This week saw an interesting new campaign from Fathers4Justice. Matt O'Connor and co. launched a campaign against Mumsnet highlighting the way the company tolerates hate speech against men. In the bigger scheme of things this may seem a little petty at first, and the views on the site don't really seem much different to certain feminist politicians. However, Mumsnet is a significant corporation and surely the main reason the comments don't seem so bad is because we're so desensitised to people saying awful things about men as a group that even we barely notice it.
Mumsnet is classic gender feminist territory. Privileged, wealthy women with way too much time on their hands and often very little respect for the opposite sex. Readers of this blog will be particularly unsurprised to know the site's co-founder is married to the deputy editor of the Guardian, arguably the biggest publisher of misandric material and feminist propaganda country if not the world.
The site wouldn't really be of any significance if politicians didn't court it's readership in such a pathetic manner and attach such a exaggerated importance to a site which attracts a disproportionate amount of the worst women in society.
In addition to press adverts, Fathers4Justice have decided to "follow the money" and target Marks and Spencer, a sponsor of Mumsnet. They've already conducted a naked protest a the company's Flagship London store and burned their briefs. I feel the group should be commended for their courage and creativity and above all else their sense of humour, something surely even feminists cannot dispute is far more abundant in the men's movement. Seemingly never a day passes without us seeing pathetic, exaggerated and poorly thought out feminist campaigns, whether it be about "street harassment", underarm hair, or even men sitting on the train in a manner they disagree with! (yes really). It's therefore important to call out gender feminists and supposedly respected companies for fostering hate-speech and interesting how there appears to be such a marked double standard on the site with regards to sexism depending on the gender of the victim.
It appears F4J are already have some success with numerous sexist comments already removed from the site. Guardian writers have already started criticising the campaign so that's surely as good an indication that they must be getting something right. It's all very well changing our anti-male laws and legislation but ultimately we'll never have equality unless attitudes change and this is perhaps the first campaign with that as the primary focus.
By John Kimble