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DEBUNKING THE MEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

POSTED BY
DEBUNKINGMRAS

POSTED ON
MARCH 12, 2014

What follows is a response to a popular list of claims and arguments made by men’s rights activists.

1. SUICIDE: Men’s suicide rate is 4.6 times higher than that of women’s. [Dept. Health & Human Services — 26,710 males vs 5,700 females]

Not for lack of trying: women attempt it three times as often. [1] Men are more likely to succeed because we are trained for violence, trained for emotional detachment, and trained to deal with problems ourselves rather than seeking help from others. Moreover, we are socialized with a sense of self-importance that can lead men to believe family members would be better off dead without them or to use suicide as a form of revenge against people close to them. The statistic given here also masks that many of these “suicides” were actually murder-suicides. In the United States, an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 people died in suicide attacks each year. [2] More than ninety percent of the offenders are men; nearly all the victims are female. [3]

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BoingBoing nails it.

BoingBoing nails it.

"Two years ago, I challenged the NFL community and all men to seriously confront the problem of domestic violence especially coming on the heals the suicide of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, and girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, yet here we are again confronting the same issue, of violence against woman. Now, let’s be clear this problem is bigger than football. There has been, appropriately so, intense and wide-spread outrage following the release of the video showing what happened in the elevator at the casino. Now, wouldn’t it be productive, if this collective outrage, could be channeled to truly hear and address the long suffering cries for help from so many women, and as they said, do something about it. An ongoing, comprehensive education of men, about what healthy, respectful manhood is all about. And it starts with how we view women. Our language is important, for example: When a guy says “You throw a ball like a girl” or “You’re a sissy.” It reflects an attitude that devalues women, and attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion. Women have been at the forefront in the domestic violence awareness and prevention arena, and whether Janay Rice considers herself a victim or not, millions of women in this country are. Consider this, according to domestic violence experts, more than three women a day, lose their lives at the hands of their partners, that means since the night of February 15th in Atlantic City more than 600 women have died, so this is yet another call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds and to get help, and to get help, because our silence is deafening and deadly."

James Brown, host of CBS’s NFL Coverage. (09/11/14)

(Source: theyslayedthedragon, via dendroica)

mylifeinthelibrary:

schooledlibrarian:

librarianbyday:

Librarian Gangs Are a Real Problem http://cheezburger.com/8295953664

No joke

They’re very well read, which makes them very dangerous.

The meeting will be conducted by town hero and no-longer-missing-child Tamika Flynn, last seen carrying a canvas tote bag of heavy stones over her left shoulder, a worn-out copy of Willa Cather’s Death Comes to the Archbishop, and the severed head of the librarian she defeated in battle.

mylifeinthelibrary:

schooledlibrarian:

librarianbyday:

Librarian Gangs Are a Real Problem http://cheezburger.com/8295953664

No joke

They’re very well read, which makes them very dangerous.

The meeting will be conducted by town hero and no-longer-missing-child Tamika Flynn, last seen carrying a canvas tote bag of heavy stones over her left shoulder, a worn-out copy of Willa Cather’s Death Comes to the Archbishop, and the severed head of the librarian she defeated in battle.

(via diebrarian)

falcaomagistral:

skittles-and-cyanide:

lokistimetravelingsassbutt:

also, wednesday has been canceled due to scheduling errors.

And now, the weather.

[waitin for the bus in the rain in the rain wait waitin for the bus in the rain]

falcaomagistral:

skittles-and-cyanide:

lokistimetravelingsassbutt:

also, wednesday has been canceled due to scheduling errors.

And now, the weather.

[waitin for the bus in the rain in the rain wait waitin for the bus in the rain]

(Source: crowleyskitten, via eustaciavye77)

clarknokent:

thetpr:

inwhyseaexoh:

thetpr:

vintageblack2:

Debutante Ball In Harlem

This is dope as hell

This has to be one of my favorite posts, ever.

For because again

Beautiful

clarknokent:

thetpr:

inwhyseaexoh:

thetpr:

vintageblack2:

Debutante Ball In Harlem

This is dope as hell

This has to be one of my favorite posts, ever.

For because again

Beautiful

(via coffeebuddha)

turkey-imported-from-maine:

firelorcl:

meladoodle:

i wanna be a reverse tooth fairy where i rob people and then scatter human teeth on their bed

a dentist

i dont know what your dentist is doing to you but i think you need to go to the police

(Source: meladoodle, via baggily-pantz)

real-life-night-vale:

viridecinerem:

4gifs:

Gravity shift! [video]

THIS IS SO COOL

City Council is re-calibrating the gravity of the city today. Citizens are warned to anticipate sudden gravity shifts and stay near objects which can be grabbed onto in the event of a shift. And now, the weather.

real-life-night-vale:

viridecinerem:

4gifs:

Gravity shift! [video]

THIS IS SO COOL

City Council is re-calibrating the gravity of the city today. Citizens are warned to anticipate sudden gravity shifts and stay near objects which can be grabbed onto in the event of a shift. And now, the weather.

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via nomoreuturns)

stele3:

peterquills:

philcoulson:

foxycoffeequeen:

philcoulson:

CREEP. - spooky covers. and I know it’s true, that visions are seldom all they seem.

stand by me (ben e. king cover) - mona
everybody wants to rule the world (tears for fears cover) - lorde
devil town (daniel johnston cover) - bright eyes
all along the watchtower (bob dylan cover) - bear mccreary
bad moon rising (creedence clearwater revival cover) - mourning ritual
imagine (beatles cover) - a perfect circle
creep (radiohead cover) - scala & kolancy brothers
love is blindness (u2 cover) - jack white
once upon a dream (disney cover) - lana del rey
all you need is love (beatles cover) - the flaming lips
anyone’s ghost (the national cover) - silver swans
the man who sold the world (david bowie cover) - nirvana
feeling good (nina simone cover) - muse
hurt (nine inch nails cover) - johnny cash

Johnny Cash was most definitely the originator of ‘Hurt’… Come on y’all! Just look at the different time periods.

[x]

so many silly fuck ups on this website could easily be avoided if people learned to just fucking google it first

This is not the first time that I’ve heard this claimed. Dudes. I heard NIN singing “Hurt” in high school. Don’t fuck with that shit.

Upon watching the music video for Johnny Cash’s cover, Trent Reznor said, “Tears welling, silence, goosebumps…Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn’t mine anymore…”

Source.

theshoutingendoflife:

jaclcfrost:

standing next to sunflowers always makes me feel weak like “look at this flower. this flower is taller than i am. this flower is winning and i’m losing”

Wow you are not ready to hear about trees.

(via baggily-pantz)