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Hey ladies! The Men’s Rights movement needs you. Like, really, really needs you.

The Men’s Rights subreddit is a gift that keeps on giving!

In response to a woman pledging her support to the Men’s Rights movement, someone calling himself Nephilim_Hunter offers his thanks:

Because men have been relegated to a what of a what now?

Because males are already relegated to a position of non-participant in society

Because males are already relegated to a position of non-participant in society

Because males are already relegated to a position of non-participant in society

Because males are already relegated to a position of non-participant in society

Just wanted to make sure I understood that you really, actually did just say that.

Oh, by the way,I’m starting a new feature here at Man Boobz. It’s called: Random Pictures of Boards of Directors.

Here’s a picture of the board of directors of Wal-Mart:

Oh, and here’s the board of directors for GE:

And here’s the board of directors of Duke Energy:

Oh, and the board of directors at Dynasty Financial Partners:

And these fellas are the board of directors at The Rea Magnet Wire Company:

And, while we’re at it, here’s the board of directors of Man Boobz:

 

316 replies on “Hey ladies! The Men’s Rights movement needs you. Like, really, really needs you.”

You definitely have the cutest board of directors…Probably ever.It’s not often I want to snorgle an entire directorial board or nom it around the edges. Actually, this is the first time I’ve ever wanted to do that.

OMG! I see two minority women in one of those pictures! They were only given the job to fill a quota! Affirmative Action run amok! Think of the children, people, think of the children!
/sarcasm

Don’t let their appearance fool you; those Manboobz directors are real hard-asses.

Perhaps the MRM believes that there’s a secret council of gynocratic overlords, ruling over the puppet-men of the government, making all the real decisions. By day, they appear as regular sweet old grandmas, by night they put on hooded cloaks and meet in a bunker under the White House, where they decide who shall be friendzoned and who shall be expected to pay on a date.

What planet do these guys live on? And if men are so awesome and hunted the mammoth and invented everything, while women’s brains run on hamsters, why need women’s help all of a sudden? Sense, they do not make it.

I like the Man Boobz board. Snuggles for everyone!

Humans have been relegated to a position of non-participant in cat society, I see. Or are we still allowed to open the food tins and wave the laser pointer for our feline overlords?

Well, you see, women have SEX with the men, so they really have all the power, don’t they? I mean, they just Lysistrata’d it until Wal Mart HAD to pay their workers no money for long hours. Those poor men, they had no choice.

Ozy – Yeah, the real power is with these guys’ wives! They get half the money for none of the work!

…Because we all know that the very best power is secondhand and conditional, right?

Uh, David, how many CEO’s of fortune five hundred companies to you know? Now many board members? How many members of congress do you hob-nob with? Coming form a working class family, my answer is exactly zero. So, until men start getting their patriarchy membership cards, the argument that power is held by men is pretty much irrelvant to men who have no power.

@Holly:

Everyone knows that the female-version of power is secondhand conditional sex power. Just like everyone knows that the female-version of money is vaginas, and the female-version of super-heroes is super-models.

Come to think of it, the female-version of a lot of things seem to be sexy things… Like the female version of Halloween costumes are “sexy-x” costumes. Hmmm….

@Holly:

Well, it was some girl rather than some guy, but Mags came in with your “not a millionaire, not privileged” argument.

@Mags:

Back when there was a mix of free black people and enslaved black people, was the fact that some black people were slaves irrelevant to the ones who weren’t?

(hint: the answer is no.)

I think magdelyn wrote that just to prove Holly’s prediction wrong. Unless zie was using ‘guy’ gender-neutrally.
(P.S. I now have to discipline my computer for it’s cis-sexist programming. When I first tried to type ‘zie’ it autocorrected as ‘die.’)

the argument that power is held by men is pretty much irrelvant to men who have no power

Yeah, but it’s double irrelevant to women who have no power!

(We’ve had the sensible version of this argument so many times, I’m going for the goofy version.)

If “other guys are rich” is useless to a poor guy, think of how “most other women aren’t rich” is double useless to a poor woman!

Also, in the atheist community there’s the idea floating around that it would be extremely unlikely that there would be an atheist president in the near future.

“But,” you may ask, “why would atheists care if there was an atheist president? All except one of them wouldn’t be president, so it would be irrelevant!”

“Not so,” I would encounter, a smug expression upon my face. “For the fact that an atheist get’s elected would mean that society has changed enough to accept atheists in the public sector, and religious tests for government would be much less of a problem!”

“What a valid and valuable insight,” you would reply, enlightenment being bestowed upon you. “I thank you for showing me the truth!”

“No problem,” I would exclaim, “But I have quite a long ways to travel before my wisdom is spread throughout the world!”

“Godspeed… I mean, fsm-speed, fair Kirbywarp,” you would say, as I ride by stallion into the sunset.

