One thing that happens with the gamers that have invaded the MRM is that outsiders consider MRAs and gamers to be one and the same. This is another angle in which the Misandrist Dating Advice Distraction (MDAD) hurts the cause of mens rights. In some cases it could mean something as simple as outsiders who would be sympathetic to the MRM or would become MRAs will not do so since they end up with the wrong idea about the MRM. In most other cases there is something much more insidious going on.
I found a link on another blog to this page where a woman went into the manosphere and wrote about her impressions of it. Everything she talked about had to do with game and nothing with mens rights. Here is how she summed up the manosphere.
So the message of the manosphere rings disingenuous. They would like for women to remain sexually available but to kindly shut up.
This woman purports to be a serious Christian so she’s supposedly against pre-marital sex. However, that doesn’t matter to the MRM since mens rights has nothing to do with dating and sex. (Issues like the divorce system and men being accused of being serial killers for being inexperienced/unsuccessful with women are issues far beyond dating and sex.) Half of the comments on that page point out that there’s a difference between the gamers and the MRM, but she dances around that inconvient fact. What this woman is trying to do is smear the gamers and the MRM into one thing. That way she can attack mens rights without admitting the real reason that she is against mens rights is that she doesn’t want to give up female privledge. The gamers have given this woman a way to hide that she’s really for female supremacy by allowing her to make this a “moral” issue about pre-marital sex.
This is the MDAD in action because rather than exposing this woman’s real position on mens rights, she is given cover to pretend the issue is one of sexual morality. The MDAD allows her to benefit from the feminist status quo and allows her to decieve people she’s actually against feminism.