The Belle Jar

I need to take a moment here to talk about the Men’s Rights Movement, because there seems to be some confusion. Actually, there seems to be a whole lot of confusion.

Over the past little while, I’ve had a number of people challenge me on calling out men’s rights activists (hereafter referred to as MRAs). « But men are oppressed too, » people say. « Feminism is sexist, and it teaches men that masculinity is wrong. » « Straight, white men aren’t allowed to be proud of themselves anymore. » « If you believe in equality, then you should want men to have the same type of activism as women. » « Everyone is entitled to their opinion. »

First of all, yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But let’s not pretend that all opinions are created equal – some are based on fact, and some are total bullshit. Like, I could tell you that I believe that vaccines…

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