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Monday, 03 January 2011


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John kImble

Yes Facebook and Twitter are very important. Would remind readers to please click the buttons below the posts they like to promote them.

It's good to work with existing groups, and also newspapers are still a more than useful outlet. Don't forget to comment on MRA stories on newspaper websites and send on the links to others. More importantly don't be afraid to phone newspapers and tell them about MRA stories. They want content to fill their publications and if you have a strong story and help them with it then you've a more than decent chance of being published.

One final useful area for correcting feminist lies and showing the truth is Wikipedia.


I,m a bit more hopeful than you seem to feel. There are more and more groups working on a range of issues. The most positive pushing comes in the areas that most concern men and women. So for instance the issues about boys education does get lots of mention (even though the action is as yet lamentable). As many parents are concerned about their sons.
Similarly Men's health has got on agendas. Although a much longer haul to achieve proper rights for fathers there has been a shift. Also the unfairnesses in divorce. These are issues that many men (and women) are behind because they are quite widely experienced. I,m hopeful that the manifest untruth in the "gender pay gap" stuff and the clear introduction of quotas and positive discrimination in employment and promotion prospects will galvanise opposition in a way that the previous "softer" methods used didn't (mainly because men were generally unaware of the opperation of "positive action" and it was rather hit and miss in application). In some respects I think the Equaliies Act and the Ministry for Women will prove own goals through making such discrimination so publicly evident.

I have to admit other areas will remain uphill not least because men (at least of my generation) are generally very reluctant to self identify as "victims" and very easily pursuaded that women need protection. In this regard the gender feminists have pulled off a strategic coup with the whole "Violence against women and Girls" thing as it is effective in slowing the growing debate about men and DV.

I could be wrong but I do detect a difference of mood from younger men, more used to view women as responsible for their actions and more vocal when they observe sexism against men, simply because they are less encumbered by my generation's belief in the "fairer sex".

Even the Coalition on Men and Boys does some good as it exposes men to some of the preposterous feminist stuff. The biggest strength of of feminist thinking in the UK has been its roots in University influencing the influential political classes. In such a closeted environment quite bizarre notions go unchallenged and to a considerable degree unnoticed by the public at large. Once made public then one can start puncturing the fanciful and dangerous ideas.

So yes keep up the challenging and spreading the word.

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