First, I’m glad this is over, partly. One of my commenters talked about the MRA conference being the safest 2 days of the year for women because the men from AVFM would be distracted and not doxxing and harassing individual women they find on the internet. True to form, near the end of the conference Judgybitch, a FeMRA from AVFM, assured us that doxxing and harassment of women online and into offline would continue.
This is the male supremacist movement we’re dealing with sisters.
I want to leave off, for now, until I can collect my thoughts after listening to MRA’s for two days, with a direct quote from Warren Farrell. Farrell is the guru of the Men’s Rights Movement and while soft spoken and gentle, is a misogynist like all the rest of them at AVFM. He’s also an opportunist like Elam and a charlatan like Elam. This quote was made at the conference during his presentation:
‘We know how difficult it is to talk about date rape. Almost impossible issue to discuss. If you discuss this with an adult woman, if she heard a man talking about fearing rejection and fearing taking the sexual initiative, her mind switches to all the guys who went too far, too fast with her. her mind switches to the guys who bought her drinks largely to get her in bed. So, instead of feeling appreciation for the pain, for the work they did to buy the drinks, she remembers the manipulation, [rather] than the appreciation. But she can’t easily hear the guys plight because it triggers her own trauma. It triggers her legitimate trauma.’
Don’t know why date rape has anything to do with his main point about ‘the Boy Crisis’ but that’s typical of his rambling.This was somehow related to women not being able to hear men’s pain but willing to hear boy’s pain because of a mothers instinct.
It threw me for a total loop when I heard it. It’s as if it’s women’s fault for not being able to ‘there there’ the pain of the ‘Nice Guys’ who buy us drinks and really don’t want to have to rape us.
He brings up the same theme that MRA’s go on an on about. ‘Women don’t like the ‘Nice guys’ and only want jerky Alpha men. In fact, Farrell says that just prior to his mention of date rape. ‘Women want alpha males,’ he says. Also, why the hell would you sit down with a person you’re buying drinks for and talk about date rape? He equates date rape with a guy talking about his fear of rejection. How do those two things go together?
I know how they go together: they go together in the mind of the entitled ‘Nice guy’ who thinks because he’s buying you drinks and sweating bullets, because he doesn’t know how to talk to women, women should just submit. Elliot Rodger anyone?
Women have heard this lament before. How many women get creeped out by the ‘Nice guy’ and do everything in our power not to set him off because we know he’s unstable and entitled? This is because, I suppose, in Farrell’s mind, the ‘Nice Guy’ just wants a bit of sexual attention and damn it, why aren’t women giving it to him? Oh right, because the jerky men are rapists who date raped her and now she’s damaged and won’t accept the advances of the ‘Nice guy.’
It’s this kind of misogynist bullshit that gives Farrell his creepy reputation. Nobody is taking him out of context or misinterpreting him, as he claims. That’s his quote up there.
I’ll be writing more on the con soon. Here is the full second day of the con which was live streamed.