Recently, there has been a 'movement' growing online whose members are called MRAs. Most people who spend a lot of time online are familiar with them I'm sure. If you're not, they generally focus on men's isues (like divorce law, male suicide rates etc.) and staunchly oppose feminism.
Please explain why you voted the way you did and if you have any further thoughts, please post them.
I asked a similar question about feminism and I'm curious how the votes compare.
I'll compare the results and answers and might do a Take on it comparing the answers if I get enough responses to this so please, say whatever you feel is relevant.
- It should be given a LOT more support. All men would be best off joining and all women should join too.Vote A
- It should be given more support. More men would be best off joining and women should listen to it more.Vote B
- It should be listened to more.Vote C
- Nothing. It's fine as it is.Vote D
- It should change it's methods/goals.Vote E
- It should be totally "re-branded" and change it's image/goals/methods and everything else.Vote F
- It should be ignored and preferably no one would join and it would die out.Vote G
Most Helpful Girl
i think the modern MRA philosophies and methods are misguided and inherently violent. they largely spend most of their time, as you mentioned, focusing on opposing feminism for all of the wrong reasons and harassing people online.
when i was younger i tried to go online and be part of some mra discussions and every time (EVERY TIME), even tho i really was just saying things like "i agree" or giving my honest opinion, I would be threatened with rape. regardless of which site or forum i went to, i would eventually be threatened with rape.
something i thought was interesting was the overlap between the mra activists and kkk sympathizers. guys on the forums would frequently post about Black men ruining their lives by dating white women, or they would talk about Mexicans being rapists, they would blame the bad image of men on men of color very often. and dont get me started on their treatment of trans men or queer men.
it's desperately sad and disgusting. there was rarely any support for men who were victimized, none for men of color, none for men facing poverty or racism... i don't know what i was thinking ever supporting them.
i'm thoroughly ashamed of every trying to support them. the MRA groups are awful. they did nothing for the community and did nothing but shame women and people of color. not cool.
there is a need for people to dedicate time to mens issues like suicide, police brutality, general violence that men express and violence forced on them. but this needs to be done without causing harm to others.1
Most Helpful Guy
we need a true equality movement, where both men and women issues are talked about and help everyone of both genders. we will never get anywhere if we are to busy fighting each other2