A quick journey around the MRA – Game – PUA – MGTOW sites is enough to make any progressive guy sick to his stomach. It’s not only the unbridled and often off the charts and sickening misogyny that bothers one, but it’s the right wing, even far rightwing character of this whole movement.
I don’t get it. Guys like to pick up chicks. Some even want to be players, playboys, womanizers or whatever. According to the Game – PUA Sphere, every guy doing this is a Far Rightwinger!
Excuse me? I never knew that John F. Kennedy, Teddy Kennedy and Hugh Hefner were all secret reactionaries. Game blogs rate the best countries to go hang out and pick up chicks. Turns out the best countries are the most rightwing countries of all. Why are the most rightwing countries of all the best places to get laid? God knows, and you tell me!
There is an underlying and totally ridiculous mindset running through all of this. A lot of the Gamer guys are hypercompetitive young men out to beat all the other guys and destroy all the competition. They want a “free market” in sex as in other areas of life. They see the competition for women as part of their laissez faire capitalist project.
There are even many derisive calls suggesting that Marxists believe that every man is entitled to sex! I wish we did believe that! And I let’s throw in every woman is entitled to sex too, how bout that? The young Hindu woman who was entertaining our blog for a while railed against Sexual Marxism in India – every guy automatically gets a wife so men have no desire to compete for women and thereby maximize their value to women.
No “nanny state” has ever donated girlfriends to horny guys or forced women to marry idiots and losers. Not that it’s a bad idea. Actually, that’s one of the founding concepts of civilization. When you force all those guys to marry, there’s no George Sodinis, right?
Thing is us socialist Commies love sex too. We’re the ones that started the whole Sexual Revolution, um, remember? A lot of us are the original libertines.
Yes, sex is all wrapped up in money in capitalist society, and capitalist societies turn most women into a bunch of whores. The Gamer Right celebrates this dreary state of affairs. Excuse me? You guys are ecstatic about a system that turns most of your women into a bunch of damned whores? This is part of the glories of capitalism?
I don’t know if I’m an Alpha or not, but I’m not worried about male competition. My attitude is what competition? Other men? You call that competition? Please. There’s nothing to worry about. I don’t even pay attention to them. I ignore all the men and only deal with the women. The men aren’t even in the picture. In the picture is 1)Me 2)All the hot chicks.
Surely men have rights, and feminism has gone too far. Nevertheless, most of us on the Left are still feminists of one sort of another. There is still a movement for us out there.
It’s called Masculinism. It’s the male counterpart to Feminism. Most masculists are also feminists to one degree or another anyway, and the original Masculinist movement grew out of the Feminist movement.
Warren Farrell was one of the founders of NOW. I used to be a member of NOW. I am still on the mailing lists of many women’s organizations, and I participate in their campaigns, mostly around running progressive women for office, AAUW and abortion rights groups, though AAUW is starting to make me worry.
Masculinism is the left wing of the Men’s Rights Movement. Yes! You can be an MRA without being a rightwing asshole! It’s actually possible.
Steven Goldberg supposedly brings up the rightwing of masculinism, and he is said to be a conservative, but he doesn’t sound very conservative to me. One, he’s a sociologist, and there’s no such thing as a conservative sociologist. Two, his two biggest heroes are Jackie Robinson and Bob Dylan, and no conservative has heroes like that. Three, he’s a Jewish humanities professor.
I’m proud to be both a masculinist and a feminist (equality feminist more than gender feminist). That way you are for the liberation of both men and women.