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Everyday Fauxminism promoting MRA

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AskBasil Sun 19-Mar-17 11:50:12

How far can Everyday Fauxminism go before some of the confused young women who believe in it, start questioning the agenda there?

venusinscorpio Sun 19-Mar-17 13:52:08

But once I became known to MRAs as a feminist, many let me know they weren’t on my side.

I started getting angry tweets complaining about how women ruled the world and men were oppressed.
A few even used sexist insults against me.
I ignored them for the most part, but when I tried to engage with themm^^, they seemed more interested in trolling me than exchanging ideas.^

Wow, really?

Low hanging fruit! grin It's not actually as terrible an article as some EF ones are, except for the constant teeth-grindingly annoying references to "all a/genders". It does actually focus on women, when it's not trying to empathise with MRAs.

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 19-Mar-17 21:13:48

"When I first learned about Men’s Rights Activists (MRAs), a group of people aimed at giving men access to the same opportunities as other a/genders, I didn’t realize they had a reputation for being anti-feminist." (my bolding)

hmm No shit, Sherlock. As opening lines go, that did not bode well for the rest of the article. Practically the first thing that jumps out at you about MRAs (I'm looking at you, F4J) is that they are misogynist wankbadgers anti-feminist. But perhaps she's addressing her article to the type of reader who can't possibly consider reality that any SJW could possibly be <gasp> working to an agenda that's not entirely fair and reasonable, and who would stop reading if they thought the article might so much as imply that. <grasps straws>

That said, I agree it is "not actually as terrible an article as some EF ones are", but Jeez, how many words do you have to use to say that in a patriarchy, the menz are the ones with the power to change things?

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 19-Mar-17 21:14:56

And what does the 'a/' in 'a/genders' stand for? <thick emoticon>

venusinscorpio Sun 19-Mar-17 22:27:25

I think it stands for "agender". If you click into the link of her interactions with the MRAs she's painting a fairly rosy picture of them grin

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