Thought Catalog MRA Dude So Sad Ladies Keep Getting Their Privilege All Over Him

Thought Catalog MRA Dude So Sad Ladies Keep Getting Their Privilege All Over Him

What time is it? It’s time for us to check in with Thought Catalog, the endless river of unfiltered derp. It’s like Reddit meets Buzzfeed over there, and we can always find something ridiculous. Today, let’s check out super Men’s Rights Activist dude who will type at you about female privilege.

Before we get into his Big Book of Grievances, let’s take a minute to note that using “female” to refer to women seems to be some weird MRA code word that means “here be sexist douchebaggery.” Just a helpful tip so that ladies, gentlemen, cats, tables, trees, pretty much everyone and everything, really, can avoid this type of “male.”

So this particular MRA guy is mad because ladies have it SO MUCH BETTER because of all the cool ways that society makes it easier on ladies than on the menz. We might consider this line of argument if it wasn’t for the pay gap and the way higher risk of sexual assault and the having politicians all up in your junk about contraception and body shaming and way fewer job opportunities, but hey! Once you take those away, it is totally easy peasy street for ladies.

Let’s get down and dirty and specific with his listicle!

4. Female privilege is being able to turn on the TV and see yourself represented in a positive way. Female privilege is shows like King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond where women are portrayed as attractive, competent people while men are shown as ugly, lazy slobs.

We are happy you brought this up, MRA dude, because the actual factual thing that is wrong with those shows is they persistently show that the schlubby lazy slob dude is still entitled to pull the hot chick. While that may be what keeps you fapping at night, it is not exactly a shining example of female privilege to show hot ladies stuck with Kevin James.

6. Female privilege is being able to decide not to have a child.

Perhaps they don’t teach basic biology or conception at MRA school, but there are some pretty foolproof ways to not be a father, like wrapping your shit up with a rubber like a grown man before you have the sexytime with a lady.

8. Female privilege is never being told to “take it like a man” or “man up.”

Honey, ladies are told to do that every goddamn day.

15. Female privilege is being favored by teachers in elementary, middle and high school. Female privilege is graduating high school more often, being accepted to more colleges, and generally being encouraged and supported along the way.

Oh, this one! We LOVE this one! Yes, it is true that in some places women are outpacing men in terms of high school graduation and college acceptance, but that still isn’t translating to more monies or better jobs, so essentially what you’re doing is bemoaning the fact that at some time in the future women may catch up with their male counterparts and whinging about how terribly unjust that is. Man up.

16. Female privilege being able to have an opinion without someone tell you you’re just “a butthurt fedora-wearing neckbeard who can’t get any.”

Forgive us for stating the obvious, but everything about this list pretty much screams “I’m a butthurt fedora-wearing neckbeard who can’t get any.” If the shoe fits, sucka.

[Thought Catalog]

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  • borninatrailer

    I see female privilege allowed you to only address 5 of these.

  • docterry6973

    Because us men are totally prohibited from graduating from high school and college. You want to graduate? Do the work.

    • Haribo Lector

      But girls distract us by wearing short skirts and existing, so it’s really not our fault.

    • glasspusher

      Funny, there’s a woman in my life I’m encouraging to do the same. Equality!

  • Haymz_Jetfield

    I really love this new trend of MRAs (and I’ve noticed some gun fondlers and Jesus freaks mentioning this as well) complaining of the ridicule and lack of equal consideration their opinions get.Just like how they’ve maintained the very specific western patriarchal regime for the past 2000 years. The worm always turns.

    • Haribo Lector

      I guess that because everything has been skewed in their (ours) favour for so long, white, middle-class men basically don’t even notice that things have been skewed in their (our) favour at all, and think that anything that corrects that imbalance is in fact introducing imbalance.

      • temporarily’tom’

        privelege challenged = attack and persecution

    • SullivanSt

      The difference of course being that MRAs, gun fundlers, and Jesus freaks’ opinions are mostly deserving of ridicule and lack of consideration.

