FACTOID # 10: The total number of state executions in 2005 was 60: 19 in Texas and 41 elsewhere. The racial split was 19 Black and 41 White.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Men's movement

The men's movement is a social movement that includes a number of philosophies and organizations that seek to support men, change the male gender role and improve men's rights in regard to marriage and child access and victims of domestic violence. Major movements within the men's movement include men's liberation, masculism, men's health, mythopoetic men's movement, pro-feminism, anti-sexism and men's / fathers' rights as well as male victims of rape. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... American Civil Rights Movement is one of the most famous social movements of the 20th century. ... Philosophy (from the Greek words philos and sophia meaning love of wisdom) is understood in different ways historically and by different philosophers. ... A bagpiper in Scottish military clan-uniform. ... Domestic disturbance redirects here. ... Mens liberation is a stream of the modern mens movement, it holds that men are hurt by the male gender role and patriarchy and that mens lives are alienating, unhealthy and impoverished. ... Masculism (also referred to as masculinism) consists of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies primarily based on the experiences of men. ... Mens Health (MH), published by Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA, is the largest circulation mens lifestyle magazine in the world. ... The mythopoetic mens movement is a general style of psychological self-help, largely inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This box:      Mens Rights involves the promotion of male equality, rights, and freedoms in society. ... The Fathers rights movement can be seen as part of the mens movement and/or the parents movement, it emerged in the 1970s as a loose social movement providing a network of interest groups, primarily in western countries. ... This article is about the Male sex. ...


Participants vary in terms of religion, politics and sexuality with a number of women also involved. The movement is predominantly western, although since the early 1990s men's movements have been growing in non-western countries; an example is India, where dramatic rises in false accusations of dowry harassment as cited by the Karnataka judiciary in 2003 "In as many as 44% of these cases prosecution is thoroughly unjustified"[1], bride-burning, and other issues have resulted in large scale false imprisonment of innocent men and their parents, which have in turn provided impetus to a growing men's rights movement. Attitudes vary on issues such as gender roles, human relationships, sexuality (including gay rights), reproduction (including birth control and particularly the abortion debate), work, violence (its causes and resolution) and aspects of women's rights. This article is about the Indian region. ... This article is about the practice of a form of domestic violence. ... In Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Interpersonal relationships. ... This article is about human sexual perceptions. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Biological reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. ... For other uses, see Birth control (disambiguation). ... Issues of discussion The abortion debate refers to discussion and controversy surrounding the moral and legal status of abortion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Violence (disambiguation). ... The term women’s rights typically refers to freedoms inherently possessed by women and girls of all ages, which may be institutionalized or ignored and/or illegitimately suppressed by law or custom in a particular society. ...


According to one view, the development of the men's movement in the United States can be divided into two eras with distinctly different focuses.[who?] According to this view, the men's movement was sympathetic to feminism in the 1970s and 1980s, but that the movement was changed by detractors, who saw this approach as emasculating and misandrist. According to this view, the support of gender equity feminism within the men's movement was generally not accepted by men, though it gained considerable support from women in the men's movement, particularly by single parents raising boys. According to this view, members of the men's movement became more "pro-male" starting in the early 1990s and rejected gender equity feminism, which was seen as politically correct and anti-male (or misandrist). Those who hold this view refer to the perceived rejection of gender equity feminism within the men's movement as the "feminist backlash" in response to the perceived excesses of the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s. According to this view, supporters of the masculist movement generally reject many, if not most, of the philosophical points of the previous men's movement that had supported gender equity. Feminists redirects here. ... Misandry (IPA ) is the hatred of men. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... The feminist movement (also known as the Womens Movement or Womens Liberation) is a series of campaigns on issues such as reproductive rights (including abortion), domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. ...


