Author Archive | Dani Pettas
On January 21st 2013 (MLK Day), A Voice for Men used the words, “privileged white bitches in our dust” to boast outranking Feministing.com via Alexa’s traffic data. AVfM’s tagline is “compassion for boys and men.”
Another url, Manboobz.com positions itself as a watchdog for this community. For example, a recent post exposed a commenter at The Spearhead who suggested something like prison “whorehouses” for women.
In the past few weeks, some MRAs have started to promote new acronyms: MHRA and MHRM, for Men’s Human Rights Activism and Men’s Human Rights Movement.
If you do a search for feminism on Youtube, the first result ironically is an anti-feminist video with more than 500,000 views from MRA (MHRA), Girl Writes What. Last week, this user posted a video discussing the name change, which she says encourages inclusiveness.… Read the rest
I guess I should watch the movie.
Vaguely, I remember a Republican talking point, “Iran is four years closer to a nuclear weapon,” in the 2012 debates. The choice of words struck me as war-hawkish and ominous, but without qualification.
Obama had said in one debate, “As long as I’m president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.” Not really sure what that meant either, other than the US might do something.
Fast forward to last night, Michelle Obama introduced the award for Argo with the following:
“They taught us that love can endure against all odds… And they reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage to believe in ourselves.”
The language could be more suggestive of wartime morale boosting than a celebration of actors putting on a show in a film.… Read the rest