Well, well, the shit has jumped off up north! Up in Vancouver a group of MRAs started posting posters saying that men’s rights were human rights. Infamia!
Reaction was immediate, with posters torn down almost as soon as they were posted, in some cases by journalists supposedly reporting on them.
In some cases the posters were defaced with lies scribbled on them.
These developments are getting attention beyond Vancouver, indeed beyond Canada.
Meanwhile the actual threats of violence have ratcheted up over a woman’s proposal to host a debate as the whether or not feminism has ‘gone too far” She has been treated to an avalanche of vilification. physical threats. It’s the Erin Pizzey Affair all over again. I wonder if the SPLC is going to list any of these groups as hate groups. That is after all a very porous border.
This is in a context of the controversy over the Men’s Center at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and the opposition to it, including hyperbole over how violent and threatening it is for male students to have a center the way female students do. The response to this backlash was quite heartening. Look at the presenter, LilMissDiscord. Appearances can mislead; did you expect someone who looks like her to be on the side of the men’s Center? That’s a measure how even-minded people see these issues. In many ways the men’s movement is at the point feminism was in the late 60s, just as it was on the point of broad acceptance across society.
Oh look. It’s spreading! Postering Portland next, then who knows??
- The Woman Card - May 2, 2016
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- “Not my kid….” - February 22, 2016