Women’s Rights and Men’s Rights Movements
Wikipedia (references below) provides the following descriptions:
“Women’s rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls of many societies worldwide, and formed the basis to the women’s rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others they may be ignored or suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favour of men and boys. Issues commonly associated with notions of women’s rights include, though are not limited to, the right: to bodily integrity and autonomy; to be free from sexual violence; to vote; to hold public office; to enter into legal contracts; to have equal rights in family law; to work; to fair wages or equal pay; to have reproductive rights; to own property; to education.”
“The men’s rights movement (MRM) is a part of the larger men’s movement. It branched off from the men’s liberation movement in the early 1970s. The men’s rights movement is made up of a variety of groups and individuals who focus on numerous social issues (including family law, parenting, reproduction, domestic violence) and government services (including education, compulsory military service, social safety nets, and health policies), which men’s rights advocates say discriminate against men. Some scholars consider the men’s rights movement or parts of the movement to be a backlash to feminism. Men’s rights activists contest claims by feminists that men have greater power, privilege or advantage than women and argue that modern feminism has gone too far and has harmed men’s rights.”
Advocacy organizations (sample)
|National Council of Women of Canada||Canadian Association for Equality|
YouTube videos and articles (sample)
|Jill Filipovic (2016), The Men Feminists Left Behind, New York Times, 5 November 2016||CBC (2015), Men’s Rights Groups – The Sunday Talk|
Atlas topic, subject, and course
Wikipedia, Women’s rights, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_rights, accessed 10 October 2016.
Wikipedia, Men’s rights movement, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_rights_movement, accessed 10 October 2016.
Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 13 March 2017.
Image: Julianne Ross, The 8 Biggest Lies Men’s Rights Activists Spread About Women, at https://mic.com/articles/90131/the-8-biggest-lies-men-s-rights-activists-spread-about-women, (image reversed), accessed 10 October 2016.