Fox News: There’s a ‘Feminist War’ on Men’s Rights
On Monday, Fox News reported that feminists are raging a “war on men” after groups accused members of a men’s rights conference in Detroit of hate speech.
Last week, the organization A Voice For Men held the first ever International Men’s Rights Conference where founder Paul Elam called for feminism “to be defeated.”
National Post columnist Barbara Kay reportedly told the conference that the “vast majority of female students allegedly raped on campus are actually voicing buyer’s remorse from alcohol-fueled promiscuous behavior involving murky lines of consent on both sides.”
Fox aired a clip of feminist protesters at the event which prompted Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy to ask, “Who are the ones being intolerant?”
Co-Host Elizabeth Hasselbeck questioned, “Does the intolerance show there’s really a feminist war on men?”
Democratic strategist Zerlina Maxwell replied, “I think that it’s important not to scapegoat feminism and say feminism is to blame for many of the legitimate concerns that A Voice for Men and other MRA groups raise, like child custody and the court system being unfair to men. But I think largely they are scapegoating feminism instead of looking at the real core of the problem, which is that traditional gender roles have made it so that men are more actively engaged in child rearing, and the court system needs to catch up to that reality.”
Not to let a good narrative go to waste, Hasselbeck replied that “some would argue that feminism is actually the cause of men having less rights in the courtroom as it pertains to violence against them.”
Maxwell argued that women are more than willing to listen to men’s groups on legitimate issues but some of the comments made at the event simply went way too far.
“For example, the founder of A Voice for Men has said women are begging to be raped if they go out and drink and flirt, then they’re asking for it. That I have a problem with,” Maxwell said.