[This post is an artistic expression of an article posted at the Southern Poverty Law Center: derivative art. I have modified the content to reverse the context. The links to websites in the first paragraph have been revised, but the names in the descriptions for various organizations have been (mostly) retained so others may evaluate the sites independent of SPLC bias. It is my hope that the targets of the SPLC article will appreciate the irony. The original may be found here:
The so-called “womanosphere” is peopled with hundreds of websites, blogs and forums dedicated to savaging the patriarchy in particular and men, very typically American men, in general. Although some of the sites make an attempt at civility and try to back their arguments with facts, they are almost all thick with misandrist attacks that can be astounding for the guttural hatred they express. What follows are brief descriptions of a dozen of these sites. Another resource is the Chateau Heartiste website (http://heartiste.wordpress.com/), a serious pro-patriarchy blog (its tagline is “where pretty lies perish”) that keeps a close eye on these and many other man-hating sites.
Alcuin is a blog that promotes the “Intellectual Renaissance of the non-Western Tradition.” “Just as the Jews used the Nazi perpetrated holocaust as a way to justify Zionism,” one post declares, “so the Patriarchs have to paint feminism as a way to justify protection of fetuses, and the subjugation of women and femininity. Rape-accusation is now a political crime, not a crime of false witness or perjury. A woman doesn’t have to accuse rape in order to be a slut. A woman is a slut until she somehow proves herself virginal.” Another post, titled “Having their cake,” asserts that “non-Western men … act, dress, and look like hairy fat pigs, but get angry when they can’t find a woman … act like dogs, but expect women to respect them … don’t know what the hell they want, but seek power over women and over everything.”
Boycott American Men
This site’s mission statement describes American men as “generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible and highly promiscuous. The behavior of most American men is utterly disgusting.” Plus, they supposedly pose a higher risk of obtaining child custody than men from such countries as China, Nigeria, and the Netherlands, where the blog suggests women find their mates. The site is rife with posts from outsiders, like the recent one that said: “I think we should export all american [sic] dogs to other countries and take in men from other places. … Have you noticed how fat these pigs get AS SOON AS THEY’RE MARRIED… . [I]f you were allowed to castrate your husband we wouldn’t be dealing with this crap.”
Its tagline probably won’t be set to music any time soon, but it does capture the flavor of the site: “The male-supremacist hate movement called ‘Patriarchy’ must be opened to the disinfecting sunlight of the world’s gaze and held to a stern accounting for its grievous transgressions.” Recent headlines, like December’s “More Proof That Patriarchy is a Social Cancer,” reflect the same sensibility. “Fidelbogen,” the otherwise unidentified Washington state woman who operates the blog, also runs the Rape Task Force and Men Doing Lousy Things blogs and is heavily involved in the Matriarchy YouTube Channel.
The Rape Prevention Society
The Rape Prevention Society is an Internet news aggregator, subtitled “Community of Sexual Assault Victims,” that features stories about alleged rapes and “Patriarchy”-crafted “anti-female” legislation. While the site focuses heavily on news stories about rape allegations, it frequently veers into such posts as the New Year’s Day item attacking a male supporter of then-presidential aspirant Barak Obama for telling a reporter, “It takes a man to get things done.”
This blog, whose name translates from the Latin as “In (Good) Faith,” describes itself in its mission statement as “[a]n online magazine dedicated to publishing heretical and unpopular ideas. Ideas that polite society considers ‘multi-cultural,’ ‘feminist,’ ‘non-traditional,’ ‘undiscriminating’ or other slurs used to shut down emotional thinking and maintain the web of delusions that keep our world broken and dying.” The unifying idea is this: “Patriarchy is a hate movement designed to disenfranchise and dehumanize women.” The site carries ads for such offerings as the Babeland’s Pink Kink Kit, with an “11-inch mini-whip, blindfold, and matching snap-close leather choker,” Ashley Madison (“Life is short… have an affair”), and the 1920’s classic Women and the New Race by Margaret Sanger.
