We here at Harpyness are flattered whenever we are deemed important enough to be linked to, but one particular site that referenced us caught our eye. It is a men’s rights site that campaigns against misandry, or hatred of men. One member linked to us and many other sites with this memorable phrase: “heres [sic] some pretty hairy man-hating sites.” Guess he read my post about not shaving my legs all year long, although he clearly missed Pilgrim Soul’s post on (not) hating men.
Several of the sites on our blogroll were also featured on the list of “man-hating” URLs — as were The Polly Klaas Foundation, The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children, and The White Ribbon Campaign. Yes, those sites dedicated to protecting children and women against violence are clearly just misandry in disguise! It got even crazier in the comments section, when one commenter said that sites like ours are “propagating hate and inciting violence,” and another declared that these sites are “in fact spewing hatred. They are thus violating the law.” Oh for the fuck of shit! How are people this idiotic still in existence?
I have decided not to link directly to them so that there is not a trackback that sends all of their trolls over here. If you want to take a look at the site, just type antimisandry and then add the dot com. You’ll know you have the right place if the tagline “The cure against feminist indoctrination” shows up. Yes, that pesky feminist indoctrination, the one that we teach children from a very young age, alongside the homosexual agenda. Or not.
The site is not limited, of course, to such fine-tuned critique of sites like Harpyness. It’s a forum for misogyny, in all its manifestations. So you have a section dedicated to female pedophiles and abusers, and a section dedicated to false rape allegations. The false allegations section is particularly enraging, as it devalues the actual horrific crimes perpetrated against women on the basis that there are some people who lie. Oh, and a thread wherein the members all agree that child support is a government tax and not designed to actually help children. I actually managed to laugh at one section’s byline: “The female-supremacist hate movement called ‘feminism’ must be opened to the disinfecting sunlight of the world’s gaze and held to a stern accounting for its grevious transgressions.”
Nasty sites on the Internet are a dime a dozen, but this site is, to paraphrase Obi-Wan Kenobi, a wretched hive of scum and misogyny. And they linked to us. So I have to believe that means we’re doing something right. This is a site that is motivated not only by hatred but also by a misguided fear that feminism is an evil plot to trample men underfoot. It seems like anyone who talks lucidly about gender issues scares the shit out of these people; the fact that we caught their woman-hating eye is almost a badge of honor to me.