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A Men's Human Rights Movement Graphix Xtravaganza of Joy!!1!

Actual "meme" from AVFM. I did not make it up or choose the font.
Actual “meme” from AVFM. I did not make it up or choose the font.

That last post was a bit, well, grim. So I thought I’d lighten the mood with some terrible, terrible memes from A Voice for Men’s Facebook page. They’re so Men’s Human Rightsy that you can practically smell the human rights wafting off of them!

Or could that be the powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity?

Either way, enjoy! For a fun game, see how many different examples of ideas that do not actually enhance human rights you can find in the memes below! For example, I found both misogyny and transphobia! See what else you can find!

avfmkillsleep avfmtransphobia avfmawesome avfmindustrev avfmmothersdayyy

 

This last one is kind of my favorite. Fuck you, mom! I took out the garbage last week!

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friendly reader
friendly reader
7 years ago

Where does this notion that all feminists see themselves, personally, as victims come from?

Look, I’m a white American from a relatively wealthy family. My mom work outside of the home. My parents let me play with whatever toys or friends I wanted to. They gave me books with strong female characters. The church I grew up in has been ordaining women since I was born. Teachers encouraged me in all my fields – especially my math and science teachers, because they recognized their fields were still very slanted. I have faced very little discrimination or harassment in my life. Probably the one area I’m most affected by sexism is in my health care, where somehow Viagra is obviously necessary while birth control pills aren’t.

But I’m a feminist because I know that I’m lucky. I know that, overwhelmingly, most women don’t have the fortune I’ve had. I’ve had a friend who was raped but didn’t tell anyone until years later because she didn’t think anyone would believe. I’ve met women who grew up in congregations where they were told they were to blame for all sin in the world and that’s why they couldn’t be pastors. In one of my class observations just this year, I witnessed a teacher tell a little girl that she should wear skirts and grow her hair longer, and I watched that little girl look so sad.

Just because I’m not personally a victim doesn’t mean that I can’t see that the system’s biased.

Tasha Batsford
7 years ago

I just have no words.

Except that it once again proves the old adage: You can’t fix stupid.

YoullNeverGuess
YoullNeverGuess
7 years ago

Why does the man in the first picture have a gun? Is he going to shoot the tree? Is the tree feminism?

I am not sure what it all means, but I have much more respect for men now that I’ve seen it.

Johanna Roberts
7 years ago

All I have to say is: What. Whaaaaaaat. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

Bina
7 years ago

They don’t contradict at all. You just have to read it as “Those sluts should just keep their legs shut for men who aren’t me”.

Oops…mea culpa!

Bina
7 years ago

I know it wasn’t the author’s intent, but my brain read the woman with the pink guitar as the woman who will never know what it’s like to be awesome, not as the woman who is awesome.

I saw a woman who is awesome without the “help” of the MRBM. And who bathes in their impotent tears.

magnesium
magnesium
7 years ago

Ah, the industrial revolution. Men working outside the home, while women remained unemployed domestic goddesses might’ve been the ideal, but it was hardly an option for most people. Most families could not subsist on a single income during that era, so working class women typically held jobs at least until their children were old enough to get jobs. They never got the good jobs, of course. Even when they no longer held jobs, they still did sewing and laundry to bring money in. I’m amazed that this is still such a secret for most people. Hasn’t anyone else seen Les Miserables?

Women and children have always had to work. It’s only in the last century that that has changed. The myth that women and children have never done dangerous, labour intensive jobs needs to die next to the myth that woman and children don’t die in wars. Seriously, the 50’s and 60’s in America are not an example of the entirety of human history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grisette_(French)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2119875/Lewis-Hine-Child-oyster-shuckers-inhospitable-working-conditions-borne-thousands-children-labour-laws-passed.html
http://www.cubebreaker.com/remarkable-photos-of-child-labor-during-the-industrial-revolution/

cloudiah
7 years ago

I made a little album demonstrating that women and girls have always had to work.

gorillaella
7 years ago

“placing unnecessary conditions on your own existence” – wa?

