As the title of the book, " The International Men's Right Movement", implies, this book is written in the context of the men's rights movement. However, it is, also, meant as a resource for information on men's issues which are not political in nature. "Men's rights is an umbrella term, encompassing the political rights, entitlements, and freedoms given or denied to males within a nation or culture." 1. Mens rights have, also, been closely associated with men's duties by law and/or culture. "Men's rights has been traditionally defined as rights that should be afforded and protected by governments." 2. There have been several men's movements, such as men's liberation, profeminists, mythopoetic men's movement,gay male liberation, Promise Keepers, and the "men's rights movement".3. A specific men's movement: The "men's rights movement", led by "men's rights activists" emerged in the United States during the late 1970's to ensure equitable rights for men in the wake of the feminist movement. 4. "Men's rights organizations" refer to organizations of this movement. 5.. However, some of these "men's rights" organizations are covertly controlled by male and female feminists who discreetly and surreptitiously attempt to undermine the "men's rights" movement by attempting to lead the movement away from any assertive effort to to address the inequities that men face.
In order to understand the term, "Feminism", and the Feminist Movement, the term should be defined. The following partial quote is from a Wikipedia article on Feminism and the Feminist movement:
"Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social rights for women that are equal to those of men. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment." 6.
Recognizing the need to address key issues among fathers, the father's rights movement also began during this time period. This book contains, exclusive of the introduction, 19 chapters and a conclusion. The first four chapters describe what is the most important consideration with regard to men, their physical and emotional health as per their individual and collective biology, health concerns, cultural, psychological, and social context, and specific sexual health. Chapter four specifically describes how men's sexual health is in decline. With an an understanding of the same, the individual man can make specific decisions on how to appropriately reach his intellectual, physical, and sexual goals. Chapters 6,7 and 8 describe how the interrelationship between Women's Suffrage, Feminism,the Law and Government have adversely effected men, the social contract, the family and are producing general social, cultural, political, and economic break down in North America and many other nations. Chapter 9 describes the deleterious effect that feminism has had on the educational system and how feminist "political correctness", "political indoctrination", and "political warfare" against men have become institutionalized in the American educational system and the educational systems of other nations. Chapters 10 and 11 describe the Martial Relationship and Foreign Brides. The Chapter 10 on the Marital Relationship describes how feminism has made marriage extremely disadvantageous for men with the goal, by feminists, of making women as independent of men as possible and as dependent on government for their support and the support of their children. Chapter 11 describes Foreign Brides and the legal, social, cultural, and political factors as they relate to men, society, and foreign brides. Chapters 12 describes the adverse effects of feminism on the national economy, men, and society, in general. Chapter 13 describes how "affirmative action" has become an pervasive form of discrimination against men and for women. This chapter describes the very deleterious effects of the same on men and society in particular and in general. Chapters 14 and 15 relate to the extremely deleterious effects of feminism on national defense and the extremely discriminatory and oppressive environment which returning Vietnam Veterans faced. The unprincipled, discriminatory, and oppressive attacks, by feminists and their supporters, on returning Vietnam veterans, was based upon those "Cultural Marxists" principles which formulated the feminist attack on men in general. Chapter 16 describes how feminism has effected sexuality, in general, denigrated male sexuality, and exploited female sexuality for the purposes of unjustly promulgating feminist goals. Chapter 17 describes feminist extremist means and ends in the context of it's correlation and relationship with other extremist political movements including Fascism and Stalinist communism. Chapter 18 describes how the modern Christian church has become feminized rejecting men and the manly virtues. Men, as a result, are abandoning the Christian church whose membership is increasingly female. Chapter 19 provides an outline and a strategy for men individually and collectively in order to further their personal life goals in the light of the aforementioned with the surprising and optimistic conclusion that there are, increasingly, organized and individual political awareness and actions by men and for men which are successfully addressing the problems created by feminism. The following quote from William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3, is an appropriate ending to this Introduction: Polonius: "This above all: to thine own self be true,And it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee! Laertes:Most humbly do I take my leave, my lord." 7.
The following is the URL of a YouTube presentation of the beautiful "Les Miserables" song: " Do You Hear the People Sing? " : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47E2tfK5QAg list=RD47E2tfK5QAg#t=0 It is a very beautiful and appropriate song for the Men's Rights Movement. The lyrics of the song are very appropriate to and pertinent to the Men's Rights Movement.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
This book describes and interprets the international mens rights movement from the beginnings of the 20th century to the present. Arguments, using facts, figures, data, and reference material are put forth arguing for the return of republican principles that mandate both equal rights and equal responsibilities for both men and women. Facts and arguments detail a history of discrimination against men based upon traditional Western political, religious, social, and cultural values superimposed upon modern legislation, social practices, political norms, and cultural norms which further place men in Western society, particularly the USA, as second class citizens. "Cultural Marxism" and " Political Correctness" have become the norm in the USA and the West in general. The internet article, "The Origins of Political Correctness" by Bill Lind which appeared in Accuracy in Academia, describes and defines both "Political Correctness" and "Cultural Marxism". The URL for the web page for this article is: http://www.academia.org/the-origins-of-political-correctness/ A partial quote from the same article states: "Third, just as in classical economic Marxism certain groups, i.e. workers and peasants, are a priori good, and other groups, i.e., the bourgeoisie and capital owners, are evil. In the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness certain groups are good – feminist women, (only feminist women, non-feminist women are deemed not to exist) blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals. These groups are determined to be “victims,” and therefore automatically good regardless of what any of them do. Similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil, thereby becoming the equivalent of the bourgeoisie in economic Marxism." The extremist political, social, cultural, and legal concepts of "feminism" and "feminist" legislation and social, cultural, political norms are outlined and referenced with strong arguments, based upon facts and figures, which thoroughly refute the premises and conclusions of the same. The historical destructive effect of feminism on the family, the social contract, economic growth and stability, the rule of law, and social justice are delineated and supported with factual references. Inclusive of this historical review, is the especially historical and turbulent period of the late 1960's and early 1970's. The events surrounding this turbulent period, inclusive of the manner in which feminists both opposed the War in Vietnam and led the attack on returning Vietnam Veterans is detailed, explained, and condemned as setting the pattern for attacking and politically and economically disenfranchising men, in general. It begins with the historical and political events leading up to legislation granting women the right to vote inclusive of those arguments offered both in support and opposition to the same. Personal histories of and interviews with men and children adversely affected by the aforementioned are added in order to add drama, realism, and support for the aforementioned. In conclusion,suggestions and arguments are made on how the USA and other nations of the world might adapt laws and customs which return justice, equity, and that "separate and equal" status to all citizens without regard to gender as was the ideal presented in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Slouching Towards Gomorrah, By Robert Bork, Chapter 11: Feminism: "Radical feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from the Sixties. This is a revolutionary, not a reformist, movement, and it is meeting with considerable success. Totalitarian in spirit, it is deeply antagonistic to traditional Western culture and proposes the complete restructuring of society, morality, and human nature. Radical feminism is today's female counterpart of Sixties radicalism. The feminist program is in its main features the same as that of the disastrous Port Huron Statement, modified to accommodate the belief that the oppressors, the source of all evil, are men, the "patriarchy" rather than the "Establishment." All else remains the same. "Feminism rode into our cultural life on the coattails of the New Left but by now it certainly deserves its own place in the halls of intellectual barbarisms." 1.
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