Men make over 90% of all workplace fatalities.
Men are raped just as often as women.
The phrase “made to penetrate” excludes many male rape victims.
Men make up almost half of all domestic abuse victims.
Men make up over half of all homeless people.
Why male circumcision is wrong.
Boys are doing worse than girls in school.
Men are more likely to commit suicide.
Here are a few reasons why.
Sadly this person thinks these important men’s issues are not included in feminism and goes as far as to think this falls under “misandry”. These are not cases of a larger societal oppression specifically against men. These are the side effects of patriarchy, which largely negatively effects women while giving men privilege. These problems are very real and terrible, but condemning feminism is not the solution since feminists are the only ones working to fix this, you don’t see the “men’s rights” crowd doing anything but mocking the men in these situations.
Tell me one thing, ONE THING feminism has done for men. Have they helped men not commit suicide, or funded men’s counseling in any way? No.
Have they made male genital mutilation illegal in the U.S., as FGM is? Nope.
Have they helped to deal with homelessness, of which the majority are men? Nuh-uh.
Have they changed the definition of rape to include male victims of sexual assault? They actually did the opposite. (See above.)
Have they decided to finally give men the right to decide to be a father or not, like women with unwanted pregnancies are given every day? Not even.
What about the workplace fatalities? Where’s the outrage? Oh, there is none from them.
Maybe they helped with domestic violence against men? 40% is not a small number. Feminism actually shut down a men-specific shelter, and even caused the man who founded it to commit suicide. Thanks for that.
Education, perhaps? Boys are doing worse, from pre-K to university. Not even a PSA? Nothing.
If you want to help men, fine, I’d be more than happy to accept any help you can give. But you can’t in all good conscience claim that feminism is here to help us.
Why do you even have to make everything about your movement? These men are boldly telling the world about their very real pain, and very real struggles, but instead of simply consoling or helping us, you instead decide that this is a good time to promote your ideology.
There is no “Patriarchy.” It’s insulting to everyone to even suggest. Do you think that if men REALLY wanted an oppressive system like that in place, that it would impact us as badly as you claim? Do you really think men are that stupid, that they’d intentionally hurt the very people that are supposed to be the “rulers?”
And it’s equally insulting to women, as well. You’re claiming women are completely powerless in world, even in the western countries where they have every right men do, and even have some rights men don’t. If you really lived in a “Patriarchy,” do you really think women would even be allowed to voice their opinions? What oppressive regime has EVER allowed the supposed ‘oppressed’ to speak out against it? Name one, pleaaaase.
Look, I have nothing against you, I don’t even know you. But why? Why are you opposed to men having their own day, where they can speak openly about their issues? Why do you assume that feminism is the only option for men who have felt victimized in the past? Especially when feminism has made a business off of the phrase “male tears?” They openly and proudly mock men when we have legitimate problems. No offense, but you might just wanna rethink where you hold your allegiance, feminism isn’t as benevolent as it claims to be.
Okay sit the fuck down because here’s not just ONE thing the Feminist movement has done for Men, but quite few things:
It successfully overturned laws that discriminate against men.
As gender discrimination became more and more of a popular topic of discussion in the 1970s, people began noticing traces of unequal treatment in other aspects of American law.
In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional to treat women and men differently under the law. The case, Craig v. Boren, was filled by a plaintiff in Oklahoma over its gender-specific drinking age policy, which prohibited men from drinking before age 21, but allowed women to drink when as young as 18. This implied that men are inherently more reckless and women are more responsible. After the law was struck down, the drinking age became 21 for all.
According to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the ruling determined much more than just Oklahoma’s drinking age. It determined that the “familiar stereotype: the active boy, aggressive and assertive; the passive girl, docile and submissive” was “not fit to be written into law.” So the next time you’re drinking, raise a glass in honor of RBG.
It triggered the FBI to change the definition of rape to include men.
Did you know that until recently, the FBI’s definition of rape was as old-fashioned as the horse and buggy? That is, until feminist activists decided to change that. Thanks to the “Rape Is Rape” campaign launched by the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine, more than 160,000 emails were sent to the FBI pressuring it to change its archaic definition of rape. The old definition, “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will,” hadn’t been changed since 1921. It meant that many types of sexual assaults, including the rape of men, weren’t counted as part of the bureau’s annual Uniform Crime Report.
