jump to navigation

Can We Please Stop Using “Mens Rights Activist” as an Insult? August 18, 2013

Posted by wfenza in Skepticism and atheism.
trackback

So, stop me if you’ve heard this one. Someone (usually a woman) makes a Facebook update, blog post, or forum comment discussing an idea which has something to do with feminism. Next, some Privileged Man make one of the many typical derailing comments in response. The Privileged Man is then derided and dismissed as a mens’ rights activist, or “MRA.”

The mens’ rights movement is a social movement seemingly committed to little more than denying male privilege and opposing feminism. The movement is basically a wasteland of straw men and privilege blinders.

ImageSo what’s the problem? It’s the “A” part of MRA. Being a supporter of the mens’ rights movement is shameful, but it doesn’t make you an activist. Activism is a title that is earned through hard work, commitment to a cause, and passion. “Activist” is not an insult. It’s a term of respect. Activism is something I admire. Making privileged comments online is not. It takes a lot more than that to be an activist.

About these ads

Comments»

1. M. A. Melby - August 18, 2013

I’m with you – better to call it what it is, and now how others are labeling it.

2. diz - August 18, 2013

I don’t know why I got my hopes up after reading the title. *eyeroll*

3. Angry Letters To…The Editor | Eradica - September 6, 2013

[…] Can We Please Stop Using “Mens Rights Activist” as an Insult? (polyskeptic.com) […]

4. Yesallwomen. And Yesallmen. - May 31, 2014

[…] From this, you can get an idea of the prevalent world-view among MRA and PUA types. As Polyskeptic puts it: […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,135 other followers

%d bloggers like this: