The irony being if the gender roles in your post were reversed you'd be hounded for sexism, and rightly so.
I don't see that at all. Have you read the comments hel is referring to? Many are straight out of the Mail, viz:
929. Sir Timothy 11 Hours ago
I can't believe that after all these years people are still banging on about feminism as though it still had any relevance! Feminism was a passing Californian fad that has withered on the vine as the political landscape evolved into an equal and balanced society. If discrimination still exists it is against the male.
Off topic, reeking of privilege and complacency, unsupported by evidence, and passive-aggressive. Pure Mailite.
Because of course men who want to campaign on issues which affect them are worthy only of ridicule.
Again, I don't get that from hel's post. There are plenty of men campaigning against gender and sexuality stereotyping
, for better access to support services
, and on male-specific issues such as testicular cancer and tackling gangs. Nobody is ridiculing them. MRAs are different: they have an explicitly anti-women agenda; they blame feminism for all the (perceived) ills that affect them. They can be spotted by their reliance on conspiracy theory or biological essentialism ("men and women are different, they should be complementary not equal," etc). They believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, that not only are the odds in our society stacked against men, but that this fact is hushed up by a cabal of misandrist feminists and wet judges and pinko BBC journalists. Thus their mission is to reveal The Unspoken Truth by derailing any discussion of gender-based inequality into "what about teh menz". It's petulant and tiresome. And, frankly, ridiculous.