Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded as a civil-rights group, to advocate for legal and social justice for minorities. They release quarterly “Intelligence Reports” monitoring the activities of organizations they deem “hate-groups.”
If your name or your group’s name gets mentioned on there, it can ruin your reputation. One “Intelligence Report” was even used as the basis for the Justice Department’s own report on domestic right-wing terrorism in America.
Well, now the Southern Poverty Law Center isn’t just going after organized (and disorganized) racism, they are expanding their mission to fight creepy guys who pick up women.
In their expanded “Misogyny Report,” the SPLC lists a number of blogs they deem to have bad attitudes about women. Some of these are by “pick-up-artists.”
A few of the quotes they cite in this important report are truly piggish. But they don’t look like crimes.
The SPLC held up for ridicule one D.C. blogger for saying of American girls that he “made it a point to f#*k them and never call again.”
Not rape. Just being a jerk.
And the SPLC isn’t above humiliating its targets in matters that have nothing to do with reactionary attitudes. Here is how they describe the blog “MarkyMark’s Thoughts“:
Run by a New Jersey Tea Partier with a financially underwater house and a chronic medical condition, Marky Mark’s blog is filled with edifying thoughts like “Even Nice Girls are Sluts.”
Be careful, fellas: If you use your personal blog to rant about women, a civil rights group just might publicize details about your mortgage and medical history.
Here are all the websites that the SPLC trashes (but doesn’t link to) in their report. Some of it is gross and retrograde for sure, and a few do have some offensive opinions about race and other topics, but you judge whether it is worth the the energy of an organization devoted to civil rights.
We describe them as they describe themselves:
Boycott American Women – a site that denounces the “generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible and highly unchaste” women of America.
The Counter–feminist – a blog which exposes the evils of feminism and culturally sanctioned man-hating.
The False Rape Society – an “aggregator of the falsely accused.”
In Male Fide – “in bad faith.”
MarkyMark’s Thoughts – DEVOTED MAINLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY TO, MEN’S ISSUES
Men’s Activism – Men’s rights News and Info.
Reddit: Men’s Rights – The Men’s Rights subreddit is a place for those who wish to discuss men’s rights and the ways said rights are infringed upon. As a result, we have been earning …
RooshV – Dating and travel blog that focuses on girls and how to pick up them in bars, clubs, coffee shops, etc.
SaveServices – “Protecting Victims, Stopping False Allegations, Ending Abuse.”
The Spearhead – Piercing the Shield of Ignorance.
A Voice for Men – to “expose misandry on all levels in our culture.”