This view is contradicted by the support of the enactment of a rebuttable presumption for shared parenting, as opposed to a return to automatic father custody, by members of the fathers' rights movement. The enactment of a rebuttable presumption for shared parenting is also supported by equity feminists, but it is opposed by the National Organization for Women. Therefore, another view contrary to those who perceive that a "feminist backlash" has occurred within the men's movement, would be that members of the men's movement continue to support gender equity, while members of the feminist movement no longer support gender equity as they once had. While some feminists and pro-feminist men hold that the men's movement, and fathers' rights groups in particular, seek to entrench patriarchy and oppose the advances made by women in society,[2] members of the fathers' rights movement point out that their proposals for shared parenting help excluded mothers and they disagree that any substantial part of the movement is seeking a revival of ‘patriarchy’.[3][4]
Shared parenting refers to a family arrangement in child custody or divorce settlements, in which the care of the children is equal, or more than substantially shared, between the natural parents. ... The National Organization for Women (NOW) is an American feminist group, founded in 1966, claiming a membership of 500,000 people and 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Patriarchy (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Men's and fathers' rights, masculism

The men's rights and fathers' rights differ in their orientation with men's rights relating more to civil law and civil rights and fathers' more to family law. However, they share some of the ideas of other groups, such as: This box:      Mens Rights involves the promotion of male equality, rights, and freedoms in society. ... The Fathers rights movement can be seen as part of the mens movement and/or the parents movement, it emerged in the 1970s as a loose social movement providing a network of interest groups, primarily in western countries. ... Masculism (also referred to as masculinism) consists of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies primarily based on the experiences of men. ... This article is about civil law within the common law legal system. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Family Law was a television drama starring Kathleen Quinlan as a divorced lawyer who attempted to start her own law firm after her lawyer husband took all their old clients. ...

  • the men's liberationists' view that men's roles are harmful and limiting to men, particularly regarding the failure to enhance nurturing behaviours (and in particular in terms of their relationships with their own offspring), and
  • mythopoetics' idea that masculinity inherently comes with prescribed qualities, roles, responsibilities and privileges.

To some extent they are a reaction (or, perhaps more appropriately, a response) to feminism and there is a tendency to draw attention to feminism for harm done to men and boys through affirmative action and institutions like the family court, etc. The major men's and fathers' rights theorists dispute the proposition that all men are empowered and privileged in society. Some hold that men can be objectified as "success objects", just as women can be objectified as "sex objects" and that a symmetry exists between these roles. The majority of men's rights groups are non-religious and politically neutral, however, a few are linked to conservative Christian and non-Christian political groups. Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Affirmative action in the United States Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity... A family court is a court convened in the UK to make orders in respect of childrens residence. ...


Issues addressed by men's rights advocates include:

  • The general neglect of male issues and the structural oppression of men (such as male depression, the fact men commit suicide approximately 4 times more often than women (although women outnumber men approximately 3-1 in suicide attempts, women's suicide attempts are less lethal), constitute over 90% of the prison population, a majority of alcoholics, drug addicts, homeless people, have lower levels of university attendance and life expectancy etc.)
  • Women's role in and responsibility for family or domestic violence.
  • Family courts' discrimination against men.
  • The correlation between single parent families (ie: single mother families) and an increased crime rate and prevalence of drug abuse in children.
  • The false claims of domestic violence or child sexual abuse routinely put forth by women during divorce proceedings.
  • Ethical appraisals relating to the fairness of child support procedures for non-resident parents.
  • The influence that financial/legal benefits and child support has on women's decisions to leave relationships (although men have historically enjoyed economic benefits from unofficially leaving relationships with women/children (desertion).

Men's rights groups advocate: Domestic disturbance redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Baby mama be merged into this article or section. ... Child sexual abuse is an umbrella term describing criminal and civil offenses in which an adult engages in sexual activity with a minor or exploits a minor for the purpose of sexual gratification. ... In many countries, child support or child maintenance is the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, caregiver or guardian, for the care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated. ...

