BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 29, 2015
Meninism is not defined in the dictionary because meninism is not a valid term or movement. The two men who run the Meninism Tweet Twitter account say meninism is “(parody) obviously sarcasm.” Meninism is not advocating for men’s rights. It is not fighting any of the issues men face. Meninism is simply a mockery of feminism and all that it stands for.
“#Meninism” and “#Meninist” have exploded on Twitter. The account and accompanying hashtags have more than 900 thousand followers, some of whom own shirts bearing the #Meninist logo. Read More
BY Natasha Rodriguez
on May 19, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road opened in theaters this weekend to positive reviews citing impressively strong female characters: The Independent’s critic described it as “a very unusual re-boot” in which “Theron matches [Hardy] for sheer kickass malice and resourcefulness.” But not everyone was pleased about an action movie featuring bad ass heroines who can beat up just as many people as their male counterparts: Men’s Rights Activists are calling for a boycott of Mad Max: Fury Road. Read More
Portland’s women in comedy showcase, All Jane, No Dick, does not aim to prove that women are funnier than men... but, if you need proof, have a gander at the seriously unfunny “men’s rights activists” who are protesting the festival.
The annual festival, coming up Oct. 15, was founded by Stacey Hallal three years ago. All Jane, No Dick provides an enthusiastic stage for a diverse group of girl goofballs to shine in a business that, like most other businesses, regularly excludes and obscures women. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 12, 2014
OK I’m sorry, but if you haven’t heard of Twitter’s new Woman Against Feminism (@NoToFeminism), you need to stop what you’re doing and open up a new internet tab, because damn if it’s not the funniest thing to hit the internet. Ever. I’m really serious.
We’re all familiar with the tumblr blog, Women Against Feminism, right? Good. Though all of these ladies have the right to their opinion and to share it, the internet hasn’t exactly responded with as much gung-ho anti-feminist chants as they may have expected. Read More
on Aug 08, 2014
After forcing myself to read the entirety of the Vice article “Women of the Men’s Right’s Movement,” my brain is bubbling with so much anger and fury, I think it may just explode.
Just to clarify, this is the actual definition of feminism: “the belief in gender equality of the sexes.” And this is basically the Men's Rights Movement's definition of feminism: “A movement consisting of man-hating she-devils who want anarchy and the annihilation of the male species. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 02, 2014
Last weekend, A Voice For Men, an online male activism site which was mentioned in the 2012 Southern Poverty Law Center intelligence report about misogynistic sites, hosted the first ever International Conference on Men’s Issues. Yep. Activists of all genders gathered to talk about the oppression of males in our society.
I’m honestly not sure how to react to this. I spend all day every day blogging about the oppression that women face on a day-to-day basis, and yet there are enough people who think of women as the oppressors that they populated a conference. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 12, 2014
It is still of the upmost belief that in child custody battles, women have an advantage. In fact, it is a popular argument by many Men’s Rights Activists that men are “oppressed” because of this “fact.”
As usual, these MRAs have no warrants to their claims. Unfortunately, more than just MRAs buy into this particular belief. Many women also believe that child custody cases favor them – meaning they believe that women more often get full custody, men are completely removed from parenting, and the only way men contribute is through child support. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Apr 01, 2014
When I was 19 and in my second year of university on Vancouver Island, a robber entered my home and stole a number of valuables.
I had been home alone. I had fallen asleep and when my friends left my house they didn't lock the door. I was agonized by the idea that something worse than theft might have happened. The sense of invasion when your home is robbed is tantamount to the way girls feel at all times: nowhere is safe-- not your home, not your street, not your campus.
This is the climate that girls must survive in small-town Canada, and it's time you knew about it. Read More
“Just because you regret a one night stand, doesn’t mean it wasn’t consensual."
Wow. Go to hell.
These are the posters that have been popping up around the University of Alberta Campus in Edmonton. A bullshit mimicry of Battered Women's Support Services "Don't Be That Guy" project.
You may have seen the original brilliant campaign, which asserts that men should end their role in rape by not exploiting or taking advantage of someone who’s intoxicated. Read More