Raping Mankind

The Rape of Mankind

I was inspired to write this article after reading one of Paul’s latest pieces about the same subject.  Then I thought, “This is already being talked about too much.”  Then I figured that it would look like I was trying to jump on someone else’s bandwagon, so I should just drop it.  Then I wrote a two-part article about two silly movies to change the subject.  Then I read an article about prison rape that uses the most sensationally sex-neutral syntax I’ve ever seen.  Then I got so angry that I started rambling like a ten-year-old (aside from the use of alliteration).

The subject of rape is indeed discussed too much.  Simultaneously, one aspect of it is discussed too little.  So let’s talk about rape now, the kind of rape you aren’t supposed to talk about, unless you’re making a joke.  (Go to 9:30 in that video.)  Let’s talk about men being raped by other men in prison, and the fact that most of these men don’t belong there in the first place.

An article entitled “Prison Rape and the Government” at “The New York Review of Books” is an important exposé on the continuing atrocity of men raping other men in prison.  You wouldn’t know that, however, by the use of language.  The article is filled with sex-neutral language like “people,” “they,” “inmates,” “officers,” “guards,” “staff,” “those,” “juveniles,” “victims,” “adults,” etc., ad nauseam. And I mean ad nauseam. This is in spite of the fact that the vast (and I mean vast) majority of prisoners are men, the vast majority of guards and wardens are men, the vast majority of victims are men, and the vast majority of prison rapists, since once again the vast majority of prisoners are men, are also men.  In fact, one study actually says: “[T]here are more men raped in U.S. prisons than non-incarcerated women similarly assaulted.”

In spite of this, “The New York Review of Books” article starts off with anecdotal-yet-traumatic details about a female prisoner being raped by a male guard.  Later on, the subject turns, quite naturally, to “…lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (persons whose biological sex is ambiguous) inmates…”  First of all, how does one exhibit “ambiguous” biological sex?  Are they actually talking about the infinitesimal number of humans walking around who have testicles on the outside and ovaries on the inside?  Penises that look like clitorises?  Clitorises that look like tiny little dicks?  Secondly, exactly how many prisoners are going to openly consider themselves “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,” or “intersex”?  No one seems to have any data on this, but given the level of persecution on the “outside,” who’s going to be flaunting it on the “inside”?

Then there’s this gem:  “A sergeant named Brian Burzynski made the ninety-minute drive from his office in Fort Stockton that afternoon.  ‘I saw kids [sic] with fear in their eyes,’ he testified later, ‘kids [sic] who knew they were trapped in an institution where the system would not respond to their cries for help.’”  Wow.  Just like school!  “Suspected semen samples were taken from the carpet, furniture, and walls of Brookins’s office.”  Wow.  Just like “Law & Order: SVU (Semen Victims Unit)”!

One report linking to another report linking to another report fails to mention men in any specificity.  It’s like reporting on the serious damage to surrounding buildings, then talking endlessly about what the new Iraqi government can do about sprucing up the building codes, while watching the slaughter of two dozen men in the “Collateral Murder” video, to which I will not link because I’m tired of videos where I have to watch men being mowed down.

There is more than one way to mow a man down, however.  You can rape his life from him, and send him elsewhere to be reminded of the state’s rape of his life while at the mercy of another rapist.  Watch his love of other men, and his love of mankind, die with his volition, relationships, wealth, and physical health.

The neoconservative desire for American Exceptionalism and enforced public morality has now led to “more than 1 million nonviolent offenders” being imprisoned.  Mind you, the VAST MAJORITY of these one million nonviolent “offenders” are men, but then, that goes without saying.  Literally.

Now that they’re successfully mowed down and thankfully emasculated, these men can be treated the way heterosexual male rapists treat women.  Unless something truly untoward happens: “The department is worried that a ban on cross-gender pat-searches might mean facilities would have to fire many of their female employees and hire more men, which would be very expensive and perhaps illegal.”  If it’s one thing the government is terribly concerned about, it’s spending too much money.  And heaven forbid the state hire only men to deal with male prisoners!  Had enough bold type?  Me, too.  Let’s pretend, then, that bold type really isn’t called for in what ought to be a “civil” discussion.

How’s this for civility?  For the majority of men, life goes on for decades without a single other human being coming into contact with his anus.  That’s how the majority of men wish to keep it.  I am having a hard time substantiating it, but I have heard it said that the majority of straight guys, when they are with their girlfriends, insist on keeping anything and everything away from the “back door.”  There are excellent reasons for this, each of them subjective, so I’m not going to try to convince anyone to think or behave otherwise.  That’s not the point.

