Men’s Rights Activists: Completely unpacking the anti-Feminist Movement

Men’s rights activists are a group of people who believe men and boys face an uphill battle. They feel that they have been overlooked or ignored because they are male.

Common concerns for this group include custody battles, false accusations of rape, economic inequality, state violence against males (e.g., war), lack of services for male victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and education neglect (boys falling behind girls in school).

Men’s rights activists are different than men going their way, but they have similar ideologies. In other words, some men’s rights groups are more extreme than others.

What’s the goal of Men’s rights activists?

Their primary goal is to raise awareness among the public so that the main issues can be addressed. One way to get involved with the movement is donating time or money through the A Voice For Men and White Ribbon Campaign. You can also join one of the many social media groups on Facebook like Justice 4 Male.

Men’s rights activists are often misunderstood. They’re not trying to take away women’s rights, but they want men and boys to have equal opportunities and protection.

What Do Men’s Rights activists believe?

They feel like they have been left out of the discussion on gender equality and want to be heard. The movement is for white males and includes men of color, LGBTQIA+, and other underrepresented groups.

Men rarely speak up about their problems, and we are taught to “suck it up” and “man up.” Women have had the opportunity to talk about feminism for years, but when we finally get a chance to be heard, some people want us silenced. It gets even worse when we discuss our male privilege or other issues affecting men and women.

  • Male rights activists exist to give voice and representation to those who feel like they don’t have a say in society because of their gender identity.
  • Men’s rights advocates say that feminism has focused too much on female empowerment at the expense of addressing male problems, which can sometimes result in women doing better than their male counterparts when obtaining power or positions with higher pay.

Who are men’s rights activist groups?

1) National Coalition for Men

The National Coalition for Men is a group committed to ending discrimination and violence against men and boys. They work to achieve their goals by providing information and resources to the public and engaging in activism and advocacy.

One of the main ways the National Coalition for Men works to end discrimination against men and boys is by raising awareness. They share articles, statistics, and other information on their website and social media. They also hold events and workshops to educate people about the issues that men and boys face.

The National Coalition for Men also engages in advocacy. This includes working with lawmakers to pass legislation that supports men and boys, as well as filing lawsuits to challenge discriminatory policies or practices against them.

2) A Voice For Men

A Voice for Men (AVfM) is a men’s rights activist organization in the United States. It opposes efforts to expand definitions of domestic violence and sexual assault to include non-traditional victims, believing that such policies amount to discrimination against men.

The organization was founded in 2009 by Paul Elam and described itself as a “nonprofit civil rights organization” dedicated to “the advocacy of men’s and boys’ human rights.”

AVfM regards itself as a counterpart to the women’s rights movement, which it perceives as dominating mainstream discourse on gender issues. The group is critical of what it calls the “feminist establishment” and has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a “hate group.”

3) National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)

National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1979 that seeks to end sexism and achieve equality for men and women. NOMAS advocates for social and political change through education, activism, and scholarship.

NOMAS recognizes that patriarchy is a system of power that benefits men at the expense of women. Patriarchy is entrenched in every facet of our society, from the family to the workplace to government. NOMAS works to dismantle this system and create a more just and equitable world for all people.

One of NOMAS’ primary goals is to promote positive images of masculinity. Men are too often portrayed in the media as aggressive, sex-obsessed, and violent.

This stereotype harms men, reinforces harmful gender roles, and contributes to violence against women. NOMAS seeks to change these negative perceptions and show many different types of healthy masculinity.

4) Fathers and Families (F&F)

Fathers and Families (F&F) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that champions fathers and families in the United States. The organization was founded in 1994 by Glenn Sacks, a nationally syndicated columnist, and former talk-show host. F&F is headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California.

The stated mission of Fathers and Families is “to promote responsible fatherhood and family authority and to protect the rights of children and fathers through public education, legal advocacy, and family-friendly policy initiatives.”

5) Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE)

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments is a national nonprofit organization that works to end domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide resources and support for survivors, as well as education and advocacy for change.

SAVE is committed to working with communities of color and LGBTQIA+ communities disproportionately affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. They offer a variety of programs, including:

-Community education and prevention

-Counseling and advocacy for survivors

-Support groups for survivors

-Legal assistance and representation


The Men’s Rights Movement is a complex and evolving topic. In this post, we’ve looked at the history of men’s rights activism in America and some current events that are shaping the movement today.


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