I heard her name a few weeks ago but I was so busy with documenting male violence against other women by MRA’s that it went past me. The world is not safe for women and that’s because of men. Men are the common factor when dealing with violent crimes against women. Grace Mann is no exception. Once we accept this universal fact, we can then begin to deal with it.
Grace Mann was strangled by a violent male. I won’t name him. His name is not important. She was a member of her University feminist group, Feminist United. The Uni has an anonymous social media platform called Yik Yak that males use to threaten women with violence anonymously. Grace joins the endless parade of women harassed, threatened, and murdered by a male. I don’t need to quote statistics on the violence by males against women, girls and children.
‘We have been watching the wholesale demonization of men on college campuses for years now. It is open season on men and their civil liberties in academe, even as the culture yawns in response to each life being destroyed in the name of ideology.’~Paul Elam
While Mr. Shouty has a temper tantrum, men are murdering women on college campuses.
The only comment on a Youtube video about Grace’s death was by an MRA:
Grace Mann was sexually threatened and harassed online by males who did it anonymously. They got a thrill by being sexually violent to women on the Mary Washington campus. They even had a software program, Yik Yak, that made it easy for them to target women. These men didn’t have anything better to do than to be violent towards women.
We have men’s rights activists who are glad to go after women, threatening to rape them and punish them. Whenever we expose their violence they claim it’s free speech. Yep. It’s just like men to claim their violence is a matter of urgency, that they must be able to do it.
Most of you know that Dan Perrins is my latest stalker. Like most violent males he called the cops on me because he couldn’t handle a woman tweeting about male violence on Twitter. Every day I’d log in and my sisters tweets would inform me of yet another woman harmed by a male, one after the other. I’d retweet it. You’d think any normal human being would take issue with the violent males, not the women speaking about it. But that’s not the world we live in. Men get even angrier when you point out male violence, and then they call the cops to whine about it.
The good thing in my case, and not Grace’s, is that by making a spectacle of himself Dan is now in the spotlight as well as MRA’s in my area. Not me. I was very fortunate and lucky he has a criminal record. The cops came to my door within a half hour of my call when all I requested was a phone reply. Grace was threatened anonymously. Her school did nothing but dismiss her and wave her away. The women tried hard to get Yik Yak shut down and to inform the admin of the male violence. It was typically dismissed as ‘boys being boys.’ How many more Grace Mann’s will it take?
Men gather online and harm women to control us. Just like in the public sphere where men harass and stalk women day and night, keeping us under threat of rape and other sexual crimes, the online space is used by males for the same purpose. Susan Brownmiller was right.
‘[Rape is] nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear’
The state of fear was expressed several times to the University officials by countless women. It led to a Title IX lawsuit. The president of the University responded, sounding like an MRA. He thinks ‘free speech’ is more important to uphold than to make it impossible for males to threaten women anonymously through a social media program. He also thinks university escorts for women are the answer and a good step rather than inhibit the predatory males. It’s always about changing women’s behaviour and keeping them fearful. The rape and death threats he dismissed as ‘lacking in context’ and went off on a tangent saying some of the threats were lines from pop culture movies and shows, as if that matters. All in all he’s butthurt that Feminist Majority got involved and publicized the inaction of the school towards the misogyny.
Feminist United, the school club Mann was proudly supporting before a male murdered her, responded to the president. The president is claiming he has no knowledge of the complaints, which they’re contesting.
Part of why I’m posting this is because I want people to understand how serious it is that men’s rights activists are producing hate groups on campus. They’re there to harm women and feminists. Now, I don’t know whether the violent males at the Uni considered themselves MRA’s nor do I care. The point is male violence is an epidemic whether it’s offline or online. Men don’t need to openly state they’re MRA’s for them to enact the same woman-hatred that MRA’s openly express. Open expression of misogyny is the only difference between men and MRA’s.
There are more Grace Mann’s out there just waiting to happen because of our culture’s failure to understand the gendered nature of these crimes. Time and again we see the media spin these stories of male violence against women as if they’re one-offs or due to severe mental illness. We will never solve this problem unless we name the agent and see the pattern.
RIP Grace Mann