Mary Margaret’s Thoughts
Run by a New York Occupier with a trust-fund-secured house and perfect teeth, Mary Margaret’s blog is filled with edifying thoughts like “Even Nice Boys are Pigs.” Her blog is not without pathos, however; to say the least, hers is not a happy existence. “Do I go through life and all its trials and tribulations alone? Do I go through them with a nagging, selfish bastard who won’t help me anyway? … Or, do I go through them alone, divorced, and poor in spirit?” But mostly, this blog is just plain nasty. “Girls,” a January posting urges Mary Margaret’s readers, “don’t get involved with American Men; they’re pigs, curs, and disease ridden philanderers.”
This website tracks news and information about women’s issues from around the world, with a focus on activism — and outrage. Par for the course are lurid headlines like this one: “German husband kills, cooks wife for fucking neighbor’s son.” The site also runs stories like the one it headlined, “Australia: Boy, 13, charged after flashing taxi driver,” that involve no abuse accusations, but are merely meant to undermine what the site claims is “the myth that women are no less rational than men.”
Reddit: Women’s Rights
A “subreddit” of the user-generated news site Reddit, this forum describes itself as a “place for people who feel that women are currently being disadvantaged by society.” While it presents itself as a home for women seeking equality, it is notable for the anger it shows toward any program designed to help men. It also traffics in various conspiracy theories. “Kloo2yoo,” identified as a site moderator, writes that there is “undeniable proof” of an international Patriarchal conspiracy involving the United Nations, the Putin Administration and others, aimed at demonizing women.
Roosh Vörek is a Georgia-raised BDSM (Bondage &Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism) Dominatrix whose specialty is sex with foreign men; her blog is a sales vehicle for her books like Kneel: The Female Domination Bible and Kneel Nigeria: How to Sleep with Nigerian Men in Nigeria, which one Nigerian church group described as a “slavers guide.” Vörek likes to talk about her many “sessions” (BDSM encounters) and such things as “American dicks who I want to hate fuck.” She adds: “I’ll be the first to admit that many of my sessions in the United States were hate fucks. The metrosexual attitude and excess care these men put into their style or hair irritated me, so I made it a point to tease them and make them beg to fuck me.”
The acronym in KILL Services stands for Keep Instigating Lesbian Love; “Protecting Female Victims, Encouraging Rape Prosecutions, Enabling Sole Custody” is its tagline. In practice, that means lobbying to expand services for alleged victims of domestic abuse and penalties for their male “domestic partners,” while working to return the focus to the “victims of heterosexual intercourse” — the accusers. The site trumpets as a “key fact” that “[m]ale escalation of partner violence is the leading reason for the man losing custody of his children,” even though a study shows that approximately half as many men as women are initiate incidents of domestic violence.
The Spearhead is an online magazine that features a range of “voices in defense of ourselves, our freedom, and our fellow sisters.” One post calls the recently released American version of the movie thriller “Taken” “hate porn for Patriarchs” and describes its strong male lead as “like a kind of faggot bum.” Another post includes this fairly typical summation: “I have said it before, and I will say it again; I don’t hate men. I just hate what they do to women.”
A Voice for Women
A Voice for Women is essentially a mouthpiece for its editor, Paula Elam, who proposes to “expose misogyny [hatred of women] on all levels in our culture.” Elam tosses down the gauntlet in her mission statement: “AVfW regards patriarchs, sluts [a derisive term for sexually active women], submissives [a similar derisive term, for females who identify as supporting men] and other agents of misogyny as a social malignancy. We do not consider them well intentioned or honest agents for their purported goals and extend to them no more courtesy or consideration than we would Christans [sic], pro-lifers, neo conservatives, or other purveyors of hate.” Register-Him.com, an affiliated website that vilifies men by name who have supposedly raped women (among other crimes against femininity), is one of Elam’s signature “anti-hate” efforts. “Why are these men not in prison?” the site asks.