Canada: Land of Danger for Men and Boys?


Canadian feminist trying to eat a man’s butt

I’ve seen some strange and paranoid comments on Men’s Rights hate site A Voice for Men, but this recent comment may be the strangest and paranoidest I’ve ever seen. In the comments to a post outing one of the protesters at the Warren Farrell talk at the University of Toronto, a commenter called Redfield is worried that Canada has now become some sort of death trap for men. Because of all the feminism.


That’s right: Because a couple of feminist college students in Toronto made jokey remarks on Twitter about killing all men, this man is afraid that his 18-year-old son will be in actual physical danger from evil feminists if he sets foot in Canada.

In a later comment, he reports that he and his sons will be going to Canada after all:


But he wonders if there are any “travel advisories” that can, I guess, warn him where feminists tend to congregate:


In the comments here at Man Boobz, Cloudiah imagines how his conversation with the consulate staffer might have gone:

Mid-day at the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney.


Pierre: Hello, you’ve reached the Consulate General of Canada. My name is Pierre. How may I help you?

MRA: I am planning a trip to Canada with my sons next year, and I wanted to know what the feminist threat level will be?

Pierre: Excuse me?

MRA: Yellow? Orange? RED???

Pierre: I’m sorry, I don’t understand.

MRA: I need to know what steps I need to take to protect myself and my boys from being killed by feminists. Do we need to get any shots?

Pierre: Did you say ‘feminists?’

MRA: How many men would you estimate are killed by feminists in Canada in January? February? Or do feminists only thaw out in the Spring?

Pierre: You think we freeze feminists?

MRA: I need to make travel plans!

Pierre: Sir, I think you might have been misinformed.

MRA: I assure you that my information is accurate. It cannot be denied that feminists have been engaged in a campaign to kill all men in Canada.

Pierre: Sir, I believe I would have heard about that.

MRA: I SAW A VIDEO! A pack of rabid feminists tore Warren Farrell apart, limb from limb, and feasted on his spleen!

Pierre: Warren who?

MRA: Then an angry mob of feminist zombies attacked John the Otter with flamethrowers. Or maybe one of them had a cigarette lighter, but it was definitely menacing.

Pierre: John the what?

MRA: They might have accidentally singed his sleeve! Or murdered him with fire!

Pierre: Sir, I’m not sure how to say this but… It might be best if you stayed home.

MRA: It’s because they’re SPERMJACKING us now, right? You’re saying that for my own protection. I get you.

Pierre: Um, sure. Right. Please do not come to Canada. Ever.


Pierre: [Holds phone in front of his face for a moment. Slowly places it back in the cradle.]

MRA: [Hears dial tone.] Oh my god, they’ve killed him. I must alert A Voice for Men!

I think this is literally how these guys see the world.

This may be why Men’s Rights movement is so much less popular these days (as a search term at least) than one up-and-coming rival for the world’s attention: Smelly discharge. Google Trends doesn’t lie!


Thanks to Cloudiah for coming up with this as well. She is winning so many internets she may need to move into a bigger place.

To see more things the Men’s Rights movement is less popular than, click here.

NOTE: I am aware that “paranoidest” is not a real word. The correct term is “paranoidallyest.”

About David Futrelle

I run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon,, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.

Posted on December 13, 2012, in a voice for men, antifeminism, bears, evil women, MRA, oppressed men, paranoia, parody, playing the victim, spermjacking and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 268 Comments.

  1. Oh wait, maybe Canada is Rome? Should I be wearing a toga?

  2. Katz, that’s brilliant!

  3. China – hotbed of radical feminism.

  4. Come on surprise my with you stupid comments.

    I dunno, dude, you’re kind of a hard act to follow.

  5. …Aaand I messed up my link.

  6. underpants guy, I can’t respond to your post…it doesn’t make any sense.

    I mean, this:

    “This is what a societal collapse look like stupid women. Same thing in china. When people are left in poverty and have nothing to lose violence become for them a from of protest. On top of that,. we don’t have the money nor the social structure to take of the mentally ill.”

    I dunno, I got nothing. These violent acts are part of a revolution? What? Huh?

    And here:

    “Yes stupid women you are a witness of the collapse right at this moment, you are witnessing Rome burn just before the dark ages.”

    Like everyone else, I’m confused by this. Who is Rome in your weird analogy? USA? Canada? China?

    “Except Rome is the whole planet earth and people living on it.”

    Do we have to imagine Earth as Rome to picture people living on it?

    “Go girl make fun of my like you did, remember that you are on your own and you are strong and independent. I would never dare to help a strong and independent women nor I would dare to love and care for a women, it could be seen as sexist.”

    This is a scary threat? It doesn’t work.

  7. I fully support the underpants gnome in his vow not to have anything to do with women. Really, it’s better for everyone that way.

  8. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    “Can’t draw cartoons” BWAHAHAHA!