      • temporarily’tom’

        yeah. It’s all part of American exeptionalism’s notion of conflating one’s right to HAVE an opinion with the demand that that opinion be taken seriously…Remember this: ridicule and mockery CANNOT stick to good a argument when thrown at it, that’s why the right-wing doesn’t have their own ‘Colberts, Stewarts, Yr Wonkette. The Onion’ etc.’…

    • And now this quote from Alonzo Fyfe: “Is it ever morally legitimate to ridicule somebody else’s beliefs?Answer: Yes, when those beliefs are ridiculous.”.

      • temporarily’tom’

        I would add, ESPECIALLY when those beliefs are ridiculous…AND actually dangerous….

  • ladiesbane

    If a dude wants to comment on how society does a piss-poor job of socializing young men and boys by inhibiting their emotional intelligence, empathy, and responsibility, apparently he must demonstrate by blaming “females” for all his problems. Think again, boyo; if we had power over all those things, you would have turned out really different, believe me.

  • brucej

    I have many opinions on things, but because none of them are so obviously ‘butthurt neckbeard fedora-wearing guy who can’t get any’-esque opinions, like ‘the wimmenz are gradiating High School more than the menz!’== ‘wimminz privelege’, I don’t get called that. See how that works?

  • Haribo Lector

    I don’t know if I want to put something in my mouth that has the word “rodent” in its name.

  • Gleem-McShinez

    Yeah, maybe that is a bit harsh… How about “I’m a butthurt fedora-wearing neckbeard who will never get any ever again.”

  • Well, congratulations for hitting on the idea that marginalized people do get weird “privileges” depending on the context (like as a gay guy I can make objectifying jokes about dudes a straight guy in certain company wouldn’t be able to get away with)…but that kind of, sort of doesn’t outweigh “little things” like living in a state where I can get fired or having to worry if the guy I’m hitting on might follow me to an isolated spot and beat me to death.

  • SullivanSt

    Given the relentless stream of howler monkeys descending on almost any column written by a woman whose subject matter touches in any way on either MRAs or feminism to tell the author she’s an ugly hag who can’t get any, that last one is quite plainly a completely load of turd. Much like all the other ones.When comments are allowed, of course.

  • $73376667

    As a man I’m actually rather fond of “morning mouth.”


    “Female privilege is being able to cry your way out of a speeding ticket.”Maybe it’s because I’m a wussed-out beta male with brovaries, but I cried my way out of a ticket once…Comments like these make me realize that MRAs are sociopaths who aren’t any good at emotionally manipulating people or being charming. They’d whine a lot less, get fewer speeding tickets, and get laid sometime if they had any of the superficial likability that usually goes with sociopathy. (Or, you know, the regular kind of likability that goes with being a fundamentally decent human.) On some days I almost kinda have a sliver of empathy for taint’s like this guy (tain’t normal, tain’t the fun kind of crazy either.)

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  • glasspusher

    That Chlorodent makes me green with envy.

  • glasspusher

    Female student to male TA:”I’d do anything to get an A in this class”Male TA:”Would you study?”

  • Rick Hill

    Ok. During the Bush II years I thought gawd had taken a vacation and left unemployed screenwriters in charge of things. Now I’m starting to think they have run out of material and are just going to youtube comments for their new material.

  • Miss Dill

    Well, I am sorry to say I have seen these whiny males up close – related to some of ’em. It is amazing how victimized they are – these white, upper middle class, college-educated, very smart males I am related to. Won’t get into specifics, but when ANYTHING happens to anyone in the family or world, I know who to feel sorry for – these perpetual victims I’m related to. As a female, I resent being blamed for their attitudes. I was a young, single mother, no college, shunned by my family, and I worked and worked and wound up out-earning any of ’em. You know what they think? That it was somehow EASIER for me, or I wouldn’t have achieved it. Only thing I can say about my particular bunch of whiners is that at least none of them wears a hat, or has a neckbeard, thank God.

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