Mens Rights

Men, Have You Been Plaid-Shamed?

David Martin | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

I was standing in line at my local McDonald's when the person behind me asked, "Is that a plaid shirt you're wearing?" I was flustered, my face turned a crimson red and I quickly exited the restaurant. It was only when I sat down inside my car in the parking lot that I realized what had happened: I'd been plaid-shamed.

This Is My Problem With (Some) Modern Feminists

Lauren Messervey | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

Chanty Binx' impassioned rant outside the MRA lecture displays everything wrong with modern feminism. It's the childish temper tantrums, the causeless wildfire, the name-calling and the abusive labeling that is frequently attributed to the feminist name. Binx' rant displays the most depressing aspect to the discrediting of the feminist cause: they are no better than the patriarchy that they aim to take down.

Let's Talk About the Modern Alpha Male

Lauren Messervey | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

The Internet is full of wannabe Neolithic men. You can see their comments on Twitter, Reddit, and every Internet dating website ever. They say that they always tried to be the nice guy, but women didn't want to have sex with them, so now they're going to take back their power. They're going to be alpha males now, seducing women and leaving them in their tracks so that they can finally be validated.

Men's Centre Opens In Toronto Amid Controversy

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The director of the new Canadian Centre for Men and Families says he is against "dangerous" behaviour and actions by "extremists" that take ...

Men's Rights Concert Not Welcome In Toronto

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Music

Holding a Men's Rights concert in Toronto the week after Elliot Rodger's misogynistic massacre in California seemed a bit much, even for the controver...

Why the Men's Rights Movement Is Garbage

Anne Theriault | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

Over the past little while, I've had a number of people challenge me on calling out men's rights activists (hereafter referred to as MRAs). "But men are oppressed too," people say. "Feminism is sexist, and it teaches men that masculinity is wrong." "Straight, white men aren't allowed to be proud of themselves anymore." "If you believe in equality, then you should want men to have the same type of activism as women." "Everyone is entitled to their opinion." First of all, yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But let's not pretend that all opinions are created equal.

Men's Issues Movement To Get A Canadian Base

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Living

The men's issues movement is about to get a Canadian home. The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) announced Monday that it has raised enough ...

The Men's Rights Movement Doesn't Have To Be Anti-Feminist

Michael Bolen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Michael Bolen

There is a healthy discourse among women about what feminism means for their lives, but men too often face taunts of "queer" from fellow men when they try to discuss redefining what it means to be a man in the modern world. When a man tries to discuss the particular challenges facing his gender today, he is often labelled sexist or misogynist by women who feel it's ridiculous for a privileged demographic to whine about its difficulties.

Canada Needs Men's Centres? Push On To Raise Cash

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - An American professor specializing in studying the psychology of boys and men, masculinity and manhood will make the case for creating men's...

Men's Rights Movement Grows On Campus

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada

It’s mid-November at the University of Toronto and a crowd is chanting. “No hate speech on campus.. No hate speech on campus!” Protesters...

Men's Rights Posters Raise Furor In Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A poster campaign defending men's rights and bearing slogans like "Stop Violence Against Women, but not against men, because men do not matter, and de...