These men’s rights organizations are now officially listed as hate groups alongside the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nation

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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

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."

And according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, that advocacy — and their active efforts to organize their followers — is enough to classify the two sites as male supremacy hate groups.

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.

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