A little blog background on myself: I used to have a blog containing about 20 different posts. I was starting to gain a bit of popularity amongst MRA bloggers, and really thought I was on my way to raising awareness about Men's Rights.
I spent a lot of time on that blog. Then one day I made the mistake of sparking debate on a feminist blog and, like magic, my blog suddenly vanished and my password no longer worked. I became busy in real life and didn't have time to make a new blog, until now.
This was one of the only posts which I saved in an email to myself. I decided it still holds pertinence, so I'm reposting it here:
Trolls have been a HUGE problem on this blog lately.
I am decently sure that there is a group of the same trolls that is plaguing a number of our blogs.
Sigh. A group of trolls that I think might somehow be related to yours and Female Impersonator's hae been bothering me as well. Maybe it's national troll week and we missed it?
We have been experiencing a lot of trolling on this blog lately.
It pleases me that so many men are speaking out against the ideas these feminists are presenting. While it is true that some of us could do it in a more mature way *coy grin*, I am more interested not in what these "trolls" are saying in particular, nor in the way they present their dissent, but in the fact that dissent is indeed there. And it is growing.
The number of anti-feminist blogs, and miscellaneous blogs that contain anti-feminist writings, have been growing over the years. More and more information is becoming available that debunks and refutes feminist claims, rational, and logic.
MRA groups, pigeon-holed as "masculists" by the media, have even been taken to court. Public awareness is growing.
First, they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you.
At first, the feminists largely ignored the blogs. There were only a few of them, and many of their writings were reactionary and "misogynistic". As it was the most irate and disgruntled men who began to speak out in inflammatory ways, this was largely true. At first. But these men did something important: they sparked discussion and thought amongst other men. More mature men. More professional men. Each man who was divorced and taken for a ride financially in court. Each man who had his child ripped from him. Each man who has had to pay unfair and exorbitant child support sometimes in excess of $600 dollars a week; exceeding the cost of living when he was married, even! Each man who has been burned by the current Gynocentric Feminist Society, who may have ignored the blogs years earlier, began to read, research, and educate himself. And every man, tired of seeing men on TV portrayed as ignorant, oafish morons who are subject to the authority of their intelligently portrayed wives who has gone on Google and typed "reverse sexism" or "male-bashing".
And the blogs began to increase in number. Men began to post vlogs on Youtube. As the voices of dissent grew, feminists responded with dismissal, ad hominem attacks, and flaming.
And that is what the feminists on these blogs are currently doing. If you post something contrary to feminism, voice disagreement, or find an error or flaw in a statistic or in the logic, they will find a reason to delete your post. They will find some real or imagined slight, insult, or patronization, and cite that as the reason the comment was deleted. And they will never pay any mind to their own insults, flaming, and the insults and flaming posted by other Feminists. As two Feminist exchanged: Maria - "What particularly pompous patronising asses" Dirtyrottenfeminist - "Maria-- You rock. These guys are just gonna blast anyone that disagrees with THEM and try to turn around on us. As long as we are united, we are strong." Apparently, it's okay for them to team up and bully a man with a different opinion. But it's not okay for a man to disagree with Feminism.
Of course, if you point this out, the feminists stoop down to the ultimate cop-out: "It's my blog, I can do whatever I want."
Never mind that feminists criticize the "Patriarchal" idea of "might makes right"- that is, when it's not in their favor. But when it is in their favor, it seems to be perfectly alright.
Then you win.
But as the voices of dissent grow, and grow they shall, it will be harder for feminists to just dismiss us all as "angry men", or as "trolls". They will be forced to address the inconsistencies, the dis-logic, the dis-rationale, and the flat out lies that feminist thinking is filled with. And they will have to answer for every child without a father, and their contribution to violence, crime, and poverty in America.
And it will be at this point in time that feminist thinking, forced to look at itself in a critical light, will simply implode.
Yes, there may be a problem with trolling, with men (and sometimes women) posting inflammatory comments and responses to blogs. However, this isn't the "real issue", as my friend Feministgal is so fond of saying. The real issue is this: The voices of dissent are growing and speaking out more and more. This is just a sign of things to come. And these feminists are scared shitless.
But one day they won't be able to just press the delete key.
That day is fast arriving.