OMG an MRA!
So far, the only serious criticism I’ve seen about this blog is my choice of links to include in my blogroll. This is odd, because the blogs I’ve chosen represent all sorts of secular and political positions, quite frequently, in direct contradiction to my own. And yes, it’s true, one of the links is to the blog of a real live MRA! They do exist! For those who don’t know, an MRA is a men’s rights advocate, and in many corners of the internet they’re known as vile, vicious creatures. Being called an MRA is an insult that is meant to seriously wound the critic of any item on the third-wave feminist agenda (even the ones that contradict each other). But here’s the thing: if you haven’t heard the arguments they’re making and can’t respond to them with reason rather than invective and DMCA notices, then you’ve already lost. So you might as well become familiar with what they have to say, because it sounds a bit like this:
If you didn’t, now you know. Feel free to criticize Karen’s arguments, as many valid points can be made in response. Be skeptical of what she says. But personally, I don’t see her existence as a threat to feminism in any way, and I refuse to judge her character on the basis of her political views.