It really pisses me off, by the way, that my employer’s Board of Directors looks a lot like those photos–despite the fact that the rank-and-file employees are mostly women and have a large proportion of people of color.

It kinda doubles down on the bigotry when you go from “who’s considered fit to run the place” to “who’s considered fit to run the place versus who’s considered fit to answer the phones and scrub the toilets.”

Also: In b4 some guy points out that he isn’t personally a millionaire businessman, therefore privilege is a lie.

You are psychic. Also, Mags clearly doesn’t bother to read the comments.

I Think Mags is right, just because the majority of CEO’s and Board members are men that doesn’t mean men in general have it any easier than women. I mean its not like there are any other areas of society where men vastly outnumber women and its not like in the US right now one particular political party and a lot of religious groups are teaming up in an effort to restrict women’s rights or anything.

So, until men start getting their patriarchy membership cards, the argument that power is held by men is pretty much irrelvant to men who have no power.

The power imbalance in these companies (and in every branch of government) is still illustrative of the power imbalance at large in our society. Ask yourself, why is it that these positions of power are almost entirely held by men?

I just love how Mags inadvertently makes a great point but refuses to see it.
The biggest problem men have is with other men NOT women/feminists. But they direct their anger toward women because it’s easier than dealing with the real problem.

Oh, and where is a picture of the BOD’s for Vatican city? I’m guessing there are no women there either. I think the BOD’s for Manboobz should take over everything. They couldn’t do worse.

Mags-logic is a special kind of logic.
“Well, yes, nearly all politcally powerful people ARE men, but most people are not politically powerful, so that MRA made a valid point when he said all politically powerful people are women!”

“…Why is it that positions of power are almost entirely held by men?”

Because men are more willing to sacriice everything in pursuit of it, where more sane people balance their lives. CEO’s are diagnosed with more personality disorders than the average person in society. Are you willing to do what it takes to get there? Most sane people are not.

Oh yeah, positions of power go to those who just want it more.

But don’t be jealous, folks, it’s really no fun at all having wealth and power.

(Also, some men are homeless, therefore privilege is a lie. But Magz, by your logic he just didn’t want a home badly enough!)

The problem isn’t directing action at organizations that discriminte….it is trying to hold accountable a class of people that have absolutely no power in effecting the outcome. “Patriarchy” as a concenpt is BULLSHIT. Until you want to start dealing with real factors, i.e. class, there will be no change. One could argue that the elite are sexist…fine, but that is not what feminists do. They assign blame to every dude in a sort of collective guilt system. Balogna.

Homeless men exist! Therefore no men are ever privileged over women in any way, ever! Also, it is totally easy for women to be in politics, or for women to be really successful climbing the corporate ladder.

I really do hope whoever is supposed to be impressed by your whole schtick is properly impressed.

I know it is no one here.

“Patriarchy” doesn’t mean “all men deliberately and maliciously oppress all women.”

It’s more like “other forms of hierarchy in society still exist, but all things being equal a man has more power than a woman of the same ‘standing.'” I’d do better as the son of a CEO than the daughter of a CEO; I’d do better as a penniless immigrant man than as a penniless immigrant woman.

@magdelyn:

I agree with you actually. The definition of “Patriarchy” that you are using is pretty bullshit.

“One could argue that the elite are sexist…fine, but that is not what feminists do. They assign blame to every dude in a sort of collective guilt system. Balogna.

Except that is is demonstrably untrue. Feminists talk, speak, write online and publish books and paper and teach classes about class and how it works all the time. Portraying patriarchy as some sort of collective guilt system is a deliberate misunderstanding of how the term is used in actual sociology.

But you never claimed to be truthful or have a deep understanding of anything, and that will,of course, be your defense for your position, as usual.

About those “sacrifices” CEOs make, by the way:

One of the big ones is time with their children. They’re able to make this sacrifice because they have a wife at home raising their children! She’s sacrificing too–she’s committing many many hours a week to childrearing and housekeeping, and she’s completely sacrificing her own work career–and at the end of it, she’s still not a CEO.

@Crumbelievable:

Pretty sure they don’t. Cause we have a black president and some white people are homeless. Checkmate!

Oh no, the imaginary feminazis are attacking, again! Quck, grab the Partriarchy Spray!

Seriously, mags, who the hell is assigning collective guilt to men? You’re just doing the same boring, bullshit dance and no one is fooled.

@ Crum in re “white privilege”

As I’ve argued before: “…being yourself is not a privilege, since I cannot control how other people treat me because of some immutable characteristic, just as I can’t control how other discriminate against me because of the same immutable characteristic. I have no more obligation to ‘check my privilege’ than I do to apologize for myself – which is none at all…”

It’s always popular to point out that men are at the top of all of these boards and companies. What you don’t point out is that men are the majority at the bottom of society. You could post a picture of the homeless and it would be predominately men or those jailed for victimless crimes and it would be men.

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