Main activities include: English law is a formal term of art that describes the law for the time being in force in England and Wales. ... For the general principles, see Residence in English law Shared residency, or joint residency, refers to the situation where the child(ren) of parents who have divorced or separated reside(s) with each parent at different times, and each parent has equal status in law. ... In law, a rebuttable presumption is an assumption that is made that will stand as a fact unless someone comes forward to contest it and prove otherwise. ... In Family Law, residence is an Order of the Family court under s8 Children Act 1989 following the breakdown of a marriage and determining where the child(ren) are to live and with whom. ... In Family Law, contact (or in the United States, visitation) is one of the general terms which denotes the level of contact a parent or other significant person in a childs life can have with that child. ...

  • Providing support and advice for men facing proceedings in the family court
  • Providing information and advice on child support
  • Challenging many feminist-dominated aspects of the mainstream media.

Some people claim that masculism is a different strand from Men's Rights, but often it is referred to as the same.[5] The history of masculism and the men's rights movement is complex, with numerous influences; as such many see masculism as synonymous with the men's and fathers' rights movement (see below). Masculism comprises an inter-related group of social movements to address issues of equality and justice for men, fathers, and boys. While masculist thought has been present for over a century (see, for example, The Fraud of Feminism, written by E. Belfort Bax in 1908 [1]), as a broad social movement it traces its origins to the divorce societies of the 1940s through 1960s. It branched off from a divorce-only emphasis to address broader issues in the mid-late 1970-s as a result of the influence of feminism. Masculism (also referred to as masculinism) consists of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies primarily based on the experiences of men. ...


Whereas feminism questioned the roles of women and girls in society, and highlighted the limitations and disadvantages of those roles, masculism applied analogous methods to the analysis of the male role. There are numerous strands within masculism; there are a conservative "traditionalist" patriarchical strand, a moderate equality-oriented one, and a liberal one which takes a more socialist approach and suggests a larger governmental role in resolving the problems. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Equalism. ...


Significant writers

  • Rich Zubaty
  • Warren Farrell
  • Jack Kammer, author of Good Will Toward Men (St. Martin's Press, 1994) and If Men Have All the Power How Come Women Make the Rules
  • Herb Goldberg
  • Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Richy Roberts, Widely published on the Internet
  • Glenn Sacks US broadcaster and columnist
  • Howard Schwartz
  • Bill Wishart
  • Robert Bly
  • Daniel Amneus Ph.D "The Case for Father Custody"
  • Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D., "Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fatherhood, Marriage, and the Family"
  • Richard Doyle, "Save the Males"

Warren Farrell (b. ... Dr. Herb Goldberg, author of the new book What Men Still Dont Know About Women, Relationships, and Love, previously authored The Hazards of Being Male: Surviving the Myth of Masculine Privilege (1975), related to the formative mens movement. ... It has been suggested that Equity feminism be merged into this article or section. ... Glenn Sacks is an American mens and fathers issues columnist and a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. ... Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926 in Madison, Minnesota) is a poet, author, and leader of the Mythopoetic Mens Movement in the United States. ...

Further reading

  • Kenneth Clatterbaugh: Contemporary Perspectives on Masculinity: Men, Women, and Politics in Modern Society, Westview Pr, 1990, ISBN 0-8133-0992-1
  • Michael Messner: Politics of Masculinities. Men in Movements, Thousand Oaks 1997, ISBN 0-8039-5576-6

Pro-feminist

Main articles: pro-feminism and pro-feminist men

Pro-feminist men see the current model of manhood as oppressive to all: women, children, and men. They feel that men as a class do not take responsibility for their behaviors and assert that men need to take responsibility for their own behaviours and attitudes and work to change those of other men. They often work with feminists and women's services, and may be involved in issues such as men's health policy, the development of gender equity curricula in schools, and the counselling of male perpetrators of violence, including domestic violence. ђЂЖЖж Pro-feminism refers to support of the cause of feminism without implying that the supporter is a member of the feminist movement. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Oppression (disambiguation). ... Mens Health (MH), published by Rodale Press in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA, is the largest circulation mens lifestyle magazine in the world. ... Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economic situation. ... For a curriculum vitae, see Résumé. In formal education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university. ...


