In the wake of Elliot Rodger's recent killing spree, the "toxic slew of misogyny," otherwise known as men's rights, has been a topic on various media sites. But as "a world of resentment and hate speech," it isn't surprising that it would be promoted on Fox, a "news" network that promotes resentment, hate speech, and patriarchal machismo, some of which takes the form of attacks on feminists. And who better to promote this faux victimhood than "glabrous scurf-picker" and member of Fox's medical A(sshole) Team than resident Fox misogynist Dr. Keith Ablow who "quacksplained" that men are the real victims of discrimination at the hands of selfish bitches.
Wednesday, Brian Kilmade, without identifying the source, played a video done by a British men's rights group, the ManKind Initiative. The video, described by Kilmeade as a "social experiment," presents two scenes, one in which actors play a situation in which a woman is being assaulted by a man, and another in which the same woman is hitting the same man who, btw, is larger than she is. The crowd reacts negatively to the first situation, while appearing to be amused by the second.
Macho man Brian Kilmeade asked Ablow if the reactions in the video "surprised" him. Ablow responded that this is "the tip of the iceberg" and ranted about Lorena Bobbitt: “Remember Lorena Bobbitt? Yep. She castrated her husband for cheating, and people laughed, and they told jokes on air about it. Can you imagine if a man did that to a woman for cheating, dismembered her, and people told jokes about it on air? That person would lose his job." Of course Ablow didn't mention that Ms. Bobbitt, who claimed that her husband had been abusive, was tried for assault."
Kilmeade framed the Fox propaganda message in the form of a question: "You see this as a problem in our society, an ability not to treat each thing equally, although they should be." Ablow articulated a whine heard frequently in "men's rights" circles: "Do we not know that when men go to divorce court that they prepare for the slaughter? They are, in a wholesale fashion, prejudiced in that setting." Ablow asked if we "think of it as crazy that a man would have the right, as I have suggested in, say, the second trimester of pregnancy to block a woman’s pregnancy because that’s my baby too?" (Memo to the uterus free Ablow: women are not incubators!) He added, "we think that's crazy." (Ya think!)
He continued his crazy talk: "And yet, if a woman donated an ovum, and a man insisted, I’m going to use that with a surrogate, and have my own child, we’d say, ‘Wait a second, that’s her genetic material.’ There’s a huge double standard. Of course there is." (There might be legal ramifications; but Kilmeade and Ablow are propagandists, not lawyers). The chyron cited a stat which claimed that 1 in 3 victims of domestic violence are men. While we don't know where Fox got their "fact" (coincidentally, this number is cited on a men's rights website), the Bureau of Justice Statistics says that "from 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female" and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence says that 85% of domestic violence victims are women - not one in three on either matrix.
Ablow whined about how male victims of domestic violence "have a tremendous amount of trouble" because they're not taken seriously." In a total non-sequitor, he suggested that the "cancer industry" is unfair because they focus more on breast cancer than prostate cancer.
Wow, it wasn't even a week after a crazed woman hater killed a bunch of people and Fox News does a piece on how men are treated unfairly by those nasty bitches. Just wow.