MISOGYNY – Hypocritical Accusations of Misogyny on MRM Sites and Neutering the Misogyny Bomb

One very familiar silencing tactic in gender discussions is the accusation of misogyny. Given the gynonormative value system of our culture, a charge of hating women is a scathing accusation. People have been seeing through it more and more, but it is still matter of some concern among MRM commenters.

MISANDRY – The Stereotype of the Man-Hating Feminist

Feminism and feminists get accused of misandry all the time; it’s a major accusation for a movement that claims the moral high ground and claims to be about gender equality.

Feministe is a mainstream, high traffic feminist blog. It bills itself as “In defense of the sanctimonious women’s studies set.”

Recently there was a mess of a post and comment thread that mewled and whined about how anti-circumcision people were manhandling, as opposed to criticizing and shredding, AIDS research that suggested that adult circumcision could reduce infection.  

MALE PRIVILEGE – Who Gets Free Lawyers in DV Cases, and Who Doesn’t

This is the first article in a new category, Male Privilege. The category will consist of examples of systemic, institutional and pervasive discrimination against men – disprivilege – for use in rebuttal to claims of male privilege.

This first example has to do with lawyers provided free of charge to victims of domestic violence in Windsor, Ontario.…

EQUALITY – Chopping the Other Leg Off of Homophobia

I didn’t want this one to get by, so I’ll post it for the weekend.

Growing up there were two unquestioned bastions of masculinity – sports and the military. And the beefiest of the sports that people considered real sports was football. Those were the two legs of homophobia when I was growing up and nothing had changed that until recently.…

GENERAL – MRAs, PUAs, MGTOWs , and How the MRM Is Not a Monolith, Part 2

Commenter BiboSez contributed this gem to the discussion:

TheBiboSez on September 20, 2012 at 1:22 am said:
Ok, so,

A feminist, a PUA, a MRA, a MGTOW, a Mangina, a White Knight, and a natural Alpha Male are sitting in a bar drinking. Suddenly, a disheveled young waif of a woman stumbles in and asks for help.

GENERAL – MRAs, PUAs, MGTOWs , and How the MRM Is Not a Monolith

Look across the gendersphere and you find a tendency to confusion or conflation of all sorts of strands of “MRAs” into a mish-mashed, generalized, borgified stereotype of rage over loss of privilege and seething misogyny ( because it’s all only ever about the women, after all.) So I thought I’d pull together a little guide to the disparate strands of sentiment that get labeled MRA.…