Equality means equality for everyone.
So, far 2016 has been an exciting year for the Calgary Branch, gender equality, and men’s rights.
We have our executive team assembled, and we are passionate about gender equality (and not just as a dictionary definition). By equality, we mean equality in action and in our everyday lives.
Fairness and justice apply to all people, regardless of color, gender, or sexual orientation. Equality applies to the cis, heterosexual, white men, and it applies to the transsexual, black women.
Calgary CAFE acknowledges the unfair stigma against “Men’s Rights Activist”, aka MRA. One of the members of our administration, Monique, tells her experience of becoming a MRA:
“From what my feminist, leftist elite professors told me at UofC, I thought MRAs were some kind of abusers’ lobby or pro-rape organization. From the selective and out-of-context quotes I got, I assumed MRAs were violent. Instead of statistics and evidence, they evoked the most primitive fears in me. My gender studies courses assigned Andrea Dworkin, Susan Brownmiller, Gloria Steinem, Valerie Solanas, Mary Daly, and other man-hating, violent genocidal maniacs. They thought Loreena Bobbit was a funny joke. Imagine if they laughed at women’s appendages being cut off! My feminist professors seemed to think spreading false information about rape rates (a myth), the wage gap (a myth), and other boogie-man statistics would lead to the liberation of women. In fact, they were spreading cultural marxism, and false information about human history. Karl Marx knew he could spread his ideas if he convinced women of a conspiracy theory known as ‘patriarchy’. Leftist elites fail to mention science and biology, which is a much more reasonable explanation as to why women were historically protected chattel. Feminism plays down the biological role that the men historically played as utility and cannon fodder. Feminism scoffs at the self-sacrifice of our working class grandfathers, great fathers etc.. as they worked in coal mines, hunted dangerous prey, and toiled in fields to feed their families. Working class men self-sacrificed to provide a better life for women and children, only to be slandered by 20th century feminists as monsters. For example, the majority of working class men didn’t have the vote for most of human history. Men were disposable people. The elites convinced working class men to battle, by evoking these men’s fear for their vulnerable women. Men got the vote first because they realized it was unfair that they had to die in battle, with they had no say in the government.
Feminists failed to inform me about the reasonable voices of Christina Hoff Sommers, or Camille Paglia. They used my fear of violence as emotional blackmail, and this prevented me from looking up statistics, facts, and history about gender.
After my research, I think the Urban Dictionary definition of men’s rights is the most accurate, which states that:
MRAs typically point to men’s lower life expectancy in almost every country, higher rates of incarceration, more severe penalties for similar offenses, lower rates of health care spending and health research spending on men, higher suicide rates, higher rates of being subject to violence and murder including by women and when they are children, higher rates of genital mutilation, liability to conscription, higher rates of death at work, various disadvantages in divorce and child support, and higher school and college dropout rates, as reasons why men’s rights should be on the agenda.
I’m a woman, and I believe in equality. Which is why I’m standing by CAFE for equality for ALL of us.”
“I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth,like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” — Andrea Dworkin.
And Christina Hoff Sommers on feminist myths: