Hey, did you know that Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert (yes, that Dilbert) is also, for all intents and purposes, a men's rights activist? Recently, that's been overshadowed by his take on Donald Trump's manipulation of voters with rhetoric that he calls "persuasion perfection."
But now he's in the news again for views sympathetic with men's rights activism and, surprise, he's quite vocal about those views (as most MRAs are). On Thursday, he wrote a post called "The Humiliation of the American Male in 2016" for his blog, in which he expounds upon his theory that the media is purposely belittling men, based on men wearing V-neck sweaters in commercials, and on the mere existence of Hillary Clinton.
His missive begins:
Perhaps the biggest unreported story of this presidential election is the humiliation of the American male. Unless I’m blinded by confirmation bias—which is entirely possible—it seems to me that the humiliation of American men is now institutionalized in the media.
Aaannnnd he's off! Okay, time to examine this statement. Basically he is saying he thinks a thing is happening, and unless he's biased by his own pre-existing beliefs (which he clearly is, and even admits that's "entirely possible"), that thing he thinks is happening is definitely happening. Hmm. Can't argue with that…OR CAN YOU? Turns out you can. Dude. It's not happening. No one is humiliating men, as the wage gap attests. If they feel humiliated, they're doing a pretty good job of that themselves, with no outside help whatsoever.