Media spotlight has turned to Men’s Rights Edmonton for their poster campaign “Don’t be that girl.”
For anyone who doesn’t know “don’t be that girl” is a parody of “don’t be that guy.”
In one of the “don’t be that guy” posters, a man is seen escorting a drunk woman into a taxi. And we are told, don’t be that guy, you know, the guy who has sex with sloppy drunk people. These posters not only imply that all men will rape if given the chance… but we all know that men are sociopaths so that’s not particularly new to these groups and their message.
However the posters also imply that average men have to be told not to have sex with a woman who probably smells of her own urine, tastes of vomit and has all the vaginal muscle tone of a dead fish.
So these posters manage to go one further than the typical “men are evil rape-beasts.” They’re adding, men are blithering idiots.
Needless to say, many men find themselves less than amused by these posters and what these posters say.
Enter our intrepid men’s rights activists in Edmonton. They took the same image from the picture for the Edmonton “don’t be that guy” poster, added a tagline “just because you regret a one night stand, doesn’t mean it wasn’t consensual. Lying about sexual assault is a crime.” And finished off with a gender reversed “don’t be that girl.”
Lets see what the feminist professor Ms. Got-ell, who originated the “don’t be that guy” campaign in Edmonton has to say about Men’s Rights Edmonton’s “parody” poster:
“What they’ve done is they’ve taken four of the posters we created and they’ve manipulated them,” Gotell said reporting to the Edmonton Journal.
“These posters, I think, are quite troubling … What’s been done to transform an anti-sexual-assault campaign into a rape-apologist campaign is just deeply offensive.”
In my video “The Ugly Tropes”—link below–I detailed how we use rape hysteria to strip away the humanity of marginalized groups of men in order to justify acts of violence and genocide aganst them.
I’ll repeat, rape hysteria has been used throughout history to justify violence. Rape hysteria is demonizing a target group’s sexuality as violent, predatory and depraved.
In the past rape hysteria was specifically used to demonize black men, jewish men, Irish men, lower class men, in fact any socially marginalized group of men.
Now our social betters—like Ms. Gottell–have developed a rape campaign that targets black men, irish men, jewish men, muslim men, lower class men, in fact it targets all men.
We’re now targeting all men for campaign of demonization.
And this is somehow progress?
Of course the people behind these campaigns will never admit that false allegations are a problem in a climate of rape-hysteria, because that would remove a weapon from their arsenal.
The Klu Klux Klan certainly would never admit to possible false accusations in their public statements to the press about lynching sixty years ago. And I’m sure the press would dutifully report the KKK’s opinion on the matter–namely that the justice system was obviously biased against white rape victims and biased towards black men accused of rape and that false accusations never happen so why bother with a trial anyway. And the real reason why the KKK would never admit to the atrocities justified by their rape hysteria is because that would take away a powerful way of controlling and silencing black men.
The press’s logic in these issues is exactly the same today, because obviously the people(like the KKK) perpetuating rape hysteria are definitely the people to go to for an honest answer about the damage it does.
Just like then, the press still goes to the people perpetuating rape hysteria—-like Ms. Gotell–for information on how bad rape hysteria is and how often false accusations happen. Which is like asking a murderer how bad murder is.
Speaking of murder… The word rape-appologist can be used to kill, Ms. Gotell. And it’s well past time we recognize that words don’t kill men feminists and all other hate mongers throughout history do.
If you’re interested in a debate on the original posters and Men’s Rights Edmonton’s parody posters please join A Voice For Men News Director Robert O’Hara and the Men’s Rights Edmonton group for a special radio show being presented by A Voice for Men on our blogtalk channel. It’s tonight at 8 pm Central Standard Time. All relevant links in the low bar.
Oh, and Ms. Gottell, the originator of the “don’t be that guy” hatespeech?
She’s already declined to debate us.
What a surprise.
AVfM’s Invitation to Feminists to Debate “Don’t be that Girl”
MREdmonton’s official statement:
Peirce Harlan from the Community of the Wrongly Accused:
My video “The Ugly Tropes”:
GWW on CTV:
Edmonton Journal, “the KKK says rape hysteria ‘not important’, civil rights movement are ‘rape apologists’”:
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