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An announcement regarding r/misandry and r/mgtow

August 6, 2021

First, the history and context:

The misandry subreddit had existed for quite a while, but it had been captured by misandrists. Sexists got themselves into mod positions, made a few satirical posts mocking the idea of misandry, concluded that misandry doesn't real, and then they locked the whole sub.

That's why I had to make this sub: sexism is a serious issue, and it warrants a non-ironic forum to examine and discuss sexism as it pertains to men. I don't think anyone operating in good faith can deny that. The question of whether misogyny is worse is irrelevant; that doesn't make misandry non-existent or inconsequential. Misandry is a valid sociological concept.

Fast forward to August 1, 2021. Reddit admins announced that dormant subs were all going to be liberated, effective immediately, to free up subreddits that were just being squatted on. That action put r/misandry up for grabs. An enterprising redditor acquired the sub and started setting it back up for its non-ironic purpose, building a mod team and a rule set, etc. Myself and several of the LWMA mods were a part of that effort, as were a few others. I was getting ready to shutter this place and direct you guys to that sub as the main misandry-related subreddit. That's what this announcement was supposed to be.

Today, without any warning, r/misandry has been banned. Apparently, the reason supplied was ban evasion (attempting to recreate a banned community??). Needless to say, that reasoning is utterly baffling and shocking to those of us involved. There is only one clue, which leads to my second point: mgtow.

You might be aware that the mgtow subreddit was also banned today, as were many mgtow ban evasion subs. For anyone unfamiliar, mgtow was a men's sub that I'm told contained quite a bit of misogyny. So regarding the ban of r/misandry, the most charitable explanation I can think of is that it was an error; due to the timing of all this, r/misandry was perhaps mistaken for a mgtow ban refuge sub. For the record, it most certainly was NOT that.

While we appeal what appears to be an administrative mistake, let me be very explicit about this sub:

This sub has absolutely no affiliation with MGTOW, nor will it ever. This sub exists to document misandry. Mgtow rhetoric is off-topic and unwelcome here.

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[–]Dantalian1506 8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Don't give mods to random people ;)
Anyway, rather than an error. Its more like reddit tryna bury the idea of misandry deep as always

[–]thedevguy 8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

r/misandry has been banned.

Here's some additional history if anyone cares.

The subreddit was first created more than 12 years ago. There's a thread in /r/mensrights from 8 May 2009 noting that /r/misandry had been banned, but /r/misogyny was still up: https://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/8iw8z/why_is_the_misandry_subreddit_banned_while/

Three years later, in 2011 there's a thread in /r/redditrequest (the place where one can request "ownership" of an abandoned sub): https://www.reddit.com/r/redditrequest/comments/ib59n/curious_why_is_rmisandry_banned_especially_as_the/

The admin gives that user the subreddit, even though she says "I don't know what I'll do with it." Turns out, she was something of an SJW, and used the subreddit to mock the very idea that hatred against men could possibly exist. I don't have any archives, but basically it was a similar joke to what /r/blackfathers was back then - an empty subreddit - where the joke was, "there are no black fathers" - ha ha, get it? Super funny.

After a year of this subreddit not being used for anything, I requested it myself, with the justification being that it could be a place for actual discussion. I even six examples of the type of content I would post there: https://www.reddit.com/r/redditrequest/comments/wp6jj/requesting_rmisandry/

You can see from some of the discussion in that thread what the ideology of the people associated with the subreddit was. In that thread, there's also a screenshot of the sub after I made that request: https://i.imgur.com/AIRRv.png

The top post in that screenshot says "the will of my penis was not respected" - it's a link to my request. They're claiming that I'm claiming that denying my request is misandry and they're characterizing my request as "the will of my penis" - that's the way these people think. They are full of hatred.

[–]Arctic_Freezer 4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

well said

[–]throwaway20210821 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

It again seems like another men's rights sub has been unfairly banned just like r/misandry was. This time the sub is r/mensrightsfacts.

The stated reason is of course ban evasion "This subreddit was banned due to a violation of Reddit’s content policy against creating or repurposing a sub to reconstitute or serve the same objective as a previously banned or quarantined subreddit."

- even though the mensrightsfacts sub had to do with providing a repository of topics regarding men's rights issues and not promotion of or a space for MGTOW discussion.

Does anyone have links to a backup of information that was on that sub so that such information can be preserved and linked to when needed? It was a good repository of links detailing important men's rights issues. Thanks.

[–]Orzel36 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

r/MGTOW was a shithole.r/MGTOW2 was much better.It was actually about men going their own way unlike r/MGTOW

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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