The chances are that if you’ve heard about the Men’s Rights Movement (MRM) then you probably have a negative perception about what it’s all about.
There is a lot of misinformation about the MRM on the internet, in mainstream media outlets and in academia. This site aims to put that right.
Why Men’s Lives Matter?
The name of the site was chosen as it mirrors another civil rights movement and because it is impactful but we want it to be clear that to us, every life matters. Regardless of a persons gender, sexuality, race, ability or another other possible discriminator, every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and enjoy the same basic human rights and responsibilities.
Human beings do not live in isolation, we are social animals, and we believe that issues that affect men and boys also affect women and girls too. Men are your fathers, your brothers and your sons and we know that when men suffer, you suffer too.
Likewise, women are our mothers, our sisters and our daughters. Just because our movement seeks to highlight and address the issues that men face does not mean that we are not also concerned with issues that affect women and girls too, it’s not a zero-sum game and many of our issues are issues for women too, for example, domestic violence.
This community seeks to be fully inclusive. We are a diverse group with different experiences and we welcome healthy debate and discussion.
In fact, the most popular members of the Men’s Rights community are women and we believe that the role of women is vital in bringing these issues to the attention of the general public, just as men speaking out have played an important role in highlighting women’s rights issues.
We will not censor comments just because you present a different opinion, although we do ask that you keep comments as civil as possible and do not participate in ad hominem attacks, exposing personal information or bullying of any kind.
If you spot such behaviour in the comments, please report it via the contact page.
Although we will endeavour to best represent the views of the MRM at large, it’s also important to note that as with any movement, there are a broad range of opinions within the MRM itself on certain topics.
Also be aware that some of the opinion pieces will be deliberately provocative in order to generate interest and debate. Articles may not be what they may seem if you only read the headline, so we would recommend reading the articles in full before forming an opinion.