What is called the problem of “sexual assault” on campus is in large part a problem of reckless alcohol consumption, by men and women alike.
WSJ writer James Taranto spews some men’s rights talking points that blame women who have been sexually assaulted. Media Matters provides a nice take down of his noxious rape culture bullshit. (via mensrightsactivism)
mensrightsactivism:

What does the men’s rights community consider an important civil rights issue? Over 400 upvotes and 200 comments on the victim-blaming submission pictured above indicates the answer to that question is…doubting survivors of sexual assault. Here’s one example that got over 55 upvotes (screenshot):



So if you get “coerced/pressured” into sexual acts, it is the same a rape? “forced?” Not it is not.She had a choice , and now she is regretting it and trying to ruin someone else’s life.





And in response to that? This below gem got 32 upvotes (screenshot):

You think there’s justice? Try pissing off a pretty girl.

I wonder what the person who initially posted the link to the article thinks. Oh wait, they also posted in the comments and got 129 upvotes for their thoughts (screenshot):



Rape is damn serious, but this woman belittles the crime: “Yes, he was her boyfriend. No, he hadn’t pinned her down, or threatened violence. But Espinosa insists that he coerced her, psychologically and physically, into having sex against her will for most of their three-year relationship.” That’s rape? Only after breaking up?





I’m going to go out on a limb and say what actually belittles the crime are, wait for it, men’s rights activists. For a hate group that is trying so damn hard to prove those pesky feminists wrong about rape culture, the men’s rights community sure seems to be its own worst enemy. 

mensrightsactivism:

What does the men’s rights community consider an important civil rights issue? Over 400 upvotes and 200 comments on the victim-blaming submission pictured above indicates the answer to that question is…doubting survivors of sexual assault. Here’s one example that got over 55 upvotes (screenshot):

So if you get “coerced/pressured” into sexual acts, it is the same a rape? “forced?” Not it is not.She had a choice , and now she is regretting it and trying to ruin someone else’s life.

And in response to that? This below gem got 32 upvotes (screenshot):

You think there’s justice? Try pissing off a pretty girl.

I wonder what the person who initially posted the link to the article thinks. Oh wait, they also posted in the comments and got 129 upvotes for their thoughts (screenshot):

Rape is damn serious, but this woman belittles the crime: “Yes, he was her boyfriend. No, he hadn’t pinned her down, or threatened violence. But Espinosa insists that he coerced her, psychologically and physically, into having sex against her will for most of their three-year relationship.” That’s rape? Only after breaking up?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say what actually belittles the crime are, wait for it, men’s rights activists. For a hate group that is trying so damn hard to prove those pesky feminists wrong about rape culture, the men’s rights community sure seems to be its own worst enemy. 

NPR wants to hire developers

staghunts:

Actively trying to recruit non-white hetero cis-dudes. The white hetero cis-dude friend of mine was like, “Hey, ask people will ya?”

And so of course, I was like, “POST IT TO TUMBLR!”

http://blog.apps.npr.org/2014/01/06/we-are-hiring.html

mensrightsactivism:

Happy new year’s eve adam everyone! To celebrate, I made some GIFs to help remind us what terrifies MRA’s so much: everything.

2013 has been a pretty amazing year for men’s rights.

Remember that time they flooded a college’s online rape reporting form with false accusations…because they’re against false accusations?

Compassionate, rational activism in action, I tell ya!

I can’t wait to share just how low they’ll go in 2014 with all of you.

See you next year!

mensrightsactivism:

Wait, aren’t these the same dudes who are outraged by false rape accusations?

Oh right, they only think it’s an issue when hypothetical women make false rape accusations.

When it’s a hate group full of straight white men actually making the false rape accusations, that’s men’s rights activism.

mensrightsactivism:

24 years ago today, 14 women were killed in an act of sickening violence at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Targeted for being women and for being engineers, we must never forget their names.

  • Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
  • Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  • Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  • Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
  • Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student
  • Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student
  • Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department
  • Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student
  • Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
  • Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student
  • Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student
  • Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  • Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student

It is all too easy to fall into the comfortable trap of assuming that the atrocity at École Polytechnique, and the misogyny that propelled it, is a tragic relic of the past, disconnected from our here and now by a gulf of progress and triumph.

Sadly, this is not the case. Whether we look at what faceless men’s rights activists angrily say on the internet or, more importantly, we look at all the regressive, misogynistic policies enacted all around the world, it is clear that the past has not passed by us.

Remembrance is more than just the marriage of memory and acknowledgement. Remembrance is the true and total understanding of what has been lost and how we are all degraded by that loss.

We can never forget what happened. But to add to that, we must always remember that we must never stop addressing inequality and injustice wherever we see it.

mensrightsactivism:


This makes me so angry. Not your comment, I mean the idea that hello = sexism. God forbid a man be polite and have manners. Next thing you know, a man’s intake of oxygen and exhalation of co2 will be deemed privilege.


Now I feel more justified in my deliberate ignoring of women.