The point is that this area of the body is particularly sensitive and purposefully guarded, which is why most men are grateful that it remains safely hidden.  It is not designed for entry.  If it is not entered carefully when volition permits, it is extraordinarily painful.  How painful?  Let me give you an idea: If you ever get inflammation in that area, and your intention is to use your bowels for their intended purpose, be prepared to feel as if the bottom half of your body is going to fall off.  Also be prepared to seriously consider death as an alternative option to any prolongation of the pain.  I am not exaggerating.  I have experienced that just from being sick.  I am not a rape victim, yet the pain almost made me faint.  How much worse is it for a man who has no sexual interest in men, who has safely hidden that vulnerable area for three or four decades, who has never experienced any sort of entry, to undergo such an ordeal at the hands of another man who is using one of the most private parts of his own body?

I have a rough idea from seeing a video by chance, and I’m not talking about porn where two or three obviously gay guys pretend to be tough, tie up another obviously gay guy, and “rape” him.  That stuff is out there, and it appeals to me not at all.  (What happened to the far more romantic porn of the 70s?)  I’m talking instead about seeing, on a friend’s television, a brief clip from some website that works to expose government atrocities in Egypt, where a man was apparently being raped by Egyptian police.  There will be no link to that clip, and I’m going to expend no effort whatsoever to find it anywhere online.  What I saw was a fuzzy image of the man’s head and shoulders while he apparently lay on his back.  All I remember, beyond a faint image, is the screaming.

I’ve never heard anything like it in my life.  It was the desperate cry of a man who no longer wished to live.  There aren’t words to describe it.  The clip was only five seconds long, at best, but it’s one of those nasty imprints that never leave your brain.  I don’t ever want to hear that again.

Perhaps it was the intention of whatever journalists put together that piece on Egypt to simply inform us of the crime.  Since television is a highly visual medium, perhaps a brief glimpse at that Egyptian dissident’s important website can be a useful visual aid.  But I can’t do anything to help that particular man.  I know next-to-nothing about Egypt.  I never plan on going there.  I seriously doubt that that poor man wanted anybody watching the instant replay.  I wonder if he was even consulted beforehand.  I wonder if he’s still alive.  The clip of his suffering did nothing for me, other than spark another diatribe against misandry, which was put away until I couldn’t keep quiet.

I can’t shut up, because we aren’t supposed to shut up about “Take Back the Night,” even in a religiously conservative town.  I lived in that college town, off an on, for a total of nine religiously conservative years.  In all that time, a single instance of rape, as far as I can remember, was reported, and it was attempted rape.  Not the fake kind; the real kind.  A college-aged guy walked into an open door of a women’s apartment where only one girl was at home, and jumped her.  Brave thing that she was, she fought him and got some scrapes.  He knocked her unconscious.  Then, with other people approaching neighboring apartments, he vanished, and the other people found an injured young woman passed out on the floor.  The university paper decided against showing a photo of her bruised face.  It was a lousy paper, but they made the right decision on that one.

“Take Back the Night,” you see, is designed to make sure that that never happens again. It is this mentality that wants female rape victims’ faces shown so that men and their penises (otherwise known as “semen victim units”) will remain safely corralled.  What these misandrists want is a continuation of the festivities at the expense of all men who don’t toe the line.  The writers at “The New York Review of Books” appear to feel the same.  If these “progressives” and Leftists wanted to actually prevent rape, there would be tables set up for gun manufacturers to sell their wares: “Take Back the Night – with a Tippman TPX!”  The cry of “RAPE!!” is an excuse to insist that feminists’ precious bid for “equality” has not been achieved, that men still need to be taught by women.  None of this helps a man who has been raped.

Do you want to hear from one such man?

“A Texas inmate [sic] described such a scenario to Human [sic] Rights Watch:

‘[My cellmate] was younger, stronger than I and larger.  He introduced himself as a bi-sexual.  And was for two weeks “touchie-feelie.”  I had to screem [sic]/yell at him to stop.  The officers here 1. Ignored my complaints. 2. Asked me if I was his lover. 3. Did nothing.  He became more difficult to deal with and started to threaten me.  Finally one day he attacked me.’”  The “Texas inmate” rape victim had a penis and testicles, by the way.

Back to an article linked previously that dares to mention men: “Struckman (2000), who conducted a study of prisons in three Midwestern states… found that approximately one in five male inmates reported a pressured or forced sex incident while incarcerated and about one in ten male inmates reported that they had been raped. In addition, rates for women, who are most likely to be abused by male staff members, vary greatly among institutions.  In one facility, 27% of women reported a pressured or forced sex incident while in another facility, seven percent (7%) of women reported sexual abuse.  Furthermore, Forst found that youth [sic] in detention are also extremely vulnerable to abuse, and those juveniles [sic] incarcerated with adults [now I’m sic] are five times more likely to report being victims of sexual assault.”

