Quick hit: Kate Harding has a message for Men’s Rights Activists

It’s a short one, just two words, and it’s not suitable for work. Luckily – for us, because Kate is a gorgeous writer and I’d happily read a shopping list that she scrawled in eyeliner on the back of a bus pass – she expanded on those two words a little in her entry to Jezebel’s “Fuck You Week”:

Fuck you for showing up every time women speak, especially about rape and abuse, and trying to make it all about you. Fuck you for derailing threads about the victims of Marc Lépine, a man who screamed about his hatred for feminists as he murdered fourteen women and injured many others, because you also hate feminists and want a fucking cookie for not killing anyone. Fuck you for making rape and death threats against young women who dared to protest a speaking engagement by a man who thinks little girls would enjoy being raped by their fathers if it weren’t for society telling them it’s dirty. Fuck you for whining about how unfair it is that women might wonder if you’re a rapist when you approach them out of nowhere, while completely ignoring how unfair it is that women feel the need to be on guard all the time in public. Or that if we relax and behave normally—drinking, dancing, dressing however we want—you will be the first motherfuckers in line to blame us for getting ourselves raped.

Let this be a reminder of two things. First, MRAs are awful. And secondly, don’t ever piss off Kate Harding.

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  1. Posted December 16, 2012 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    It’s a shame that it seems so many so-called “men’s rights activists” are just entitled douchers. It makes it difficult, if not dang near impossible to address legitimate issues of human rights affecting men (because there are some and they matter.) If I were a man concerned with men’s rights, I would absolutely hate these MRA nutters. They’re as harmful to women as they are to men.

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