Breitbart Writer Goes Full MRA on Emma Watson

You’ve probably seen by now the great speech by Emma Watson at the United Nations calling on men to join in the fight for women’s equality through the HeForShe initiative. Breitbart.com writer Milo Yiannopoulos responds with every tired and ridiculous MRA trope he can think of.

Some men will do literally anything to get laid. Witness the outpouring of support among sexually-frustrated dickless wonders for #HeForShe, an attempt by the United Nations to get men on board with feminism. This mission is necessary, in case you were wondering, because the shrieking harpies of the third-wave feminist movement have alienated most of their own sex with their bullying, lies and harassment.

So the boys have been called up in service of the man-haters, and, such is the diseased world in which we live, they have come charging down the corridor with their tails wagging, regurgitating platitudes about the “urgent need” to “address sexism and gender bias” in the hope of a smile or nod of appreciation from the sisterhood. Can anyone else spot what’s wrong with this picture?

Ooh, ooh, I can! What’s wrong with this picture is that it’s even necessary. What’s even more wrong is that you’re a misogynist asshole, as is every man who spouts off about “beta males” pretending to be feminists just to get laid.

That’s right. It’s a patronising, gendered, borderline sexist campaign that reduces men to cheerleaders for the fairer sex. What ever happened to equality? Reading the #HeForShe website, it’s clear: equity and fairness is no longer the mission. Bullying and bias are issues strictly and exclusively affecting “women and girls,” while the responsibility for policing society is of course up to all of us.

Who else should it be up to? You won’t do it, of course, because you’re a fucking jerk. But I’m more than happy to work for equality.

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  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    Soem men will do anything to get laid. They’ll even go so far as to treat women decently.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    “Some men will do literally anything to get laid”

    Of course, conservatives would never do anything disingenuous to get laid. And their Fox News style bimbo worship has nothing whatsoever to do with their overheated peckers.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    But I’m more than happy to work for equality.

    Yes, but you’re a monster.

     

    Ace of Sevens “Soem men will do anything to get laid. They’ll even go so far as to treat women decently.”

    Does that work? I’m asking for a friend, you understand.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    But I should really add that no one should kid themselves about the complexity of attraction, affiliation and alliance.

  • John Pieret

    Witness the outpouring of support among sexually-frustrated dickless wonders for #HeForShe

    So any man who thinks women deserve better than being treated as slightly more animated blow-up sex toys to masturbate in is a “dickless wonder”? Anyone who thinks that is a brainless moron and I’d much rather be the former than the latter.

    Reading the #HeForShe website, it’s clear: equity and fairness is no longer the mission.

    Funny, I went to the website and it talked about treating women with dignity and respect and preventing violence and discrimination against them. Don’t you want that for yourself, numbnuts?

  • eric

    Those first two paragraphs should be used as the dictionary example of “contentless screed.”

  • eric

    If I am allowed to make a complaint, though, the HeForShe Initiative website design is incredibly annoying. After having had my scroll bar hijacked to force me to look at pretty graphics, I doubt I’ll ever visit it again.

  • drjuliebug

    It’s interesting how these guys love to divide men into alphas and betas. They all seem to believe that they are definitely alphas. MRA communities are probably very good at luring in men who were already enraged and socially disconnected in the first place. Why worry about the bad job market, or your disengagement with other people, when you’re really an underground alpha being unfairly denied your rightful place until the day you rise up and fight back?

    At any rate, anyone who considers Emma Watson a “shrieking harpy” has a pretty low threshold of offense. And it’s interesting how all these wimpy beta males and womenfolk are able to oppress so many naturally powerful alphas so easily.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Dr X “…overheated peckers…”

    Dibs on band name!

     

    eric “…contentless screed…”

    Dib on Star Wars character!

     

    eric “If I am allowed to make a complaint, though, the HeForShe Initiative website design is incredibly annoying. After having had my scroll bar hijacked to force me to look at pretty graphics, I doubt I’ll ever visit it again.”

    Typical women, amirite? (What do you mean, I’m not helping?)

  • eric

    @8:

    They all seem to believe that they are definitely alphas. MRA communities are probably very good at luring in men who were already enraged and socially disconnected in the first place…it’s interesting how all these wimpy beta males and womenfolk are able to oppress so many naturally powerful alphas so easily.

