Anonymous said: Sorry to sound ignorant, but why do MRAs and Feminists act like arch enemies when they're both working towards the same goal? I mean, MRAs want to deal with issues that men face, while feminists want to deal with women's issues. I do agree the women definitely face more issues than men and MRAs do tend to be very whiny sometimes. Even so, I don't understand why so many Feminists and MRAs hate each other. You both want equality, so why not work together?
If you took a look at MRAs online then you’d see why a movement for gender equality/liberation from the Patriarchy/general goodness and the progression of humanity, wouldn’t want a thing to do with them.
No. Just no.
The MRA do not want equal rights and there is a HUGE difference between feminism and the MRA. Feminists want true gender equality. They want women to have the same rights as men. They want everybody to be free of the constrictive gender roles caused by the patriarchy.
The MRA are a bunch of misogynists who are infuriated by the notion of women’s rights. The idea of them not being able to oppress women angers them. If you don’t believe me then check out some of their stuff. They encourage forms of violence against women and vilify feminists for no good reason.
The MRA don’t even care about men’s rights. When they say ‘men’s rights’ they really mean straight, white, middle-class men’s rights. If you support equality do not be an MRA.
Well colour me intrigued. Disappointed, but intrigued.
Hasty Generalization fallacy? Check.
Ad hominem fallacy? Check.
False dichotomy fallacy? Check.
Now, I’m not even an MRA, but based on what I’ve read, more often than not it’s been feminists
derailing preventing MRA discussions. Case in point:
Exhibit B. -(notably at 2:08)
Why is that? From each video it appears that the protestors don’t even know what the conferences will be discussing, yet because it is from a Men’s Rights group they automatically assume it is hate speech? What are these feminists afraid of?
For a group that claims to advocate for men’s rights you seem to be doing a damned good job of shutting up any platform for reasonable discussion, even when it’s a woman leading the discussion. Weird how people can say one thing and do something else entirely, innit?