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Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
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Researchers are finding out that some of the common conceptions about the interactions between sharks and humans are just plain wrong.
We’ve been us for seven years, my comrade lover and I. Here’s to another seven hundred more (if we get all the cool post-human stuff that would allow us to enjoy more than our current expected lifespan barring catastrophe of micro or macro scale.
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- A Short List Of Grievances (Or Male Oppression 101)
A very succinct summary of why men’s rights are needed, especially if you want a good overview of the struggles experienced by men. They also have a link to citations and discussion. The list of statistics is by no means extensive, so please do further reading to get a better idea of men’s rights.
- Institutional Discrimination
Describes how men are institutionally discriminated against in the West. Listed are a lack of right to vote (for poor men), expected / being forced to work, expected / being forced to fight in wars, limited reproductive rights, misrepresentation in the media, expectation of power, legally cannot be raped (before, and today it is not legally rape if a man is forced to penetrate), lack of support for abused men, allowed to have their genitals mutilated (as an infant), criminal profiling education, divorce, and father’s rights.
- Discrimination of Men Facts
A well-researched list of governmental and legal discrimination against men. This list does not address any “social” discrimination, and cites how “a group of women, on a popular talk show, cheering and laughing about a woman who cut off and destroyed a man’s penis simply because he was divorcing her”.
- On Men’s Rights (written by me)
A list of links of how feminists have disrupted talks about men’s rights and examples of violence against men, as seen below.
- What are Men’s Rights?
- durkin62 writes an excellent, well-sourced masterpost of issues faced by men.
- oratorasaurus compiles sources of issues faced by men in society.
Violence Against Men
- 50 Domestic Violence Myths
A cited list of debunking myths about domestic violence, generally shattering the stereotype that domestic violence is mainly with a male perpetrator and a female victim.
- What Happens When Abused Men Call Domestic Hotlines and Shelters?
Answer: “Of the abused men who called domestic violence hotlines, 64% were told that they “only helped women.” In 32% of the cases, the abused men were referred to batterers’ programs. Another 25% were given a phone number to call that turned out to be a batterers’ program. A little over a quarter of them were given a reference to a local program that helped. Overall, only 8% of the men who called hotlines classified them as “very helpful,” whereas 69% found them to be “not at all helpful.” Sixteen percent said the people at the hot line “dismissed or made fun of them.”“
- Man who ran Canada’s only shelter dedicated solely to male victims of domestic abuse dies in apparent suicide
Earl Silverman, a man who had been abused by his wife and refused help when he turned to support, had converted his house into a shelter dedicated to abused men and their children. When he lacked government funding, he could no longer support the shelter and was forced to shut it down. This article describes his struggles, and how he had been found dead in an apparent suicide. It bears repeating that his shelter was the only one of its kind in Canada.
- Erin Pizzey: Founder of Battered Women’s Shelters and Victim of Feminism
About Erin Pizzey, a prominent feminist who now speaks for A Voice for Men.
- The Problem with Predominant Aggressor Polices
Evidence of a case where a man can be painted as the abuser, when he is the true victim of abuse. This policy, along with negative stereotypes about men, make it difficult for male victims to be even seen as victims, yet alone receive support.
- Let’s look at male rape, shall we?
Statistics of male rape, though take the 40% statistic with a grain of salt as it has been proven false. Everything else is sourced.
- Incomplete definition of rape
According the US Department of Justice, what does not constitute rape is forced penetration and forced oral stimulation if it is not a penis. This is erasure of male rape victims who have been raped in this manner. (Similarly, the CDC does not include rape victims who are male who have not been raped via penetration.)
- When Men Are Raped
46% of male victims had reported a female perpetrator, and other details about severely under-reported rape of men in America.
- False Rape Allegations
Of course nothing can compare to the trauma and devastation of rape, but it is still a serious issue that being accused of rape can ruin lives, as with any other false accusation of criminal offenses.
- False Rape Accusations
Another compilation of how false rape accusations against men because they are men can ruin men’s lives.
- Rape Culture
Debunking the popular idea that rape culture exists because of men feeling entitled to women.
- America 2014: Women have a Right to Collect Child Support from Men and Boys they Rape.
A horrifying case where men are forced to pay child support to their female rapists.
- Feminist rape apologist, another feminist rape apologist
The first link is an article on Jezebel, a popular feminist news site. They spend the entire article mocking the male rape victim, an incredibly disgusting practice. They victim blame, discuss how it was not truly rape, claim he was only attention-seeking, and blatantly say it was not as bad because he was a man and not a woman.
The second link is a Tumblr post of screenshots of the Huffington Post’s article, Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Forcibly Performing Oral Sex On Student, and the comments section of people excusing the rape. On Tumblr, the comments are similar, as a user writes, “I could be wrong, and this guy could be a statistical outlier who is severely traumatized by receiving oral sex from a beautiful woman”, which is victim-blaming and undermining the fact it is rape.
