Hope not Hate is a well-funded extreme left-wing pressure group which – reassuringly – hates J4MB. They’ve mentioned us in their recent annual reports, invariably mis-representing both ourselves and the broader manosphere. My thanks to Elizabeth for pointing me to this year’s gem, we believe it was published in February, STATE OF HATE 2020: FAR RIGHT TERROR GOES GLOBAL. There’s some nonsense about the manosphere and J4MB on pp.102/3, starting with this by Simon Murdoch:
It has long been the case that far-right movements have held sexist, misogynist and anti-feminist views. Yet, in a pronounced way, for elements of the contemporary far right these ideas are not merely a result of their wider political outlook, but rather the central pillar of their ideology (in some cases alongside
disavowals of other bigotries).
One influence on the contemporary far right’s understanding of gender politics is the “manosphere”: a loose collection of websites, forums, blogs and vlogs
concerned with men’s issues and masculinity, oriented around an opposition to feminism and, within parts, the embrace of extreme misogyny.
The prevailing interpretation within the manosphere is that feminism is about promoting misandry (contempt or prejudice of men), rather than gender equality. [J4MB: No shit, Sherlock.]
There’s some nonsense from Owen Jones (what are the chances?) on “Manosphere in the Classroom”, pp.104/5. Enjoy.
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