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Canadian feminist activist receives death threats and other abuse after being targeted by Men’s Rights Activists

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And so the MRAs have found yet another woman to hate.

Earlier this month, as many of you no doubt know, a Men’s Rights group sponsored a lecture at the University of Toronto. The event drew protesters, and the protesters drew MRAs with video cameras. One of the MRAs filmed a confrontation between a red-haired feminist activist and a number of MRAs who continually interrupted her as she tried to read a brief statement.

Her crime? She wasn’t exactly polite in responding to the interrupters. And so, after video of the confrontation was uploaded to YouTube, and linked to on the Men’s Rights subreddit and elsewhere, she became a virtual punching bag for the angry misogynists of the internet.

A Voice for Men, naturally, led the charge, running  an article by Canadian MRA Dan Perrins labeling her “Little red frothing fornication mouth” and commenting on her breasts. The Amazing Atheist weighed in with a video I couldn’t bring myself to even watch.

Since being targeted by angry YouTube misogynists and MRAs, the red-haired activist has received death threats, rape threats and literally hundreds of other hateful and harassing messages. She’s also been “doxxed” — that is, she’s had her personal information plastered all over the internet, including on A Voice for Men’s forum. Ten days after being uploaded to YouTube, the video of her faceoff against the MRAs has garnered more than 300,000 views, and YouTubers are still leaving threats and insults and crude sexual comments.

This, apparently, is what “Men’s Human Rights Activism” consists of: the doxxing and harassment of individual women.

Several days ago, she contacted me to tell me about the harassment she’s endured. Here’s some of what she wrote:

I’m the red-head. I’m sure by now, you’re one of the 260,000 people who have seen the video of me … .

Because I had the audacity to tell a dude to stfu, an MRA no less, I have since been the target of not only just online misogyny (as if that’s a surprise) but cyber stalking, rape and death threats. They somehow found my facebook, they found my tumblr, they found a twitter acct that I don’t even use, they even found an old [dating site] profile of mine with outdated info …

I also got an anonymous message on tumblr that specifically said “[name deleted] would be disappointed”. [Name deleted] is my dog that died 1.5 years ago, I don’t talk about him on tumblr, nor fb, so they would have had to reaaaaalllly dig to find this info. …

In about 12-24hours, I got about400-500 new messages on my blog, most of them hate, which included rape and death threats, also people wishing death upon me or the typical troll “kill yourself” message. They made a meme of me.

I dunno how many haters I have, and I don’t know where they are. I can’t be sure at any given second, if I’m ever outside my house … if anyone is going to recognize me and try to hurt me.

With her permission, I am reposting screenshots she sent me documenting some of the harassment she’s endured. Even though her personal information has already been widely disseminated online, I don’t want to contribute to that, so I’ve whited out any information that might reveal her identity.

TRIGGER WARNING for what follows, for threatening language and crude sexual remarks.

Here’s a death threat she received from someone claiming to represent the “Islamic Brotherhood.”

REDHFBmusbroDeaththreatANON

Here are some sample comments from her Tumblr inbox. I’ve whited out comments and parts of comments that consist of her contact info, which being sent to her in an attempt to intimidate and frighten her by letting her know they “know where she lives.”

REDHtumbmessDOXanonRedHtumblraddressANON

Here’s another threatening comment sent to her via Tumblr:

REDHTumbbakedThreatANON

Here are some comments sent to her via her YouTube account. You’ll notice that the second comment comes from AVFM’s Dan Perrins, who is clearly relishing the attacks on her.

REDHytheraccountDannyANON2

And another glimpse into her YouTube inbox:

REDHYTmessGagANON

Here’s a screenshot from a Men’s Rights forum revealing her personal information.

redhinfopostedrambo2

Meanwhile, over on YouTube, the hateful comments continue to pile up. Here are some of the nastiest ones I’ve collected. I am deliberately posting a lot of them in an attempt to convey something of the relentless nature of the attacks on teh red-haired activist — though I should note I’ve only gone through a small portion of the total comments there and this doesn’t even reflect all of the awful ones I found. These are not in any particular order. I threw in a few non-threatening ones that struck me as a tad ironic or otherwise revealing.

