I’ve recently relabeled myself as a “humanist.” Originally, I was a pretty strong supporter of feminism, and I do still support the move towards women’s rights. However, I have also gotten into the men’s rights movement. I don’t think it’s fair to call myself a feminist, because that focuses on just the female side of things. Men have problems that they face, too. I think that it is fair to say that there are both good men and bad women out there, and vice versa. Instead of focussing on just one side of things, I think we should be focussing on gender equality as a whole, drawing from both the male and the female side. If you focus on just one side of things, you miss the larger picture. To be a true revolutionary, and to bring about change, I think you need to be flexible. You need to be able to comfortably situate yourself on both sides of the debate and relate to both. Only then can you really understand the issue. This of course is my opinion, but if you look to the people of history who have brought about change, they seemed to be able to do this, to be flexible and call out both sides of the problem. So, to everyone who only focuses on the things that affect them:
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ok so I’ve been seeing this video going around. I feel like the creator Scott Benson had good intentions with it but feminists have been using it as a way to hate on the Men’s Rights Movement.
The Men’s Rights Movement is not inherently negative. They bring up many issues that affect men and bring them down. If we are to achieve equality, these issues must be addressed.
The way some Men’s Rights Advocates (MRAs) have been acting has been deplorable. We do not advocate negative action that disrespects women or the feminist movement. On the other hand, feminists have disrespected MRAs with actions and words as well. Respect is a 2 way street. We should be working together to achieve equality.
We offer our support to any reasonable pro-femme Men’s Rights Movement. Men have problems too and they should be addressed.