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So here’s an interesting chart. Guess what it represents?

A) The membership of the David Duke Fan Club

B) The racial breakdown of the most successful Liberace impersonators

C) The demographics of the Men’s Rights subreddit

Well, ok, that was too easy. It is of course all of the above. I’m guessing. It’s definitely C, at least, as this chart was prepared to show the results of the 2013 Men’s Rights subreddit demographic survey.

Now, you might say, well, isn’t Reddit itself a pretty white place? And you would be right. But the Men’s Rights subreddit seems to be a bit whiter — and a lot less black — than Reddit as a whole, if Quantcast’s estimates of Reddit’s overall ethnic breakdown are accurate.

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In other completely non-surprising news, 89% of Men’s Rights Redditors are men. And a lot of them are libertarians. MRAs complain endlessly that we pigeonhole them as a bunch of entitled white dudes. They’re really not doing much to challenge that assumption.

The most important issue to these fellas (and the small minority that aren’t fellas)? Survey says: False rape accusations.

Other critical issues to the Men’s Rightsers include “custody rights” (which is a bit odd because 92% of those surveyed have no kids), “legal discrimination” (whatever that means), “education discrimination” (this is a thing?), and “male disposability.”

“Male birth control” and “paper abortion,” while relatively less important to the Men’s Rightsers, each got hundreds of votes.

I’m surprised “friendzoning” isn’t at the top of the list, but unfortunately it wasn’t one of the choices. I blame misandry.

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cloudiah
8 years ago

David, pointing this out makes you a racist, don’tchaknow. 😉

auggziliary
auggziliary
8 years ago

God, so shocking.

auggziliary
auggziliary
8 years ago

Also inb4 people calling Feminists racist.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
8 years ago

Wow, this is surprising. Given the frequency with which they compare their concerns to the struggles of African-American men, I had assumed that a much larger proportion would be black! I can’t imagine why a bunch of young white men would feel entitled to compare themselves with black men with the regularity that the denizens of r/mr do. I guess it just shows how socially aware they are. [/sarcasm] [/noseriouslySARCASM]

Andrew Johnston
8 years ago

I also see that close to half are aged 18-24, and 70% are single. What do you know? Matches the picture in my head.

On the other hand, almost 20% identify as LGBT, which means that the sub-Reddit is either gayer than the U.S. or else they’re more open about it. That actually is kind of surprising.

SittieKitty
8 years ago

A bunch of white dudes complaining about a problem that occurs in less than 1 to 10% of the 5-15%ish of sexual assaults that are reported to police? Colour me not surprised.

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

Could a similar poll be done for Manboobzers? I’m a bit curious.

Even though I know that of course, our top issue would be kitties.

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: Andrew Johnston

I fear that a good few of those LGBT folk would ID as g0ys.

You may ask me about the zero, but only if you are steeled for an explanation far stupider than anything you expect. (Seriously. I’ve tested this highly scientifically on a number of people.)

ignotussomnium
ignotussomnium
8 years ago

lolol Oh man I had completely forgotten g0ys existed. Thanks, LBT, for reminding me of that absurdity.

As for the poll, I am shocked to see that a subreddit devoted to preserving men’s inalienable rights to call women b*tches and make rape jokes is populated almost entirely by men. Who would have guessed.

saintnick86
8 years ago

“In other completely non-surprising news, 89% of Men’s Rights Redditors are men. And a lot of them are libertarians. MRAs complain endlessly that we pigeonhole them as a bunch of entitled white dudes. They’re really not doing much to challenge that assumption.”

It’s double the unwarranted sense of entitlement, that’s for sure!

Like rabid Ron Paul fans – they obsessively invade the comment section of any online article dealing with feminism or women’s rights. Of course that’s not going to win anyone over (’cause it’s annoying) but it also makes sense given how egotistically myopic they are. They also both blame all problems on a single entity, ’cause considering more than one factor would just be too hard. Not to mention hiding largely bigoted views under flowery bullshit slogans and talking points – except the only people convinced by such are already acolytes who don’t know any better.

