Categories
a voice for men a woman is always to blame antifeminism crackpottery imaginary backwards land imaginary oppression memes memesplaining men who should not ever be with women ever misogyny MRA oppressed men post contains jokes

Women shopping for groceries secretly run the world, MRA suggests in incomprehensible memes

wat
wat

Apparently the Men’s Rightsers of the world think that they can defeat the forces of feminism by overwhelming them with incomprehensible memes.

I found the puzzling meme above on A Voice for Men’s Facebook page. I think it’s safe to say that it will not be winning any awards for logic.

But AVFM’s meme-makers manage to top themselves in incomprehensibility with this followup meme:

avfmgrocery2
wat squared

How exactly these grocery shopping women play “a stronger role than men” in getting men elected I’m not sure.

Can you buy extra votes at the grocery store, or something? Or are men afraid that their wives/girlfriends/mothers will go on a grocery shopping strike and cause them to starve to death, because men can’t grocery or something?

I’m not sure — and the AVFM meme maker isn’t giving out any hints — but apparently the power wielded by these grocery ladies is awesome indeed:

eatyoung

Men! Save yourselves! You don’t have to eat your own children!

YOU CAN GO TO GROCERY STORES YOURSELVES.

I mean, it’s kind of boring, and eats up time you might otherwise spend sitting on the couch. But if you think about it, swinging by the grocery store on your way home from work and picking up a nice rotisserie chicken and some sides at the deli counter is probably less of a hassle than cooking an eating your own children, what with all the cleanup involved.

 

91 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Olive O'Sudden
Olive O'Sudden
6 years ago

Lemme guess: Women make up slightly more than half the population, and since all women are white women of wealth, leisure and privilege, and no one is aggressively trying to suppress their ability to vote or gerrymander voting districts, and because (obviously) they all vote the same and also as a bloc, it is they who are responsible for electing everyone who currently holds political office?

Seriously, are all MRAs willfully ignorant 15-year-old boys, or is it just that they never pass that level of cognitive and intellectual development?

GrumpyOldSocialJusticeMangina

“Seriously, are all MRAs willfully ignorant 15-year-old boys, or is it just that they never pass that level of cognitive and intellectual development?”

Olive, why did you frame that as a question?

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
6 years ago

Also, don’t those two contradict each other as well? The first one says the guys in government don’t really have any power, then the second one says actually they do, but it’s just women that put them there. That doesn’t add up.

Apparently, politicians don’t have any real power if they have to pander to voters.

They’re probably referring to the fact that since the 1980s, women have been making up 64% of the voter turnout in US national elections.

The fuck? I understand why an MRA would be concerned about that, even if he’s unable to communicate the problem clearly, even less point out the correct reasons and propose constructive solutions.

I saw a bumpersticker from A Voice For Men out in the wild today. Not on a car – someone had stuck it to a sign.

Why out yourself as an MRA by putting those stickers on your car, when you can make the point by sticking them on someone else’s property?

maghavan
maghavan
6 years ago

Looking at Women in Grocery Stores and saying they have all the food

Or looking at the women in the club and saying they have all the sex …..
oh, wait, MRAs do exactly that.

Man, I know even a good meme-maker is going to have a lot of misses for every hit, but these guys are just awful.

marinerachel
marinerachel
6 years ago

Grocery stores are where you go to select food which you then pay for. All those men in government? Those are their jobs. Those positions belong to them. They are being given money to fill those shoes.

I take it these guys think women are financially rewarded for visiting grocery stores and taking food off shelves.

Chaos-Engineer
Chaos-Engineer
6 years ago

OK, I did a Google Image search on the left half of the first picture. The original is captioned “Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, 2013”

I think what he’s trying to say is that, despite all their power, these two men are in disagreement about what world policy towards Iran should be, so at least one of them is going to wind up disappointed. Meanwhile, the two women on the right are able to pick a basket of groceries that they’re both satisfied with.

So the author is asking us: Who really has the power in these two situations? (Answer: Everybody but Netanyahu, which is probably just as well.)

mrex
mrex
6 years ago

I think this is tying in to the common MRA complaint that women control 70% of consumer spending. (Or is it 80%? I always forget my MRAfax). Which does give women power; consumer power. Consumer power only slightly overlaps political power. However, given that these asshats are terrified of women having any power of any sort, I wouldn’t expect them to think long enough to make this distinction.

There are still plenty of cultures that won’t allow women to control more money than basically amounts to pocket change. It basically amounts to financial abuse; he who controls the purse strings, controls everyone else. MRA wet dream?

Of course, financial abuse doesn’t even get taken seriously in the US. “Cultural norms”, my ass.

TheFedoraPill
TheFedoraPill
6 years ago

Yeah, they would starve to death if no one was doing the shopping for them.

Falconer
Falconer
6 years ago

@ethfiel:

@Alan Robertshaw: Didn´t The Master kill himself at the end of season 3 by refusing to regenerate????

He’s hard to kill. I can think of five situations in which it looked like the Master was killed, or trapped for all eternity, off the top of my head, but then in the next serial to feature him, up he pops and the Doctor doesn’t even question it.

Falconer
Falconer
6 years ago

Incidentally, the Mistress is coming back at the start of Series 9, which is only in a few days now and I’m looking forward to it so much I’m vibrating.

I don’t think I’ll be this excited again until Star Wars premiers….

friday jones
friday jones
6 years ago

“All the food,” phhhht! I have it on good authority that teh menz have a ready reserve of hot wings and beer stored in vast underground caverns and in titty bars.

Pseudonym
Pseudonym
6 years ago

I assume that the reasoning behind the first meme-image-attempt is that the men in question are just the most visible appendages of the true power, just as women grocery shopping are only a relatively visible part of the overall process of food acquisition. In both cases, one presumes, the real power is held by those who empower the visible people in question, which are, respectively, the disproportionately female voting bloc that put Obama in power and the disproportionately male set of income earners who are paying for groceries. So I guess it still contradicts itself.

katz
katz
6 years ago

The difference being that now that he’s in office, Obama can do what he likes and the voters can’t actually do anything about it (plus plenty of those voters were men, plus women don’t all agree, plus lobbyists, plus all the other politicians supported primarily by men, etc etc etc), whereas the female shoppers have the power to…buy food the men don’t like?

katz
katz
6 years ago

A better analogy would be that someone like the White House press correspondent is like women buying groceries. You might end up seeing a lot more of them, but they still don’t have any real power except to do the thing they were sent there to do.

Kat
Kat
6 years ago

John Rew’s wisdom:

Most of the men in power would cook and eat their own offspring if a woman told them to. Spineless.

Oddly enough, the president, Congress, the Supreme Court, and so on, don’t cave when I, a woman, communicate my wishes, none of which include violence. From what I hear, those in power are inclined to bend an ear toward the wishes of the Koch brothers, the banksters, generals, and so on.

And Mr. Rew, what’s really true is that some men–the MRA type, who hate women, children, and really everybody–might very well cook and eat their own offspring and have them for lunch if the children’s mother (and, very important, the law) didn’t stop them.

%d bloggers like this: