Monday, March 12, 2012

Manosphere attacked by leftist hate group

The libertarian Reason magazine reports:
The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded in 1971 as a civil rights law firm, has released its latest "Intelligence Report" on hate groups in the United States. This year's report contains a new category: the Manosphere.
The reportsays:
The so-called “manosphere” is peopled with hundreds of websites, blogs and forums dedicated to savaging feminists in particular and women, very typically American women, in general. Although some of the sites make an attempt at civility and try to back their arguments with facts, they are almost all thick with misogynistic attacks ...

The Spearhead is an online magazine that features a range of “voices in defense of ourselves, our families and our fellow men.” One post calls the recently released American version of the movie thriller “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” “hate porn for feminists” and describes its strong female lead as “like a kind of dyke junkie.”
I have cited The Spearhead before, and I had no idea that anyone would consider it a hate site. I do think that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hate porn for feminists. The movie was made from a Swedish book titled, "men who hate women". Yes, it is a sick movie designed to appeal to man-haters.

Calling the Southern Poverty Law Center a "civil rights law firm" is being charitable. I don't know too much about the SPLC except that it is an extreme leftist political organization that promotes ethnic animosities at every opportunity, and it uses name-calling and lawsuits in efforts to intimidates its enemies into silence. A typical SPLC attack is to accuse a religious leader of being a bigot because he criticizes a rival religion.

The Spearhead has lots of opinions on it, and I am sure that it has some with which I would disagree. But for the SPLC to label it a hate site because of an opinion about a fictional movie?! The SPLC is the hate site, and it should not be allowed to intimidate the manosphere.

Carol Swain is a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, and she became a political target of the SPLC. Watch her response in this video, or read this. She is African-American with impeccable credentials. If she can be an SPLC target, then anyone can.


Anonymous said...

read this and tell me you don't consider it a 'hate piece':

"... there’s something to be said for keeping women like Ms. Fluke sterile."

This moron needs to be tarred and feathered along with Limbaugh.

George said...

Where is the hate? Ms. Fluke was lobbying for free contraceptive services, and that blog suggested adding some conditions to those services. It also accuses Fluke of being disingenuous. No, it is not a hate piece. It seems to be exactly the sort of open discussion of the issue that Fluke was requesting. I do not agree with tarring and feathering for expressing opinions on the political issues of the day.

Anonymous said...

The whore wants taxpayers to pay for her abortions (murders). That's a big government solution. So then what is wrong with another big government solution to save taxpayers money and human lives? You have no moral footing to your argument.

Anonymous said...

Birth control is not the same as abortion, you braindead chuckleheads.

Anonymous said...

Yup, "Braindead chuckleheads". This is the kind of discourse leftists regard as "debate". So long as it's leftists engaging in this sort of "debate" of course. Otherwise it's "hate speech" which ought to be censored of course. Purely in the spirit of encouraging free speech mind you. That's the leftist way.