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War Declared on Misandric Pants

Puppy battling the evil of Misandric Pants
Puppy battling the evil of Misandric Pants

One effect of living within the ideological bubble of the Men’s Rights movement is what you might call ideological inflation: MRAs start off believing, for example, that women don’t face discrimination today, in the developed world — an idea that’s wrong enough to start with. But then, surrounded by other delusional MRAs who reinforce their every wrong notion, the denizens of the Men’s Rights bubble come to believe that women haven’t ever been discriminated against anywhere and at any time in the history of the world. (You may recall those evil cavewomen who sat around eating prehistoric bon bons while the men hunted the mammoth to feed them.)

And that leads to things like the following video, in which the FeMRA video maker who calls herself The Wooly Bumblebee declares war on a pair of “Misandric Pants” she bought for her daughter by accident.

Yep, that’s right, she’s furious because one fucking percent of the proceeds made from selling these pants goes to a charity fighting against the very real discrimination and oppression that girls face all over the globe. You know, like being denied educations because they’re girls. Like being forced into child marriages with adult men. Like being forced into prostitution as children. That sort of thing.

Apparently girls don’t suffer from being repeatedly raped as children. But boys are totally oppressed because a tiny portion of the profits from a pair of pants goes to a charity that talks about, and tries to do something about, the shit girls have to endure because they are girls.

457 replies on “War Declared on Misandric Pants”

Too lazy to hit the Z key! *dies* but it’s right there!

I’d meant for myself though. Clarity, I fail at it. Granted, I don’t really give enough fucks myself to care if you want to go with they/their for me. And since you’re not a troll I’m not going to get cranky if you use gendered pronouns (perks of androgyny I guess?)

Oxford English *shudder* Oxford Latin…better than Wheelock’s, but ick…

OMG OMG a Liefeld conversation! *hurls self in* Can’t believe I missed it!

Yeah, Liefeld is… Liefeld is Liefeld.

Also, I’m a self-taught comics artist, and I find a lot of artists lacking in some character design (the MASSIVE BUFFITUDE of all the guys). I figure, it often comes down to time; if you have an artist who can crank it out reliably, you might be willing to overlook things like that, especially if they’re better at other things (environments, composition, action–see Frank Quitely). Plus, the artistic expectations can layer up and calcify like rock, which leads to some weird conventions that really confuse a new reader.

I love superheroes myself, but I’m really glad to see how comics in the USA has been opening up the past decade or two.

@LBT — Yeah, I was thinking about time pressures. Liefeld’s apparently a millionaire, and he was so popular, and everybody was asking him to do their book at one point, that he probably didn’t really have time to go back and make sure, e.g., that Franklin Richards actually looked like he was holding a gun.

After a while, I think perhaps it kind of became, “Well, I don’t have to go back and redraw!”

Save me from being that famous!

Ok – haven’t read the whole thread (because HUGENESS) so this has likely been said, but here I go anyway: Plan Canada (an organization I happen to support) provides all sorts of aid in the developing world for boys and girls (and their families and communities). Because I Am A Girl is one of their programs (you can support both their general program and this one, or not) specifically targets girls in countries where they are not given the same educational opportunities as boys, for example. It is not a ‘fuck the boys, they don’t need help’ program, for chrissakes.

*begs David to install DISQUS for threaded comments even though the nesting would likely get outta control*

Is 42hamneggs a pest from these parts, because he’s raising “discrimination becuz it’s not about the menz” in the YouTube comments? I would call him a troll but I think he believes it.

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