vaiyt
vaiyt
7 years ago

Money is a social construct, so I can just declare myself rich and money will be worth as much as I, individually, want.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

And of course there is no literature based on work that girls used to do, like this: http://americanliterature.com/author/hans-christian-andersen/short-story/the-little-match-girl

Save The Queen
Save The Queen
7 years ago

@Magnesium

MRAs are probably unaware of that history because their conception of history is the “Great Man” tradition, where only political history, military history, diplomatic history, and the biographies of “great men” is the only “real” history that’s worthy of study. I’m willing to bet, given their right-wing and libertarian leanings, plus the fact that so much history taught in primary school emphasizes important dates and events, that they don’t consider social history a legitimate topic of historical interest at all. They probably don’t much care about the history of ordinary people. I base this on opinion on conversations with people about my own area of historical research (I’m a PhD. history student). Most older men (like my dad and my many, many uncles) genuinely get confused when I tell them I study indigenous people and their interactions with settler families in the colonial era.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

And then I stupidly read The Happy Prince by Wilde because it came up as a link and I’m in tears because that story always makes me cry.

YoullNeverGuess
YoullNeverGuess
7 years ago

Trust Vice to soft-pedal the MRM. <>

YoullNeverGuess
YoullNeverGuess
7 years ago

Oops! That would be < >

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

MRAs who think only men die at work neef to stfu too. It’s like they haven’t heard of the Triangle Shirt waist fire. Or more recently, the Bangladesh factory collapse. http://www.globallabourrights.org/campaigns/factory-collapse-in-bangladesh

YoullNeverGuess
YoullNeverGuess
7 years ago

Sigh. ((Sigh))

Save The Queen
Save The Queen
7 years ago

There’s also the Lowell Mill Girls, which helped launch northern industrialization in the U.S.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Mill_Girls

Wikipedia I know, but any good American history textbook today emphasizes their significance.

seranvali
7 years ago

I don’t like it when people trivialize war by taking obviously war related, commemorative graphics and using them for their own shitty posters that have nothing to do with their original purpose.

Also that graphic with the guy at the machine? That’s pinched from Metropolis. I wonder if it’s still under copyright. I guess that would depend on which version they filched it from.

seranvali
7 years ago

Also: that crack about the industrial revolution? They need to go and actually do a little research on the subject. Women and children died in mills during the industrial revolution. They were considered so unimportant that their overseers wouldn’t even turn off the machines if they got caught in them. They died by the thousands of work related illnesses with no health care or compensation. They worked down mines for a pittance and died in them, too. They were exploited mercilessly because their employers could get away it and the workforce had no choice but to accept what they were offered or starve. To say that women and children should be thankful for that is a cruel joke.

damselindetech
7 years ago

@friendly reader:

Where does this notion that all feminists see themselves, personally, as victims come from?

Since feminists acknowledge women are literally victimized, that means victim necessarily needs to become an insult in order to stop the conversation in its tracks. You can’t talk about ways to end victimization if you’re too busy running in circles, defending being victimized as not being a personal failing.

LBT (with an open writeathon!)

*sighs* I should be annoyed that they’re using a famous photo that was used to QUESTION the Industrial Revolution as a way to toot its horn, but that’d require surprise.

Also, guys, did you know if you CHOOSE to be a less privileged member of society, you deserve whatever shit you get? Wow, anti-Semitism is OVER, y’all! All we need is for people to just choose not to be Jewish! IT’S GENIUS IN ITS SIMPLICITY.

RE: ladyrainicorn517

Yeah! If gender is a social construct, you ladies can just choose to be men, and then you won’t get raped!

*snort* Yeah, because you know, that TOTALLY worked for me.

RE: cloudiah

I would like to encourage Mammotheers to make your own AVfM memes,

This is going to end up with me drawing more bonerplates, isn’t it.

Luzbelitx
7 years ago

I’m still WTF at the first one. It’s so bad it makes me laugh. What. The. Fuck. o.O

cloudiah
7 years ago

This is going to end up with me drawing more bonerplates, isn’t it.

This would not be a bad thing.

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