Men’s Rights Redditors team with PUA douchebag Roosh V to raise money for alleged victims of feminism


Men! Worried that eveil feminists will destroy your life and your financial future because, apparently, they have that power and love to destroy men’s lives for fun?

Fear no more, because Reddit’s Men’s Rightsers have your back! Mods of Reddit’s RedPill subreddit have started something called the Feminist Victims Fund, which will enable brave freedom fighters to send what will inevitably be a tiny amount of money to that dude who got fired after Adria Richards complained about a sexist joke he made, even though it wasn’t Richards who fired him and indeed she’s said she hopes he gets hired back!

Make sure you donate now, because Reddit’s MRAs will soon grow bored with this bold initiative and it will be completely forgotten, much like the massive Sink Misandry protest in Washington DC last year which actually didn’t even happen, come to think of it.

Here’s the pitch:

Feminism has caused some serious changes to our culture, to our society, and to our lives. We focus on some that are affected more than others, and we give back.

Our goal is to encourage men to speak out, to be men, to not fear oppression and enjoy their freedom of speech. Unfortunately in today’s climate, being a man has become a financial liability. Say the wrong thing in the wrong place and you can find your entire life ruined. Destroyed.

Feminists have fought for equality, but now they’re out for our rights.

They’re destroying us financially. They’re trying to tear apart our families.

We’re saying that enough is enough. No longer should men fear masculinity. No longer should speaking up risk a man his job, career, or family.

It’s time to rise up against the tyranny. It’s time to tell men it’s ok to speak up. We’re here for you. This is the Feminist Victims Fund.

Did I mention that you can donate using BITCOIN? In case you were worried that this thing wasn’t Reddity enough.

As Buzzfeed notes, one of the “board members” of the new fund is pickup guru and predatory douchebag misogynist Roosh V. On his blog yesterday, Roosh happily celebrated the harassment and vilification of Adria Richards in a post with the lovely title “American Feminist Adria Richards Gets Gang Raped By The Internet.”

Speaking of rape, Roosh is also the author of a booklet titled Bang Iceland, in which he admits that, well, he’s kind of a rapist himself. Buzzfeed quotes this rather revealing passage from the book, in which Roosh recalls a “date” he had in Iceland:

While walking to my place, I realized how drunk she was. In America, having sex with her would have been rape, since she legally couldn’t give her consent. It didn’t help matters that I was relatively sober, but I can’t say I cared or even hesitated. I won’t rationalize my actions, but having sex is what I do.

What a humanitarian.

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 March 23, 2013, in a woman is always to blame, douchebaggery, drama kings, evil women, grandiosity, harassment, hypocrisy, imaginary oppression, men who should not ever be with women ever, misogyny, MRA, oppressed men, oppressed white men, PUA, rape, rhymes with roosh, taking pleasure in women's pain and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 279 Comments.

  1. I don’t get the disconnect there either.:/ Brain bleach nice though.

    OT ish, but do you guys have any advice for dealing w/ misogynists in non-interent? Maybe I’m just trying to rant here, can’t tell, so feel free to ignore this.

    Speaking of brain bleach, I’m playing with one of my guinea pigs😀 I should post pictures when I get some, they are so cute!

  2. Marie: what kind of meatspace misogyny is this?

  3. Cannonball — then here, have some Jameson’s, you’ll need it if you see my recent comment on the necro’ed thread *passes bottle*

  4. @hellkell

    My dad’s fiance😦 Not noticeable most of the time, but when she is it’s ugh😡 And he’s going to move in with her in June. And if you try to bring it up around her she just keeps defending it, and then insisting she’s not being sexist.

    Exs I can remember (paraphrased):
    I’m not sexist, I don’t hateall women
    I’m just saying boys and girls are different, I’m not saying it’s in a
    bad way

    Any advice anyone has to give is appreciated🙂

  5. When she spouts that shit, don’t engage, just give her a “Wow” and change the subject. She’ll soon learn that she can’t get a rise out of you if you stop making it fun for her.

  6. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    @The Kittehs’ Unpaid Help, I did my secondary school special study on your Hubby! Thanks for your welcome and let him know he got a very awkward thing through the worst of it.


    He’s smiling, btw.🙂

    (You can just call me Kittehs, if you like. Save them keystrokes!)

  7. Serious Irish catholic misogyny right here. My cousins father called her a feminist ballbuster just because she wants to double-barrel her surname. Refuses to walk her down the aisle because she’s having a civil ceremony not a church one. I feel you.

  8. @ Kittehs Thanks and he is all sorts of awesome!

  9. Marie: you won’t change her mind, but you can take away whatever she gets out of the interaction.

  10. Cannonball, welcome & your research sounds fascinating/terrifying. Fascifying? Terrinating? Anyway, have some whiskey.

