Welcome to the Manosphere, have a fedora.

Drew Fairweather, of Toothpaste for Dinner, also writes for Something Awful. In this entry, he talks about the requirements of becoming a member of the Manosphere.

MISANDRY! That’s the word for the imaginary phenomenon of unfair bias against Alpha Men such as the ones we’ve seen here, and it’s the premise of Men On Strike, a book that claims that American society is anti-male. Not only does it claim that mens’ lives in 2014 are patently unfair, it also suggests that women’s suffrage should be reversed, and that abortion and birth control are unfair because men have no say in whether women use them. It does all this under the banner of “Men’s Rights Advocacy,” an Internet-based complaint topic that’s picked up a small but devoted following in the past few years.

5 thoughts on “Welcome to the Manosphere, have a fedora.

  1. Miep October 16, 2014 at 20:39 Reply

    ololololo if only they’d go on strike, pleeeeze go on strike MRA dudes. Women’s Liberation is about devising strategies to get you to leave us alone. On strike, yeah that would work. Go play a video game. Perhaps a nice hot bath.

    But noooo, they are not on strike; they are working hard to try to keep us down and erase the gains we and our foremothers have made. And we will note that one issue they are not working on is whether and when and how women get to decide when men can use their penises, because MRA dudes’ answer to that question is “Never!” and otherwise involves demanding sandwiches.

    • Francois Tremblay October 16, 2014 at 20:42 Reply

      I agree completely! I’ve always said that MGTOW are only acting against their own class interests. Men depend on women (and their unpaid labor) far, far more than women depend on men.

      • Miep October 16, 2014 at 20:49 Reply

        That’s kind of funny, MGTOW. Quite a few radical feminists I’ve read would respond to this with alacrity. “Yes, please! Go your own way! I’ll even unbend and make you some sandwiches for the road if you promise to be gone for at least a year.”

        Perhaps we should reinstitute motorless sailing voyages.

        • Francois Tremblay October 16, 2014 at 20:51 Reply

          I agree. I also wish they’d leave the fucking Internet.

          We don’t need them to laugh at stupid people, there’d still be plenty of stupid people around.

          • Miep October 16, 2014 at 20:58 Reply

            There’s lots to do out in the ocean. Let them eat jellyfish. Clean up the Pacific Garbage Patch. Haul out rafts and plant seaweed on them for carbon capture. 

            All that and no wimmins too! So manly! Go for it dudes!

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