I didn't expect to write about the "men's rights" movement again so quickly after last week's post. But they're living up to their "hate site" designation and I have to step in to stop them.
I mentioned in a thread that I am working on my PhD in sociology (which is true). I wanted to make sure the MRAs could not identify me given the amount of vitriol that showed up in the comments. I said that I attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison (which is not true) to throw them off the trail.
Reddit's rules prohibit members from launching a campaign of harassment against the employers or educational institutions of other members. I assumed the "men's rights" activists would follow these rules,.
I was wrong.
A user posted contact information to the University's sociology department and urged other MRAs to complain about my actions. He said, "I just want vengeance."
The mods deleted some of his comments, and a few MRAs even called out the poster for his behavior.
Many others defended this harassment.
By the time I saw this, it had gone too far. A poster claiming to know someone high up in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's sociology department posted this email from his friend.
Let's be clear about what's happening. The MRAs are harassing the University of Wisconsin (which I do not attend) and in their blind rage, they have targeted someone who is not connected to this incident at all.
Their harassment and rage know no bounds. They advocate hitting women, they harass educational institutions, they try to get people thrown out of school. This is a movement unhinged.
I made the mistake of underestimating the MRAs before. That will not happen again.
Do your worst MRAs. Angry comments, lies, death threats. I'm ready for it all.
This isn't funny any more.