    Marie, I like hellkell’s advice. Especially with family. Boy have I had to use that approach with my cousin’s husband on many occasions, starting with the dinner when I first met him where he raised a toast to apartheid. (And then was like, “Why are you so uptight? I’m just kidding.”) Once I realized he was really just doing the in-person version of trolling I decided to mostly starve him of attention.

  11. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    ::purr purr purr::

    Cannonball has friend for life😉

    Oh gawd, your cousin’s father sounds like a douche. An iggerant douche. He should be reminded that that other extremely Catholic country, Spain, does double-barrelled names.

  12. And Marie, I WANT TO SEE PICTURES OF YOUR GUINEA PIGGIES. Piggies are so cute. They’re like potatoes but with cute little feet and squeaks and fur and twitchy noses.

  13. Thank you cloudiah, I feel like I’m being cr**py if I say I love your blog! The research has lead to public sneers, a raised eyebrow here and there. Still not so progressive.

  14. @hellkell

    thanks for advice. though sadly I’m not sure if it’s the kind I’m looking for. The problem is I’m not sure if she gets a rise out of it, she just ends up randomly saying something sexist and when me or my sister points it out she gets all defensive. Idk I’m rambling. I just wish everyone would hold hands and love each other.

    I guess my main problem is I feel like to really trust people I have to be able to be myself around them. I mean, for example, here if someone says something douchey they get called out on it, and everyone doesn’t necessarily agree but people (or at least I) feel like I can speak up about it. It’s not so ‘this is the third time today she’s made gender essentialist comment and it’s really bothering me but I don’t want to start a fight.’ So I guess I just wish meatspace* were more like here😄 Idk, I’m kinda sensitive. *shrugs*

    My sister earlier said we should do mutual twin glare😄 And right now when she was reading this. “Are we going to be following the wow advice? Because if so, we should practice our mutual wows so we can get the most scorn into each wow”

    *who said meatspace? I like it better than ‘non-internet’ that I use. I can’t articulate why, it just seems like a better description. I mean, plenty of things are not on the internet😄

    Boy have I had to use that approach with my cousin’s husband on many occasions, starting with the dinner when I first met him where he raised a toast to apartheid. (

    WowO_o Sorry you have to be around those guys. Suddenly my family seems like saints, the most I have to deal with in that area is the ‘color blind’ brand of racism.

  15. @Kittehs’ Right! My cat is called Louis by the way. Yeah he is the worst sort of person. He still gives me bible excerpts even though I’ve been out for 15 years. Sigh. Sorry, am I butting in? Don’t want to be annoying.

  16. @cannonball

    Serious Irish catholic misogyny right here. My cousins father called her a feminist ballbuster just because she wants to double-barrel her surname. Refuses to walk her down the aisle because she’s having a civil ceremony not a church one. I feel you.

    Wow. Sorry to hear about that:/

    Just curious, why the asteriks on creepy? /nosy


    I will post guinea pig pics when I get them😀 My mom and I took a couple with her phone but she hasn’t emailed me them yet, I hoping to take some better ones soon. And, imo, guinea pigs are *much* cuter in videos or in person than pictures. For some reason I never thought they were much cute till I saw them in the store.

  17. @cannonball

    Imo, you aren’t butting in🙂 Are you out of church, or totally out of religion (or in a different one)? You don’t have to answer if you’d rather not, I’m just curious. Either way it’s squidgy sending you bible excerpts, not sure what he’s trying to accomplish.

    Now I feel like all my family problems are really minor…

  18. @Marie

    Most mras consider creepy a shaming term up there with the worst of all we are called as women. Yup they are tiresome.

  19. Marie, piggies are particularly cute when they’re in your hands.😀 My first pet was a guinea pig named Whiskers. And I don’t have to deal with that particularly offensive relative very often, but you’ll all be glad to know he holds elective office! Just a local position, but still…

    Cannonball, it is FINE to love my blog, which after all just showcases the wit and wisdom of manboobzers. I’m really due for another post, but er, I’ve had a spot of wine and I don’t think I can be trusted.

  20. @cannonball

    ah that explains😄 I think I’ve heard that one before. Cr**py. Creepy. Hm. Which one do you think an mra would rather see least*? Aaaaand I should go to bed soon because I am focusing on the most random things today.

    *neither, because they’re both calling him out on his bad behavior.

  21. @Marie Your Family issues are just as valid. Hell it’s my first time here and I’m spilling my guts! I’m an atheist but my family is super catholic. With capes and everything.

  22. Cannonball, now I am picturing your family as Catholic superheroes.

  23. @cloudiah

    That sounds like such nice first pet.❤ My first pets were fish😄 (and I'm one of those fish-haters. Not when I had them, obviously.)

