Kate Harding Tells Men’s Rights Activists to Go Fuck Themselves


You all need to go read Kate Harding’s bracing (and given all the recent doxxing bullshit, spectacularly well-timed) Jezebel piece titled “Fuck You, Men’s Rights Activists.” Here’s a sample:

Fuck you, first of all, for making it nearly impossible for decent men struggling with abusive partners or unfair custody arrangements to get the help they need and deserve. You have forever tainted those issues with your rage-filled, obsessively anti-woman horseshit, to the point where it’s become difficult for any rational, compassionate person to trust a man who claims he’s been screwed over in family court or abused by a female partner, even if he has. …

Fuck you for showing up every time women speak, especially about rape and abuse, and trying to make it all about you. Fuck you for derailing threads about the victims of Marc Lépine, a man who screamed about his hatred for feminists as he murdered fourteen women and injured many others, because you also hate feminists and want a fucking cookie for not killing anyone. Fuck you for making rape and death threats against young women who dared to protest a speaking engagement by a man who thinks little girls would enjoy being raped by their fathers if it weren’t for society telling them it’s dirty. Fuck you for whining about how unfair it is that women might wonder if you’re a rapist when you approach them out of nowhere, while completely ignoring how unfair it is that women feel the need to be on guard all the time in public. Or that if we relax and behave normally—drinking, dancing, dressing however we want—you will be the first motherfuckers in line to blame us for getting ourselves raped.

And it keeps going from there.

Thank you Kate, for putting it so well.


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, Time.com, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.

Posted on December 13, 2012, in all about the menz, awesome, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, MRA, narcissism, rape, rapey, sexual abuse, victim blaming, warren farrell and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 148 Comments.

  1. We should have a list of in jokes on the forums. When I say “We should” what I mean is that someone with a better memory than I have should create such a list.😄

  2. Cryillic, Falconer!

    Damn my iron-clad allegiance to the reality-based community!!

  3. “Got-born privilege” needs to be added to the list. See, Joe, your unhinged rantings here have made an impact! They have occasionally amused us.

  4. I’d contribute, but I don’t think anyone’s ever approved my forum membership😦

  5. David’s the only one who handles forum memberships, so you may want to bug him. (But the fora have been pretty dead anyway.)

  6. Yeah, Falconer, click on David’s big red head up above to email him. You might have gotten into a spam filter or something.

  7. BTW, I’m on my lunch break — where are the trolls?!? If there’s no troll-whacking to be done, I’ll have to search for recipes. I’m trying to get back into cooking after relying almost entirely on Trader Joe’s for my survival for the past 2 years. (Grad school + working full time = cooking seemed like a terrible chore.)

  8. No trolls today, cloudiah😦.

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