I think you’re using the word ‘troll’ here a bit incorrectly.

I’ve been around the internet for a bit. People who advocate for men’s rights aren’t trolling you when they say that they think that men…

I think you’re using the word ‘troll’ here a bit incorrectly.

I’ve been around the internet for a bit. People who advocate for men’s rights aren’t trolling you when they say that they think that men have more issues that need fighting for than women in our society — it’s what they legitimately believe. Why they believe them is an entirely different and more complicated subject.

You can say that their point-of-view is incorrect from a statistical standpoint, but their subjective and emotional opinions are neither wrong or right the way nobody else's is, either.

The small niche of men — and even smaller niche of women — that actively refute and argue against feminism are allowed to discuss their views no matter how incorrect anybody thinks they are. Discussions can even be civil and articulative, as optimistic as that might seem.

Of course, most of the time these conversations end up becoming mud-slinging fights of name-calling and harassment — and yes — most of the time the Men’s Rights Activists are to blame due to just how insanely disgruntled they are, most of the time. If you’re being harassed by someone, yes, you’re being trolled. But that has more to do with the person than whatever ideology they’re pretending to stand behind.

That all said, when somebody does something like plagiarise a women’s article and modify it so that it changes it from feminist to misogynistic — and subsequently missing the point entirely —I personally find that immature and gross. I would hope Medium would take the necessary action against it. Or at the very least, be explicit in saying that they think it falls under fair use and parody.