I just learned, from here, that the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified the Mens Rights Advocacy thread of Reddit as a “hate site.” This makes me wonder if reddit, as a thing, a company, social networking sphere, or whatever it is should be boycotted, or put another way if use of that place on the internet is unethical.
Reddit: Mens Rights
A “subreddit” of the user-generated news site Reddit, this forum describes itself as a “place for people who feel that men are currently being disadvantaged by society.” While it presents itself as a home for men seeking equality, it is notable for the anger it shows toward any program designed to help women. It also trafficks in various conspiracy theories. “Kloo2yoo,” identified as a site moderator, writes that there is “undeniable proof” of an international feminist conspiracy involving the United Nations, the Obama Administration and others, aimed at demonizing men.
I think, frankly, that if the SPLC looked at r/atheist on certain days, they would say the same thing about that subreddit.
Is it time to just put reddit aside and shun it, and those who use it, as a matter of social pressure to make this world a slightly better place rather than a slightly suckier place?
Don’t you dare post this post on reddit!