Paul Elam

Men's rights activist Paul Elam: "If we want society to advance, we need to leave men alone to do their work"

“There’s just a different way that men do things with each other, and it results in excellence”


Katie McDonough
November 15, 2014 3:08AM (UTC)

It's almost quittin' time on a Friday, everyone. Let's go out on a high note.

Paul Elam, the founder of men's rights group and human garbage army A Voice for Men, wants women to just leave men alone already because women are always getting in the way and then society can't be excellent! (Men are excellent at excellence, but women are never doing excellent things, obviously.)

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“There’s just a different way that men do things with each other, and it results in excellence,” Elam said on something called the ManStream Media. "In civilization. In the aqueducts being built. To people landing on the moon and cures being found to disease.”

“I’m sorry, ladies,” he continued, “but if we want society to advance, we need to leave men alone to do their work -- to do their thing and be with each other to get things done. Because that’s how it works.”

Elam was in conversation with a guy named Tom Golden, who also believes women should STFU and let men be men and make world excellence in this world of fading excellence.

Golden attributed this crisis in excellence to men's lack of space in the world. (Related: Hahahahahahahaha)

“The workplace, for instance, it’s incredible how men in the workplace used to just get on each other — they’d harass each other, basically,” Golden said. “But women came into the workplace, and they said, ‘Wait, you can’t do what you’ve done for years! You’ve got to be nice at work!’”

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Workplace harassment used to be excellent. But now, thanks to women, it is no longer excellent.

Elam agreed that women in the workplace is the pits. In his best feminine voice, Elam said, “‘Hi! I have a vagina and a whole new set of rules! Never mind what’s worked for thousands of years, because I’m female and I know how to make 9,000 people work together to build a bridge across two miles of river!’”

Relatedly, someone should probably make a T-Shirt that says, "Hi! I have a vagina and a whole new set of rules!" I would totally wear one.

h/t RawStory

 


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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