REDHYTcheesegraterANON

REDHYTnewbulletANONREDHYTnewequalanonREDHYTnewkitchenpunchanon

redhytnewoad2anonREDHYTnewpunchedanonREDHYTnewtitsanonREDHYTnewpunchcuntanonREDHYTnewwouldhavepunchanonREDHYTnewpunchrapeanon REDHYTnewpunchagainanonREDHYTnewripjawanon REDHYTsaudiarabiaANON

REDHYTslitthroatANON

REDHYTneedstodieANONUSETHISONEREDHYTdoublepenANONREDHYTpunchANONREDHytgetrapedANONREDHYTwantpunchANONREDHYTshovedANONREDHYTfemdeserveANONREDHYTanotherpunchANONREDHyTpenisANON

Again, this is only a small fraction of the abuse she’s gotten on YouTube.

This is what happens when MRAs and other misogynists target a woman online. The only thing that’s surprising here is the sheer amount of the hateful comments.

I’ve seen no serious attempts from any MRAs to rein in this sort of hatred. A Voice for Men has tried to distance itself in a superficial way from some of the harassment it has played a central role in unleashing, with an official announcement asking readers to refrain from posting the personal information of the red-haired activist in the comments. Meanwhile, in the AVFM forum, comments  linking to her defunct dating profiles remain up.

This is what MRA “activism” looks like.

Coming tomorrow: A more detailed look at AVFM’s role in the harassment.

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Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
6 years ago

@Chris

You haven’t even managed to form a proper sentence yet. We kinda have to guess which standard MRA talking point you’re getting at, since you’re terrible at expressing yourself. These are all things that have been said many times before, sometimes even with proper grammar.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@weirwoodtreehugger

Men receive custody for about 1/3rd of the time.

Women could work far before the feminist movement existed.

I never defended the death threats. And it has zero to do with alimony. Chanty Binx (Big Red) is the definition of a Feminazi. Mocking suicide victims is going to get you backlash.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@kupo

What are you talking about?

It’s a fact that male victims receive far less sympathy. Go to What Would You Do or a BBC video study on public domestic violence.

Men receive at least 60% longer prison sentences for similar crimes.

Men make up for 75-90% of the homeless population.

It was men who were always forced into wars.

#BringHomeOurGirls while ignoring the boys who were killed.

Or just go on YouTube to 48 Female Privillages, most are minor but still.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
6 years ago

Y’know, it’s sort of depressing to read through the amazing Steele/Al reveal thread, then come back to this Turing test-failing quarterwit who took a full week to get to his bloody point (inasmuch as that can be called a “Point,” anyway).

Where, oh where have the good trolls gone…

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

Where, oh where have the good trolls gone…

They’re not even trying anymore, are they?

Men receive custody for about 1/3rd of the time.

Case in point.

This would only be relevant if men sought custody 100% of the time. They don’t. How many times have we been over this?

If only Chris would tell us that poor women don’t exist because all women have to do is sit in the street and cry and men will throw money at them. If only!

ETA: I’m getting really tired of trolls using YouTube videos as citations too.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

@Policy of Madness

So even when facts are pointed out againist feminist hypocrisy, You still
follow a group who pretends to be for “Equality”?????

Feminist Logic: “Equality For All” “KillAllMen” or unless that “equality”
backfires when it fails to suit your Special Treatment needs.

Why is this addressed to me? This has nothing to do with my question.

To refresh your goldfish-like memory: Did you fall off the turnip truck yesterday?

Don’t bother me with another non-sequitur answer. I have no time for idiots who don’t know what a non-sequitur is.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@Imaginay Petal

Wrong, you’re to arrogant to see my point. You’re like 90% of feminists or Christians; When logic is brought before you, you either ignore it or do mental gymnastics.

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

Wrong, you’re to arrogant to see my point. You’re like 90% of feminists or Christians; When logic is brought before you, you either ignore it or do mental gymnastics.

Says the necro troll who uses YouTube as a citation. Because that is truly the sign of a mastermind of logic.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
6 years ago

I read through the list of “48 female privillages“. It’s a Sargon video. Contains such gems as:

– Women have the privilege of having their feelings considered at all times. (Wut. -IP)

– Women have the privilege of never being expected to to manual labour. (In what universe? -IP)

– Women have the privilege of it being socially acceptable to be deceptive about their level of attractiveness. (??????? -IP)

– Women have the privilege of having women-only programmes on TV. (How is this enforced? -IP)

– Women have the privilege of being consistently represented in a positive manner on television. (Yeah because negative tropes about women definitely don’t exist. -IP)

– Women have the privilege of being given sympathy if they murder their children. (By whom? Wait, did Sargon murder his children and is now upset that he’s not getting any sympathy? -IP)

– Women have the privelege of being taken seriously when they are assaulted. (Says the dude who’s denied every assault on women ever. -IP)

