Documentary that follows a self-described feminist who looks into the Men’s Rights Movement and the backlash to feminism. A couple of these guys are bit fringey, but overall I take the movement seriously at this point. They raise valid points about both feminism as well as the place of men in our society. Major points include the fact that women are sex objects, but men are success objects.
Men comprise 93% of workplace deaths, don’t live as long, comprise 99% of war deaths, get much worse sentences for the same crimes relative to women, circumcision is brought up, etc.
I think the take away from this should be that we’re all humans. We’re all individuals. Life is suffering and we all suffer to some extent. We need to learn to get along. All advantages have another side of the coin. The shitty ways women have been treated isn’t because of an all powerful patriarchy that all men benefit from – in fact many men suffer as a result of this “patriarchy” because it creates gender
roles for them as well.
Perhaps the best point was by a woman who is an MRA who pointed out that feminists are often keen to point out how much words matter, they will also often claim to not be anti-man, and yet the worst force in society (the patriarchy) is named after men.
Perhaps the worst thing I can say about this is that it may have been disingenuous simply because one of the producers is Mike Cernovich – who is a right wing nut of sorts. While the director seems earnest and like she’s really a feminist who is grappling with these new ideas…the fact that Cernovich is involved makes me wonder. Nevertheless the ideas presented are still valid and I think need to be
addressed in our society one way or another. Currently we are ignoring the fact that men have it bad in any way at all. A perfect example of this was a teacher I once had (who was on Jeopardy and was very bright) who once pointed out that men were the ones who died in all the wars, but would always follow that up with “but then again they start all the wars too!” with an implied “checkmate” after
this declaration. I’m sure all the lower class guys dying on the battlefields are happy to march to their death knowing that their penises started the wars so it’s no big deal. JFC.