The numbers for women look just about equal, don’t they?  Of course, the alert reader will take note that the high percentage of women raped in prison also coincides with a much smaller percentage of female prisoners overall.  But

27%

looks awfully, awfully bad, doesn’t it?  And, of course, the “juveniles” (all of whom are capable of reproducing human life on an “adult” scale) are sexless.

But prison ratios are far from sexually equal for “juveniles,” either: “In 2003, 9,875 juveniles were in jail or prison… Of these juveniles, 6,869 were in jail… and 3,006 were in state prisons… Juvenile males (2,880) far outnumbered females (126) in state prisons.”  Please remember, since the authors of the article failed to mention it for some reason, that the majority of “juvenile males” in “detention” are men, and that they don’t even belong there.  (Whoops!  Accidentally hit Ctrl + B.  Won’t happen again.)

You want to know what I think about our country’s prison-rape culture?  Watch Spike Lee’s masterpiece “Malcolm X” sometime.  In the middle of the movie Malcolm is talking to a fictional character named Brother Baines (who represents all those who had a hand in the real X’s conversion to Islam) as they stand in a prison yard.  While Baines rants about America’s hypocrisy (at approximately 6:00 in the linked video) and its half-measures to reach out to those who were discriminated against by law, the camera pans one black man’s face after another as they sit on a bench.  I don’t know for sure, but I have a feeling that Lee deliberately got permission to use actual prisoners.  Just look at their beautiful, manly faces.  All of them.

That’s what I think.

About B.R. Merrick

B.R. Merrick writes for "Strike The Root" and "A Voice for Men," and is proud to be a classical music reviewer at Amazon.com and iTunes.

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  • AntZ

    The United States has 2 million men behind bars. The vast majority of these men are either innocent of any crime or guilty of non-violent crimes. For example, some are in jail because involuntary unemployment makes them unable to pay child support. Punishment for the crime of loosing your job: jail and rape.

    It is about time we started to talk about the many manifestations of the feminist campaign to criminalize masculinity itself. Prison rape is the symptom. A nation obsessed with the humiliation and brutalization is the disease.

  • AntZ

    Correction: “A nation obsessed with the humiliation and brutalization of men is the disease.”

    It is late.

    • B.R. Merrick

      Well, I’m glad you stayed up.

      :)

  • Alucard11

    Rape is something that is only registered as being an act of violence and violation against women. If men have been violated or violently abused, it is comedic in this misandric society. The only question I can ask is how long are men going to wastingly keep telling themselves that this country is so great. Democracy only works in a society that is ready to accept such responsibilty. I’m sorry but after “Generation ME” there is little to no modicum of modest accountability and any no inclination for the current generation to take any responsibility for the rights that have been so heavily afforded by the blood of young men. The only solution I can find is either we fight or we suffer…no other choice to it.

  • http://avoiceformen.com Paul Elam

    The best piece on rape I have read. Ever.

  • http://truthjusticeca.wordpress.com/ Denis

    That was beautifully written, you’re not jumping on anybodies bandwagon, you have your own beautiful message.

    These men getting raped are virgins.

    • B.R. Merrick

      Thanks, Denis (and Paul). And I love the new avatar, Denis!

      • http://truthjusticeca.wordpress.com/ Denis

        Thanks, I think you should submit this to TGMP. I want to know if they care.

        • http://avoiceformen.com Paul Elam

          Ditto. I would love to see their cognitive dissonance in trying to handle Merrick.

  • typhonblue

    When the ‘men are not expendable’ switch is finally turned on in our collective consciousness… wow… it’s going to be quite the awakening.

  • Keyster

    Masculinity is freedom; a freedom that the state and women feel compelled to somehow tame and control.

  • http://www.cyclotronmajesty.net Cyclotron Majesty

    Dam. The fact that humanity turns a blind eye to this is a prescription for damnation. Meanwhile we spend money out the ears and write movie scripts about the horrors of women who have to endure the humiliation of having a man whistle in relation to their presence. “Whee Whew”! What an atrocity.

    • B.R. Merrick

      One of my best friends growing up was a fat girl. When she hit her teens, she shot up in height so fast that the weight didn’t have time to catch up.

      In an area for the audience at an outdoor theatrical production, we were walking past a Boy Scout troop, many of whom whistled in her direction. (The girl had nice hips.) She made us walk past the troop several times.

  • John A

    B.R. The world is a better place for you having written that.

    Maybe this sounds simplistic, but, if rape is cruel and unusual punishment and if the state fails in its duty of care to take all reasonable measures to prevent prison rape, then surely sending people to such facilities is unconstitutional?

