men, masculinities and gender politics


Men's rights - A collection of accessible critiques

A range of critiques and assessments of the men's rights movement have been published in recent years. While there are academic assessments and explorations of this movement and its politics and agendas and impact, here I have gathered a list of more accessible discussions. I hope they're useful.
For more academic critiques, see the bibliography attached below.
Blake, Mad Men: Inside the Men’s Rights Movement—and the Army of Misogynists and Trolls It Spawned. (2015). URL:
Ford, Clem (2016). The four predictably basic moves of men's rights activists. Daily Life, February 12. UR:
Friedman, A Look Inside the ‘Men’s Rights’ Movement That Helped Fuel California Alleged Killer Elliot Rodger (2013) [Originally published under the title, “A Good Men’s Rights Movement Is Hard to Find”]. URL:
Futrelle, Dismantling the Men’s Rights Movement. (2011). URL:
Futrelle, The Daily Beast takes on the Men’s Rights movement — and takes down A Voice for Men’s John Hembling (2015). URL:
Harding, Fuck you, men’s rights activists (2012). URL:
Hodge, I was a men's rights activist (2016). URL:
Kelly, The Masculine Mystique: Inside the Men’s Rights Movement (2013): URL:
Marcotte, The creepy misogynist movement that’s making conservatives even more sexist (2014). URL:
Marcotte, The Solution to MRA Problems? More Feminism. (2011). URL:
McClouskey, Why the MRA ‘Manosphere’ Isn’t Actually Helping Men Cope with Rejection (2016). URL:
Serwer and Baker, How Men’s Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement (2015). URL:
Theriault, Why the men’s rights movement is garbage (2014). URL:
Valeii, Kathi (2016). Men’s Rights Activism: A Malevolent World Of Make-Believe.
West, No I will not take the men’s rights movement seriously (2014). URL:

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