I generally consider Facebook to be a fairly neutral place for internet discussion. It’s not a magical, fluffy land of Charlie Day GIFs and body-pos posts of girls in crop tops like we’d find on Tumblr, and it’s not the demoralizing, Libertarian fuckery of Reddit. ‘Taint quite Reddit, ‘taint quite Tumblr.
Facebook is the taint of the internet.
Every so often, while balanced comfortably on the taint, someone can come flying in from one side or the other and catch us off guard, American Gladiator-style. While startling, these encounters can actually become learning experiences. We can learn a lot about people, and a lot about ourselves. Today, I learned that I am not a Men’s Rights Activist.
HOW TO TELL IF YOU ARE A MEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVIST
1. #NotAllMen, but #TotesSomeWomen
You respond to this article with the following comment:
2. “Your feminism isn’t REAL feminism”
To which someone might logically respond thusly:
3. RAPE CARD
This is a form of #TotesSomeWomen, but more ignorant and significantly more rapey:
Cue the feminist OP and then incredulous me:
And then you continue:
You might be an MRA if you require this level of detail:
…. and even after that, you still don’t get it:
5. DERP PATRIARCHY WAT
If you look around, desperately trying to find something everyone’s pointing at, and you can’t see it. chances are YOU are that thing being pointed at.
6. “I support women more than feminism does!”
You think women are victims of feminism:
Are you frustrated by how often you, a man, are held accountable for your own actions? Do you hate being lumped in with all of the “assholes” who are the real problems? Do you want to be able to bring a rose to your lady-love without having your balls cut off?
You might be a Men’s Rights Activist.