor female, I don’t care) crosses that line, I will hand them as much of their ass as is required to put them back on the other side of it. It doesn’t happen often. For some reason people tend to be unwilling to push quite that far. The track record is, in my adult life, five. Four men, one woman (that I’ve had to lay hands on. There are a couple of men which had different resolutions, not requiring physical contact, and apart from anything which happened in combat zones/training).

In the backstory of that cartoon, he went too far. You think she was out of line? Fine. But that implies you think his not taking no for an answer is acceptable. That she was obliged to put up with it.

KathleenB
KathleenB
10 years ago

MRAL: You keep using the word ‘abuse,’ but I’m not quite sure you understand what it means. Fighting back against being attacked =/= abuse. Last I checked it was called self-defense. If the concept still confuses you, there’s this wonderful resource called Google, where you can find just about any information you want to know. (except, evidently, how to put my own background on my new cellphone. But that’s neither here nor there.)

chocominties
chocominties
10 years ago

No no, the texts were pretty clear on “this is more commonly observed in men/women,” and why. Often due to cultural/social reasons. I don’t think my hyper-feminist sex roles prof would have chosen texts that were blatantly biased. (I took 3 classes from her. She was great.)

Also, let’s be clear … online doesn’t mean crappy. Online schools are often attached to a brick and mortar location. A diploma mill, on the other hand …

(Just something that bugs me. Due to illness, I finished my degree online. A lot of my classes were harder than ones I currently am taking in person. Also, you really have to be careful with budgeting your time and remembering the schedule or else you’ll forget to take tests on time, and generally you weren’t allowed to take them late. Even with timed, open-book tests you wouldn’t believe how bad some people did … it’s not as easy as you’d think.)

darksidecat
10 years ago

I used to be a pacifist. Being a pacifist does not equal doing nothing and accepting bad things. There is a middle ground of nonviolent direct action, which is the default in my opinion anyway. I leave violent self defense in response to violence open, but I don’t create it as an expectation. A victim of violence who refuses to return violence is not to blame for what happens, the perpetrator is.

Pecunium
10 years ago

DSC: I don’t think pacifism requires that. I’ve been an attender at several Quaker meetings. My former fiancée is a Quaker.

I just don’t think MRAL is in a place to look at the finer points of pacifism.

Snowy
Snowy
10 years ago

Ah, of course chocominties, you’re right I should have said diploma mill. Sorry about that.

Arielle
Arielle
10 years ago

That comic describes MRAs perfectly. Good find, David!

cynickal
cynickal
10 years ago

more as if the Finns were gnomes, or dwarves then fully human.

They’re not?
Crap. I’m canceling my vacation! 🙁

Benjamin Geiger
10 years ago

This one is more the way I think:

http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/post/37727803

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