Cathy Young: the broken dialogue on men’s rights

Cathy Young is a Russian-American columnist and author. Her recent article in the Boston Globe (link below) is well worth reading, although I disagree profoundly with her criticism of ‘A Voice for Men’ http://avoiceformen.com.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/07/31/who-hurting-men-rights-movement/HmoV7KuZdAMk9q8HSICglO/story.html?s_campaign=sm_tw

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Nick diPerna

    Good article by Cathy Young. However, it’s ironic that feminist groups have been around for eternity, but as soon as men come up with their version, it’s:

    “Perhaps what the 21st century needs is not a women’s movement…..or a men’s movement, but a gender equality movement”.

    See what I mean?

    • Nick, I agree. A young lady anti-feminist emailed me the other day with the reflection that, ‘The day feminists care about men’s rights, will be the day Harriet Harman farts cupcakes!’ Not an image I want to hold in my head, but I thought her point was well made.

  • “Perhaps what the 21st century needs is not a women’s movement…..or a men’s movement, but a gender equality movement”

    Are women that afraid of having even a single movement that looks at the world with a pro-male perspective?That they try to go back to either traditionalism or turn it into a humanitarian movement(which have been repeatedly hijacked by women to maximize/maintain female privilege).I don’t have a issue with a group that looks at the world with a pro-female perspective but I’m certainly not going to try to change or give up on the first and only movement that looks at the world with a pro-male perspective and considers men as inherently valuable human beings.

    • Nick diPerna

      I think they’re going by the dictum “give an inch and he’ll take a mile”.

  • @Nick diPerna

    But isn’t that just a show of their privilege,power and sense of entitlement?That they have the authority to dictate what men do, what kind of attitude we should have when doing something,how far we can go?And the implication that basic human rights are something to be ‘given’ to men rather than something we are inherently entitled to.Not to mention she’s basically saying not being misogynistic is more important than promoting men’s rights – after all, a little thing like advocating human rights for men pales in comparison to the sin of offending some women with a misogynistic attitude.

    • Nick diPerna

      It proves that when people gain power or advantages (at others people’s expense) they don’t want to give it up without a fight.

      The well educated, wealthy and politically connected, all want to work the system in their favour at other people’s expense. That’s all what is going on here.