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Meet the Patriarchy Party, the latest bid for media attention from Men’s Rights Edmonton

From the Patriarchy Party's actual pamphlet. I'm not sure there's enough red in it.
From the Patriarchy Party’s actual pamphlet. Yes, the name of the party is almost impossible to read. I don’t think that’s on purpose.

I sometimes say that the only “activism” that the Men’s Rights Movement is any good at is harassing individual women. But perhaps I’m being a bit too stingy here: following on the heels of the Father’s Rights activists who dress up like superheroes and climb up buildings and bridges to show that, well, I’m not sure what they’re trying to show, Men’s Rightsers seem to be developing a knack for poorly conceived media stunts that make them look like idiots.

The latest incredibly poorly conceived Men’s Rights media stunt come from Men’s Rights Edmonton, the A Voice for Men sister brother group famous for, among other things, chasing women down the street in the middle of the night and claiming that the women they chased were the bullies.

Anyway, the loudest and most obnoxious dude in the group, Nick Reading (a.k.a. “Eric Duckman”) has decided to run for Edmonton City Council on — get this! — the Patriarchy Party ticket! Oh no he didn’t!

Oh, yes he did. I suppose that the Patriarchy Party’s supposed platform — including a pledge “to end antiquated laws regarding women’s sexual consent” and provisions to instruct teachers “to snatch things like toy trucks out of the hands of little girls and replace them with dolls or tea sets” — probably inspired a chuckle or two amongst the folks at A Voice for Men, but the trollery here is really too inane to offend.

Whetever, dudes. You can find their badly designed pamphlet, with traced-photo “artwork” presumably by the noted FeMRA artist TyphonBlue, here.

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dustydeste
dustydeste
8 years ago

It would have been even more awesome if they’d been 3D owls. I would pay more than $10 for 3D owls that were that big. It would be totally worth it.

And happy birthday, hellkell!

pecunium
8 years ago

Ladder holding was done. Ladder is returned, casual flirting with barrista who isn’t in the market for a partner happened (we were talking about yarn, she knits, I spin). A good time was had by all. I have bread, and the house to myself for the weekend.

Time to make bacon, and eggs in brown butter, with tarragon.

Fade
8 years ago

@Quackers

I did it to a pic of mine in Photoshop just now and OH GAWD…I’m an MRA avatar…*shudders and deletes*

HOLY SHIT YOU’RE RIGHT

Then I used the “dry brush” filter, which makes me look like a painting XD. A painting with a suspiciously photo-looking neck.

@Good

Feminism is at its root, woman vs man and attacks on any institution must include attacks on masculinity

congratulations! You got the definition of feminism wrong AGAIN!

Ok, then why not attack capitalism?

What about they’re /neither/ is good. You don’t have to dislike the patriarchy OR capitalism. You can dislike many things at once!

@Athywren

But yeah, I seriously do. It’s hard to figure out who to give my time to, though. I mean, do I just say “hey, I think women are humans, do you think women are humans?” to everyone I meet?

I have a really hard time finding an asshole test. There have got to be some key words you can drop casually that will reveal misogynists. Maybe a spell?

@cloudiah

She also once submitted a picture of a rally, and since she decided more people should have attended the rally, she simply photoshopped more people in — only she didn’t find pictures of a bunch of people and photoshop them in, she just copied one of the people that was there are replicated him all over the place in the photo. And got kind of mad when we didn’t want to run it.

That photoshop job sounds hilarious…

Athywren
Athywren
8 years ago

Exboobiarmus?

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Pecunium — you? Casually flirt? Why I never! XD (I missed FedEx kid this morning, I haz a sad, come back from smoking and there’s a missing donut and a pile of boxes, boo)

Glad the ladder issue is solved, if only for today.

And BACON! *points at him like he’s got his hand in huge cookie jar*

Dustydeste — that’d be awesome, and I’d totally put up a shelf for it to perch on!

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Kittehs: thank you and Happy Birthday to Sir.

mildlymagnificent
8 years ago

Then there will be a big swath of people who mean well but simply can’t tell good from bad and are a little neophobic.

And then there are the “authentic” ones who say they hate the idea of becoming too slick or commercialised. Unless you’re drawing signs for street begging, you really don’t want to look like refugees from the 70s who think photocopiers and fax machines are the very latest thing. Truly, you don’t.

They say it, but really they just don’t want to change ‘what we’ve always done around here’.

lightcastle
lightcastle
8 years ago

@moldybrehd – The Conservative Reform Alliance Party was an actual thing was one of the only bits of joy that movement in Canadian politics ever brought me.

Dub
Dub
8 years ago

That Futrelle cannot discern the satire of this “pamphlet” is indicative of the absurdity of the rest of his feminist religious beliefs.

kittehserf
8 years ago

What IS it with necrotrolls these days? Is it the zombietroll invasion or what?

emilygoddess
emilygoddess
8 years ago

That Dub doesn’t get that we’re mocking the quality of the “satire” and the fact that it actually matches the MRM’s ideal world is indicative of the level of reading comprehension and critical thinking that characterizes most MRAs.

Also, “religious” isn’t really an insult around here. Even if it were, feminism still wouldn’t be a religion, as it lacks the defining feature of religion. You can’t just go around calling everything you don’t like “religion”…I mean, you can, but you’ll look even dumber than you already do.

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

Did someone forget to make the necessary sacrifices to Feminist Deity again?

emilygoddess
emilygoddess
8 years ago

*offers cute animal videos*

Ally S
8 years ago

That Futrelle cannot discern the satire of this “pamphlet” is indicative of the absurdity of the rest of his feminist religious beliefs.

Does starting a sentence with a noun clause and using the word “religious” in a pejorative manner make you feel intelligent? Because I’m afraid that you aren’t actually saying anything intelligent.

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

Ally – Do you want to hurt this poor person’s hyperinflated ego? MISANDRYYYYYYYYYYY!

Bina
8 years ago

(cracks an egg over the troll’s head)

Sometimes the yolk’s on YOU!

Ally S
8 years ago

Female privilege is never being accused of being pretentious when you say something that sounds pretentious. Only men can be accused of being pretentious.

kittehserf
8 years ago

Is it just me, or does “dub” suggest the sound when you’re trying to say “dumb” while you’ve got a heavy cold? It seems appropriate.

Ally S
8 years ago

“Who is that?”

*sniffle, wheeze* “Oh, he’s just Dub.”

kittehserf
8 years ago

LOL exactly!

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

kittehs – I thought it was like dub, as in “this anime has an English dub”. And the fact is that this Dub (done by the MRAs for a feminist mass market no less!) did a bad job in trying to sound smart, and instead came off as a pretentious bloody wanker.

Ally S
8 years ago

I used to put “that” noun clauses in my sentences all the time when I was 17. It got old pretty quickly.

kittehserf
8 years ago

Eh, that’s (!) the only thing I don’t mind about Snotty’s post. I go for a touch of the archaics too. 🙂

Ally S
8 years ago

Well, in my experience it can sound really odd at times. Like this:

That I went to a store was a surprise to Jeffrey.

That he wasn’t my actual brother was something I had known for a long time.

That feminine men are despised for being feminine is indicative of the existence of misogyny.

etc.

After a while, it gets kind of tiring – for me at least. And it can sound really pretentious to me depending on the context.

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