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:
- Building a community of men and women who will work together and raise awareness of the problems facing men & boys.
- Encourage discussion and debate on men’s issues with an aim to determining what action is best taken to address these issues.
- 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.
- 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.