TikToker Alla called out the Men's rights activists for only doing 'Whataboutism' and not actually addressing issues concerning men.
'Men's rights activists' are a peculiar breed. They only appear to materliaze when there's a discussion on women's rights. Their cue for entry into any discussion is the words 'women's rights.' They never exist to actually fight for the rights of men who are oppressed and attacked. TikToker Alla pointed out that Men's rights activists solely exist to hijack conversations on women's rights with 'Whataboutism.' Alla, who goes by TheRussianRoulette, posted a video calling out men who constantly interject conversations surrounding women's rights. Alla said that they rarely care about men's rights but use it as an excuse to derails discussions on women's rights.
"When we talk about women's rights, so many men be like: But what about men's rights? What about them?! If you are really that concerned, you probably have done your research, right?" asked Alla before listing out the instances of men being oppressed, reported Bored Panda. "Are you advocating for a ban of mandatory military service for men that is still existent in so many countries all over the world? Are you spreading awareness about sex trafficking of boys?" she added, questioning the motives of the 'Men's rights activists.'
She also called out the patriarchal system that offered no safe space for men who didn't conform to the stereotypical man. "Do you know more men than women commit
suicide because they are not capable of fitting into the patriarchy? Are you trying to fight it? See, if you would really care, you would stop asking us, women, this
question. And you would start asking yourself instead," she said.
Alla added that such 'activists' were well aware that their rights hadn't been impinged on and thus didn't really care. "You would stand with your discriminated brothers and (sisters). And you would fight for them. But the reality is, you know that specifically your rights are not violated. And you don't care for those men whose rights are. And you're only asking us this question because you want your sexism to be justified and because you want to shift the attention" said Alla, referring to men trying to derail conversations. "As a woman, I really care for women's rights. And I ask you. Do you as a man really care for men's rights?" she concluded.