January 21, 2017

Honey Badger Brigade's Karen Straughan talks men’s issues, “empathy gap”

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Honey Badger Brigade started off as a group of women that put voice to their thoughts on men’s rights in order to bring the issues to the table.

They first expressed themselves through “A Voice For Men”, a platform that addresses men’s and boys issues, before eventually moving on to their own forum.

There, they attracted more people, including men, trans women, artists and those that wanted to help them get their message out.

Watch as I sit down with one of the founders of the Honey Badgers, Karen Straughan.

We had a chance to talk about who she is, what she thinks is the biggest issue facing men, why she thinks women can understand men’s unique issues and how we can get the message about men’s rights out to the general public.

The Honey Badgers have been doing a lot to bring awareness to men’s issues, to explain why it’s so important to talk about them and to show the impact of men’s issues on society.

You can find out more about them and their work at honeybadgerbrigade.com. Karen also has a YouTube channel at karen straughan.

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commented 2017-01-23 02:46:33 -0500
You see, feminists view men as the oppressors, and therefore are privileged and are not deserving of any empathy. Furthermore, men should pay a penis tax, as there are more men than women in jails, and the money for jails should come from men. And on top of that, all men are potential rapists.
commented 2017-01-22 18:57:08 -0500
Men have a hard time admitting they were the victim, at least that’s how I view the world. We don’t want to be seen as a victim but as successors over obstruction and adversity. Of course, Karen Straughan makes some great observations, but men cannot be men if they take part in a men’s rights movement, it is antithesis to being a man. Let’s just stick to a meritocracy and love thy neighbor.
commented 2017-01-22 13:49:11 -0500
Dave T commented – “It’s just sad that I can’t share my life with someone who has common goals and interests (along with the understanding that you need to have your own lives and interests as well). Male-female relations nowadays are a shark-tank – the risks outweigh the benefits.”

Keep up the search man, the species needs your input (and obviously the deeper end of the gene pool) maybe you’re looking in the wrong places – maybe take a cruise up to a local small town fair or turkey shoot – those country-raised gals have their stuff together and packaged well, ( I married one who can out shoot me at the range and likes working the snow blower) Mrs Elder was a good catch and I never regretted it – there’s more out there – go up around Sheila’s neck of the woods there’s lots like her left – just got to look for them.

On the other hand don’t even waste your time or the cost of a date on these brain sick zombies with a cultural marxist lobotomy.

Good hunting Dave – there’s lots of women out there looking for a stand up guy.
commented 2017-01-22 13:09:32 -0500
The most critical involvement women have in the life of men is as mothers; raising your young man with love, support, compassion and strength allows them to grow into their malehood knowing that not all women are self-obsessed, abusive, and disloyal. Being a mother that also actively provides a stable relationship with a strong, loving father is fundamentally important. Both parents provide templates for future behaviour as well as the emotional and social support that all people need, and mothers are largely the first and most influential caregivers for early childhood. Be proud of your young men, do not be afraid or intimidated into failing to fulfill their needs, or celebrating their strengths. The most fundamental virtues are not gender specific; courage, honour, loyalty, steadfastness… give them the base that will hold them up for the rest of their lives.
commented 2017-01-22 10:18:46 -0500
“… salmon-scented Marxism…”
commented 2017-01-22 01:21:37 -0500
Bill Elder’s place this Friday. Can we bring our guns?
commented 2017-01-22 01:18:43 -0500
If today’s males weren’t so feminized by the SJW’s, media, indoctrination system and society in general they could stand up for themselves and be heard and be respected instead of having androgynous looking females involving themselves in what they believe is supporting men who have become so cucked, so confused they forgot what it feels like to have a testosterone charged body.
Everywhere you go in public today it’s men pushing the baby carriages and carrying the babies while the women Idlely shop and decide what the family needs without consulting her husband. I can only imagine who does 90% of the childcare at home.
No I’m not saying that men shouldn’t do their part but men shouldn’t have to bring home the bacon and cook it to, and maybe just maybe when the flaccid males of today grow some of their masculinity back they will understand their role in the family and society and will politely ask the women to sit down while the men in the room represent themselves.
commented 2017-01-22 00:20:32 -0500
Well…..it would seem ole Vajay Jay is back on the pills and nipping at the bottle. Get help for your issues Jay.
commented 2017-01-21 22:43:13 -0500
The Rebel readers are asked to blur the lines between man and woman, and between sexual orientations.

