MRM & Pat Robertson: Not So Strange Bedfellows?

I had a self professed Men’s Rights Activist tell me flat out that this quote from Pat Robertson Is spot on (with the exception of the witchcraft part).
MRA agrees with pat robertson

I’d like to say I was amazed to find an MRM member (a movement that has always been solidly connected to the Left) in agreement with the words of one of the most prominent members of the Radical Christian Right in America but I’ve seen this sort of confluence happen often enough that I now just accept it for what it is;  further evidence that a faction of the MRM is now shifting rapidly right.

For now, I’ll just provide a quick debunk of this MRA/ Radical Christian Right bit of dialogue and leave it at that.

1: “It is about a socialist, anti-family movement”

While socialism and feminism often merge feminism is not, in fact socialism.  Mr. Robertson and his MRA supporter are conflating “feminism” into “socialism”.  That’s like saying; “all atheists are God-haters.”  They’re wandering into no true Scotsman territory.

1a: “Anti-family movement:”

That depends on how you define a family. In this case you’d be agreeing with the Conservative Christian definition of what a family is. We’re again wandering into no true Sctosman territory here because that’s the only way you can hold up the claim that feminism is anti-family; by restricting the definition of family to only your definition.

2: “Encourages women to leave their husbands”. 

That’s a strawman. In my experience feminists (for the most part) encourage women to leave abusive relationships. While I’m sure there are feminists out there that encourage women to leave their husbands based on a MGTOW type philosophy, the predominate encouragement for leaving husbands is based on being at the receiving end of spousal abuse.

3:  “Kill there children”.

This means you’re either like one of those foolish atheists who spin all faith-based murders into evidence that all religion teaches you to kill your children or you’re an anti-abortionist who is equivocating the word “children”.

If not, please show me the statistics that back up your claim that feminists are killing their toddlers and teenagers in alarming numbers.

4: “Destroy capitalism” 

I’m guessing this has to do with women entering the workforce.

Incorrect.

Doubling your available workforce does not kill capitalism as Conservative Christians and MRAs like to claim.  It’s how you treat that workforce that kills Capitalism.

5: “Become lesbians” 


See point 2.

I’ve been stating that the on-line MRM is taking a great deal of their talking points and debate strategy from the GOP for some time now. This sort of thing popping up just continues to prove how right I was.

Also?
Pro-liberal tip; when you find yourself agreeing with Pat Robertson, let alone anyone from the 700 Club? Do a serious reevaluation of what you believe.

 

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