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.
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.
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.
Holding a Men's Rights concert in Toronto the week after Elliot Rodger's misogynistic massacre in California seemed a bit
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.
The men's issues movement is about to get a Canadian home. The Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) announced Monday
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.
It’s mid-November at the University of Toronto and a crowd is chanting. “No hate speech on campus.. No hate speech on campus
A poster campaign defending men's rights and bearing slogans like "Stop Violence Against Women, but not against men, because