would like to "topside" three reader comments from the post before this. First, the following from Anonymous at 1:02 AM:
"Don't count on anything catching fire when it comes to "MRAs".
"You only have to look at how they quickly disappear from view whenever anybody writes anything suggesting any form of 'action' - even when it comes to just sending emails.
"Notice, for example, the absence of comments following the MND article about Kevin Driscoll.
"The same happened when Paul Elam wanted support to complain about the counseling website a few weeks agp. (80% of the comments that followed his article came from non-MRAs.)
"Only about 1% of MRAs actually do anything apart from write comments here and there."
In response to that Cassandra-like statement, I (Fidelbogen) wrote the following, with one small editing change given here:
"'MRA' is nothing but a LABEL.
"Any kind of generalizing statement about so-called "MRAs" is a generalization about a quasi-mythical group of people.
"And therefore, it misses the point.
"What matters is the underlying principle which this Magical Reflex Acronym intones, i.e. that of men's rights, and the various ramifications that issue from this issue.
"Of course, the Magical Reflex Acronym is convenient, I'll grant you that! ;}"
Finally, Anonymous at 1:48 AM, who appears to be inspired by Anonymous at 1:02 AM, has this to say:
"Looks to me that Kevin Driscoll has probably gained more allies than he's lost - and probably better kinds of people as well.
"Whatever the court outcome, there is a lot more interest in this than in most rape trials, and that is new. Most of the time we only hear about this sort of thing well after the trial, or from the defendant himself.
"Rather than thinking we can predict the future because we have seen a small part of the past, maybe we would do better to genuinely try and understand how change happens, and recognize when it is happening."