These men’s rights organizations are now officially listed as hate groups alongside the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nation
It’s about damn time
by Katie Way
If you've spent enough (by which I mean too much) time being a woman on the internet, you're aware of men's rights activists sites Return of Kings and A Voice For Men.
They promote a heady blend of sexism and clickbait, with a pinch of xenophobia and racism thrown in for good measure, through articles that advocate legalizing rape and purport to reveal the "true nature of women."
The Men's Rights Movement is a movement for rapists and rape apologists. pic.twitter.com/1X94OOS81g
— TakedownMRAs (@TakedownMRAs) February 24, 2018
The Year in Hate, an annual report that the SPLC publishes, added the two groups to its roster of hate organizations for the first time in 2017.
"The vilification of women by these groups makes them no different than other groups that demean entire populations, such as the LGBT community, Muslims or Jews, based on their inherent characteristics," said the report.
The report identified a total of 954 hate groups, a 4 percent increase from its 2016 number — which, not to get all #RESIST, isn't super surprising.