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Misandry (mis'-an'-dre')  is the hatred or oppression of males. Most of us would be familiar with the term misogyny (hatred of women), however few people are familiar with its opposite. This may be related to the way our society ignores the oppression of men and generally focuses on men as the source of oppression as opposed to victims of it.

 

Feminism demonstrated how women were oppressed and it pointed the finger at men as the source of this subjugation. According to feminist theory, all men are part of this process and  bear some responsibility for it. Therefore, it is acceptable in our society to disparage, insult and discriminate against men.

 

Men are portrayed as a homogenous mass who all benefit from the patriarchal system, however in the following pages I will show this to be a flawed perspective. For while men do have advantages these advantages come at a price. 

 

While women have come a long way in addressing the oppressive impact of gender stereotyping men are still constrained by these constructs. Men are disadvantaged and discriminated against in a range of areas including health, education and as parents.

  

The aim of this website is to address this issue by activley lobbying for change, to raise awareness and generate support for men who are damaged and disadvantaged by our society. As men we have made great contributions to our society and as fathers we are a vital part of all family units.

 

"In January, Kate O Beirne released her no-holds-barred critique of the Ladies in Lavender, Women Who Make the World Worse. Noting that the modern women's movement is totalitarian in its methods, radical in its aims, and dishonest in its advocacy, the book intones, we depend on manly characteristics to keep us safe. Every single one of the dead firemen on 9/11 was a man."

"Automatic rubbishing of men, which is now so part of our culture that it is hardly even noticed. Feminism (she says) has achieved much for women, but why did this have to be at the cost of men. .......We have many wonderful, clever, powerful women everywhere but what is happening to men?.......I was in a class of nine and ten year old girls and boys and this young woman was telling these kids that the reason for wars was the innately violent nature of men. You could see the little girls fat with complacency and conceit while the little boys sat there crumpled, apologizing for their existence, thinking this was going to be the pattern of their lives...... It is time we began to ask who are these women who continually rubbish men? The most stupid ill-educated nasty woman can rubbish the nicest, kindest and most intelligent man and no one protests. Men seem to be so cowed that they can't fight back and it's time they did."

Doris Lessing

The picture below is of a new product that clearly illustrates how misandry has become an accepted part of our society. Its a knife block called All Men Are Bastards, that can be purchased online. If I created a similar item aimed at women or ethnic minorities there would be outrage, but because misandry is accepted in our society it is seen as funny.

 

It is in a similar vein to the popular t-shirt "Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them", which if the word boy was substituted for girls, or Asians, or black people would generate hysteria and outrage with people pointing out how such attitudes create great suffering for those at whom it is directed. But men and boys are fair game and hence we cop the most obscene comments.

 

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Our Mission

To foster true gender equity that will provide equitable access to resources and support services, thereby allowing men to express the fullness of their potential without being restricted by oppressive gender stereotypes that have a negative impact on all aspects of mens lives.

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Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

misandry000@gmail.com

Mailing Address:

PO Box 5637 West End 4101
Australia

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