    Derail: my mom got us a fish tank with three fish and a snail. The fish all died within a month but the snail lived for six more years. That was one tough snail.

    Also, ew on your relative being in office😦 It's like 'whyyyy' Good to know that you don't have to be around him that much though.

    Also, reposting w/ my sister permission our conversations* on how to deal w/ it:

    fade: We should just do that wow thing, or when she says something is a fact, say citation needed.
    me: but I don't have glitter to throw when we say it.

    fade: you should do that 'yeah right' sound you used to do.

    Sadly, it's been a while since I did it, since I stopped when she said it bugged her😄

    *because I am way too easily amused.

  24. @cloudiah Wine is the best lubricant (ew) for creativity! really sorry for butting in though.

  25. In person trolling failing…my brother put a stuffed squirrel on my head while I was buying aquarium sand, his best friend commented that he really is trolly. Yep, but it’s fucking harmless (and funny, he was trying to squeak it and it was broke, so he just plopped it on my head)

    Apartheid toasts a not trolly, they’re just asshole. *toasts in honor of all the toast burnt over the years* <– how you troll a toast

  26. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Cannonball, you aren’t butting in! Conversations criss-cross all over the place here, that’s normal. Like derails.🙂

    Cool name for your kitty, give him an extra scritch from us! Prolly silly question, but did you name him for Sir?

    Marie, seconding the call for guinea pig pics, and this – “My sister earlier said we should do mutual twin glare”


    I’m seeing you two making it as scary as the twins from The Shining.

  27. See I’m so slow. Their superpowers include ignoring what is right in front of their face, casual racism and the ability to make cannon shoot flames from her ears in rage.

  28. @cannonball

    @Marie Your Family issues are just as valid. Hell it’s my first time here and I’m spilling my guts! I’m an atheist but my family is super catholic. With capes and everything.

    Thanks🙂 In my mind I sort of get that, but it’s hard to feel it. Nothing wrong with spilling your guts, one of the beginning threads I started posting on I dumped my angsty backstory on everyone😛

    Good luck with your family, if they’re giving you crap about it.

  29. @Kitteh yep, she’s a she and she is Louis. I know. I’m a little off.

  30. “Derail: my mom got us a fish tank with three fish and a snail. The fish all died within a month but the snail lived for six more years. That was one tough snail.”

    Sounds like new tank syndrome — a fancy way to say you have ammonia and no bacteria to nom on it. Snails are far less affected by ammonia.

    My big cranky plec is like 13~14, I’ve had him ~5 years, a old snail seems like a joy compared to a cantankerous foot like catfish!

  31. @kittehs

    Sadly I have never seen the shining, so I don’t know how to be a scary twin.😄


    See I’m so slow. Their superpowers include ignoring what is right in front of their face, casual racism and the ability to make cannon shoot flames from her ears in rage.

    Casual racism would be a good ability not to have. Same for the first one. I have not yet determined the usefulness of shooting rage cannon flames from the ears yet.

  32. Cannonball, you’re not butting in! It’s kind of impossible to butt in here, unless you’re a troll.

  33. @argenti aertheri

    10 years later and I finally figured out what killed our first fish😄

  34. Marie, here are the twins from The Shining (warning: some gore):

  35. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Apologies to kitty, Cannonball!

    ::swoons for kitty named for Sir::

    PS you know you’re gonna have* to post links to pics of her, don’t you? It’s that or be sacrificed to the Blockquote Monster.

    *not really, only if you want to. 🙂

  36. Marie — I’m the resident aquarist and HTML person (or wizard, depending who you ask😄 )

    Now if I could just figure out what cranky is cranky about!

  37. Still a little gunshy! I have my grandmothers Koi who is 16 years old in a massive tank,she is much like her owner in that she is a little shy. Any tips for what I could put in there with her?

  38. @cloudiah

    So that is them. To do that, we will need to practice our synchronized, blank voices.

  39. PS you know you’re gonna have* to post links to pics of her, don’t you? It’s that or be sacrificed to the Blockquote Monster.

    So that’s why it’s been coming after me more recently. Too long commenting and I haven’t posted a guinea pig pic😄

    I’ll just…watch everyone talk about fish. I know nothing about fish.

  40. Cannonball — afaik koi are the only reaally appropriate “tank” mates for koi. Get her a friend? Could try luring native frogs to come chill at your pond, but she may just ignore them.

    Seriously plec, why are you eating the surface, the weather’s dandy, your tank is clean, you just feeling cranky?

  41. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Cranky’s his default state, isn’t it?

  42. @Kitteh her majesty does love to pose. When I figure it out so much kitty pictures. Obnoxious amounts.

