By David Futrelle
Sometimes people new to Men’s Rights activism — and who haven’t yet realized that they’ve joined a hate group rather than a real civil rights movement — ask why feminists don’t work together with MRAs to make the world a big happy place for everyone.
Perhaps because MRAs go around saying shit like this all the time?
I found this in a discussion in the Men’s Rights subreddit over that pressing problem of our age: Women having too much self-esteem.
NOTE: In case there are any stray MRAs reading this post and feeling sorry for that poor fellow in the picture I used above, don’t worry! The lady in question had a very good reason for throwing him down a well. And then dropping rocks on him.
The picture is a cropped version of Elisabetta Sirani’s 1659 painting Timoclea Killing Her Rapist. As Ariela Gittlen points out on Artsy.net, the painting is based on a story in Plutarch in which a captain in Alexander the Great’s army rapes Timoclea during the invasion of Thebes. “Following the assault,” Gittlen notes,
the captain asks where her money is hidden. Timoclea leads him to her garden well; as he peers into it, she pushes him in, dropping heavy rocks down the well until he dies.
I’m not generally a fan of capital punishment, but in this particular instance I have to say I don’t really have much of a problem with Timoclea’s approach.
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