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Men’s Rights Melbourne

This site is for all those interested in men’s rights activism in Melbourne.

Men’s Rights Melbourne Meetings

We would like to conduct a meeting once a month if you are interested in attending, feel free to contact us for more details.

 

Men’s Rights Melbourne’s primary goals are:

  1. Building a community of men and women who will work together and raise awareness of the problems facing men & boys.
  2. Encourage discussion and debate on men’s issues with an aim to determining what action is best taken to address these issues.
  3. Provide accurate peer reviewed information, statistics, & resources to anyone who is interested, in order to back up our arguments & to counter the many widely held, but factually incorrect, myths about gender that exist in our society & that are often promoted & repeated by gender ideologues.
  4. Lobby for the elimination of gender specific legislation, to be replaced with gender neutral legislation that does not favour one gender (male OR female) over another, and to oppose further attempts to enact any new such gender legislation.

Contrary to what you will often hear…

  •  We do not hate women – Yes, we criticise feminism but this does not make us misogynists. Although the two are often conflated, feminism is not synonymous with women. The latter is a demographic, the former is an ideology. We do not believe that women are nothing but rudderless victims in need of special assistance in order to compete with men, we have a much higher opinion of women than that. While we don’t think that women are the epitome of evil to be hated & distrusted at every opportunity, likewise we don’t believe that women are angelic beings that are worthy of automatic respect, preferential treatment, & immunity from criticism. What we DO believe is that women are human beings & as such are every bit as capable, & as flawed, as men are & neither men nor women should be considered less worthy of justice or compassion than the other. Men’s Rights Sydney does not discriminate on the basis of gender in any way. In fact, if any women out there recognise that men are treated unfairly in many areas of society, I encourage them to join our group. They are more than welcome to do so.
  •  We are not trying to take away women’s reproductive rights – We do however believe that men should have some reproductive rights as well, such as the right to legal paternal surrender if they so choose. At the time of writing, every member of Men’s Rights Sydney happens to be pro-choice but at some point in the future it may be true that we have one or more pro-life members. That, however, will be their business & not the official view of Men’s Rights Sydney.
  • We are not homophobic – Our interest in homosexual men ends with them being men. Their sexual orientation is none of our business & of zero interest to us. Being gay does not make them immune to the discrimination faced by all men and that is our focus, not their sexual habits. Straight, gay, lesbian, trans, whatever, we just don’t care. What’s between your legs & where you choose to put it is none of our concern. All we care about is what’s between your ears & what you choose to do with it.
  • We do not promote or condone hate, violence, or intimidation – Many men have experienced horrific inequality & injustice and are, quite understandably, very angry. Anger & venting is to be expected & is a natural & healthy human response to injustice. That said, anyone advocating or attempting to incite violence, be they a member or a visitor, will be promptly shown the door. No exceptions. Furthermore if we have reasonable cause to think that you are likely to be planning a violent act, the police will also be notified. That’s just how we roll, take it or leave it. At Men’s Rights Sydney we fight with words & facts, not weapons. Besides, we can do far more damage to gender bigots by shining the light of truth onto them than we could ever do through physical violence. Violence will achieve nothing, it’s the truth that our opponents really fear.
  • We are not claiming that men are oppressed – Likewise we do not believe that women are oppressed. Outside of specific isolated cases, if you have lived your entire life in a prosperous western democracy you have never been oppressed & likely have no conception of what true oppression is. What we ARE saying is that women are not the only gender that faces discrimination. Both men and women face discrimination and neither one is uniquely privileged or discriminated against, they are merely privileged or discriminated against in different ways. The difference is in the attention that these get. While society is quick to recognise & address the problems women face, it is highly reluctant to address the problems faced by men.

 

 

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  1. I am interested in attending and your monthly meetings as a supporter and peer. I am a 39 year old man and would be very pleased to offer support and be connected with like minded peers. I’m was so impressed and uplifted after reading your website. Intelligent, courageous and critically needed. Please contact me so that I can contribute to what I see a critically needed voice. I am well educated, professionally qualified to support but above all, I am a man who lives in this world of gender inequality. It worries me deeply and the problem of gender inequality as your so articulately describe is only building momentum. How can I get involved?

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  2. I wish to join and participate in mens rights melbourne monthly meetings. I am a 39 year old, well-educated professional man. I wish to contribute my qualifications, prof skills and experience in lobbying, education, strategic public relations, public policy and government relations to your support your extremely worthwhile and much-needed voice and mission. Please contact me to advise me about 1.Your monthly Melbourne meetings and 2. To discuss utilising my prof skills and experience to most benefit and effect in supporting your organisation achieve its outcomes and objectives. This offer is made on a pro bono basis and with the shared understanding and appropriateness of directly aligning strategic public affairs plans directly to the achievement of the overarching Business Plans and Strategic Framework. In order to ensure PR outcomes always focus and serve to achieve the outcomes and objwctives of Menseights Business Goals. I have the will and skill to help if it would truly be of benefit to your cause.

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