They see society and personal relationships as characterised by injustice and inequality, by men towards women and children, while acknowledging the interpersonal relationship problems that arise to victimise men from negative influences by the patriarchal social structure. Justice is a concept involving the fair and moral treatment of all persons, especially in law. ... This article is about inequalities in mathematics. ...


They believe that homophobia and hetero-centrism are key issues for all men. Whether this leads to attitudes which benefit males, while negatively affecting females, is a long-standing matter of debate. A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ...


Significant writers

Kenneth Clatterbaugh is an American philospopher. ... Dr Michael Flood is an Australian sociologist. ... Jeff(ery) Richard Hearn (born August 5, 1947 ) is a British sociologist and one of the founders of Critical studies on men. ... Michael S. Kimmel is an american sociologist. ... Image:John Stoltenberg. ... Robert William Connell is an Australian sociologist who deals critically with culture, media (ruling class - ruling culture) and political hegemony and became widely known for his research in the field of Gender Studies, especially masculinity (Mens studies). ... Michael Alan Messner (*1952) is an American sociologist. ... The white ribbon, as other ribbons, is used by political movements to signify or spread their beliefs. ...

Men's liberation

Main articles: Men's liberation and Gender role

The perspective of men's liberation is that men are hurt by the male gender role and that men's lives are alienating, unhealthy and impoverished. Mens liberation is a stream of the modern mens movement, it holds that men are hurt by the male gender role and patriarchy and that mens lives are alienating, unhealthy and impoverished. ... A bagpiper in Scottish military clan-uniform. ... Look up Liberation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Poverty describes a wide range of circumstances associated with need, hardship and lack of resources. ...


They believe that men are over-worked, trained to kill or be killed, brutalized and subjected to blame and shame. They give attention to the damage, isolation and suffering inflicted on boys and men through their socialization into manhood. A workaholic is a person addicted to work. ... To blame is to hold another person or group responsible for perceived faults, be those faults real, imagined, or merely invented for pejorative purposes. ... For other uses, see Shame (disambiguation). ... Manliness redirects here. ...


They may seek ways to "liberate" men and have some sympathy with pro-feminist views.


Activities include:

An opposing view: Many in the men's movement feel that the proper definition of "men's liberation" should imply freedom TO BE men, not freedom FROM BEING men. Support groups exist to combat or legitimise conditions or behaviours. ... The term mutual aid has multiple meanings: Mutual aid, a tenet of anarchist thought Mutual aid, an agreement between emergency responders Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, a book by anarchist Peter Kropotkin Mutual aid, in social work with groups Category: ... Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living. ... Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living. ...


Significant writers

Steve Biddulph is a psychologist from Tasmania, Australia who has the author of a number of influential books and now speaks world wide. ... Dr Donald E. (Don) Edgar (1936- ) was the Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies. ... Warren Farrell (b. ... Dr. Herb Goldberg, author of the new book What Men Still Dont Know About Women, Relationships, and Love, previously authored The Hazards of Being Male: Surviving the Myth of Masculine Privilege (1975), related to the formative mens movement. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ...

Mythopoetic men

Main article: Mythopoetic

The Mythopoetic men's movement is based on spiritual perspectives derived from psychoanalysis, and especially the work of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, and the poet Robert Bly. It is called "mythopoetic" because of the emphasis on mythology communicated as poetry with some appropriation of indigenous mythology and knowledge (Bly draws on Native American mythology). There is an emphasis on "elder honouring", "reclaiming" fathers, and "unleashing the wild man within", but with an emphasis on the impact of fatherlessness on men's psychological development which is related to their criticism of "soft" men - the victims of militant feminism and single motherhood. With the exception of a few groups such as the Radical Faeries they are generally not politically active as groups, but may be as individuals. Mythopoetic is a neologism from the words myth and poetry. ... Today psychoanalysis comprises several interlocking theories concerning the functioning of the mind. ... Jung redirects here. ... For other uses, see Joseph Campbell (disambiguation). ... Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926 in Madison, Minnesota) is a poet, author, and leader of the Mythopoetic Mens Movement in the United States. ... The term indigenous peoples has no universal, standard or fixed definition, but can be used about any ethnic group who inhabit the geographic region with which they have the earliest historical connection. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... For other uses, see Mythology (disambiguation). ... Developmental psychology is the scientific study of progressive psychological changes that occur in human beings as they age. ... The Radical Faerie community developed in America among Gay men during the 1970s sexual revolution. ...


