Men's rights activists accidentally arguing in favour of feminism again.
The male tears are flowing and feminists on social media are crying with laughter about the latest apparent 'men's rights' campaign, featuring an artless portmanteau and some poorly-photoshopped pictures of male celebs including Elijah Wood and Jude Law (who it's safe to assume did not consent to their images being used for such a crushingly embarrassing end).
#DontMancriminate is so poorly executed it's hard to tell for sure whether the people behind it are genuine, or if it's just a brilliant parody of the men's rights movement. It's not just the posters of male celebs decrying the 'free drinks', 'free entry' and 'sympathy' that sum up women's digustingly privileged experience of patriarchy... it's the hilarious essay writing, like this harrowing story of a guy who has a tough day at work and then gives up his seat to a woman carrying shopping bags on the train home.
That's #mancrimination you guys, and it needs to stop.
If the people behind this campaign are genuine (not as far-fetched as it seems at first look: remember we're talking about MRAs here) the campaign has backfired deliciously. It articulates, more perfectly than any earnest feminist essay could, all that is wrong with the men's rights movement. And as for the hashtag, it's been duly hijacked by Twitter's far wittier feminists.
That they didn't think of the painfully obvious "Don't DiscriMANate" sums up the levels of stupid we're dealing with here. #DontMancriminate— Hanna Jameson (@Hanna_Jameson) June 26, 2015
It's not romance it's BROmance. Not a handbag, a MANbag. Not discrimination, MANcrimination. Not insecure, MANsecure. #DontMancriminate— Laura Shortridge (@DiscordianKitty) June 26, 2015