Let’s go meta for a moment. Here’s a question for all the feminists out there. A question and a really simple thought experiment.
If all the things that MRAs say happen to men actually happened to women, what would you do? What would you say? What would you want to see happen as a feminist?
Just stop the fighting for a moment and think about that.
I guarantee you wouldn’t be arguing that they didn’t actually happen to women. You wouldn’t be arguing that false rape accusations were perishingly few or that vigilante justice(including social ostracism) against the presumptively innocent was, well, unimportant; nor would you be saying that the number of attempted suicides was more important then the number of completed or that all the evidence that DV is not one sided was false; you wouldn’t be saying or implying by selective focus that the NISVS 2010′s findings regarding lifetime risk(women more at risk) of rape is more important then their findings regarding the risk over the last year(women and men equally at risk); you wouldn’t dismiss attempts to create a rebuttable presumption of equal custody, in fact you would be throwing your weight behind it; nor would you be convinced that genital mutilation in africa is more important then genital mutilation in the west; It’s quite likely that you would suddenly take a great deal more interest in homelessness, workplace injury and death.
In fact if all the things that MRAs point out happen to men, happened instead to women, you would be arguing the MRA position.
Take a moment and think about that. Really think about it.
And the next time you argue the feminist point of view think about what the feminist point of view would be if what happens to men happened, instead, to women.