    Katz, you win all teh internets. That cartoon is brilliant. (Hey, I saw Panicked MRA Dad’s FTSU mug, too.)

    And Pierre is cute. I knew he’d have to be cute!😀

  9. Oh? Underpants gnome has vowed to have nothing to do with women? Considering how many women posters there are here, he is really doing a bad job of it. I guess he means he’s decided not to have sex with women anymore (probably a pretty easy decision to make when no women will have sex with you either).

  10. Glad you noticed the mug. The resolution is low enough that it’s nigh-illegible. The note on the fridge is supposed to say “Male and Proud.”

  11. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    The resolution wasn’t bad on my screen. I used the magnifying thingy to blow it right up, so I was only seeing one line (that is, two panels) at a time. Must go back and look at the fridge …😉

  12. That cartoon was great, katz. Is that a crossed-out cupcake on the MRA’s shirt or is it just me?

  13. I’m home fighting off a cold, so THANKS KATZ, I NEEDED THAT.

  14. Sorry you are feeling poorly, it’s that time of year. But glad you liked it!

  15. Myoo, it is indeed a crossed-out cupcake, from the Princess Cupcake poster.

  16. Justunderpants: Yes stupid women you are a witness of the collapse right at this moment, you are witnessing Rome burn just before the dark ages. Except Rome didn’t collapse like that and, “the dark ages” are a myth.

    Glad I could clear that up.

  17. Awesome, Katz! You should always do cartoons (please). You are spreading much-needed mirth amongst the sick (I am nursing a cold too,ugh)

    Justin Underpants revealed:

    Go girl make fun of my like you did, remember that you are on your own and you are strong and independent.

    I thereby declare that Underpants’ entire source of angst is that at least one girl made fun of him at one time, and so all women/girls are teh eebul. And the world is Rome and feminists are Visigoths or summin’.

    Justin Underpants, any survival tips for the impending Dark Ages? What are your survival plans? For example, do you have a go bag and, if so, what’s in it?

  18. I guess underpants is going to squatter in abandoned baths or something?

  19. I wonder which feminist is supposed to be Odoacer.

  20. Hella late to the party, but this exchange:

    inurashii: nat you did all the misandries
    Nat: *proud face*
    inurashii: *registers u*

    is what the word awesome was made for!! Still chortlng!

  21. Tracy, welcome to the snot club.

  22. Argenti Aertheri

    The dark ages? You mean when the Hagia Sophia was built (gods, to have the money to go there) — only Europe had anything like the dark ages, the rest of the world went right on doing just fine, or flourished.

    But hey, keep thinking that Europe is all that exists, that doesn’t surprise me any.

    FTR, that’s directed at underpants, not pecunium (just in case that wasn’t clear through your cold // cold medicine)

  23. Yep, when poor old Europe was in such a dark age that Beowulf was written, the Book of Kells & the Lindisfarne Gospels produced and Alfred called for the gospels to be translated into English so that everyone in his kingdom could understand them. When the treasures of Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire hoards were created, using garnets from India/Afghanistan sliced so thinly that we still don’t know how they did it . When the Anglo-Saxons were producing pattern-welded swords which where better and stronger than toledo steel and have only ever been rivaled by samurai swords. And that’s just in the islands in the North Sea, off the coast of Europe.

    *wanders off muttering about bloody Norman propaganda*

  24. Argenti Aertheri

    I was more thinking about the famines and plague bits, but valid points all the same. Sorry for the implications of what I said — I was more trying to say that there’s absolutely no reason to think anything like the dark ages occurred outside Europe…failed to say that even in Europe culture did surprisingly well for all the plague. (And my plague history is much better than my pre-1500~ history)

  25. No need to apologise, I trying to aim at Underpants and trying to reinforce your comments about his ignorance around the “dark ages” that followed the “fall” of Rome. Sorry that wasn’t clearer.

  26. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    That’s the silly thing about the term “dark ages” itself – it seems rather flexible depending on when the writer has in mind.

    Speaking of armour … I found this while Googling.

  27. Argenti Aertheri

    “Speaking of armour … I found this while Googling.”

    I don’t know if that’s a great honor, or entirely undignified… (for the wearer of the armour)

    titianblue — Whoops! In any case, I did ignore that Europe produced some great works despite the plague (or, in a few cases, because of it).

  28. That’s the second suit of cat armour I’ve seen!

  29. The period commonly called the “dark ages” (~7th-13th centuries) was actually pretty boss for Europe in a lot of ways, too, before the whole plague part: Illuminated manuscripts, maritime republics, Romanesque architecture…

    Meanwhile in Africa, Great Zimbabwe, a city so awesome that European archaeologists refused to believe it was built by black people.

  30. If there is a moral, it’s just that there has probably never been a period of history where something awesome wasn’t happening somewhere in the world.

