As I sit here and write this column, I wonder what it is about me that could threaten the opposite sex to the point of insanity. I am an ambitious 21-year-old feminist who wears lipstick and has a boyfriend, along with dreams and life goals.
When I write, it’s not a grocery list or inspirational post-it note on my desk. It’s blunt, opinionated ideas I need to get out of my mind into text, because there’s simply too many. Then, it hits me: I’m a sexist man’s worst nightmare.
I would like to pay homage to the alleged, inevitable decease of the Men’s Rights Movement Group at ASU. As its website notes, there hasn’t been enough support. For those unfamiliar with this group, don’t let the sugar-coated name fool you.
The MRMG is a hate group directed toward females, particularly those fork-tongued “feminazis” who believe in gender equality and the empowerment of the modern woman.
According to State Press Magazine’s article “Mad Men,” this group is (perhaps ironically) a one-man group, founded by ASU sustainability senior Zachary Morris.
Although the majority of the website’s content is now missing or disabled, the homepage displays colorful paragraphs of text insulting straight women, lesbians and gays. Men are inadvertently attacked with generalizations on male attitudes. Your dog is safe for now.
Morris’ opening paragraph calls MRMG non-religious then continues on to call homosexuality “the most nefarious kind of gender warfare conceivable.”
This group is a walking embodiment of outdated attitudes and unrealistic ideals. The homepage includes a radical and offensive quote from a woman who rants that females are superior and that male babies should be aborted.
Morris referred to her as the “typical lesbian,” categorizing all lesbians as man-hating and irrational. The link to this quote is disabled.
Amid the sexist jargon and biblical references, Morris said, “Feminism has really done nothing for women.”
Assuming he didn’t doze off during his elementary school’s history class and actually is aware of words like “suffrage” and “feminism waves,” personal testimony is in order.
Since I declared myself a feminist two years ago, I’ve never felt more empowered, strong or proud of who I am, even in this mixed up world of stereotypes and societal norms.
“The war on men by feminism is actually an attempt to contract us into a state of fear and panic for the ascension of inferior men and women,” Morris said.
I’m actually just trying to be accepted.
Morris, I come in peace and mean no harm. I wish you luck on future sexist endeavors and hope you find yourself a submissive woman.
As for me, don’t let my functional brain and sense of self keep you up at night. I’m not trying to overthrow anyone.
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