"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
This is honestly the best explanation I have ever seen.
Hahahahahaaa! Wonderful :)
I’m not a fan of this analogy because who among us hasn’t felt so incredibly cheated and angry as when we’ve gotten slammed by a blue turtle shell feet from the finish line?
Actually, maybe I’m more of a fan of this analogy then I thought. MRA’s are gross people but they’re still people with blood and feelings and I think it’s worth trying to find some degree of empathy (sympathy?) to any other human being.
The level of some MRAs vitriol towards women is almost comparable to the rage I felt when I lost the Star Cup on Rainbow Road because a blue turtle shell knocked me off the map and dropped me back to 8th.
I was mad because it was unfair to me. I was in the lead and I worked hard to get to where I was then some rando in the back gets handed a super-weapon while I’m left holding an empty banana peel.
Compare that to some MRA talking points and there is, I think, a lot of overlap. MRAs believe they struggled like everyone else to get where they are and that anyone who reaches them with the help of affirmative action-type programs is being handed an unfair advantage.
Now, of course, this just isn’t true. Going back to Mario Kart, at the beginning of the race MRAs started in 150cc karts while others were given the 100cc and 50cc versions. The game is horribly unfair but it’s right from the start, before the race even began the leaders had been chosen.
They’re still hateful, ignorant, unrealistic people but maybe I can understand why they feel how they feel now. It’s not a justified feeling, but it’s better than seeing them as simply frothing mouths with no emotions other than hate.