When the decision was announced, then-VP and General Counsel of the Feminist Majority Foundation Kim Gandy said, “This is a major policy change and will dramatically impact the way rape is tracked and reported nationwide.”
The new definition now includes all forms of penetration and no longer excludes men.
3. Helped male survivors of violence in the military pursue justice.
Despite the fact that most of the concerted efforts to eradicate sexual assault in the military has come from female politicians such as Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), laws intended to curb sexual assault affect men just as much as women. Women may be more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than be killed through enemy combat, but overall the majority of military sexual assault victims are male. That’s why organizations like Male Survivor or Men Can End Rape are so important, to make sure that men have a chance to make their voices heard.
4. It kept prisons safer for Male inmates.
Anti-sexual violence efforts don’t just benefit women, they often provide accountability and services for male victims of rape as well. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, spearheaded by prominent feminist activist Lovisa Stannow, advocated for the 200,000 inmates who are sexually abused in U.S. prisons and jails every year, most of whom are men. The organization she heads, Just Detention International, also helped draft and get the bill through Congress.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Stannow, who used to work as the executive director of the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, the federal government must carry out a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape for each calendar year. This mandate extends to prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, military jails and Indian country facilities.
5. It enabled Men to have more time with their families.
That women can bring home a pretty big chunk of change through paid work means men can work less and spend more time with their kids, something that’s good for both children and their fathers. The time fathers spend with their children is not only rewarding, it’s also more purposeful, and contributes to happiness more than time spent working. Thanks to feminist activism, paternity leave exists, and more men are taking advantage of it.
The effects on children are immeasurable. Children who spend more time with their fathers are more likely to succeed academically and less likely to abuse drugs and be delinquent. In fact, research shows that children whose fathers can do more than 40% of chores inside the home are more likely to excel in school.
Clearly, when men have the ability to spend more time at home, everyone wins.
6. It protected Men’s marbles during sports.
Next time you get a huge hit down there, you should thank precious womankind, because the inventor of the jockstrap is one of them. Without feminism, female inventors would have never been able to leave the kitchen to create things that many men use every day. While we’re on the topic, women also invented TV dinners, the first computer and Jell-O. In other words, your best Friday ever is basically brought to you by feminism.
7. It demanded that the media change its representation of Men.
Increasing media literacy and challenging the stereotypical representations of men and women on television and film helps all genders develop the skills to think critically about the representations we see in our everyday life. With growing pressure on men to be strong, muscular and abs-olutely flawless, many feminist organizations have been dedicated to drawing awareness to how stereotypes impact all genders. The Representation Project is one of them.
One of the many projects they have in the works is a documentary called The Mask You Live In, which explores how toxic masculinity can be for young boys. The movie highlights the voices of male feminist experts like Michael Kimmel and Jackson Katz while examining why adolescent boys are seven times more likely to die at their own hands than girls and why the dropout rates for males are so high.
8. It fought for Men’s right to become nurses and teachers.
That male nurses are still derided or invisible in popular culture means we still have a long road ahead of in terms of equal opportunity at work. When it comes to fighting gender stereotypes in the workplace, women may be the most vocal because many of the jobs they are segregated into preserve the gender wage gap. But men also stand to gain from this conversation.
As more and more research examines the causes of gender segregation in the workplace — such as how textbooks reinforce gender stereotypes about teachers being female — there’s hope for a more equal distribution of gender across occupations. Men and women should be free to chase any career aspirations they like, and the debate surrounding the gendered barriers in the workplace can help everyone pursue those goals.
All of these were taken off of just ONE article. Do some fucking research before you belittle a long-standing cause for equality.
Better question- what has meninism done for men? I mean, really, not even asking for what it’s done in terms of all-around equality- what the fuck has it done for just men??
The meninist “movement” from what I’ve experienced is exclusively for degrading and harassing women. It’s attention has been on doxxing empowered females, spreading hate and filth over social-media, and trying oh-so desperately to ruin the credibility of those that use their little bit of power to call it as they see it.
Sit on it and twist, fucker.