If you’ve never heard of John Gabriel’s Greater Internet Dickwad Theory, here’s a crash course:
Got that? Awesome. The sad thing is, the internet has sort of become a place where misogyny is, if not implicitly supported, enabled. Not only can people instantly send sexist comments to women, but they never have to actually answer for their actions. This is especially true in the world of comedy, where men can make the unfound argument that women aren’t funny and then skate away without having to face any consequences.
Thankfully, Jen Kirkman has stepped up to the plate with Men Against Assholes & Misogyny (or MA’AM for short), a place where men can contribute stories and stand up against small-minded people. You can head over to the site if you’re interested in contributing or if you just want to read some firsthand accounts of men taking a stand against sexism.
A place for men – not afraid to call themselves feminists – to write from their heart to help educate men who may still hold some sexist attitudes towards women.
A place that women can link to when they are being harassed on the internet because sometimes men need to hear new ways of thinking about women…from men. Or just a place that women can go to when they need to know that men are on their side – they’re just not always vocal about it. Hopefully this might make it cool to say, “I’m a guy and I hate misogyny."
A site that brings women and men together in the spirit of knowing that equality doesn’t exclude anyone. And that the fight for other’s equality is a fight for our own betterment.
Anyone man any race, sexual orientation/identity, religion or occupation can contribute an essay on the theme of gender discrimination in the lives of the women they know.