It's hard to take men crying about equal rights seriously when women are considered a minority in America despite there actually being more of them. Men hold most of the power. I will grant that in divorce and child custody hearings, men often get fucked, but that is one of the few instances where men routinely get the short side of the stick.
Men have it tough? Lol...
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Once we separate all these issues for both sexes that just need to be fixed, the rest of it comes down to "It's unfair because he/she has it easier, or the law is almost always on her side." It is often impossible to appease both sexes in the majority of these cases. For a long time, men have had the majority of things easier, so it's understandable that we don't have a big foothold on the issue.
It seems *certain* people wish to dismiss mens rights as a joke, you discriminate agaisnt women we have no sympathy for your rights.
Or (this is my fav) women are paid less... Does this take into account hours worked, what kind of work it is (labour, retail, health) how many breaks they have, what hours they work. I mean, i could say women dominate certain work areas like education and social services and the pay differences for men is astounding. But hey, ya know they'd just label me as misogynistic.
For reqqs points, i'd say thats a very fucking raw deal he has. Alot of women tend to marry armed forces blokes simpley to ride it out... I know im genralizing but in britan i hear of it alot (Like i said its genralizing the sex, and its anecdotal evidence dont shoot me down!) Best thing he got out of it i guess is seeing his son.
Eitherway, i hate to see diverse groups campaigning for each sex's rights. I'd much rather see a single unified group campaigning for equailty in all fields, be it employment, marriage, birth control/ abortions (yes i think a man should DEFO have a say in it). But sadly i doubt this will ever happen currently.
Men's rights... what a joke. I am treated like a king because I am white and male and wealthy. Here, do a little reading: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/he...l-assault.html
I'll treat men's rights as something other than a joke when 1 in 5 men in the U.S. have to fear domestic violence and sexual assault. If you were born a male, you need to clam up and thank your lucky stars every day. Name me one country on the planet wherein men are viewed as the property of another person...
I see lots of posts claiming that since men have not been oppressed that there should not be a mens rights movement. However, the movement is not about oppression in the traditional sense, it is about the rights of men that get ignored or outright opposed by acts such as Title IX and VAWA. Title IX is an act in the united states which originally had a goal to seek equal funding to both male and female sports and extracurricular activites in university. But there was less female interest in these activities so because universities were forced to fund both sexes equally they had to cut male programs. Now Obama wants to extend Title IX to STEM courses at university which you guessed it are traditionally male dominated fields. The main fear being that for the same reasons that male extracurricular activity groups were cut either men will be excluded from these programs based on how many women sign up or that there will be lowered acceptance averages for women/quotas to fill for woman to enable men to continue to enter into these programs which is not equality.
I don't know much about VAWA but from what I've gathered in discussions the Violence Against Women Act is a rapeshield law, that is it defends the identity and rights of women who accuse men of rape. However, it also has points in it which don't allow women to withdraw their accusations citing that societal pressure forces women to withdraw. This leads to men wrongfully being convicted of rape by spiteful women.
A third important issue for the mens rights movement is that in many states while the identity of a woman is protected when she accuses a man of rape the identity of the man is published even before he has been declared guilty which basically amounts to slander in the case that he is innocent, he will have a very tough time finding jobs, in many cases men have said they've been fired on account of these accusations before a trial has even taken place. In addition it is often extremely hard to take a false accuser to court over this.
Finally a fourth key issue is circumcision, many in the movement feel that it violates the rights of the baby because it is an unnecessary cosmetic surgery with many potential complications. One of the key reasons that the mens rights movement is opposed to this is because of the ban of FGM(Female Genital Mutilation).
All in all men are seeking equal rights in areas where politicians fail to represent men and ignore male issues in favor of seeking the approval of the larger electoral group, women.