A Voice for Men and register-her.com regularly investigate political organizations, activists and internet based entities that engage in hate speech and/or work to undermine the basic civil liberties of targeted groups within the general population. We place particular emphasis on individuals and groups that target men and boys for discriminatory or violent persecution because we regard them as an underserved population.
A recent example of that is Radfemhub.com, a website where ideologues have been known to gather to further plans for male targeted infanticide, murder and food supply poisoning. Simon and Schuster published novelist Pamela O’Shaughnessy, operating under a hidden identity, has been associated with that group as an advocate for eugenics that are targeted at male children.
A group that has recently come to attention is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an Alabama based organization operating under the auspices of civil rights advocacy.
Indeed, there was a time when SPLC did proactive work in the civil rights arena, targeting the Ku Klux Klan and other known hate organizations through the legal system. It appears, however, that under current leadership the organizations mission has drifted, first toward the persecution of individuals and groups from opposing mainstream political camps, and now toward organizations that attempt to ameliorate problems faced by men and boys, in a calculated attempt to undermine their progress.
By using their formerly legitimate reputation as a civil rights advocacy organization to launch defamatory attacks against legitimate agents for social improvement, SPLC is not only engaging in an egregious public deception, but is seeking to viciously undermine the principles of tolerance and equal treatment under the law.
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (S.A.V.E.) is a “non-profit victim-advocacy organization working for evidence-based solutions to domestic violence.” They have gained widespread respect as a nonpartisan effort addressing the social ill of domestic violence.
It may be that there nonpartisan and equalitarian nature has inspired the ire of SPLC, who recently published articles on their website characterizing S.A.V.E. as “misogynistic” and “woman-hating.” SPLC also made the incredulous and groundless accusation that S.A.V.E. was attempting enable abusers, by “lobbying to roll back services for victims of domestic abuse and penalties for their tormentors.”
What S.A.V.E. actually does, by all outward appearances, is to promote the identification of all victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence and push for the appropriate interventions to be available to all. They are also active proponents for ensuring accuracy of reporting and research in intimate partner violence.
SPLC’s efforts to dishonestly discredit S.A.V.E. amount to an attempt to prevent men, and children of both sexes, who are victims of violence in the home from being identified and offered assistance. They are targeting a group, based on sex alone, in an effort to deny services and equal treatment under the law. In doing so, they help perpetuate and institutionalize the violence that is being committed against them.
It is the very definition of a hate group, and a remarkably successful one. It is not a particularly new revelation.
Admittedly, these are sources which may be ideologically different from opinions expressed here, but they are not hate groups by any stretch of the imagination.
Additionally. SPLC’s disinformation campaign appears to have struck a resonant chord with the members of Radfemhub.com, the group advocating for the murder of male infants and other forms of violence. After hearing of SPLC’s activities, they kicked off fundraising efforts on their behalf.
A Voice for Men and register-her.com will both continue to monitor SPLC, Radfemhub.com, and other known and suspected hate groups and report back to the public on their activities.