    • Druk

      Putting convicted persons in enclosed spaces with known prison-rapists is cruel and unusual punishment just as much as putting them in enclosed spaces with hungry, feral tigers would be.

      • Introspectre

        Consider how much worse the reality when, society considers it a horrendous crime to rape a women yet considers those men trapped in a cell and being raped as a form of amusement. Apparently, such an amusement that, police laugh about it and prison guards have been known to intentionally set men up to be raped in prison, and this is in the supposedly “civilized” west too.

        The society does this to us and then shames us for defending male rights and dignity.

  • Ben

    Any talks of men being raped in prison is completely tabboo (unless as a joke, of course) anywhere except on MRA sites. We all know that restaurant table tops are notorious for displaying advertisements for everything from lunch specials to upcoming events. However, on this campus, the napkin dispensers on the cafeteria tables serve as advertisements for the campus “Sexual Assault Services”. Students cannot even have lunch without being reminded that “one in four college women are raped” and other shocking “statistics”. Could you imagine table-top ads reporting how many men are raped in prison every day?

    Male suffering is not only to be utterly ignored, it is not even to be cared about under any circumstances . Bring up the problem with men being raped in prison and face public humiliation from every man and woman within earshot. This will occur even if you bring it up at a table cluttered with information about the “widespread problem” of women being raped.

    The way I see it, if a particular subject is displayed on a table top, it is fair game for discussion around that table. So, who is harrassing whom in this situation? Women’s groups on campus put these absurd false stats everywhere (and I do mean everywhere). This creates a very uncomfortable anti-male climate. But merely speaking up about it will almost immediately escalate to the point of campus security showing up to diffuse the situation and punish the “male perpetrator” who started trouble.

    I have to read that kind of material even while having lunch? Then I look around and I cannot count how many girls have on spandex or sweat pants with the wording “Think Pink”, or “Love Pink” written down the leg in big bold letters. “Love Pink” is much more visible here than “Go Bulldogs”. I can’t help but say to myself that it is about time to start thinking blue. Come to think of it, lots of these “bootie shorts” have the same “Think Pink” message embroidered across the ass. Hell, it’s even on half the bumpers and back windshields of cars. The school colors are not even maroon and white anymore it seems but, rather, pink. Time to think blue.

    Also, everyone is familiar with the fact that the walls of doctors offices are cluttered with health information about everything from diabetes to vision care. However, that is not the case at Mississippi State University. I was in the clinic the other day and found nothing but wall displays of pamphlets and posters concerning HPV, Cervical Cancer, and of course, Date Rape. I saw absolutely nothing addressing male issues, and I do mean nothing. Just waiting for the doctor requires me being reminded that I am a likely rapist.

    It is literally becoming like the Salem Witch Trials. When will men wake up and defend themselves? I have complained to the Dean of Students about this problem but have no clout working alone. In fact, I could tell he was doing nothing more than sniffing out misconduct on my part, which I gave him no ammunition to take me down with. We need more men to get involved in this movement.

  • Mark

    Good God, does every other article on the site have to be about rape? It’s really been done to death already. False accusations, prison rape, rape culture, blah, blah, blah. Jesus, it’s like we’re more obsessed with the topic than the feminists are. There are so many other issues facing men right now, like poverty, unemployment, suicide, poor health, lack of reproductive rights, forced child support payments, the high mortality rate in male-dominated professions, the expectation that men continue to play the role of chivalrous providers in a world where more women than men go to college. The list goes on. I’m not saying false accusations are not a major concern, but must we continue to dwell on this topic when there are so many more pressing issues facing our gender right now?

    • B.R. Merrick

      There are so many other issues facing men right now, like poverty, unemployment, suicide, poor health, lack of reproductive rights, forced child support payments, the high mortality rate in male-dominated professions, the expectation that men continue to play the role of chivalrous providers in a world where more women than men go to college…

      …being sent to prison for non-crimes, being sent to prison because the charges against you are false and you can’t afford adequate legal representation, being sent to prison to fulfill other people’s revenge fantasies…

      What happens to some of these peaceful, innocent men after they’re sent there?

    • http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/ Pierce Harlan

      “It’s really been done to death already.”

      Mark, your comment, I am certain, is well-meaning, and I understand where it is coming from. But I would respectfully suggest you exercise greater sensitivity when you advocate that we not “dwell” on false claims. That sort of talk can do a grievous disservice to a class of victims who have no one else to advocate for them. I am, frankly, accustomed to such insensitivity on the part of the feminists, but rarely in this friendly forum.

