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Sun Jun 14, 2015, 01:47 PM

James Boulware: Another male rage bomb goes off in Dallas

After last night’s events, Boulware’s father told local media that, while he didn’t think what his son had done was right, “we all have a breaking point, and they pushed him past it.”

But Boulware, it seems fairly clear, was already plenty broken long before “the system” got to him. And no matter how sad or angry he was about losing custody of his son, nothing justifies a violent attack on innocent strangers with assault rifles and explosives. Most people, even if they were pushed far past their breaking point, wouldn’t respond with attempted mass murder. We are not all rage bombs waiting to go off.

And that’s when this post comes back around to the Men’s Rights movement. No, despite his anger at the police and courts for “taking away his kid,” and his penchant for calling people “BITCHES” in comments sections he doesn’t seem to have been a Men’s Rights activist.

But his was the kind of rage that Men’s Rights activists like to “warn” us all about; his violence was the sort of violence that MRAs all too often excuse.

I’ve written many times before about the way the Men’s Rights movement has lionized Tom Ball, a New Hampshire man who committed suicide several years ago by lighting himself on fire outside a court building — in hopes, as he explained in a long and inflammatory manifesto — of inspiring other men to start fire-bombing courthouses and police stations to avenge the wrongs allegedly inflicted on men by the family courts.

http://wehuntedthemammoth.com/2015/06/13/james-boulware-another-male-rage-bomb-goes-off-in-dallas/

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 02:58 PM

1. Someone who reacts like this to adversity,

isn't someone I feel comfortable giving custody to. I mean, all this rage, this violence didn't suddenly magically appear unexpectedly - the people around him will have had an uneasiness about how he handled things, an uneasiness that most likely contributed to their willingness to refuse him custody.

MRAs might talk about men pushed past their limits because of what has been done to them, but I firmly believe that what is done to them is done because these men don't have good coping mechanisms to begin with. That is something MRAs should start working on - making it more acceptable for men to seek out counselling and therapy, instead of blaming women for not wanting kids to stay with a man who uses violence as a reaction.

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Response to KitSileya (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 03:14 PM

2. Excellent point

They seem to want to nurture rage instead, and teach it to peers and the susceptible.

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Response to KitSileya (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 03:27 PM

3. ^^^ this^^^ n/t

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2015, 04:38 PM

4. It's a good article, but I wish people would stop quoting MRA idiots like Paul Elam.

They just want attention and say outrageous things about newsworthy events to get it. 99.9999% of people have no idea who he or any other "MRA celebrity" is, let alone what the men's rights movement even is. He's a less successful Ann Coulter.

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