Suzanne Venker, author of ‘The War on Men’ weighs in on the 2014 International Conference on Men’s Issues.
VICE video and article on the Honey Badgers at the Conference on Men’s Issues
“There is very little willingness on the part of gender feminists to engage in real debate,” said Kristal Garcia, a Honey Badger who has had irreparable rifts with several friends over her involvement in men’s rights.
The International Men’s Issues Conference 2014: An Astounding Event – Tom Golden
The consistent theme that was heard repeatedly during the event was that the old narrative is woefully inadequate and is being replaced with a new one that extends greater compassion and choice to everyone, not just a select few.
A kinder, gentler turn to the gender wars? – Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Men and women need to discuss gender issues. One can’t hear what the other doesn’t say.
My Experience at the First International Men’s Conference So Far – Helen Smith
The only concern? The media that was present.
The Detroit Conspiracy: International Conference on Men’s Issues – Studio Brule
After hearing these well-researched, insightful lectures, it would take a special kind of willful ignorance to deny that the serious issues facing men, boys, and women and families were at least partly, if not entirely, created by decades of feminists promoting an image of men as violent and dangerous to women and families.
Men: We need their strength, but ignore their pain – Barbara Kay
Disposability! Yes, that is how we see boys and men. And there was not a single issue raised at the conference, where the iniquities described could not be traced to that general assumption.
The Secret Agenda of the Men’s Rights Movement Exposed – Baldwin Bravo
As I see it, there is indeed an agenda, but it’s not among the MRAs. It is among gender supremacists and radical feminists: an organized and intentional attempt to demonize those who advocate for men and boys.
Conference Reflections: A Young Woman Becomes an MRA – Ellen A. Fishbein
This wasn’t the MRM I’d read about—this was a joining of ideas that made me, a graduate student, salivate. I realized that the MRM loves women more than feminism loves men.
NCFM VP responds to criticism about MRA’s and the conference – Marc Angelucci
A Voice For Men did an excellent job of responding to each of the reactionary writers. But I’d like to add my own response to their argument, commonly directed at MRAs, that feminism is not responsible for any discrimination against men.
Here are some of the presentations, the press conference, and a TV interview:
Canadian Senator Anne Cools
Senator Anne Cools looks at the history of the law and demolishes myths about men and women and how they were treated historically under the law.
Erin Pizzey on her history with the women’s movement, and confronting violence in general.
Dr. Tara Palmatier
Dr. Tara Palmatier was grossly mischaracterized by Jessica K. Roy of Time magazine. Here’s what she really said and what her presentation and slides were really about.
Barbara Kay takes on crazed statistics and infantilizing beliefs about women caused by feminism which winds up demonizing men in a lovely “continuum.” This one was quote-mined almost as bad as Dr. T’s presentation.
Tom Golden gives a fantastic presentation on the way men – most men – process their emotions and heal from injury and grief, and how society neither recognizes nor respects it. Powerful and moving.
Anger is a valid emotion and part of the spectrum of emotions men should be allowed to express. And we live in a world where blue collar, working men, homeless men, and men in need of help are often invisible.
Warren Farrell on the need for compassion for boys and men, and the need for a gender transition movement.
Karen (Girl Writes What) explains why in her view feminism, going all the way back to Seneca Falls, has always been anti-male, and why she rejects the philosophy period.
Carnell Smith of PaternityFraud.com talks about how paternity fraud is a serious issue for men all over the world.
The “Best Interests of the Child” is based on horrendously out of date, terrible research that isn’t in the best interests of children at all, most of the time.
This is the reason for veteran suicides: Broken families and broken homes. Very moving presentation!
The Press Conference They Didn’t Want You to See
Dr. Helen Smith Interviews Paul Elam (A Voice for Men), Dr. Tara Palmatier (Shrink4Men) and Jonathan Taylor (A Voice for Make Students) at the International Conference on Men’s Issues