  31. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    That’s what I mean about the flexible dates – I hadn’t seen it pushed to as late as the 13th century. I mean, trying to say the short-lived Angevin Empire was part of the Dark Ages? The culture of southern France that produced the trouveres, the sort of courts that Eleanor of Aquitaine and others presided over? Or the Norman courts in Sicily – Roger II as part of the Dark Ages? GIMME A BREAK

    Argenti, if you google cat armour you’ll see more pretty cool examples. I hope no kitteh’s ever had to wear them – I suspect not.

  32. Well, except for Riley ….

  33. Ha, just stole those dates of the Wiki. (But yeah, it is a little late for an end date, isn’t it?)

  34. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Chain mail kitteh! Cool!

    Hey, while we’re talking history, does anyone have favourite times/ places?

  35. Most of the stuff I’m into never happened.😛

  36. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help


  37. Argenti Aertheri

    Victorian London here, which comes in handy when trolls say stupid things about corsets (or hysteria😄 )

    I know pecunium’s a history buff, but he’s among the ranks of the sick currently. *shakes fist* Get back here and give us a history lesson!

  38. And on a totally unrelated note, I think the webcomic I’m archive-binging just performed the maneuovre known as a Sick Burn on what I believe is at least one troll’s favourite literature…

    (Contains illustrated boobs.)




  40. It just occurred to me that the Gor novels may be where MRAs like Fidelbogen acquired their, um, fascinating rhetorical style.

  41. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    I had a bit of a thing for Victorian England for years too. Mostly because I got interested in Prince Albert, and it expanded from there. (I love the Victoria and Albert cartoons in Hark, A Vagrant. Actually I love all Kate Beaton’s cartoons!)

    Seventeenth-century France was my real focus for twenty-odd years – Louis XIII’s reign. I’ve shelves of books about it, which in pre-Internet days weren’t exactly easy to get here.

  42. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    OMG love that ultimate cat armour! Especially the gauntlet with fangs.😀 😀😀

    Wish I could wear that on the train.

  43. My favorite time hasn’t happened yet.😀

  44. The maritime republics are definitely high on my list of times I would like to visit, but there are so many.

  45. Um…. I have focused interest in several aspects of history. Military, in general (with an in depth on the tactical aspects of gunpowder in the period from 1570-1865- as well as the more modern period of 1903- to present).

    I have particular interest in Tudor England, Regency England/Napoleonic France and Japan from the time of the Nation at War to the middle Tokugowa.

    But my interest is general, and wide (I am particularly fond of haiku as well as the ways in which the Post Marian Legions were used at the edges of empire in the way of spreading the vivum Romanum in parallel to the Pax.

    The ways in which Rome’s decentralisation led to the new cultures which arose in Europe/N. Africa (and didn’t in England) is also of some interest (which goes along with the aforementioned interest in the vivum Romanum).

    It’s probably because I find people fascinating.

  46. Argenti Aertheri

    Pecunium — oh is that why you know later Latin? Mine’s all classical, which probably explains every time we’ve had a “wait, how do you say that?” moment!

    Glad you’re feeling well enough to give us a history lesson though. Ironically, I had a discussion about Greensleeves earlier and randomly decided the Tudor period was a century later than it was — I am dumb sometimes >.<

    Also, mouse armor!!

  47. My latin is largely liturgical.

  48. Argenti Aertheri

    Ahh — mine is more class Latin, Pliny and Cicero and the rest of that lot. “Omnia Gallia in tres partes divisa est…” — I had to memorize the first paragraph of that for an exam once🙂

  49. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Kim, I love that mouse armour! It’s so shiny.

    My Latin is limited to Romanesi Eunt Ite Domusm.

    Haiku … urgh, I’m on a writing site that is run by a bloke who seems to think haiku means 5/7/5 syllables, and not much more. Oh, the time and effort the members who know about the form (as in, know it in Japanese and teach it in English) have spent trying to undo that impression in newcomers to the form!

  50. Yeah, esp. because some schools (say Danrin) were fond of extra syllables,and the languages aren’t parallel that way, and some of the auditory effects can’t translate; because the ontomotopaiea aren’t the same, and the echoic sylabification doesn’t happen and english has far fewer “turning” words and…

    I really like haiku.

  51. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help


    I’m not that into poetry in general; mostly I read what friends on the site have done. I’ve had phases of writing a lot myself, but it’s all free verse. Pretty basic free verse at that, because I don’t use metaphor or anything much beyond the odd bit of alliteration. I tended to use it for things that were a bit too elusive (not allusive!) to put into prose, or if I wanted to record something erotic.

  52. Heh. I know a tiny amount of Latin – just enough to chuckle when I noticed that the end of the Catholic Latin Mass is “Ite, Missa est. Deo gratias,” which I naturally translated as “The mass is ended. Thank God.” This has… subtly different implications to the actual wording in the English version.😉

  53. Reblogged this on EllenBeth Wachs and commented:
    Check with Homeland Security for the feminist threat level before you set foot in WIS

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