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Profeminist Father’s Rights Masculinist
A Profeminist refers to a male feminist Believes men and women are alike in most ways supports women’s battle for equal treatment in society
Many male feminist feel that social expectations of masculinity force them to repress their feelings. NOMAS- National Organization for Men Against Sexism White Ribbon Campaign- WRC
Condemns most conventional masculine qualities such as aggression, violence, and emotional insensitivity. Holds an annual conference www. nomas.org/ www. nomas.org/
Formed in 1991 Is now the largest men’s antiviolence group in the world www. whiteribbon.ca / www. whiteribbon.ca /
Jackson Katz one of the leaders in men’s efforts to end male violence Has developed an approach to reducing male violence Gives workshops all over the world Trains men in mentoring other men to reject men’s violence
Educates men about socialization that links masculinity to aggression and violence Motivates men to reject violence in themselves and other men
Are angry and hurt that men don’t have at least 50% custody of their children after divorce. Father’s 4 Justice American Coalition for Fathers Fathers and Families Etc.
Highest father’s rights group in England. Two strategies to raise public awareness about custody rights of separated and divorced fathers. First strategy is to perform dramatic stunts that can attract publicity. Second strategy is humor that is usually used within the stunts.
Masculinist or promasculinist men, believe men suffer from discrimination because of their sex. They feel that men need to reclaim their manliness. main historical strategy of masculinist is to verbally disparage men who define themselves as feminist or who believe that women are entitled to same rights as men.
Most conservative branches of men’s movements- men’s right activists. Goal is to restore traditional roles of men and women Men’s Right Inc. National Coalition for Free Men NOM- National Organization of Men Free Men
Mythopoetic Men Promise Keepers Million Man March
One of the more extreme men’s rights group Aims to restore men’s pride in being “real men” “Real Men” mean men who fit traditional macho men stereotype- tough, rugged, invulnerable, and self reliant
Want men to rediscover their roots of masculine thinking and feelings. Argue that the traditional masculine ideal was positive. Men need to reclaim courage and aggression
View reconnection to God’s commandments as the path Based on Evangelical Christianity Value strong families and communities Most are white and middle- or upper-class
Occurred in Washington DC October 16, 1995 Movement for African American men to: Register to vote Fight drugs Recommit themselves to kids and families Stand against unemployment Violence Not a one time event
Million Woman March Million Youth March Million Mom March Million Family March Million More Movement most recent October 2005
There are more than one type of men’s movements Ranging from profeminist men’s movements to masculinist men’s movements Not all men are the same nor do they see things the same Each organization has come together for a cause that they wish to influence