      It is true that we are “obsessed” with the topic more than the feminists. That’s not saying much because the feminists — who, for thirty years have dominated the public discourse on rape — hardly talk about it at all. To the feminists, false claims are a “myth,” and that is the end of the discussion. My advocacy at False Rape Society on behalf of the falsely accused is met with derision and cries of “misogyny” (some have called for me to brutally raped) because I am focusing on a topic that supposedly hurts women, even though it doesn’t. In contrast, we are surprised by the number of actual rape victims (as opposed to the paid sexual grievance industry that is supposedly concerned about them) who support our work because they realize that every rape lie diminishes every legitimate rape claim.

      Perhaps the following will highlight why your comment is such a concern. We do not share the contents of notes we receive from readers unless they want us to, and we get many. Without revealing any confidences, at FRS we have received notes from several people who have told us that our blog was instrumental in their decision not to take their own lives. I will also reveal that prior to my receipt of the first such note, I was prepared to pull the plug on FRS because I thought it had accomplished all it could accomplish in our current cultural climate and it is incredibly time-consuming, but that first note caused me to reconsider. I have estimated that I have sacrificed well in excess of $100,000 the past two years in lost billings. I say that not to elicit sympathy because there are an incredible number of men who are unemployed now, but to underscore how seriously I take our work.

      Of the major MRA blogs, I see one measly blog that deals with false claims exclusively (aside from Durham in Wonderland, which takes a microscopic look at one false rape claim), and Paul and Bill are so kind to do what Glenn allowed me to do before them — post on their sites. One blog. Out of — I don’t know how many.

      The fact is, on any given day, there are countless men and boys being arrested and held in jails across America for rapes they did not commit. I promise you, they don’t think the topic has been dealt with too much. They have no one raising awareness about them. Until several years ago, very, very few people knew this was even a problem.

      The matters you raise are, of course, crucial. But poverty, unemployment, and poor health have a racial and class element that largely cuts across genders. Yes, like almost everything else, men are affected more than women. Each of the pathologies you chronicle is attributable to the gender roles women and men (mostly women) have assigned to men since the beginning of time. To suggest that this theme has been, in some manner, ignored is puzzling. There are, among the major MRA bloggers, an incredible number of pieces that discuss these issues; frankly, many of them are too theoretical for my taste. Moreover, some of the problems you mention have organized support that the false rape phenomenon simply does not have. Fathers and Families needs contributions — they lobby on support and custody issues. There are help groups for suicide and testicular cancer.

      When men tell me that our blog was instrumental in their decision not to commit suicide, I hang my head in shame, because I know that there ought to be a lot more support for the falsely accused than one little blog. That’s a damn big burden to put on our shoulders.

      I am sorry for the length of this comment. All of this is just to say that I come to exactly the opposite conclusion, with all due respect: there’s not nearly enough being said about or done for these innocents. Not nearly enough.

      • B.R. Merrick

        10 positive votes for this comment are not nearly enough, either.

      • http://avoiceformen.com Paul Elam

        Pierce,

        I got an email today. A man wrote to tell me that he was send to listen to the first episode of AVfM Radio by a colleague. He said that on listening to it that the suicidal thoughts he had been experiencing “ceased.”

        I wrote him back to encourage that he continue to fight, and then put it in a folder that now has several such messages.

        I am not saying this to take credit for anything, but to emphasize the incredibly important nature of our work.

        This is not entertainment, it is a life raft, and we must keep pushing the issues forward as Merrick has EXPERTLY done here.

        That article, reaching the right people will save lives. We have plenty more room for more like it at AVfM.

        • http://www.cyclotronmajesty.net Cyclotron Majesty

          Your Dam right. your dam right.

    • http://truthjusticeca.wordpress.com/ Denis

      Mark,
      Please just make the effort to write about the issues you feel are important.
      I’m sure Paul would seriously consider any submission on the issues that you list.

      • B.R. Merrick

        Excellent suggestion, Denis.

        • http://avoiceformen.com Paul Elam

          Absolutely Mark,

          Please invest your time and sweat in putting your ideas on what would best serve men in the form of an article and I will be happy t consider it for posting here.

          Perhaps it would help serve to dilute the obsessive amount of focus on rape that we all seem to share here.

          And perhaps you could include in your offering a rundown for everyone on what their priorities ought to be.

          I would be writing another article on rape myself right now but I have to prepare for this Tuesday’s radio show on false allegations of rape, police and prosecutor misconduct, and other areas associated with this subject.

          B.R.’s article here has also caused me to consider that we need to schedule an episode on male rape. That is what effective writing does.

          So trust me, I offer you the same opportunity to inspire more thought and action on the things that concern you.

          All you have to do is ante up the work.

    • Keyster

      “There are so many other issues facing men right now, like poverty, unemployment, suicide, poor health, lack of reproductive rights, forced child support payments, the high mortality rate in male-dominated professions, the expectation that men continue to play the role of chivalrous providers in a world where more women than men go to college.”

