Like all people, men have rights. There are universal problems that impact both men and women, and there are some societal problems that adversely impact men more than they adversely impact women. It’s true.
But not at levels that are in any way comparable to the degree to which women have been negatively impacted by millennia of patriarchal cultures. It’s just . . . not comparable.
Feminists want to remove the pernicious patriarchal influence from the world—basically, to restore balance to the Force. That means that, in addition to the many problems that adversely impact women (and children, and the LGBT community, and various minorities), feminists want to get rid of the problems that adversely impact men. Patriarchy is the source of these particular ills, and feminism is all about curing it.
So men’s rights are pretty solidly covered by feminism, in case anyone ever wondered. And hooray!
Except that Men’s Rights Advocates (MRAs) exist, for some reason. They seem to want to only focus on men’s rights issues. And there are strong anti-feminist and misogynist undercurrents (some of them are hardly under) in MRA organizations and conversations.
My point? This awesome guy. He understands. And he talks about MRAs so perfectly.
Seriously go watch this video. It is short and perfect. (NOTE: NSFW for language)
I am a man. I am a feminist. I have no patience for MRAs. At all. If you think that there are situations in society, culture, and even the law that assign specific roles to men and women in a way that is unfair to men, then it sounds like what you want is feminism.
PS: I do not ever recommend scrolling through the “MRA” tag on Twitter. That level of infuriating stupidity is a lot to deal with in one sitting.