Wednesday, October 21, 2009

MND Gets On It

Men's News Daily—a Big Megaphone if ever there was one—has jumped into the fray by featuring a writeup on the Kevin Driscoll case. See it here:

The article is worth reading, for it adds fresh detail which has not yet been widely circulated. However, the author (who is evidently not from Oregon) has created an imaginary community in Josephine County called "Grand Pass". Last I heard, Grant's Pass was the county seat, but can it be they changed the name and didn't tell me?

Ha! When I was a young lad aged five or thereabouts, it sounded to me like people were saying "grass pants"! Funny, eh? And also itchy, I would guess! ;)


Blogger The Archivist said...

Looks like they have made a correction to the story. This is exactly what needs to happen. Start with a small amount of exposure, but keep spreading the word, and watch it catch fire and spread.

Well done F.

All the best,

E. Steven Berkimer

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...


"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 acronym intones, i.e. that of men's rights, and the various ramifications that issue from this issue.

Of course, the magical acronym is convenient, I'll grant you that! ;}

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were've kevin driscols friends disappeared to.

They stopped writing anywere

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

1:02 AM  
Anonymous John D. said...

I still sending off my email. I want to do everything I can do to help this man get free.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

@John D:

That's the spirit! Whatever you send, CC me a copy, okay? ;)

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What´s this rubbish about people jumping ship on the Kevin Driscoll case??
Scandinavia is still watching and awaiting.
MRA nothing but a label ????
Yeah, right, keep dreaming !!!!

4:36 AM  

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