      Feel free to contribute an article or essay on any one of those topics yourself…
      …rather than complaining about real work other people have done.

  • j

    I think since you take the anti feminist stand you won;t be referring to how the state protects gays and young men from being raped in the system but rather the ones that go mainstream and are raped because they don’t know they can be protected.

    Well, I guess the odds are great and there needs to be more education on brochures to inmates as to how they can protect themselves. That to me, would be a good place to start. I wish you well in bringing this about. From experience, your view is considered if put forward well and it’s a worthy cause IMO.

    • j

      Thanks for the thumbs up. This is one area feminist men are moving into. Sadly they say they can’t get there yet. Mavbe the men;s movement can help?????

  • Stu

    There is a notories mob hitman over here in OZ called Chopper. There is a movie about him of the same name starring Eric Banner.

    He’s been out of Jail quite a few years now. A while back, he featured in a series fo ads on domestic violence. He played the tough con in the ad, saying what was going to happen to you if you wound up in Jail for any crimes against women. The government actually paid this notorious brutal killer to get on TV to tell men that they are going to get raped and bashed half to death in Jail. That makes him a government employee, paid to tell the public what punishment is going to be met out in prison, like it’s legitimate add on to the jail sentance. And as he’s ranting on about what men like him are going to do to you, he’s smiling and laughing.

    This is equal to the Judge at court laughing and reading out a sentence like……and I sentance you to 10 years in a living hell, and bubba and his mates are going to rape your arse every day. lol And when you leave jail if you survive, you’ll need a butt plug the size of a football just to stop you shiting your pants walking down the street. And if you dare tell anyone of your ordeal, or the aids you contracted while there, the world will laugh lol Oh, one more thing, there ain’t no lube in jail boy lol LOL

    So, when the gov pays known mulitple murderes to advertise their male rape centers, do you think we have any chance of getting the majority to give a shit about it. They obviously already know that it’s a perfectly acceptable thing for guys in jail to get raped.

    • John A

      They are actually inciting violence against prisoners.

    • MateNeo

      Eric Bana lol

  • http://falserapesociety.blogspot.com/ Pierce Harlan

    “. . . one aspect of it is discussed too little.”

    Two aspects. This, and false claims.

    • B.R. Merrick

      I agree. Unfortunately, this sparked the Monty Python in me, and now it’s a bit like The Spanish Inquisition: “THREE! There are THREE aspects that are discussed too little…”

      :)

      • Snark

        The third is female child rapists.

      • http://none Sir Oliver of Zeta

        yeah but…what have the Romans ever done for us?

        Hhehehehehe…could’nt resist.

        • http://none Sir Oliver of Zeta

          the aqueduct?

  • Stu

    It’s midnight here and an ad just came on TV. A lifeline ad. In it a guy says that in Australia the biggest cause of death for Australian men under 45 years old is suicide. Gee, I wonder why. And why put the ad on at midnight. Oh, of course, probably because government doesn’t want anybody to know.

  • Stu

    Can you imagine if the number one cause of death for woman under 45 was suicide. Imagine the uproar, and that would be used to prove that women have to live like dogs in society and death is better then the pathetic life they are forced to live. For us guys though, must be just because we have gotten sick of raping and child molesting and beating up women, and there is nothing interesting in life anymore.

  • Keyster

    A friend of mine was gang raped in a county jail, BY THE GUARDS.
    I’ll spare everyone the details, but suffice to say…
    …he was never the same afterward.

    • http://none Sir Oliver of Zeta

      Ah, now guards should REALLY get the book thrown at them since they are trusted to keep the peace.

      • http://none Sir Oliver of Zeta

        And I am VERY sorry about your freind.

  • Bizzman662

    Can you imagine the following scenario?

    Wife get’s bored.

    Man loses house and retirement to bored wife.

    Wife moves in a boy toy into the house you bought and whoever that guy is lives with your kids.

    Wife and Boy Toy enjoy your “Chalimony” money every month.

    Man Loses his Job in an economic downturn.

    Man Falls Behind On Child Support.

    Man get sent to Jail.

    Man Gets raped repeatedly in Jail, His only crime? Wife got bored and he lost a job.

    Don’t imagine that scenario. Happens every day in America.

    THAT’S WHY THIS IS FUCKING WAR.

    • Cumbria

      That’s messed up on so many levels! I assure you, I’m a woman who shares your anger. There’s too much injustice here and too many people turning a blind eye for the sacred dollar or vote or whatever it is they’re after. It’s just SICKENING!!!

      • B.R. Merrick

        And too few men expressing their absolute joy whenever they encounter such a woman.