– Women have the privilege of having most of the opposite gender socially conditioned to defend them, even if she is the instigator. (Translation: “Women are controlling my brain or at least my penis.” -IP)

– Women have the privilege of being given the benefit of the doubt. (Yup, like for example when they speak in public about having been raped, nobody questions them at all. Oh wait. -IP)

– Women have the privilege of never being told to suffer in silence. (??????? -IP)

– Women have the privilege of equality having a pro-woman bias. (Words. What do they mean. -IP)

– Women have the privilege of believing sexism only applies to women. (Nice sentence structure, idiot. Anyway, wtf does this even mean? Has this ever been said by a feminist? -IP)

– Women have the privilege of blaming inappropriate behaviour on hormones. (Yeah, women have the privilege of having men dismiss all their concerns and feelings due to “hormones”. What a privilege. -IP)

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
6 years ago

@wwth

I can’t even tell what I’m supposed to have been wrong about, or which part of his reply is supposed to contain “logic”. Oh well.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

Given that I’m a Skeptic of all religion, I say “Happy” Saturnalia.

Little did we know that Chris himself was one of my War on Christmas conscripts!

Here’s a hot tip on how to avoid paying spousal support, Chris my lamb. Don’t marry someone with the intention of being the sole income earner throughout your relationship, and if you do, don’t stay in that relationship for 15, 20, 30 years.

Here’s a hot tip on how to avoid paying child support: don’t have kids if you’re not willing to contribute to their wellbeing, you asshole.

Edit: From the list IP was kind enough to compile (thank you!)

– Women have the privilege of never being expected to to manual labour

Oh, absolutely. Because housecleaning isn’t manual labour. Housecleaning is invisible labour, that your mom or wife or sister or female employee performs. Invisibly .

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@Policy of Madness

I’m just responding because you call me pointing out hypocrisy within the feminist movement “shitting imaginary nuggets”

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
6 years ago

I’m just responding because you call me pointing out hypocrisy within the feminist movement “shitting imaginary nuggets”

Nobody said that.

Starting to question if this guy is for real.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

My imaginary nuggets were right where I wanted them, and now look what you’ve done! I’m going to be looking around for those things all evening.

Edit: I read “shitting” as “shifting” and it’s terribly embarrassing for me, tbqh.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

@Policy of Madness

I’m just responding because you call me pointing out hypocrisy within the feminist movement “shitting imaginary nuggets”

So I’m imagining that you’re cluttering up a three-year-old thread? Interesting theory, but it doesn’t change that your response might as well have been “the fish” for all that it addressed my question.

If you’re not going to address me, don’t address me, fool.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
6 years ago

@Viscaria

Shift happens!

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@weirwoodtreehugger

I got my points from everyday life.

The 48 Female Privillage video is just other mostly minor stuff just that I mentioned before. Most I do not take very seriously but about 1/4th or a dozen of his Female Privillage list is very accurate.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
6 years ago

Eh, might as well do my best with what (very, very little) we’ve been given.

When logic is brought before you, you either ignore it or do mental gymnastics.

So, could you possibly explain why “Women are both human beings and disadvantaged compared to men, and here are 19283284723 peer-reviewed studies proving these two facts” is “Mental gymnastics,” but “If we pretend that m-on-f rape, m-on-f domestic violence, the ever-increasing restrictions on abortion and birth control, the wage gap, slut shaming, victim blaming, body policing, #GamerGate, all those manospherian mass murderers, Donald Trump, etc etc fucking etc aren’t real and/or aren’t bad, but act like sad boners are a human rights issue worse than the Holocaust, then that proves men are the disadvantaged ones” isn’t?

On the other hand, I should at least give you a point for spelling “Mental gymnastics” correctly. You’re up to -9.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@Policy of Madness

Except I did.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@Imaginary Petal

Wrong

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

Oh dear, it appears we’ve reached the elementary school retorts portion of the thread. Is Chris rubber, and PoM glue? Only time will tell.

kupo
kupo
6 years ago

Boring troll is boring. Here’s a cat photo.

http://i.imgur.com/szmTqU6.jpg

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

I got my points from everyday life.

Anecdotes aren’t data, sweetie.

If you’re going to successfully cast yourself as the logical and rational one on this thread, you’re going to have to do a little better than this.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
6 years ago

My cat tweeted out this picture yesterday.

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkDFlzMXAAAe1j0.jpg

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

@Policy of Madness

Except I did.

It’s true: nobody can stop you from showing your ass all over the internet if that’s what you’re determined to do.

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