It has been an interesting year for MRA’s. Some highs, some lows; never a dull moment. We have seen a lot over the past year and as it has gone on, I have been compiling a list of some of the most monumental moments across the world. These may in fact be some of, if not the fondest and most disappointing moments from the past year.
There was the Male Studies Symposium, a rather enlightening and much anticipated event that did not fail to deliver. We saw many great minds gather together to discuss the revolutionary idea of studying the human male outside the realm of feminist influence. It was successful enough that there will be another conference next year.
In the UK we saw what we thought was going to be a great thing; Anonymity for those accused of rape; However due to feminist political pressure, skeptics and financing (not that there is a huge difference between pressure and financing these days) we saw it taken away. However, British Airways was rid of its policy where traveling children are not allowed to be seated next to male passengers. So even though we lost anonymity, we still made a small dent.
Meanwhile back in the USA we had one of our biggest losses. It was announced that Men’s News Daily was going to be shut down. For whatever reason (I never saw the announcement) it is still going strong and publishing. And to top things off, it is now a crime to interfere with custody in Utah .
Traveling overseas again, Brazil outlawed parental alienation. This is going to be the first of hopefully many countries, and for a country of its size and population, there are many children who stand to benefit from this policy.
Germany may be our greatest source of victory this year. While far from perfect, Germany is ending its draft, removing a policy where countless men would have been sent away against their will. Fathers of children born out of wedlock have more rights, which is monumental.
Germany has done quite a bit more actually. They have also been quite good at bringing down suicide rates with a public awareness campaign. The Family Minister went out and tore feminism a new one, much to everyone’s amusement. If I were to give a country an award for most progressive for men I think Germany would be the winner. With luck, many other countries will follow Germany ’s path over the past year.
If there was a runner up, I think it is safe to say that it would be Switzerland . Attention was drawn from all over the world, as they held the first antifeminist conference. Something tells me it won’t be the last. With luck, it will not involve anywhere near as much secrecy next time around.
Yes, the world is changing all around us. There is nothing we can’t do. We ARE making a difference. Not just in the US and the UK but all over the world. We are here and we are here to stay. Next year will bring many more pains and even more victories to the table. Stand tall and stand proud the day shall be ours.