tbh I don’t even understand MRA’s? Like I honestly have no idea what they are hoping to accomplish.
Everything I’ve ever heard about MRAs sounds like they either want things that are also feminist issues(male abuse victims not being taken seriously, men rarely getting custody, etc) or they just want to belittle women for wanting to be equal?
I honestly don’t see Men’s Rights as an issue, more as a parody and a mockery of any actual civil rights groups.
Feminism doesn’t address men’s issues. Feminists have blocked the attempts to make innocent until proven guilty the norm in rape cases by granting the suspects(s) anonymity until a trial is held (1). A rape accusation, true or false, can bring about vigilante ‘justice’.
It puts the rights of the mother over the father (2)
Men are given harsher penalties than women, even for the same offences. There are some judges who don’t want women in jail, also. (3)
Men are automatically arrested when the police are dispatched because of domestic violence, no matter who is the instigator (4)
The definition of rape does not include ‘forced to penetrate’ which means under the legal definition, a man cannot be raped.
Modern feminists don’t argue these issues, because they help women and not men. If equality is the goal, then they have a funny way of showing it. Modern feminists don’t hold protests to say ‘Men are being victimized too’, and most issues that feminists have are nitpicky issues like representation in games and media.
MRAs are silenced when it comes to establishing ‘safe places’ on college campuses or in public areas simply because they are men. They’re labelled as terrorists or hate groups, or radical feminist assault and silence them.
1 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-10760239; http://londonfeministnetwork.org.uk/what-weve-done/letter-writing-campaigns/we-object-to-plans-to-grant-anonymity-to-rape-defendants
2 - http://www.now.org/nnt/03-97/father.html; http://web.archive.org/web/20070708213232/http://michnow.org/jointcustody507.htm
3 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13666066; http://www.terry.uga.edu/~mustard/sentencing.pdf
4 - http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/V74-gender-symmetry-with-gramham-Kevan-Method%208-.pdf
Feminists aren’t blocking those issues, most if not all of those issues are caused by men in power being biased. Yes, many feminists don’t focus on such issues because they aren’t of personal interest to them, but they are still covered under the scope of feminism, and many feminists do champion for it to be acceptable for men take feminine roles and whatnot. The problem is MRA’s are a bunch of misogynic douchbags who attack feminism instead of allying with them for gender equality. No one is going to have any sympathy for you if you attack feminists for not supporting male rights when you don’t support female rights, you fucking hypocrite.