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Canada: Land of Terror for Men? A Photoshop contest

Ooh, scary!
Ooh, scary!

Men’s Rights activists have discovered something that Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps and the rest of his gang at the Westboro Baptist Church learned a long time ago: outrageously offensive signs can mean media coverage.

Canadian MRAs associated with A Voice for Men recently got attention in Edmonton for posters mocking a date rape awareness campaign. Now some of their compatriots have captured the attention of the media with posters in Saskatoon.

This time the MRAs toned down the offensiveness in favor of simple outrageousness, combined with a healthy dose of incomprehensibility. The most incomprehensible of the current lot is probably this one, which comes straight from the A Voice for Men poster page:

currency

But my favorite is this one:

canadafrighteningplace

I was originally going to write a sort of rebuttal to this, pointing out that by most measures Canada is, generally speaking, a rather unfrightening place for men (and women), what with its high standard of living, decent health care, relatively low crime rate, and so on.

I mean, if I were to pick a frightening country to live in, as a man (or a woman), I would probably pick someplace like, you know, Somalia, North Korea, Sudan or South Sudan, someplace like that. Syria’s probably not a great place to visit at the moment either.

But then I was thinking: Canada’s main problem, in terms of its international reputation, is that people tend to think of it as boring, not frightening.

Maybe Canada should embrace the whole “most frightening place to be a man” thing, and take advantage of this silly quote from Erin Pizzy to promote itself as scary, edgy, intense, EXTREEEEEMMME!

Maybe with some posters like the one at the top of this post?

I don’t know. I’m not that great at photoshop. Perhaps some of you would like to have a go at it? I know we’ve got some talented MRA poster-parodists here.

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Sarah
Sarah
8 years ago

David, this is really bugging me. What happened to your buzzfeed post from last night? It’s still listed on your tumblr, but not on mbz proper and I am so confused.

Ally S
8 years ago

“TIME TO CHANGE THE CURRENCY!”

Can these people get any cheesier?

LBT
LBT
8 years ago

Ugh. Trying to think of something clever and snarky to say about this, but Sneak just kinda used all our brain energy today reporting the next-door neighbors for mistreating their children. (The screaming. Dear god, the screaming.)

I think today is going to be one of those days where we just flop in a pile with a miserable sad Sneak and watch ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ to get zer mind off it.

Alice
Alice
8 years ago

What a bunch of attention whores. Look at me! I have to pay child support! I can’t slap my girlfriend without to jail! Waaahhhh!!!

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Can they ever be articulate? I’m thinking no.

deniseeliza
deniseeliza
8 years ago

Here is my effort, using crap I googled and an online image editing program. Woot!

mooses are misandry

takshak
takshak
8 years ago

(delurking)

Well, I asked my husband, and he said he felt perfectly safe here. Then he brought me a sammich.

(relurking)

Alice
Alice
8 years ago

That was awesome, deniseeliza.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

If the scariest place in the world for you is Canada than your life is officially way too damn easy.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Then, dammit. Stop infecting me with your inability to write, MRAs!

grumpycatisagirl
grumpycatisagirl
8 years ago

Wow, some of these posters on the A VoiceforMen poster page are just . . .. what??? Actually, every single one of them I’ve looked at are like . . . what??? I don’t even have enough of sense of what they’re going on about to be angry about them.

Like this one: http://www.avoiceformen.com/portal/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Eek-A-Mouse.pdf

I like mice.

canuck_with_pluck
canuck_with_pluck
8 years ago

I don’t know CassandraSays, it’s pretty misandric up here. In the winter, the temperatures can get around -27 just in Southern ontario…and -50 other places. (Celsius). Cold temperatures are not good for sperm and/or penises. See? Canadian weather=misandry.

In more exciting (for me) news, I have an important job interview tomorrow. I will not be able to sleep a wink tonight. Eeeeeek. (Sorry for the bragging and self-importance. I’m just really really excited AND really nervous)

deniseeliza
deniseeliza
8 years ago

The other day I asked my roommate to save me from a scary spider on my wall that was totally about to attack me.

AND THEN I DIDN’T EVEN REPAY THEM WITH SEX.

But she is a girl so I am confuse.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

I can’t figure out what’s going on in the second poster. What’s the thing coming in from the top left of the picture? Is that meant to be the dude raising his arm, and if so what has happened to the poor man’s shoulder? If he’s meant to be blindfolded by the money, why is it just floating in front of his face rather than wrapped around? Why is he making pouty face? Is he about to drink whatever is on the scale, or refusing to do so?

These and other questions brought to you by the MRMs complete lack of design skill.

grumpycatisagirl
grumpycatisagirl
8 years ago

Regarding the “most frightening place to be a man” poster in the post here, I see the quote is attributed to Erin Pizzey, and her name is encased in scare quotes. That’s weird. . .

Also, nice slogan “Your silence is important. Feminist demand it.” Subject/verb agreement is misandry.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

But a blindfold wraps around the face. This one is just kind of floating in space, so the whole thing ends up looking like a bad trip as illustrated by someone who can’t draw.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Also I think that is meant to be his arm on the right, in which case someone should send that poster to Photoshop Disasters for their baroque anatomy section.

postman
postman
8 years ago

I thought heat was bad for sperm, so shouldn’t the scariest place be somewhere hot?
Hey, It’s pretty hot here right now, so I think I will start running and screaming.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Which means that Tom Martin is right and Saudi Arabia is the most misandrist society on earth. The women there keep it hot on purpose to lower men’s sperm counts.

sarahlizhousespouse
8 years ago

I have such a fondness for Canada. It holds the northernmost tip of Glacier National Park and is the birthplace of Lucy M. Montgomery. How could it be THAT bad?

Viscaria
Viscaria
8 years ago

I’ve kicked 6 Canadian men’s groins already today. The government compensates us at a rate of $20 per groin until we reach 18 in a day, at which point every subsequent groin is worth $30. Sadly I will probably not reach 18 today I am heading home from work, using one of my 20 government-mandated women’s “sick” days.

grumpycatisagirl
grumpycatisagirl
8 years ago

Does anyone ever know if Erin Pizzey ever actually even said that? And is she an authority on Canada? Also, if I Google the quote the only things that come up are talking about these particular posters.

grumpycatisagirl
grumpycatisagirl
8 years ago

Even know. Not ever know.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Dislocate your shoulder for Justice! Take the red pill, then the white* pill!

* Ibuprofen

Viscaria
Viscaria
8 years ago

That “Eek! A mouse” poster is pretty revealing, since fearing mice isn’t a stereotype of feminists, it’s a stereotype of women. It’s essentially a poster saying “feminists: they’re women, and they do women things! That’s how you know they’re stupid.”

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