Having returned from my annual pilgrimage to the grave of Arthur Schopenhauer in Frankfurt, I will now write the piece I promised earlier. An important piece, detailing as it does, a development in the course of anti-feminism that has probably had the old misery guts himself turning in his grave, as well as Ernest Belfort Bax, the very first men’s rights activist, not to mention Steve Moxon, and quite a few others, choking on their breakfast cereal in disbelief and dismay.
In the last couple of weeks, there has been a wave of excitement at the prospect of the men’s rights movement finally breaking through to the masses. In particular, we have had the announcement of both the Futurist’s urls@urinals campaign, and Paul Elam’s proposed men’s rights internet radio station.
But, however inspiring and potentially massive these developments undoubtedly are, they are both arguably dwarfed by another less noticed and talked about breakthrough - Men’s Rights is now on the default list of Reddit, the internet’s biggest social bookmarking hub. As a consequence, that subreddit, already the largest online men’s rights community by far, is now attracting over 100 new members each and every day.
It would be impossible to put a monetry value upon that kind of free publicity for our movement. Businesses would pay thousands, if not millions of dollars for that kind of advertising. It’s the equivalent of men’s rights flyers being put up in a thousand urinals every day, or HBO dedicating an hour’s programming each week solely to men’s rights issues.
But there is a problem. Kloo2Yoo, the creator and moderator of a men’s rights community that will probably have over 100,000 members by the end of next year, is either a feminist or an idiot. This has been discussed previously both here and elsewhere, but recently it’s taken on an even more disturbing and sinister turn.
Kloo2yoo recently submitted a post to r/mensrights linking to the story of a woman who takes her 5 year old son around America on book signing tours and daytime chat shows, with the little boy ‘happily’ dressed in pink skirts and other exaggeratedly girlie attire. To the title of his post, he added the question as to what name we should invent to encourage other pre-school male toddlers who ‘want’ to escape the patriarchal shackles of their imposed gender, and to dress up as little girls – or circus freaks, for Oprah Winfrey and her like.
Now, I consider myself about as far away from the alpha-male wannabe ultra-conservative patriarch men’s rights charicature that some of our enemies (and some idiots in our movement) want to portray and define all of us as being. I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of 5. This is my favourite video on YouTube. Well, actually, maybe this is. One of the most beautiful human beings I ever met was a 16 year old girl trapped inside the body of a boy (and mentally tortured because, quite reasonably, in the UK, you have to be 18 before you are deemed mature enough to consent to go through with a sex change operation). I certainly have nothing against transexuals and certainly nothing against fighting society’s fixed definitions of what it is to be a man (which comes from the sexual needs of women as much as the needs of ‘patriarchal’ society).
But we’re talking about pre-schoolers here, and a woman who is messing with her 5 year old son’s very identity for highly questionable motives.
The other disturbing aspect of this is that Kloo2Yoo then approves a radical feminist troll (thepinkmask or catlebrity) posting tips on how to encourage your own pre-school son to accept that they are really, in actual fact, girls.
Arguing against feminists criminalizing as subhuman paedophiles the 99% of the global male population who will ,at one time or another, inevitably click upon an image of a 30 year old woman in pigtails, whilst surfing for porn, is not men’s rights or anti-feminism (despite what Steve Moxon says), and will get you an immediate ban, yet supporting radical feminists cross-dressing and interfering with the very soul and identity of your little pre-schooler IS men’s rights.
Apparently. In the world of Kloo2Yoo.
Well, I want no part of it. But the most important thing is, the men’s rights community should surely want no part in it. But there’s more. Last week, Kloo2Yoo effectively admitted that he was a feminist.
The fact that reddit.com/r/mensrights has been so spectacularly successful hasn’t got much to do with kloo2 whatsoever. Rather, it has everything to do with the work and posting of relevant links by the likes of Pierce Harlan and others. Kloo2, in effect, got lucky, by being the first person to create a subreddit by the name of ‘mensrights’. But last week’s admission by Kloo2 suggests that, rather than being simply the lucky idiot that he often comes across as, he is in fact a feminist and misandrist and that r/mensrights is, indeed, a veritable attempt at creating a false flag operation against our movement.
Kloo2′s admission that he had set up feminist subreddits BEFORE creating r/mensrights, was made in a comment to a post entitled something along the lines of ‘I propose that we hereby identify ourselves as being true feminists rather than as men’s rights activists‘. The post, although massively and typically upvoted by the feminist brigade, has seemingly been mysteriously deleted. Presumably, because I left a comment calling Kloo2 out on his admission. Kloo2 also made a comment offering to hand over r/mensrights to the person who made the post. Again, he did this because either he is simply retarded, or 13 years old as some have claimed, or because he is indeed a feminist trojan horse.
What can be done?
I have set up an alternative reddit that is more open to an array of diverging but genuine men’s rights views, and less tolerant of obvious feminist trolls : http://reddit.com/r/mensrightsmovement, but, to be honest, it has no hope of competing with r/mensrights, and nor should it have to. As I explained earlier, Reddit.com/r/mensrights is a potential Godsend and a certain breakthrough for the movement. If Kloo2yoo is merely an idiot, rather than being a sinister part of a feminist operation to control the voice and development of the men’s rights movement, then he has a moral duty right now to allow other, more senior and intelligent members of our movement, to become moderators. People like AngryHarry, Paul Elam, ManWomanMyth, the Futurist, and Pierce Harlan. In fact, above all Pierce Harlan, as it is his hard work that has made that reddit what it potentially is, in spite of kloo2yoo’s idiocy and betrayal in allowing the place to become infested with feminist trolls and puritanical lunatics ( a recent post by Harlan detailing the way in which sex offenders are forced to masturbate recieved almost as many downvotes as upvotes).
I suggest that some kind of petition, some concrete moral pressure at least, is put upon Kloo2Yoo to allow senior and genuine men’s rights activists to become moderators of r/mensrights. I would further suggest that the position of that community in shaping the future voice of our movement is so vast and obvious that it may even require that others in the movement offer to purchase ownership of r/mensrights from Kloo2Yoo.
Whatever the solution is, I hope you’ll agree that this is an important issue that needs to be discussed.