Is Men’s Rights Activism a Joke?

From time to time, I come across a statement by some individual declaring that Men’s Rights Activism is a joke. Often, the person in question either thinks that men are too individualistic to effect change or that the sociopolitical hurdles male activists face are insuperable. What is my reaction? Complete indifference at best, but usually I just roll my eyes, shake my head, and crack a smile.

If anyone thinks male activism won’t go anywhere, that person is certainly entitled to say as much. However, one who voices such an opinion misses the point by a country mile. No self-proclaimed expert has a crystal ball lucid enough to prognosticate on what men will do. Why? Because the population of Men’s Right Activists is neither static nor monolithic; therefore, no one can fully assess what gains individuals will make in the future. Just because one group fails in its endeavor does not mean those who come along later will likewise fail. Indeed, feminists have not organized themselves under one formal umbrella of governance, and yet they have made greats gains politically and culturally.

The question is not: “Will male activists succeed?” Rather, the question is: “Can men continually afford to be apathetic about their inalienable rights as human beings?” I answer resoundingly in the negative. Therefore, I invite all those who think Men’s Rights Activism won’t go anywhere to find another corner of the playground to blow their soap bubbles. The rest of us have our work cut out for us. Let’s keep educating, informing, organizing, challenging, and fighting for what we know is right.

5 Responses to “Is Men’s Rights Activism a Joke?”

  1. 1 LST
    May 9, 2005 at 11:43 am

    (obscene post deleted)

  2. 2 Jessy
    May 9, 2005 at 11:48 am

    I see the feminists can’t stand our logo 🙂

  3. May 9, 2005 at 8:18 pm

    Yes, Jessy, not only can they not stand our logo, but they can’t follow my posting rules, ergo they are deleted.


  4. 4 LST
    May 10, 2005 at 2:46 am

    Yeah, since I’m totally a feminist.

  5. June 12, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Well, you know what? Sadly, those people are RIGHT, like it or not, at least mostly so. All you need to do is look at how most of these people talk, for one example of such. There’s a damn difference between complaining about the actual occasional injustice against men, and blowing things way out of porportion and disrespecting most of this country’s{and other’s!} women. LEARN IT.

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