This post was deleted from Glenn's Blog. He removed the post, because it was not "acceptable".
I'm beginning to agree with those who think Glenn has gone too far in his moderation.
Jeezus. OK, all you feminist posters on here saying that MRA's should do this, that or the other, or that unless we do or say certain things we are "rape apologists"....
All of you.
I will NOT play your game.
It's monotonous, it's got nothing to do with men or men's rights....hell, the loudest calls for MRA's to jump through hoops are coming from a woman who has never, and will never consider the actual argument of anyone on anything, she will just simply stuck her fingers in her ear and said "Oh yeah, but what about rape"?
Seriously, we could write up a bot script (hey, maybe that's what she is) to do that.....any thinking going on?, because all I see is a one track soundtrack and outright refusal to really "debate"....more like kneejerk disagreement, with ZERO substance....
I will state it categorically, for my own bad self.
I DO NOT GIVE A RAT"S PATOOTIE ABOUT RAPE. I might have at one time, but no longer.
The feminist posters here have made it VERY clear that there is ZERO impetus to engage, it's simply derailment and obfustication. Even when presented with clear cut examples of genital/sexual torture, feminists cannot come up with enough (fake even) "sympathy" to avoid looking like the evil, man-hating people they prove themselves to be...
When Feminists have "taken care of" Male reproductive rights, sentencing disparity, MGM, Divorce and Custody imbalance, Misandry in the media, Father's rights, etc....THEN and ONLY then will I give a flying f**k about rape.
Now granted, it's an obnoxious post.....but why censor? Because it's an "extreme" position? Because it might "make MRA's look bad"?
I'm sorry, I don't think we have an image to protect, and I think we already have a "rape-apologist" image anyway...why not use the "bad" reputation to get some things said that NEED to be said.
Women aren't the only gender in society. Women have shown vanishingly small interest in problems faced by men.
Why is it bad that I (a man) have decided to show the same level of interest in "women's issues"?
In short, why are MRA's held to a higher standard....ESPECIALLY when one of our biggest complaints is that we are held to a higher standard in society....?
Edited to add:
The approach criticized above is not my own and therefore I have no control over it's use. What I will do, whenever possible, is encourage men to speak their mind, the truth of their thoughts and feelings, without "filtering them for PC sensibilities".
Only when men can feel as free as women to say what's on their mind will there be a truly egalitarian society. Unlike some, I believe this freedom is ESSENTIAL for any of the other goals to "stick" in the public consciousness.
In short, as long as it's "taboo" to call bullshit on certain feminist arguments (ie "rape crisis" bullshit and the like), men will forever be subjected to double standards that are impossible to overcome. Receiving these double standards at the hands of a men's rights activist is especially nauseating....
If nothing else, the fact that it is FEMINISTS who demand MRA's be more "accommodating" to them should give one pause, and in my view is cause to reconsider that course of action. If nothing else, women deserve the EXACT SAME level of interest in their "issues" that they have shown in regards to men's issues. Additionally, men should make no bones about this idea at all. When confronted, a simple "I care just as much as you do" response is sufficient.
After all, I've spent years on this subject talking to feminists, and visiting feminist sites. Not one example of feminist support of men's issues.
In 40 years.
Yet we MRA's have to be "accomodating" to these people? We have to debate THEIR issues on MRA blogs? WTF???? Ever heard of, I dunno, SOCIETY as a place to debate "women's issues" (ie, get told what the "reality" is, then told what will be done, and how much it's going to cost)?
Nope, not going to play that game anymore.