Are Men’s Rights Activists Misogynists?

In a word, no.

The Men’s Human Rights Movement is a diverse group of men and women from all walks of life who are bound by an interest in and concern for issues that affect men and boys, particularly issues that are under-addressed, which is most of them.

Because we dissent from many aspects of modern feminism, feminists have made accusations that this is automatically anti-woman. As you will see below, this is categorically untrue. Sadly, our experience is that this is how many feminists – who should be supporting our efforts – have always operated, by attempting to shame and demonize anyone who disagrees with them.

We invite you to watch the following videos, from three speakers who appeared recently at our First International Conference on Men’s Issues in June. They speak well to the issues we further address in over three thousand articles, video presentations, podcasts and radio presentations at this website.


Warren Farrell, formerly on the board of directors for the National Organization for Women

Erin Pizzey, the woman who founded the shelter movement for battered women in 1971

Senator Anne Cools, who founded the first shelter for battered women in Canada

Interviews by Dr. Helen Smith of Pajamas Media

Here is the entire playlist for all presentations at the conference. It makes it clear that we are a diverse group of human rights activists, not misogynists.

In the words of Clinical Psychologist Dr. Tara Palmatier, who also presented at the conference, “I’d like to point out that I’m the third presenter to speak at the landmark first annual International Men’s Human Rights Conference, the third woman presenter. Wow, we’re an interesting bunch of misogynists. You know, guys, I don’t think we’re doing it right.”