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Check out Jaclyn Friedman’s piece on MRAs at the American Prospect

The Men’s Rights Movement inaction. Sorry, in action. Picture from Civilian Media. (Click on pic for link.)

Jaclyn Friedman, who faced off with A Voice for Men’s always charming Paul Elam for that 20/20 story that may eventually air sometime this century, has just published a great piece in the American Prospect on the Men’s Rights movement. Unlike some recent writers on the subject who’ve been taken in by some of the “movement’s” rhetoric and personalities  — *cough*R. Tod Kelly at the Daily Beast*cough* — she fucking nails them.  Check it out.

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Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

kittehs – Is there an MRA to English dictionary around?

kittehserf
8 years ago

::preens::

Alice Sanguinaria
8 years ago

cloudiah – LOLOLOL, I see we has scrotoverse in there now.

Oh yeah, here’s one!

evidence – anything that shows that women are to blame for everything, that women suck, that women are inherently gold-digging sluts, etc.

gender studies – all women and all feminists have a degree in gender studies, even if they claim to have a STEM degree. No exceptions.

Angela Gibbons
8 years ago

“mi·so·ga·mist

a person who marries fermented soybean paste”

Okay, THAT one made my day. XD

rjjspesh
8 years ago

I. Am going to share. THE BEJEEZUS out of this article

Shaun DarthBatman Day
8 years ago

grumpycatisagirl and anyone else who cares, the quote is from a work of fiction, “Ice and Fire” which Dworkin did write. I have not read the book, but the one time I was able to find anyone talking about the context of that quote, and this is second hand, apparently the fictional character who days that was brutally raped and left for dead. It’s fiction. I can’t stress that enough.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/478361.Ice_and_Fire

dustydeste
dustydeste
8 years ago

Re: The Meat Scarf… I really want to crochet a huge long dick scarf now. With balls, possibly hairy. I can’t imagine ever wearing this thing but it would be so fun to make 😀

theladyzombie
8 years ago

Re: The Meat Scarf… I really want to crochet a huge long dick scarf now. With balls, possibly hairy. I can’t imagine ever wearing this thing but it would be so fun to make

OMG. If you make a pattern for that, please oh please oh please share it with me!

Also, since when did Uncle Fester join the MRM?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

From left to right – Uncle Fester, evil Mario Batali, grandpa seems to have gotten lost because he looks awfully confused, Paul Simon’s evil mini-me, and some guy in a jacket that he stole from an 80s hair metal band.

dustydeste
dustydeste
8 years ago

@theladyzombie: Errr… I don’t actually know how to do patterns. Or even read one, tbh. I just freestyle… Best I could do is pictures, unfortunately. Sorry ):

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Also, not to pick on the last guy in particular but more of a message to men in general – guys, if you could fit 5 of your butt in your jeans then they don’t fit. Size down.

theladyzombie
8 years ago

A picture would be just as good!

theladyzombie
8 years ago

*snerk!*

Crocheted penises on a 70’s (?) era couch!
http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_430xN.6192102.jpg

Crocheted penis scarf!
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/162976_IMG_9184.jpg

Crocheted penis hat!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4407375665_328f386e80_m.jpg

Okay, I’m being juvenile here. I’d better go to bed. But…bwahahahaha!

Justlurking
Justlurking
8 years ago

Totally off-topic, except article reminded me how violent their rhetoric is. Has anyone here seen Blue Caprice? True story of Beltway shootings, shows father-son relationship in which father figure uses MRA rhetoric, almost verbatim of some quotes i’ve seen here and in forum, to manipulate youth into some horrific crimes. Awesome film and you will hear echoes of Elam and Nolan I bet.

kittehserf
8 years ago

Re: The Meat Scarf… I really want to crochet a huge long dick scarf now. With balls, possibly hairy. I can’t imagine ever wearing this thing but it would be so fun to make

Mohair. You’ve got to use mohair for the balls!

On making patterns – I just write what I’ve knitted as I do it. Knitting first, pattern last. 🙂

From left to right – Uncle Fester, evil Mario Batali, grandpa seems to have gotten lost because he looks awfully confused, Paul Simon’s evil mini-me, and some guy in a jacket that he stole from an 80s hair metal band.

Bwahahahahahaha!

OMG theladyzombie those knits!

Brooked
Brooked
8 years ago

Totally off-topic, except article reminded me how violent their rhetoric is. Has anyone here seen Blue Caprice? True story of Beltway shootings, shows father-son relationship in which father figure uses MRA rhetoric, almost verbatim of some quotes i’ve seen here and in forum, to manipulate youth into some horrific crimes. Awesome film and you will hear echoes of Elam and Nolan I bet.

QFT, Blue Caprice is an amazing movie; the best American indie film since Winter’s Bone. I don’t think it’s still theaters but it still may be available Video On Demand. Toss it on your Netflix queue, it comes out on home video in Jan.

grumpycatisagirl
8 years ago

Shaun Darthman – thanks. That book is in my city’s library and someday I’m going to have to go look through it and see if I can find that quote in its context (and they say you can find everything on the Internet, ha).

pineapplecookies
pineapplecookies
8 years ago

oh! I was cited in the MRA-English dictionary! *___* what an honor! especially since I rarely comment and usually just lurk. 🙂

kittehserf
8 years ago

pineapplecookies, hi! Delurk moar! 🙂

Marie
Marie
8 years ago

@dustydeste

Re: The Meat Scarf… I really want to crochet a huge long dick scarf now. With balls, possibly hairy. I can’t imagine ever wearing this thing but it would be so fun to make 😀

That would be so hilarious! XD Also, was there a name/nickname you wanted to go by (as opposed to your screen name)? Can’t remember if I saw you say that earlier, so just checking 🙂

@theladyzombie

Crocheted penises on a 70′s (?) era couch!
http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_430xN.6192102.jpg

Crocheted penis scarf!
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/162976_IMG_9184.jpg

Crocheted penis hat!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4407375665_328f386e80_m.jpg

Okay, I’m being juvenile here. I’d better go to bed. But…bwahahahaha!

You find such strange yet wonderful things 😀

Argenti Aertheri
8 years ago

Marie — dustydeste said ze prefers deste if you shorten it, but I can’t remember zir pronouns >.<

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