Masculinities of the far right

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Postby American Dream » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:54 pm

Despicable': blogger must do 200 hours community service for defacing memorial to slain comedian

Andrew Nolch must pay more than $19,500 in restitution for the damage to a memorial to Melbourne woman Eurydice Dixon

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The blogger who defaced the Melbourne memorial to slain comedian Eurydice Dixon must do 200 hours of community service for his crime, but has not been sentenced to jail.

Andrew Nolch, 29, pleaded guilty last Thursday to criminal damage for painting a 25-metre long penis at the Princes Park memorial in June.

Nolch committed the act just days after Dixon was raped and murdered, and the night before a public vigil was held. He said he was making “a statement for men’s rights”.


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Re: Masculinities of the far right

Postby American Dream » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:29 pm

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MRAs


Q: What’s an “MRA”?

A: Massively [W]rong Asshole. Or ‘men’s rights activist’.

Q: Why don’t the Odd Lady want none of them in her car?

A: MRAs are patriarchy-deniers. The ideologies of this violent and knobbish subset of the Male Dominion spring from male fear of women’s personal sovereignty, and manifest in practice as active misogyny. Men suffer, O how they suffer, at the hands of subhuman conniving bitches who seek world domination through insane women-are-human propaganda and the misguided attempt to claim their own internal organs as private property. The MRA imagines that women’s interests control and abuse him in an ever more feminized world; he erroneously sees himself as a battered victim of women’s agency, rather than what he actually is: a moron.

The goals of the men’s rights “movement” include, but are not limited to:

• supporting legislation that would give men an edge in child custody battles.
• the right to hijack another human being’s personal uterus if the MRA suspects his sacred genetic material is involved in an embryo contained therein.
• promulgating baseless claims that men are in constant danger of physical assault by legions of villainous females, and that there exists some kind of vast matriarchal conspiracy to cover this up.
• the practice of beating up women, kidnapping her kids, going on the lam, convincing family court judges that the woman is crazy, and summarily escaping jail time.


Anyone who cries “what about the men?” in a radical feminist forum is, whether he likes it or not, an MRA sympathizer.

If you’re ever bored of a rainy afternoon, and feel that an inundation of hate mail and death threats would be just the thing to break up the ennui, try dropping this factbomb at an MRA forum:

“Abusive fathers are far more likely than nonabusive parents to fight for child custody, not pay child support, and kidnap children.”[cite]
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Postby American Dream » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:19 pm

Russian and American Christian fundamentalists join forces to further their shared agenda

Welcome to Moldova!

CASEY MICHEL
SEP 14, 2018


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MOLDOVA, HEADED BY PRESIDENT IGOR DODON (LEFT), WILL BE HOSTING A SERIES OF RUSSIAN AND AMERICAN CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISTS THIS WEEK.

The conference is organized by the World Congress of Families (WCF), the most prominent Russian-American Religious Right group extant, and widely considered one of the foremost anti-LGBTQ organizations in the world. Among those slated to speak in Chisinau are the Vatican secretary of state, the deputy chair of the Russian Duma, and the wife of a prominent, and sanctioned, Russian oligarch — as well as Moldovan President Igor Dodon himself.

“Being the leader of the country, in which for many centuries Christianity played a key part, I tend to support all initiatives related to the the unification of society and its return to true values, written in the Bible,” Dodon, who did not respond to ThinkProgress’ interview requests, said in a statement.

The origin of WCF dates back to 1995, when an American named Allan Carlson flew to Moscow, meeting a handful of Russian sociologists and, as Mother Jones described, an “Orthodox mystic.” As Carlson told ThinkProgress earlier this year, he never expected anyone in Russia to reach out to him, or to discuss his research on the so-called “natural family.” But the trip planted the seed for the creation of WCF and, in the two decades since, it has become the primary unifying force between anti-LGBTQ advocates and proponents for rolling back abortion rights worldwide.

It has also evolved into the primary bridge between members of the American Religious Right and higher-ups in Russia — including those close to Kremlin leadership — seeking to unwind social progress in the U.S. and across the world.

Indeed, WCF has grown so prominent that it’s attracted Russian oligarchs who have played key roles in Russia’s neo-imperial, anti-democratic aims. Vladimir Yakunin, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s oldest confidants, is currently sanctioned by the U.S. — but that hasn’t stopped him from allegedly becoming one of WCF’s primary sponsors. Another sanctioned Russian oligarch allegedly sponsoring WCF activities is Konstantin Malofeev, a man dubbed “God’s oligarch” and with conspicuous links to Russian-backed forces in eastern Ukraine. For good measure, WCF’s official Russian representative, Alexey Komov, happens to work as the director of Malofeev’s far-right St. Basil the Great Foundation.

For years, WCF has looked to Putin’s leadership as a model to bear in the U.S. — especially as it pertains to advancing socially conservative pieces of legislation across the country. As WCF’s Larry Jacobs once said, “The Russians might be the Christian saviors of the world.” Jacobs later added that he “think[s] Russia is the hope for the world right now.”

While WCF’s 2014 plans to host its annual conference in Moscow fell through — thanks, namely, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — the group has continued its international expansion, and continued hosting large-scale gatherings of Christian fundamentalists at conferences in Georgia and Hungary.

This year, WCF opted to host its annual conference in Moldova, a country, like Georgia and Ukraine before it, whose NATO- and European Union-leaning aspirations have been stymied thus far largely due to Russian military and economic pressure. (Moldova’s breakaway province of Transdnistria has been propped by Russian armed forces, and Russian financing, since the early 1990s.) In the interim, Moldova has become a key hub in post-Soviet money-laundering operations, swiping billions from the country along the way.

Dodon has also made a recently play to get in the good graces of Christian fundamentalists in the U.S. and Russia both — even going so far as to pose late last year with Russian neo-fascist Alexander Dugin, a favorite of American white supremacists.

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