Yeah, I don’t like either group AT ALL…

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

If they’re overwhelmingly single, why the endless wank about custody?

Theda Bara
Theda Bara
8 years ago

@hellkell Why not? Everything else they talk about is ephemerous wank.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Well, yeah, but since there’s a vanishingly small chance they’ll ever be in a position to be a father if they stay in the MRM, I don’t get it.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
8 years ago

If they’re overwhelmingly single, why the endless wank about custody?

Because “endless wank” is the essence of being single/an MRA.

Well, maybe that’s not fair. Most people who aren’t MRAs eventually take a break.

Leum
Leum
8 years ago

I’ll bite. What are g0ys?

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: ignotussomnium

lolol Oh man I had completely forgotten g0ys existed. Thanks, LBT, for reminding me of that absurdity.

I MST a fair amount of their work, when I have the brain. With the pedopologia, their claim that buttsex killed the Romans, and their awful, awful porn* they’re like the gift that keeps on giving.

*JAZILLION AMOROUS MATING SPERM

Briznecko
Briznecko
8 years ago

I am SHOCKED

Cthulhu's Intern
8 years ago

I guess this also explains why they’re no longer talking about custody that much, being 18-24 single men. Just women’s sexuality.

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: Leum

They’re guys who’re attracted to men, but they don’t like anal sex, see, and they’re SOOOOO not cool with all that sissy ‘gay’ shit, and the ‘A’ in ‘gay’ stands for ‘anal,’ which they’re morally opposed to, okay, so they put a ZERO over it instead, so they’re the g0ys!

I am not exaggerating. (Scroll down to “Why ‘G0Y’ — spelled with a ZER0?”)

thebionicmommy
thebionicmommy
8 years ago

In other completely non-surprising news, 89% of Men’s Rights Redditors are men.

I actually am surprised by this number. I would have guessed the it would be even higher, at least 95%.

gametime218
gametime218
8 years ago

… and now I know that g0ys are a thing. Weird.

(All the more ridiculous because there’s actually nothing weird to me about men loving men but not identifying as gay, because love and sexuality are complicated and people have all kinds of preferences, but their homepage takes all of like three sentences to start in on the homophobia, so… fuck these assholes.)

(On that note, what is with their weird fear of ass-fucking? Sure, it’s not for everyone, but it’s also just not a big deal, guys, get over it.)

(Also the extraneous hyphens are killing me.)

La Strega
8 years ago

Yeah, let’s poll the manboobers. I’m guessing we’re also overwhelmingly white, about three quarters female, mostly between the ages of 30-45, and most of us have attended college. And about a third of us identify as LGBT.

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

RE: gametime218

I don’t know. I can only imagine that as small children, they were bitten by a rabid asshole and never got over it.

And if you think the hyphens are bad, for the love of god, don’t read their porn. I had to make a goddamned bingo card for this shit! (Alas, due to the complexity of interwebs, it’s kinda hard to dig up.)

SittieKitty
8 years ago

Spermjacking is totally a thing, so obviously they’d be worried about custody battles! It’s like a tug of war with financial abortion, they don’t want to pay for any kids that scheming females may have created by stealing their golden reproductive juices, but they also want to make sure that they can punish the women by taking the kids away. That’s just a hop, skip and a jump from being able to force women to pay the child support instead – in which case they’ll double down that the women should pay everything and financial abortion should only exist for dads because clearly paternity tests would show that they were cuckolded… or something… I don’t know, MRAs pet projects confuse me more than my kitty does when she walks off the couch without meaning to. (As in, she forgets that the couch ends there and just keeps walking.)

chibigodzilla
chibigodzilla
8 years ago

I just want to point out that when they use 0 it doesn’t look like a zero, it looks like a theta.

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