Rob and Steal
Among other things, Ampersand says this:
"One of the odd things about MRAs is that we forget how much variance there is within the MRM. From the perspective of most “Alas” readers, someone like Glenn Sacks seems pretty far “out there” — and justifiably so. Nonetheless, within the spectrum of MRAs, Glenn is actually very far left, since he objects to misogyny on occasion . . ."Ampersand implies that "objecting to misogyny" is "very far left". And does he mean politically left—as in "leaning toward socialism"? Is that what he means by "left"? But apart from that, what the hell is Ampersand really driving at? Is he hinting that so-called "conservatives" as a rule have no objection to misogyny? Or that "misogyny" is a structurally conservative trait? It certainly sounds like Ampersand is suggesting something along this line.
However, that aside, what Ampersand doesn't appear to capisch is the harsh objective reality of present-day gender politics. He appears to take for granted that MRAs, or even men generally, have some kind of a sacred duty to "object to misogyny". But that is a misconception. That is an illusion. There is no such duty, and Amp errs in supposing that there is.
Go and review the Seven Point Counter-Feminist Platform. Pay particular mind to items 1 and 4.
Let's see if I can make this clear: There is a WAR going on—all right, a grim political battle if you prefer—and it is simply not fitting for enemies to lecture enemies about their "duties." I mean, if nothing else, it's just plain ironic as hell! Sorry Amp, but it is really, truly, honestly NOT my job as the Counter-Feminist to "object to misogyny". Nor is it the job of any MRA, or any male person whatsoever, to do so!! That is, not unless they feel like it, and not unless they choose to do so freely out of the authentic, uncoerced goodness of their nature—for which, if it happens, gratitude would not go amiss!
But that aside, there are further reasons to find this particular blog post interesting—especially in the comment section. Go now: