Of course the vast majority of men in this world--thank God--are not members of what is now considered a hate group, the "men's rights movement." When your group is the dominant group in society, there are no real rights to advocate on that group's behalf.
Oh, I take that back. I forgot about the billionaires who control it all yet have astroturf groups or front groups to advocate for them because they are "oppressed." However, the groups and think tanks aren't legimate groups but front groups.
But getting back to "men's rights." It's no more a legitimate group than the KKK. Hate is their reason for existence.
Murderer Darren Mack was once their hero. Now we have a punk named Elliot Rodger, who killed and injured innocent people, as another martyr for the "cause."
There is no question this guy has some serious mental issues. But mental illness alone doesn't explain the rampage. He was a devotee to online "men's rights" forums, thus fueling more anger than he already had.
He was screwed up, but he got even more screwed up:
Before the mass murder he allegedly committed, 22-year-old Rodger – also said to have been killed Friday night – made several YouTube videos complaining that he was a virgin and that beautiful women wouldn't pay attention to him. In one, he calmly outlined how he would "slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blond slut I see."
It never dawned on him that perhaps women sensed there was something "off" with him and decided to avoid him.
Being a 22-year-old virgin--not unheard of in this world--wasn't the problem. Neither were the women.
It is indeed the case that sexist attitudes toward women (I LOATHE the term "misogyny")--still rampant in this culture--can and do have tragic consequences.
In other words, Rodger was an extreme but not an isolated case.
His manifesto or whatever it is can be found here. It is disturbing, to say the least.
I am aware that PUAhate or whatever that damned thing is called isn't technically MRA, but the hatred for women is similar.
Here is a Scrib download of some of Elliot Rodger's comments on the PUAhate site. The site itself was taken down.
If you scroll clear down, you will find other screenshots of other sites where Rodger left his mark.