Abusive comments

From time to time people attempt to post critical or abusive comments on our blogs, with content which couldn’t possibly be of interest to visitors to those blogs. Some of these comments contain threats of violence, the writers being oblivious to the reality that their threats invigorate us, rather than intimidate us. Clearly we’re starting to make waves, and our enemies know it. Our recent decision to establish a political party has led to a marked upturn in the volume of such comments.

I’ve set up my blogs such that I have to pre-approve comments before they’re published, so normally I just read them, trash them, and get on with my day. Some of the people who send such comments aren’t… how can I put this?… the sharpest knives in the rack. When I get notifications of new comments I also get the email addresses of the people who’ve sent them. Regardless of the content of the comment, I send them a polite email thanking them for their interest in our work. I’ve never yet had anyone respond.

Yesterday one of these geniuses sent the following curious comment, which I only reproduce here because it’s at the milder end of the spectrum. Enjoy.

So Mike, what is the reason you have never risen to a position of power? Easier to blame women than your own lack of talent? We used to have wars to make sure society wasn’t full of stupid useless surplus men like yourself but fat chance you would be at any sort of fitness or intelligence level required in modern armed services…..

Hmm. As a 55-year-old myopic diabetic former business executive I apparently wouldn’t be an asset to the armed services. Perceptive…

When people attack us – on our blogs, in articles etc. – I’m reminded of one of Mahatma Gandhi’s quotations:

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.

Militant feminists are moving rapidly onto the second stage, and in due course they’ll inevitably move on to the third stage. Then the end will be in sight.


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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3 Responses to Abusive comments

  1. I suspect, from what I have seen on the ground, that we may be in the third stage already.

    • Thanks Neil, you make an interesting point. I guess it depends on which country, which issue etc. The sense that things are starting to move forward with some momentum is part of the reason we’re setting up a political party. The time is right. And when we start fighting them issue-by-issue, they’ll have no choice but to respond. I can’t see them readily giving up much of the money that results from their lies about (say) DV, for example. But the truth is on our side. We must never forget that.

  2. Hello Mike,
    I put out an occasional radio program on ExpressFM which goes out via the internet as well as over the airwaves. I don’t do it as frequently as I would like due to having to go away from home each week to work. However, the service is at your disposal, if you wish to use it and I would certianly be willing to support the cause in any way I can.

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