I saw that Hanna Rosin, the author of "The End Of Men," was doing an AMA on Reddit. I was a little curious, but didn't want to wade through the crap to check it out. Fortunately, Slate has posted a selection of some of the questions, all neat and stuff. I liked this bit:
BaduRainsDestruction: I just want to let you know that I love the amount of man-rage you inspire.
Hanna Rosin: I'm getting the feeling that it is definitely NOT the end of men at Reddit—that this is like the 21 Club (or maybe the Hooters) of online communities, one of those places where men still feel free to let loose.
Totallynotbb: I'm kind of surprised that nobody clued you into this ugly aspect of Reddit before proposing you do this AMA. In case you're curious, Reddit's resident angry dudebros have been planning to ambush you since last night.
Eliaspowers: Meta question: Did you expect this degree of hostility coming into the AMA? I assumed (correctly) that MRA would ambush the thread, but is that something you were prepared for?
I'd be interested in your thoughts on how things are going so far.
Also, I don't know how familiar you are with Reddit, but please keep in mind that you are being besieged by a small subset of highly ideological Redditors rather than the Reddit population in general, where there is more ideological diversity.
Hanna Rosin: I knew in advance they'd be interested but, uh, not that interested.
The link at "not that interested," by the way, leads to a post on the Men's Rights subreddit, where a bunch of MRAs were planning an ambush. They linked to her TED talk, which I hadn't seen before -- they call it "Hanna Rosin Abusing her Children: ON VIDEO." The clip is about 7 seconds of her daughter explaining why she sees girls as being more successful in elementary school. The point of that bit was that men and boys deserve the kind of help and attention that women have gotten in the last few decades.
The video itself is pretty great, though. Embedded below; Here's the link.