Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Mother Jones on Warren Farrell

The left-wing magazine Mother Jones has a long article on men's rights:
Mad Men: Inside the Men's Rights Movement—and the Army of Misogynists and Trolls It Spawned

How did an ex-feminist once hailed by Gloria Steinem become a hero of the haters?
The article is mostly about Warren Farrell, a popular author of some gender-role books. The woman author mixed straight-forward reporting with weird innuendo:
But such rhetoric could lead to violence, warns Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks extremist groups. "When you have a movement pumping out nasty propaganda, it invariably finds fertile ground in the mind of someone like Elliot Rodger or the man behind the 1989 Montreal massacre," she says, referring to 25-year-old Marc LĂ©pine, a misogynist who shot 14 women to death at a university.

Beirich cited a third example: mass murderer Anders Breivik, who carried out attacks on a government building and summer camp in Norway in 2011, killing 77 children and adults. Breivik wrote a manifesto that seized on men's rights ideology—he declared that fathers had become "disposable," that women use their "erotic capital" to "manipulate" men, and that the media turns men into a "touchy-feely subspecies who bows to the radical feminist agenda." Men's rights activist Peter Andrew Nolan, who runs a site called Crimes Against Fathers, praised Breivik, suggesting he was "a hero." (Some men's rights activists, including Elam, disavow Nolan as a dangerous radical.) ...

Following Elliot Rodger's murder rampage last May, Farrell and the men's rights movement drew attention like never before. There is no evidence that Rodger (or other killers) had any ties to Farrell, Elam, or men's rights organizations. But commentators highlighted Rodger's focus on the Pickup Artist scene and his ideas about women and their sexual dominion over men. "They think like beasts," he wrote.
So if these killers have no connection to Farrell or the men's rights movement, what are they doing in this story?

The article has over 2k comments, including many calling the article a hatchet job.

This is what you get from left-wingers. If you tell some truth that they don't like, they call you a racist or a sexist or play some weird guilt-by-association game.

Left-wing groups like the SPLC really do incite hatred and violence:
The man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday was “given a license” to do so because of groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that have labeled the FRC a “hate group,” said FRC President Tony Perkins.

The SPLC has posted what it calls a "Hate Map" on its website that points to the FRC as a "hate" group located in Washington, D.C..

The map and SPLC listing of "hate organizations" equates groups such as the Family Research Council, which promotes the traditional Christian view of marriage and sexuality, with racist groups that violate Christian teaching on human dignity.

On Wednesday, 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins of Herndon, Va., allegedly entered the lobby of the Family Research Council and shot the security guard. According to the FBI, Corkins had a 9mm handgun, two magazines of ammunition, 50 rounds of additional ammo and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his backpack. According to the FBI, he “stated words to the effect of ‘I don’t like your politics.’”
The SPLC defends its slander because an FRC official once said, “The reality is, homosexuals have entered the Scouts in the past for predatory purposes.”

Elliot Rodger was just some lone crazy kid. I don't know what set him off, but it could have been feminism for all I know. I do not see how anything Farrell said could have encouraged him to kill his mom.

Mother Jones is just a left-wing hate rag. That's all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The picture of Warren Farrell in the grotto proves he's a troll, right?