    Yes. I’d expect that amongst social animals, the most aggressive males (and females, in animals with female dominated hierarchies) are the ones not in the dominant spot but vying for it. IOW, the betas. The truly top/dominant animals will put out the minimal effort needed to defend their position in the social order, but they have no need to pick fights, they’re already at the top. If you’re picking a social fight, you aren’t the alpha.

  • pocketnerd

    It’s the same old “WHITE KNIGHTING!!” accusation: “You’re only agreeing with them because you hope they’ll reward you with sex!” The argument reveals much about what MRAs think both of women and of themselves — none of it good.

  • captain_spleen

    What’s even weirder is that the writer is gay.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    pocketnerd “It’s the same old ‘WHITE KNIGHTING!!’ accusation: ‘You’re only agreeing with them because you hope they’ll reward you with sex!'”

    Does that work? I’m asking for a friend, you understand.

  • congenital cynic

    Remind me again what MRA means? Is it Misogynist Racist Asshole?

  • pocketnerd

    Thus Spake ZaraModusoperandi, #13:

    pocketnerd “It’s the same old ‘WHITE KNIGHTING!!’ accusation: ‘You’re only agreeing with them because you hope they’ll reward you with sex!’”

    Does that work? I’m asking for a friend, you understand.

    Originally I wanted to respond to this with an even wittier quip, but thinking I could out-quip Modusoperandi is like thinking I could outfly an eagle if I just flapped my arms hard enough.

  • pocketnerd

    Thus Spake Zaracongenital cynic, #14:

    Remind me again what MRA means? Is it Misogynist Racist Asshole?

    Nominally “Men’s Rights Advocate,” but I like your version better.

  • Trebuchet

    What’s even weirder is that the writer is gay.

    So are D.J. Grothe and James Randi.

  • eric

    @12: It’s not the fact of gay men amongst MRAs that is wierd. It’s that the MRAs appear to think gay men amongst the feminist movment are ‘white knighting’ for sex.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    It’s interesting how these guys love to divide men into alphas and betas. They all seem to believe that they are definitely alphas.

    You’d be surprised by how many don’t, and some of the anger that isn’t directed at women is directed at the so-called “alphas”. They also have further divisions, such as “omegas” – one blog was even called “OmegaVirginRevolt”.

  • D. C. Sessions

    So what category am I in when I’m an activist first of all for my (married) daughter and my (as yet hypothetical) granddaughters?

    Or is this one of those questions where the answer is supposed to be obvious and shameful?

  • eddiejones

    Anyone got dibs on “Shrieking Harpies” as a band name???

  • Artor

    eric @10

    If you’re picking a social fight, you aren’t the alpha.

    QFT! I’ll be bringing this point up next time I run into a bloviating, self-identified “alpha.” It might be the only thing that makes him understand why I’m snickering at everything he says.

  • jodyp

    Every time I read about MRAs I can’t help but think it must be exhausting to be that pointlessly angry all the time.

  • D. C. Sessions
  • leni

    Hey, I just got unfriended by a gay (or possibly bi, I’m not really sure) women on facebook for admitting that I read this blog.

    You’d better be careful, Ed. I think you might be next if there’s still room in the FEMA camps.

  • Michael Heath

    D.C. Sessions,

    I’ve always considered myself a loyal feminist; but yours is a bridge too far.

  • Taz

    It’s a patronising, gendered, borderline sexist campaign that reduces men to cheerleaders for the fairer sex. What ever happened to equality?

    That’s right, goddammit! We never ask women to be cheerleaders for men!

  • anbheal

    @3 & @13 Modus — yeah, you can tell your friend that it works — the problem is, then they start EXPECTING it of you.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I’ll be bringing this point up next time I run into a bloviating, self-identified “alpha.”

    I usually point out that if there were such a thing as an “alpha” human, we’d all know it, and we’d all kowtow to them without their having to say it. And, of course, someone saying “I am an alpha” has excluded themself from that role.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    drjulienug @ 8 & eric @ 10

    Why do you think these assholes are usually so hot for Ayn Rand and libertarianism? They see every aspect of life, be it economics to sex, as a competitions with “winners” and “losers.” The winners HAVE to be doing something right while the losers must be inferior, weak, or even immoral. Therefore, society must glorify and reward the winners (aka the Alpha Males, the Achievers, the Makers) and marginalize and punish the losers (i.e. Beta Males, moochers, takers), otherwise what’s the point of life?