  43. Kitteh — yeah but he’s usually not this loud about it!

    Anyways, I’m going to toss him a sinking treat and hopefully coax him off the surface (dude, swallowing air and blowing it out your gills is like a fish burp or something, knock it off!). And then off to bed for me.

  44. Thanks Argenti Aertheri, she looks so lonely in her tank I just don’t want to traumatize her. Seriosly are we supposed to be the scary feminists? I’m feeling very non hypergamy.

  45. @cannonball

    *channeling an mra* Um, clearly the fact that you care about your fish signifies you don’t care about men, or something, because men aren’t fish. /done

    man that didn’t work well:/ I tried my best.

  46. Sigh. Slippery women and all that.

  47. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Fish with bad burps, reminds me of the shots of marine iguanas snorting (or sneezing) salt out of their noses in Attenborough’s latest series.

    Cannonball, ‘fore I forget, did you read A. Lloyd Moote’s bio of Louis when you were studying him?

  48. It is a tank then? Assuming it’s big enough, and big enough here is large enough to make me jealous (like, 100g or something custom, they’re basically pretty carp) — I’d just get her a friend. Check ammonia et al first, and the tempature, they do fine at cold temps, don’t need a heater, and afaik koi and goldfish are better off without one.

    Ok, now I really am going to bed though, g’night!

  49. I love the way reptiles rid themselves of excess solutes. There’s something particularly beautiful about the crying sea turtle.

  50. You know, a woman needs a man, like a woman needs a fish. Isn’t that what Dworkin said? Something like that anyway.

  51. What DIDN’T Dworkin say?

  52. G’night Argenti😀


    I can’t believe I didn’t think of that one. *facepalm*

  53. Not while I was studying him, it was a bit later when that was published but i found it a bit revisionist?

  54. Night Argenti; I think I’m going offline too so good night all.

  55. G’night Argenti, I hope it’s ok to shorten it, thanks for the advice.

  56. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    It’s the only full bio of him in English (I’m monolingual) so I haven’t much to compare it with. There are so many totally contradictory views of him, and this one came reasonably close to the impression I’d gained from years of reading, all of which happened long before we were in contact.

    Moote’s pretty cool though: I wrote him a fan letter and he wrote back!🙂

  57. Good night cloudiah🙂

    I’ll probably be going to bed soon too, but it takes me to follow up on that promise😄 which I really should do, seeing as how I need to wake up in 6 hrs.

  58. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    And on that note, I’d better hobble off home too. Later, folks!

  59. Good night, too, kittehs:)

    Everyone leaving, all at once. Hopefully that will at least make it easier for me to pry myself away from manboobz😄

  60. @kitteh I’m seriously so jealous! Honestly there is so little out there you can argue all day about the veracity. Sorry I’m so boring but history is my jam. Did I say jam? God. Well *fistbump*

  61. Well, going to bed now. Bye, manbooberz🙂

  62. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Cannonball, between us we could prolly bore the pants off everyone talking history, and there are some serious history buffs on this site!


    Niters to all them as is sleepin’!

  63. This is really really late, but I find it useful when confronted by misogyny or other ignorance to go, “Wow, you really think that?”. A lot of times, hateful people will say things like that in an attempt to get others to validate them, so if you make it clear that they’re not going to get it, they’ll probably end up feeling embarrassed. It works even better when they’re just parroting something they heard once, because then they realize they can’t actually defend what they’re saying.

  64. What what History discussions!?!

    Welcome Cannonball, don’t worry about butting in, it’s how we talk here. Threads aren’t exclusive conversations, anyone is welcome as long as they are nice to everyone which you are certainly doing well at🙂

    Your dissertation sounds fascinating, what are you studying if you don’t mind me asking?

  65. @Sid

    Thanks for the advice🙂 I’ll probably try one of the things you guys have been suggesting.

  66. RE: Kittehs

    So late in responding, but you can still totally prompt me! Or, if you like someone else’s prompt, you can totally sponsor it when I have them up. (I’m giving myself a week to make them, since I’m not the fastest writer in the world. Practice makes fast!)

  67. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Hi LBT! I just left a trio of comments on the forum.

    I want to do both – prompt you and make a donation – but LiveJournal doesn’t like me, it’s being totally uncooperative (I won’t write it all out again here, it’s on the forum.) 😦

  68. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

    Say, Cannonball, did you ever read Elizabeth Wirth Marvick’s book on Louis’s childhood? If you’ve been reading here you’ve probably seen a few of my HULK SMASH rants about how humourless Freudians should not be allowed to write about little kids making poo jokes.

  69. The sheer amount of bawwwing coming from the MRA reminds me of kindergarten.

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