We've already throughly examined the types of men's equality sites O2 and Symantec pretend are hateful. They vary from those helping victims of domestic violence, to political parties and even ones highlighting the plight of male victims of rape and abuse. So what about feminist sites? are they censored too? Well the good news is that things are improving and since I started this campaign, some radical feminist sites have finally gained the "hate" classification such as the one run by Cathy Brennan. The only problem is that it appears to only be transphobic feminist sites that get automatically blocked at present, so really O2 and Symantec are still as ani-male as ever and radical feminists can continue calling for men and boys to be attacked and abused, just as long as they remember to keep their transphobia in check.
To see how bad the situaiton is lets take a look at some of the examples of anti-male groups and topics that O2/Symantec still deem suitable for under 18's (note - I will not be linking to such vile material so you'll have to Google the sites if you want to see them).
Femen - Violent feminist extremists who assault and seek to murder the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. A Femen logo shows a woman with a bloody sickle in one hand and a severed scrotum in the other and they also use the term "sextremism" to describe their work. Rulespace classes their site as "blogging" and in total I found all three Femen related sites were unblocked.
Femithiests - An extremist group who want to see a "new era of feminism". Their "solution" is the castration of all males via "International Castration Day". where "males of all ages will be brought to the public squares of their cities nude, to stand together in a circle, as they await castration by a woman known as "The Castrator", who will be a woman chosen from the public much like a juror. Girls of all ages will attend, lining the streets to cheer and applaud the males as they join the rest of civilized society." Three femithiest sites are currently classed as "hosting" or "blogging" though Symantec have partially blocked one domain following the mention I gave the group in the recent ISP Review article.
Ending male violence blog - A prominent header to every page states the need for a "decontamination" of the earth and how this will be accompanied by a drastic reduction in the number of males. Classed as "news". Comments state: "Its a pity men are not raped more frequently by women"
SCUM Manifesto - A hate site paying tribute to Valerie Solanas and describing her as "my personal hero" is not blocked and classed as "non-profit". For those who aren't' aware of her, Solanas is the author the the SCUM Manifesto, arguably the most famous example of feminist hate speech. "SCUM" stands for "Society for Cutting Up Men", and it seeks to "destroy the male sex.", furthermore, Solanas also tried to murder men so she wasn't simply all talk. Some quotes: "Every man, deep down, knows he's a worthless piece of shit.", "To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he's a machine, a walking dildo", "He [the male] is trapped in a twilight zone halfway between humans and apes, and is far worse off than the apes because, unlike the apes, he is capable of a large array of negative feelings". "The male is an incomplete female, a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally limited; maleness is a deficiency disease and males are emotional cripples."
I hate men - I decided to Google this term and found a site with this actual title. As expected, O2/Symantec do not consider it "hate". The message couldn't be clearer yet the Rulespace system is so useless and misandrist that it stills fails to pick up on it.
Andrea Dworkin - The official website of Andrea Dworkin, a radical feminist openly hostile to men, is not blocked. She referred to women's sons as " the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman". and regarded men as "biologically inferior" and stated that to eliminate male violence one needs to eliminate the male species/race. The site is currently classed as "wedding". An additional unblocked Dworkin fan site has a "non profit" classification.
Brown Power - A Tumblr site which states "kill all men", "death to whites" "unless ur brown then get outta town".
My Misandry - "A tumblr website by misandrists for misandrists. It is a place for misandrists to feel free, express themselves and to meet other like-minded people" The statement on the first page reads "HELL YEAH KILL ALL MEN FUCK THOSE GUYS AND THEIR RAPE ORGANS", in fact a quick glance at Tumblr shows the whole place to be arguably the biggest hotbed of misandry on the internet. Perhaps there's sufficient grounds to block the whole thing as hate until the admins get their act together?
Sally Miller Gearhart - Famously said "the proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately ten percent of the human race". I'm not aware of any men's site suggest the female population be reduced to parity with men nevermind forcing them to become a tiny minority. Gearhart sells her books via her website so therefore benefits financially from O2/Symantec's failure to block her work.
SCUM Conference - in 2011 a group of radical feminists organised a "SCUM Conference" in Perth, Australia. One of the advertised objectives of this event was to "destroy the male sex". Neither of the blogs of the two feminist organisers/promoters of the event are blocked.
Die White Cis male - another Tumbler site, doesn't really need any more explanation does it?
Hopefully, as with previous examples I've highlighted, O2/Symantec will take action to block the above sites but that's not really the point. It's not my job to fix the Rulespace filter and police feminist hate. If O2/Symantec put 1% of the effort into targeting feminist extremism as they do in denying access to legitimate men's human rights sites then no doubt at least some of the above would have the correct hate classification automatically.
More on this issue later this week.
by John Kimble