To be fair, it’s probably best for women everywhere if this dude didn’t interact with them.

mensrightsactivism:

This makes me so angry. Not your comment, I mean the idea that hello = sexism. God forbid a man be polite and have manners. Next thing you know, a man’s intake of oxygen and exhalation of co2 will be deemed privilege.

Now I feel more justified in my deliberate ignoring of women.

To be fair, it’s probably best for women everywhere if this dude didn’t interact with them.

You are a soulless fraud, a Nazi, if you will. Men will never have their issues realized thanks to your selective quoting. See you in hell Fucker!!
Anonymous

mensrightsactivism:

noooo not the selective quoting it is like the modern day jim crow for white men

mensrightsactivism:

In response to “People can talk shit without being sexist and making people uncomfortable.”:

Boo freaking hoo. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If women want to step into what’s largely a male dominated activity, why should men have to defer to the women’s feeeeeeelings? See also:
http://www.the-spearhead.com/2011/03/28/the-soft-shutdown/

Of course, it’s the veritable crime of the century when a white man gets made fun of in any context by a woman or a person of color.

mensrightsactivism:

In response to “People can talk shit without being sexist and making people uncomfortable.”:

Boo freaking hoo. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If women want to step into what’s largely a male dominated activity, why should men have to defer to the women’s feeeeeeelings? See also:

http://www.the-spearhead.com/2011/03/28/the-soft-shutdown/

Of course, it’s the veritable crime of the century when a white man gets made fun of in any context by a woman or a person of color.

mensrightsactivism:

In response to “People can talk shit without being sexist and making people uncomfortable.”:

Boo freaking hoo. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If women want to step into what’s largely a male dominated activity, why should men have to defer to the women’s feeeeeeelings? See also:
http://www.the-spearhead.com/2011/03/28/the-soft-shutdown/

Of course, it’s the veritable crime of the century when a white man gets made fun of in any context by a woman or a person of color.

mensrightsactivism:

In response to “People can talk shit without being sexist and making people uncomfortable.”:

Boo freaking hoo. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If women want to step into what’s largely a male dominated activity, why should men have to defer to the women’s feeeeeeelings? See also:

http://www.the-spearhead.com/2011/03/28/the-soft-shutdown/

Of course, it’s the veritable crime of the century when a white man gets made fun of in any context by a woman or a person of color.

mensrightsactivism:





I’ll toss that on my list of studies to read.
I wasn’t implying my beliefs on this study alone (hell, I haven’t read this one yet either). But I do honestly believe that the influence of a father is more important to to the long term success of the person. I’ve formed this belief over a quite a bit of research.
It all really boils down to equality vs equity, which parent tends to have each style of parenting, and which provides better long-term success for someone who has passed from childhood into adulthood.

Of course, that “quite a bit of research” is never actually mentioned.
Convenient, that.
Does this mean lesbians can never make good parents?
So much for men being better at “deep thinking”.

mensrightsactivism:

I’ll toss that on my list of studies to read.

I wasn’t implying my beliefs on this study alone (hell, I haven’t read this one yet either). But I do honestly believe that the influence of a father is more important to to the long term success of the person. I’ve formed this belief over a quite a bit of research.

It all really boils down to equality vs equity, which parent tends to have each style of parenting, and which provides better long-term success for someone who has passed from childhood into adulthood.

Of course, that “quite a bit of research” is never actually mentioned.

Convenient, that.

Does this mean lesbians can never make good parents?

So much for men being better at “deep thinking”.

palestinianliberator:

Okay

So

As some of you may know, my group and I have been dealing with a lot of shit at school lately, and I keep saying that I’ll provide you all with an update, so HERE it finally is.

On November 7th, The General Union of Palestine Students [GUPS] hosted an event on campus meant to…

mensrightsactivism:

Someone finally pays attention to men’s rights in the best way possible.

mensrightsactivism:

Someone finally pays attention to men’s rights in the best way possible.

mensrightsactivism:





We see when couples split it is exceedingly rare that mom wants dad in her kids’ lives. Women seldom agree to any type of shared custody. All they really want is the so-called “child” support. This is proven day-in and day-out across the entire western world in our “family” courts. It is MOTHERS, not fathers, who are keeping dads away from the kids.

What an outrage! Why I bet those evil feminists are behind thi-

In other words, 91 percent of child custody after divorce is decided with no interference from the family court system. How can there be a bias toward mothers when fewer than 4 percent of custody decisions are made by the Family Court?

Oh.

mensrightsactivism:

We see when couples split it is exceedingly rare that mom wants dad in her kids’ lives. Women seldom agree to any type of shared custody. All they really want is the so-called “child” support. This is proven day-in and day-out across the entire western world in our “family” courts. It is MOTHERS, not fathers, who are keeping dads away from the kids.

What an outrage! Why I bet those evil feminists are behind thi-

In other words, 91 percent of child custody after divorce is decided with no interference from the family court system. How can there be a bias toward mothers when fewer than 4 percent of custody decisions are made by the Family Court?

Oh.

lookintothemind:

Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to domestic violence…