It seems like everywhere I go on the internet where I try to be rational and fair my comments get buried in downvotes, or I get slandered because I don't perfectly agree with everyone else. This sucks because all I want to do is talk about things that I care about, but I rarely can because people just tell me to shut up one way or another.
I'm tired of it, and I've left a lot of boards now where people have been unfair to me when I was sure we'd get along. It always seems to come out of the blue while I'm trying to be patient and clear, and I really don't understand it.
I hate having to leave serious boards, because then all that leaves me is trivial hangouts where I can't talk about the things I'm really interested in. It's like if there's anything I care about, I'm just not allowed to talk about it at all, anywhere, unless I happen to agree perfectly with the community.
So here I am, a supporter of the men's rights movement, wondering if this is another community I have to abandon for what's left of my sanity. Is this really what life is? Is this is the best I can hope for? Careless misunderstandings and personal attacks or trivial time wasting?