Thursday, January 7, 2016

MRAs Try to Find the Silver Lining in Their Painful Humiliation

Since MRA group Return of Kings pathetically tried to claim that their "boycott" of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the sake of maintaining white male supremacy made an impact on the film's profits, everyone's been making fun of them. Their humiliating failure even made it onto prime time.

Jimmy Kimmel and/or his writers came up with an MRA version of the classic Star Wars intro word scroll.

Though funny, if you really know MRAs, this isn't really accurate. And comparing your run-of-the-mill ultra macho dudebros with MRAs is an insult to a group of men who, let's be honest, don't deserve a lot of defending. But nobody deserves to be mistaken for MRAs.

An MRA version of Star Wars would probably focus much of its time on Poe, mistaking him for a white guy (he's Latino), and talk about how Kylo Ren and the rest of the Empire are just misunderstood men who are being oppressed by the mean old resistance general lady. Only using a lot more racial and gendered slurs.

After the Jimmy Kimmel episode, Return of Kings decided to go with the idea of "any press is good press."

In a tweet linking to the above video, they wrote (not even linking to their Twitter account): "We were discussed on a segment of the @jimmykimmel show last night … Our influence cannot be denied."

Yes, Return of Kings. You are having quite an influence on the way people view men's rights groups like yourself. Keep up the good work.

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