I don't know the details or context, but mocking suicide victims isn't okay.
Here's the video
if you're morbidly curious.
But if I grant that, do you have any response to the activity of the AVFM regulars in that link? Do you deny that such happened? No ad homs, please; whether manboobz is a brilliant savant or a naive fool makes no difference to my question.
Some of it's true. Some of it isn't (he mentions a "threat" by a used called ImNotMRABut, although reading the comment in context, it's clearly not a threat. If it was, AVFM would've deleted the comment and/or banned the commentor). Some is exaggerated (the Thomas Hall article he refers to was already edited to remove passages encouraging violent behaviour).
Also, this is the second time I've seen manboobz refer to the SCUM Manifesto ... and he doesn't seem to know what it is. There's a good reason why AVFM decried that and not Basic Instinct (and it's a Wall Banger
that I even have to write that, since basic research would've told MB what he needed to know). Basic Instinct was not
a work that promoted a Gendercide
against men, written by a noted misandrist who tried to kill Andy Warhol and two other men. The SCUM Manifesto was.
Plus, just read MB's tenth point. Tell me he doesn't sound every bit as much a ranting, confrontational brat as Elam (and I know you said to refrain from Ad Hominems, and I usually do, but come on, just look at it). I'm not as big a fan of AVFM as I used to be but at the very least, they report on current events and don't just complain about other people.
I hope any fledgling MRM avoids the pitfalls of transphobia; trans men issues (including to-be male-to-female trans people) deserve the attention.
Yes indeed. I've had nothing but positive experiences talking to transpeople online (although I won't go into it too much because I think it'll sound like Some of My Best Friends Are X
There was also a lot of controversy over a women's rights activist called Julie Bindel — a writer for the Guardian newspaper here in the UK — who made transphobic comments on Twitter earlier this year. I can also recall seeing an article written by her on the now-defunct (I believe) RadicalHub that supported transphobia.