        • Snark

          Is absolute joy called for? I’m sorry, I’m glad that women support us – and let’s be honest, there are more than a few – but what has been described on this page is nothing short of humanitarian disaster. Should it be surprising that women are angry at the injustice too? Should we expect so little of women that we are overjoyed when one turns up to support us?

          I think the problem is a lack of awareness: most people have never had to face the issue as you have laid it out here, B.R.

          But when they do, then men and women alike, they will be every bit as repulsed by the injustice as you or I.

          I’m not going to stop to celebrate somebody joining our side just because they happen to be female. Congrats, thanks for your support, you’re doing the right thing. Sure … I’ll say that, for everyone involved. But what are we going to DO about this other than feel disgusted?

          • Cumbria

            I’m backing up my support with $$$ to Mr. Elam because I believe he can make a difference. It’s not much — but it’s the best I can do for now. That along with using this information to educate others who are in the dark. I’m not looking for any special attention. I, like many women, are outraged by this and would do anything to show our support.

        • http://avoiceformen.com Paul Elam

          I agree 100%. And for detractors, no, it is not out of “speshul” recognition. It’s a matter of personal belief for me that one of the many ways we can measure progress in this movement is by the numbers of women that speak up to these issues from an unambiguously supportive stance.

          To that end, my jumping for joy is for the movement, not in celebration that is was some women who helped.

  • Stu

    I just see every woman that joins our side as one more “person” on our side and one less on the fence, or worse, on the side of the feminists. However, men who are fighting on our side have the extra motivating factor that they are fighting a system that screws them over. Women who join our side are fighting a system the privledges them. It’s probably a bit harder to view a system as evil and unjust when in benefits you, so yeah, I see the fact that we are recruiting some women to our cause as an achievement and a plus for us

  • http://none Sir Oliver of Zeta

    This article engaged my thinking more than I thought it would now that I got around to reading it. Tough one to read. Thank you B.R.

    My stance has always been ; rape is rape, and wrong no matter who the recipent of it is. Just like my belief about any abuse:

    If a man who is having a bad week, trouble at work a boss yelling at him and such and he goes home and takes it out on his wife by beating her, yeah he is an asshole. But because he hurt another human being. Not because she is a woman and should be treated more special If that same guy let’s say, decided to go to the local bar, brings in a baseball bat with him and finds the biggest guy there and beat HIM to a bloody pulp and kicks him near to death, that guy is still every bit as much of a violent , abusive out of conterol asshole. And should be locked up in jail for the SAME amount of time. He had no right to do that in either scenario.

    And no Mark, I disagree. This subject has not been done enough.

    • Ben

      There are men in prison because a woman accidentally bruised herself while trying to slap them. And I do mean a tiny bruise. Some women bruise extremely easily. I know a guy this situation happened to. He did jail time to be taught his place in society as a man and to be savagely punished just in case he might have disrespected a woman. It is a respect issue, not a violence issue, in most cases.

      She wasn’t even going to press charges. The guy she was cheating with noticed the bruise and insisted that she press charges, ignoring her objections. Under his pressure, she finally went to the police.

      People go completely insane over crimes against women. It is not because they are weaker and need more protection. It is because women are seen as superior to men and the belief that men need to be made examples out of and taught their place in the presence of a lady. It is sickening.

  • Promoman

    Two other factions that haven’t been mentioned in light of the said shitstorm is mental health & HIV. Mental health care is more fucked in this country than conventional health care and everybody’s got or heard a story proving that’s the case. Prisons are one of the major providers of mental health care. Given the nature of prison, it’s like looking into Geico after the wreck. Granted, if you do the crime, you should do the time but prison rape is a bigger monster than is discussed. That leads to HIV and other STDs. It’s a safe bet that a helluva lot of the new numbers have to be prison related since people eventually get out.

    • http://none Sir Oliver of Zeta

      Plus another thing..send a young man to prison and he gets brutalized like that. Think he’s gonna be less violent when he gets out? My money bets he’s gonna be moreso.

      I am not seeing that as a good solution to the crime problem.

      • Promoman

        He’d not only likely be more violent but he’d be a walking copy of the DSM IV Manual.

        • http://none Sir Oliver of Zeta

          I had to look that up lol ( I never studied psyche) and I agree.

      • Introspectre

        Perhaps the authorities want men to become more violent. After all crime levels in the west have been decreasing for quite a while now. How are they going to justify all the shiny new military level hardware the want included in the next budget if there is no epidemic of “bad men” to “keep in check”.

        A good way to justify perpetual increases in police power, don’t you think?

        • POD

          I don’t about the authorities, but feminists certainly do. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy, to provoke men more and more , to chip at men’s tolerance until they lash out, then use that as evidence that men are violent brutes, and justify more anti-male laws and the heavy hand of police brutality to protect the “innocent” wimminz.