  • leni

    I usually point out that if there were such a thing as an “alpha” human, we’d all know it, and we’d all kowtow to them

    There is, and his name is Donald Trump. We all cower before the wispy tower of hair whether we like it or not.

    That’s just how things are. It is what it is. Hairbrains, if you will. It would be better if you just accepted that and never spoke of it again.

  • lofgren

    There are really (at least) two camps on the subject of “alpha males” in the human species, amongst those who believe in such things.

    One camp tends to understand that “alpha male” is really an analogy to other species. “Alphas” are men who have some outward quality that makes them superficially desirable to women. It might be appearance. power, money, or plain old brash confidence. They see it as an injustice that women do not recognize their own qualities, which should make them appealing to women but are less obvious. In some cases these qualities are even aspects that women claim to find desirable. They are the “nice” guys who think women should be denied the right to choose their own sexual partners in order to distribute attractive females to men in a more fair and equitable fashion than something as crude as “whomever the woman chooses to have sex with.”

    The other camp believe that they are, in fact, alpha males, despite all evidence to the contrary.

    Both are assholes best avoided in any situation.

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    If you’re a dickless wonder, why — and how — would you want to get laid?

  • Jackie

    So, his response to women asking for support from men for the basic human rights that are denied to them world wide is to declare people without dicks are lesser humans and that women are only useful as boner pleasers? That pretty much sums up Misogynist Rape Advocate attitudes: Women are less than human and men who support women’s rights may as well be women.

  • eric

    Akira:

    Why do you think these assholes are usually so hot for Ayn Rand and libertarianism? They see every aspect of life, be it economics to sex, as a competitions with “winners” and “losers.” The winners HAVE to be doing something right while the losers must be inferior, weak, or even immoral.

    I get the connection. My point was that the person currently winning king of the hill tends not to be very aggressive, they don’t need to be. It’s the folks trying to take the hill that are aggressive. so if you are aggressively seeking success, it means you’re playing the role of the loser, the beta. It mean you think you don’t own your hill yet, some other person does.

    Lofgren:

    One camp tends to understand that “alpha male” is really an analogy to other species. “Alphas” are men who have some outward quality that makes them superficially desirable to women.

    The analogy is not just or even primarily about breeding ‘rights.’ That may be what ‘alpha’ signifies in animals like lions or zebras, but in apes it isn’t – and we are apes, not lions or zebras. In apes, its primarily about who sets the social rules that the group follows, who leads hunts, who decides where they are going to search for food, and so on. In (most) apes, most every male breeds. Leni facetiously mentioned Trump, but successful political and social leaders probably are the humans most equivalent to species alphas. So while I may sit in the ‘analogy to other apes’ camp, I think the MRAs who use the analogy are still getting it drastically wrong. Alphas are not the guys who go down to the bars and ‘cock block’ some other guy who is trying to get a date, they are political leaders like Clinton, Bush, and Obama. They are social idols. In apes, the alphas are the ones who can get other troop-members to defer to their judgments with putting much effort into it. If you have to put effort into it, you probably aren’t an alpha.

  • eric

    Gah, lots of typos and html fails there. That’s what I get for not previewing. To correct the most egregious one: the second to last sentence should read “…without putting much effort…” rather than “…with putting much effort…”

  • Doug Little

    I don’t understand the outrage. WTF is wrong with these people? It’s not like men have ever been getting the short end of the stick when it comes to equality and rights. Men’s Rights Advocate? What rights are they Advocating for? Assholeism.

  • dingojack

    Too bad these self=declared ‘Alpha MRAs’ haven’t heard of the Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama). While the largest males will attract, and defend aggressively the females he corrals below him, smaller males mimic females to get past the ‘alpha’ and in close to his corralled females, and while they’re down there…

    Then there are Olive Baboons (Papio anubis). While the ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’ males range around the troop to protect them from predators, the females, adolescents and young are clustered in the centre, along with low ranking males (who act as mentors/playmates/babysitters for the younger members of the troop). These low-ranking males sometimes are chosen as mates by the adult females while the ‘alpha’ is away…

    Nature breeds for both strength and intelligence. It’s the only way to keep the gene pool deep enough to deal with catastrophes.

    Dingo

  • Mobius