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 ...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.
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.”
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.