          With more and more men imprisoned or executed, the real number of productive people will drop, while the number of parasites increases, this will put even more pressure on the not-yet-jailed or killed men who have to feed more parasites. Eventually, they break under the ever-increasing burden on them, at which point he will be branded yet another dead-beat and arrested.

          Even looked at the parasite angle to explain why inflation is here to stay ?

  • Eoghan

    Brilliant, imo that should be submitted to our new mainstream platform.

  • Eoghan

    new mainstream platform/project

  • http://rescumi.blogspot.com/ Recti

    Good and important article. B.R.’s assessment of the NYRB article — its pussyfooting language that tends to deny the existence of male-on-male rape — is spot on.
    Others have perhaps made this point, but I’ll make it too. There is ongoing violation of men in the patter you see on television. Am referring to the joking sneer that television detectives often use to threaten a suspect: “Wanna go to jail? Wanna get it up the rear?” This may be accurate from a documentary standpoint, but it’s outrageous to hear it on TV– it validates both the male-on-male rape and it validates the misandry on television and the ongoing war against male dignity. That’s because it’s treated as a cruel joke that the man had coming. By the way, the Take Back the Night scam has been widely documented, particularly the false stats on attacks on women on campuses. Those stats are false; the campus woman is no more exposed to assault than anyone else. This note, from the publisher of http://www.rescumi.blogspot.com/

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  • http://rescumi.blogspot.com/ Recti

    There are 2 forms of “feminism”: equity feminism and identity (or “gender) feminism. The second is totally focused on the debasement of men and the exclusion of men from power, and — most crucially — from the “narrative” in women’s lives.
    It’s more accurate to call this “feminist separatism.” For that reason, every appeal to reason — as opposed to the dogma of gender feminism — made to women is vital. Gender feminism outlaws the male persective from the female worldview– unless it has had prior vetting, is “feminized” — yes, they use that term–, or unless it is constructed by a gay male.
    From this, it follows that we need women to see the truth of misandry AND TO EXPOSE IT rationally to other women.
    Sad to admit it, but the male revival needs intelligent women as allies. For example, the NYRB article on prison rape is s couched in such a way that it demasculinizes the story; why? because the readership of the NYRB is mostly feminist, left-wing, and female. Ok, so what’s this about? Just that you have to use a variety of narrative tools to achieve your ends. Women who actually WANT to be with men (as opposed to their lesbian thought-commanders) are all potential opponents of misandry, so let’s let them into the struggle.

    • B.R. Merrick

      Gender feminism outlaws the male persective from the female worldview… unless it is constructed by a gay male.

      Luckily, we live in a day and age where a great many more “regular” guys are coming out, because I don’t know a single gay guy that wants the male perspective outlawed. The “acceptable” gay man, I suppose, would worship the male form (as most of us gay guys do), but otherwise think of the straight male as completely foreign. Unfortunately for misandrists, more straight men than ever before are raising their voices to say, “Who cares if you’re gay?” That’s more than enough for me to make a new friend.

      • http://rescumi.blogspot.com/ Recti

        Yes, I agree, BR.
        Unbrainwashed gays and those not polluted by campus politics agree totally. But the stalino-femino-lesbian caucus has a solid hold on the strategic cultural curriculum and parts of the media.
        The male identity is surprisingly fragile. I’ve endured a long & horrific career teaching at college level. I’ve seen the worst eras of Identity Politics. Everything I write about reflects what university haridans preach at their student. A lot of healthy young people end up regurgitating hatred of men on term papers and this can mess up a lot of healthy minds. In fact, it has produced the crisis of male identity and male achievement we are currently seeing (worse in Canada than in the US).

        • B.R. Merrick

          The male identity is surprisingly fragile.

          Indeed it is. Men used to duel over verbal slights on their reputation and character. It’s my hope that zeta-maledom will toughen resolve enough so that we can look past that, if it is in fact a natural occurrence.

          • http://rescumi.blogspot.com/ Recti

            The corollary of this statement, that male identity is fragile, is that it’s under attack and being destroyed– by radical feminism and even by nicely intended liberalism.
            Men have compensated for their innate vulnerabilities (come in here, Dr Freud, and complete this lecture), by constructing a false sort of identity. Macho, etc. etc. We don’t have to go back to the old clichés. Male pride can be both generous and strong. But it must start with affirming the glories of being a man-defined man. We can learn a few things from women’s insights, but we must never be defined by women or subservient to them. That, my friend, is un-natural.

  • http://theduststorm.blogspot.com Dusty

    Great article. Notice that, in their scare articles about the MRM, TGMP writers don’t quote from anything like this? That’s alright. People can still come here and see it for themselves.

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