In some ways it is going against the grain. Rebel readers, more conservative than most, like clear-cut genders. Man-is-man and woman-is-woman.

But we will go along with it because the feeling of having been ignored — as a man, for example — is powerful. Some would rather be emasculated than to be ignored.
commented 2017-01-21 21:53:59 -0500

LOL. No harpies here – I am single and make good money – I do what I want. It’s just sad that I can’t share my life with someone who has common goals and interests (along with the understanding that you need to have your own lives and interests as well).

Male-female relations nowadays are a shark-tank – the risks outweigh the benefits.
commented 2017-01-21 21:45:26 -0500
Dave T – Sorry to hear you man space has been breached by shrill misandrists – mine hasn’t , never will be and stands as a fortress against the waves of salmon-scented Marxism assailing society.

My Den And games room would make Ted Nugent envyous and I have home made crafted draft beer on tap there as well – It’s all mine , and the wife enjoys it too when she is not puttering in her painting room or the garden – cohabitation is wonderful once you give your spouse some time and spaces to themselves.
commented 2017-01-21 21:34:49 -0500
Scientific tests with mice have concluded that male mice, when mixed with female mice that had been given the contraceptive pill, were not attracted to the female mice. When some of the female mice were then not given the pill, the male mice resumed their sexual/biological attraction to these female mice and disregarded the females still on the pill. When males were exposed to female mice that were all on the pill, the male mice went for the male mice.
Same kind of tests have been made on humans. If you put a piece of clothing in a bottle that had been worn by a female not on the pill and put the bottle in front of a male, he connected to it. Bottles/clothing worn by women on the pill, men were not attracted to the scent.
It also concluded that the pill, because of the natural biological/sexual attraction between females and males, was affecting the choice men and women were making for lifelong mates. Many people were, therefore, in incompatible relationships. (ref: bcpinstitute, EWTN)
commented 2017-01-21 20:51:28 -0500
Interesting name choice – the ‘Honey Badger Brigade’… Being that the Honey Badger, “…is primarily a carnivorous species and has few natural predators because of its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities.” wiki
Interesting comments also – on men’s issues…
commented 2017-01-21 19:59:40 -0500
@bill Elder,

Running away to our “safe spaces” of Hooters, beer, sports, and buddies simply isn’t an option any more. Those outlets are all being slowly taken away – there must be nothing left to us as “male” space – all while we watch “female only” fitness clubs, “Women’s Caucuses”, “Women’s Studies” and "Women’s Health " departments etc appear like so many toadstools on a morning lawn – paid for overwhelmingly by the taxes extorted from productive males. This is all enabled by our governments, who are more than happy to replace husbands and fathers – all for the small price of our liberty…

Most men are lucky if they are left a “man cave” in the garage or basement. In our society, their lives only have value in the male to female transfer of wealth.

Don’t get me wrong – I would love to find someone to share my life with, but trying to deal with most women these days is like trying to hug a porcupine.

Until men demand the right to their own spaces, the right to achieve happiness in their own way, and to live their lives as THEY wish to lead them, nothing will change. That demand has to happen at the ballot box, by punishing politicians who play “divide and rule” by pandering to women at the expense of men…
commented 2017-01-21 19:33:35 -0500
I don’t think any of them are qualified to address “men’s issues”. Coping with the financial and emotional demands of women “with issues” has left us one out let for addressing our “issues” – cold beer @ hooters, buddies and sports – You fxxk with those you have a war the likes never seen.
commented 2017-01-21 18:24:24 -0500
commented 2017-01-21 17:28:16 -0500
Kudos to The Rebel for being the only media outlet with the courage to even mention, let alone discuss, men’s issues. The recent election in the USA shows the worm may soon start turning. White women in the US voted for Trump in larger numbers than anyone expected. I attribute this to three things:

1. They are finally starting to realize that what hurts their husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers hurts them in the long run as well.

2. In the “Victimhood Olympics” prevalent in our Western, politically correct societies, they are starting to realize that they will be the first group to be thrown under the bus by BLM/Muslim Supremacists/LGBTalphabetsoup/SJW’s.

3. Modern feminism has gone so far off of the rails that no sane person can support its hateful, fascistic agenda any longer.

However, the only way we will see positive change in this regard is when the enabling “White Knights” in our governments, judiciaries, academia, and media are called out, publicly shamed, and cast out…