Masculinity is seen to include deep unconscious patterns and archetypes that are revealed through myth, story and ritual, as supported by theories drawn from analytical or "depth" psychology. Manliness redirects here. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Archetype (disambiguation). ... A narrative is a construct created in a suitable medium (speech, writing, images) that describes a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events. ... For other senses of this word, see ritual (disambiguation). ... Analytical psychology is part of the Jungian psychology movement started by Carl Jung and his followers. ...


There is some overlap with men's rights and men's liberation perspectives.


Activities include:

  • Male mentoring programs (based on the belief that mature males should help boys to become healthy men)
  • Ritual, drumming and storytelling camps.
  • Support groups
  • Attempts at developing curricula for boys' programs in schools.

Mentoring refers to a developmental relationship between a more experienced mentor and a less experienced partner referred to as a mentoree (sometimes vernacularized into mentee) or protégé. // Historical The roots of the practice are lost in antiquity. ...

Significant writers

Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926 in Madison, Minnesota) is a poet, author, and leader of the Mythopoetic Mens Movement in the United States. ... Steve Biddulph is a psychologist from Tasmania, Australia who has the author of a number of influential books and now speaks world wide. ... For other uses, see Joseph Campbell (disambiguation). ... Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph. ... James Hillman (1926- ) is an American psychologist, considered to be one of the most original of the 20th century (Moore, in Hillman, 1989). ... Sam Keen is a noted American author, professor and philosopher who is best known for his exploration of questions regarding love, life, religion, and being a man in contemporary society. ... John Lee is the name of: John Babbacombe Lee, the man they could not hang John B. Lee, a Canadian poet For the British politician, see either: John Michael Hubert Lee, Labour Party member for the Reading parliamentary constituency from 1966 - 1970 John Lee, Baron Lee of Trafford, former Minister... Michael J Meade was a leading figure in the Mythopoetic branch of the Mens Movement of the 1980s and 1990s. ... Robert L. Moore, Ph. ... David Tacey (b. ... Starhawk (born Miriam Simos in St. ...

See also

The Fathers rights movement or Parents rights movement is part of the mens movement and/or the parents movement that emerged in the 1970s as a loose social movement providing a network of interest groups, primarily in western countries. ... Responsible Fatherhood Responsible Fatherhood is a concept that describes involved parenting by noncustodial fathers and represents the antithesis of the concept of the stereotyped “deadbeat dad. ... The ManKind Project (MKP) is a worldwide training and support organization for men. ... A marriage strike is the social phenomenon of men seeking to avoid marriage. ... Mens studies - also sometimes called masculinity studies - is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to topics concerning men, gender, and politics. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The paternal rights and abortion issue is an extension of both the abortion debate and the fathers rights movement. ... Promise Keepers is an international Christian organization for men, based in Denver, Colorado, United States, self-described as a Christ-centered organization dedicated to introducing men to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, helping them to grow as Christians.[1] Promise Keepers promote the view that husbands have a... The seduction community is a loose-knit subculture of men who strive for better sexual and romantic success with women through self-improvement and a greater understanding of social psychology. ...

References

  1. ^ Crl. A. no. 589 of 2003 Decided on 4-9-2003 reported in 2000(1) Karnataka Law Online starting on Page no 560
  2. ^ Dr Michael Flood. The Australian National University National: Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  3. ^ Parental Separation Children’s needs and Parents’ Responsibilities. Families Need Fathers (2004-10-22). Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  4. ^ Fathers Movement or Family Rights Movement, you decide. Menstuff.Org. Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  5. ^ http://www.xyonline.net/downloads/Mensmovements.pdf

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m