As some of you may be aware I published a volume last year providing a brief overview of the history of the MRM, titled A Brief History of The Men’s Rights Movement: From 1856 to the present. There I documented many examples of men’s rights initiatives from the 1800s up to the time of Warren Farrell’s seminal work The Myth of Male Power. The primary aim of the book was to show the longer history of the movement, and only secondly to provide some limited examples of the contemporary movement.
After Farrell’s Myth, Men’s Rights initiatives flourished so much I considered it impractical to document the literally thousands of initiatives that followed, not to mention the likelihood of omitting some examples which would likely have caused offense.
However due to popular request I’ve decided to revisit this decision and update the volume with a short list of contemporary MR initiatives that have appeared post Myth of Male Power (1993), and to that end I welcome any suggestions by readers for inclusion.
Initiatives that qualify
– Initiatives, including websites or video channels, that have championed one or more MR issues.
– Quality initiatives that have lasted for at least 2 years.
– Had a considerable reach and/or following (preferably in the tens of thousands +).
– Be a self-named ‘Men’s Rights’ initiative, or one ostensibly championing same (eg. intactivism).
– Must be efforts representing men and boys as a collective.
– Initiatives by people or groups who openly reject the MR label.
– People/orgs who previously identified as MR and subsequently renounced it.
– Initiatives by known misandrists (eg. feminists).
– An individual working on his own legal case.
– Non-MRA antifeminists (being antifeminist does not guarantee support for MR).
– Primarily antifeminist whose MR advocacy is secondary, incidental or peripheral.
Some of those criteria are designed to weed out non-MR individuals and initiatives, while others will helpfully limit the list to perhaps under 50 examples, as compared to the tens of thousands that otherwise would qualify if small initiatives were included.
The proposed additions will include prominent MR Advocates and their organizations/websites, and will be limited to approximately one line per qualifying initiative. Here are a few examples that qualify for inclusion:
Individuals and initiatives
John Zammit, Association for Men’s Rights (Malta, Est 1994)
Usenet’s soc.men (Est. ?)
Mensactivism.org (Est. 2000)
DadsOnTheAir (Australia, Est. 2000)
AngryHarry.com (date started?)
Raymond Cuttill’s Men’s Hour audio programme (UK, Est. 2001)
GlennSacks.com (USA, Est 2002)
Mike LaSalle’s MensNewsDaily.com (USA, Est. 2004)
Reddit MR (date started?)
Tom Golden’s Men are Good (Website Est. 2006, YouTube Est. 2007)
Antimisandry.com (date started?)
Fathers4Justice (Est. 2001, reformed in 2008)
ManWomanMyth’s video channel (Est. …. date started?)
Pelle Billing (Sweden, website Est. 2009)
Paul Elam’s A Voice for Men (Est. 2009)
Varume Svinurai / Vukani Madoda (Zimbabwe 2010)
Jan Janssen & Tom Nys MannenWerk Vzw (Belgium, Est. 2010)
Alison Tieman, Hanna Wallen, Karen Straughan HoneyBadgerBrigade/Radio (Est. 2013)
Karen Straughan’s (Girl Writes What) YouTube Channel (date started)
Erin Pizzey whiteribbon.org (Est. 2014)
Mike Buchanan’s Justice for Men and Boys (date started?)
Paul Elam’s An Ear for Men (Est. 2015)
Jonathan Taylor, A Voice for Male Students/Boys & Men in Education (dates?)
Janice Fiamengo & Studio Brule (date started?)
International Men’s Day, founded by Thomas Oaster (Est. 1993)
National Men’s Rights Congress (USA, Est. 2004, again in 2005 and 2007)
Annual International Conference on Men’s Issues (ICMI) (Est. by AVfM in 2014)
Divorce Corp (Released 2014)
Red Pill Documentary – international screenings (Created by Cassie Jaye, Released 2016)
Martyrs of Marriage (Created by Deepika Bhardwaj, Released 2016)
American Circumcision (Released…?)
Pre-1993 orgs still running today
Lone fathers Association (LFA) (Australia, Est. 1973)
National Coalition for Men (NCFM) (USA, Est. 1977)
If you have any suggestions please add them below, and importantly include the dates when the initiative began and/or finished, information about the founder/s and their MR mission, and links if available. Non-anglosphere examples are particularly welcome – Africa, Asia, Europe and so on. With luck the updated volume will be completed and available in the beginning May.