Men’s Rights Activists: Is it time to stop being quiet and polite?

There’s a developing consensus among MRAs that decade after decade of quietly and politely debunking feminism as a hate-driven female supremacy movement which relies on a relentless narrative of conspiracy theories, fantasies, lies, delusions and myths, has been necessary, but it’s not enough.

There’s a growing appetite among MRAs to supplement the quiet and polite analysis with something far stronger, appealing to both the heart and the head. The debate about new directions is fermenting among MRAs, and we welcome a thought-provoking new piece by John Hembling:

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

    It’s extremely difficult to make a noise when even newspaper comment sections delete facts regarding bias against men. This I feel needs to be challenged first in order to mend the narrative.

  • vadark

    I agree, Nick, but this is the power of covert female collaboration – something that men haven’t got their heads around yet. I’m sure that many female employees who moderate comments take advantage of their power and delete anything that they don’t like the sound of. It’s unlikely that any such actions would get them into trouble due to the way society has been moulded. Male employees, on the other hand, are far more cautious of such behaviour as it is very likely that they could land themselves in trouble. An extended example of this is the Andy Gray saga whereby he landed himself in deep trouble with his offside rule comments. Had this been a female talking about a man I’m pretty sure it would have been passed off as light-hearted banter. Men are too scared to even say boo in the workplace for fear of being reprimanded and I’m sure that most moderators of newspapers are subject to the same fear.

    The point is that men must continue to send their views through, regardless – it’s the perfect open platform read by the masses. I think men should avoid being abusive but not frightened of making their point. There aren’t many ways of challenging the newspapers but if men collaborate and contribute towards the cause by sending masses of comments then eventually the message has to get across.

    I’ve maintained for a long time that the best way to tackle sexism against men is to apply a campaign of awareness and reeducation which is aimed squarely at our current, youngish generation of men and boys (and females, of course). The best vehicle for doing this is the same vehicle which spewed the feministic clap-trap in the first place – the media. As I see it, there aren’t many ways of getting wide media coverage on such topics but issuing complaints to advertisers is free. Boycotting sexist businesses is free. Posting comments on blogs is free. But if you really want wider recognition then you’ve got to be prepared to raise awareness on newspaper comments sections and established, widely recognised forums etc. Being subtly forceful but polite (and patient) is the key. Don’t give up.

    • Nick diPerna

      Many thanks for your interesting response.

      Women are a collective, and as you most likely know, it is difficult for men to act collectively as they have always been in competition with each other; seeing each other as adversaries, even in the case of father and son. It’s like the system is already rigged in favour of women – a majoritarian tyranny.

      Alienate one women, and risk alienating all women. Alienate one man, and only one man will be alienated.

  • DI

    Reblogged this on Children's Rights.