Angry Harry : Breaking Up Is Not So Bad
…So, to repeat: The more popular does a men’s website become, the better it is for MRAs – even if the website does not promote views that are entirely consistent with their own.
Furthermore, make no mistake, however, that the MM – this consciousness – is already very big; though much of it is still lying below the public’s radar.
But ask any long-time MRA, and he will tell you that he can see this movement growing, rumbling, and forever gaining ground.
So, do not become too disheartened when a men’s website changes tack in a way that is not to your liking.
And as far as groups of MRAs occasionally re-labelling themselves is concerned, as is currently the case with certain MRAs re-labelling themselves as, say, Men’s Human Rights Activists, this is not much different from groups referring to themselves as Fathers Rights Activists.
Why should MRAs worry about this sort of thing?
Indeed, as mentioned above, MRAs often give birth to new groupings – and will continue to do so.
Furthermore, if you take the trouble to seek out what most MRAs were aiming to do when they first embarked on internet activism, just over a decade ago, you will discover that their primary aim was to stir up an interest in men’s issues and to stir up protest about the way in which men were being treated.
They did not claim to have a solution to their problems…
The-Spearhead : Equality in Victim for Men is a Losing Proposition
The issue of male victimhood has exposed a rift in the MRM, with one faction advocating an equivalence between male and female victimhood, and another warning of the dangers of feeding the victimhood industry and its associated enforcers.
Angry Harry, who was one of the first real MRA bloggers online (if not the first — I was still blissfully ignorant when he got started), took issue with former US marine James Landrith’s use of recovered memories (AKA suppressed memories) to claim he had been drugged and raped by a woman.
Harry pointed out that recovered memories are far more likely to be used against men, and in fact that has been the case historically. The vast majority of people who have been accused of abuse following revelations in therapy of recovered memories have been men, and many of these men have been innocent fathers….
…So why are some men insisting on being equal as victims when it’s clear that this is only perpetuating the system that victimizes men in the first place? First of all, some of the most vocal advocates of this tactic are not actually men, so maybe they simply don’t understand the reality of the male experience…