An organization dedicated to stop routine infant male circumcision.
- Why is Circumcision (MGM) Okay?
An article that addresses the common misconceptions and attitudes toward infant male genital mutilation, or infant circumcision. As he is an infant, he lacks any say in whether or not he wants the foreskin removed. There is a double standard that female genital mutilation is strictly forbidden, but circumcision is regularly practiced, and for no good reason.
- Circumcision deaths
Discusses statistics of the number of male infants who die in the USA due to routine infant male circumcision.
- Foreskin restoration
A good resource on how circumcised males can restore their foreskin if they wish to.
- The Draft
A prominent example of institutional discrimination against men is conscription or being drafted into a war without the man’s explicit consent. The fact that men were (and still are) expected to die in a war they may not necessarily believe in re-enforces the idea of the disposability of men. This also examines the draft in other countries.
- Selective Service System in the US, Military Draft in the US
Sources that essentially discuss how men aged 18 - 25 are legally required to signed up for selective service in the US, in case one were to argue that the draft was something of the US past.
- Women can be perpetrators of violence
A list of articles about women who have killed men, proving the idea that women are reasonable to be afraid of all men false.
- If 10% of M&Ms are poisoned, shouldn’t the question be how they got that way?
A masterpost of some of the portion of violent crimes committed by women against men.
The Wage Gap
- On the Wage Gap
The beginning bit is more speculation, but cites sources later on discussing how the earnings gap is due to different lifestyle choices by men and women, not women being paid less for the same work.
- Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation [PDF]
A study done by the American Association of University Women disproving the common factoid that “for every dollar a man earns, a woman earns 70 cents” (and its various re-iterations). Rather, lifestyle factors (such as men’s social obligations to be successful, women taking more maternity leaves and being less ambitious) affect how much money is overall earned by men and women. Thus, the problem is not discrimination against women, but rather women not taking higher-paying jobs.
- No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men
Debunking the statement, “Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment” made by President Obama.
- The Almighty Wage Gap™ - A Comprehensive Analysis
Men’s Rights vs Women’s Rights
- Men’s rights? But Men Have All the Rights! What Rights do Women Have that Men Don’t?
Another summary of the rights that men lack, compared to women. Discusses the draft, infant circumcision, criminal profiling against men, rape laws, and child support laws.
- What about the men?
A response to the common feminist mockery of, “What about the men?”. Sources facts about laws that have been passed against men, and courtroom bias against men.
- Internalised Misandry
Debunking the common idea that because the patriarchy was created by men to benefit men at the expense of women, men can never suffer under a patriarchy.
- Double Standards
Examples of people acting hateful toward men, in real life and on the Internet.
- Existence of Misandry
Examples of misandry found in violent crimes, news articles, Tumblr posts, and Tweets.
On the MRM
- MRAs on Reddit
A search in /r/MensRights of domestic violence, custody, and the friend zone. /r/MensRights may not be perfect, perhaps not even good, but the stereotype that all they do is whine about the friend zone is false.
- MRA =/= brony =/= misogynist =/= Fedora-wearing Redditor neckbeard
The idea that those who advocate for men’s rights are adult men who are creepily obsessed with My Little Pony, a misogynist, a Redditor, and fedora-wearing neckbeard is a fabricated stereotype that Tumblr loves to make fun of, which is ridiculous considering its nonexistence.
This discusses how My Little Pony is welcoming of older fans, male or female, radical feminism and third-wave feminism, and the history of the use of a fedora.
- Men’s Rights Activism
Clearing up misconceptions about the men’s rights movement.
- “really tho i don’t even mean that as a jab at MRAs i mean that as a serious criticism and woops i wrote a lot here so”
Addressing criticisms of the Men’s Rights Movement and the “why” behind discrimination faced against men.
Many people, particularly feminists, are concerned with the issue of objectification of women, but fail to mention that men are also objectified and misrepresented in the media.
- Toxic Masculinity
The idea of “toxic masculinity” by feminists is unfair toward men, because it blames men for their problems when many of their problems are not at the fault of masculinity.
- Elliot Rodger Master Post
Clearing up the misconceptions surround the Santa Barbara shooting and how the killer did not kill because he was an MRA.
- Viagra covered by health insurance?
Clearing up a misconception that viagra is covered by health insurance but birth control is not.
- Facts About Divorce
Addressing and debunking “facts” about divorce and child custody laws.
- She smacked my butt.
Someone recalls an instance of sexual harassment that was played off as a joke because it was a female perpetrator and male victim.
Hans Krell. Detail form Portrait of Princess Emilia of Saxon, 1530.