Three new absolute masterpieces from the father of Men's Rights :
Much to my dismay, a few days ago, I stumbled upon an article on an MRA website written by a man who was claiming that he had been raped by a woman 20 years ago and that, as a result, he had suffered significant trauma.
As I scanned it briefly, I began to groan inwardly.
Not because I have any objection to men writing about any woes that have arisen as a result of their various mishaps with women - indeed, I've spent many years wailing about such incidents myself - but because, in the case of this particular article, I recognised certain characteristics which troubled me.
And the term 'recovered memory' almost immediately sprang to my mind....
...I forgot that one must never question the suffering of victims. And whatever they say must be true.
And I have now even received emails asking me whether or not I was drunk when I was making my comments.
Well, actually, I was a bit - but not enough to cloud my mind.
Disoriented perhaps - mostly by old age and by my complete and utter confusion over the comment flow - and also thoroughly exasperated at seeing some old abuse myths coming up again.
But the driving force behind my somewhat confused energy was not alcohol at all.
If anything, it was mid-level panic from thinking about all the horrors that generally arise from the typical activities of those who believe in the veracity of "recovered memories". And it was also mid-level dread from thinking about all the extra hysteria that would be generated by associated parts of the trauma industry should their empires be encouraged to grow by men's activism.
And the thought that both might be gaining traction in the Men's Movement - something that would be absolutely catastrophic, both for men, in general, and for the MM itself - was fairly unbearable.