I found some of the points the movie made interesting, though mostly inherently problematic. The points made on the startling male suicide rate as well as the lack of paternity rights were redeeming.
I felt emboldened by the film and said so -- publicly, on my radio show where my boyfriend and I discuss all things relationships, gender, and sex. I said that feminism is actually good for everyone and that many of their arguments in the film are extremely flawed.
As soon as my podcast was live, the safe bubble of equality that I was living in was soundly popped.
The Men’s Rights groups and their followers came after me in droves
The flocks of furious men this group attracts came in multitudes, barbing me through every one of my social media platforms.
I’ve been sent a variety of colorful tweets, emails, Instagram comments, Facebook comments, Soundcloud comments, Medium comments, and direct messages. These correspondences have ranged from angry to violent: calls for me to be raped and murdered, wishes for me to get cancer, and insults including but not limited to calling me a “disgusting misandrist c**t.”