Posted on | June 30, 2014 | 17 Comments
Adam Serwer is a liberal journalist and when I saw his byline on a story about the first Men’s Rights conference, I feared the worst. Yet his article about the conference is surprisingly fair, perhaps because the organizers were well-prepared for media scrutiny. A genius move: Most of the speakers on the first day of the conference were women — and thus was debunked the accusation of misogyny.
This is one of the dirty little tricks of feminism: If you criticize feminists, you’re accused of hating women. But as someone who criticizes feminism on a daily basis — the founder of National Offend a Feminist Week — I know that the opposite is true. I criticize feminism because I love women. Heck, I even love the women who hate me. Feminists are just so cute when they’re offended, and when I read some radical lesbian’s denunciation of heterosexuality, proclaiming their “revulsion” toward the penis, my reaction is, “Yeah, baby. Keep talking sexy like that and I might buy you a drink.”
Earlier this month I mentioned that feminists had attempted to shut down the conference. (Because feminists hate freedom, that’s why.) They succeeded in getting the event moved from a Detroit hotel to a VFW post in the suburbs, but the conference itself was a success and — as the inaugural event was obviously not the hate fest its critics had claimed it would be — the organizers will probably have fewer problems in putting together future conferences.
My favorite quote from the Detroit conference is by Dr. Tara Palmatier: “When men can be shamed just for being men, and women no longer have any sense of shame, it creates a dangerously lopsided dynamic between the sexes.” Somebody ought to write a book . . .