Rocky Mountain MRA has been abuzz with activity in the first half of 2017. Most notable has been the launch of our website and the decision to make our public debut by hosting a booth at Denver PrideFest 2017 on June 17th and 18th.
Denver PrideFest is a popular event honoring LGBT culture that has been held annually since 1976 and draws audiences of 375,000 people. Our booth at PrideFest will be an important step for RMMRA because it will provide us with an opportunity to open a dialogue with a wider audience of people who, in many cases, are already knowledgeable about gender politics and who care about gender equality. This will be our first public event since our formation just over six months ago, and we can't wait to start our journey toward becoming a force for positive change for the issues faced by men and boys.
Preparing for PrideFest has been a long but steady process, and has only been possible thanks to the dedication and collaboration of our members. We have been raising funds through a GoFundMe campaign which has been largely supported by our friends and family, and we've been putting those funds to good use on securing the space for the booth and printing banners and brochures.
Building our website and planning for our PrideFest booth have been RMMRA's primary focuses for the past few months, but we've still dedicated time to our regular support meetings and to having fruitful discussions in our Facebook group on a daily basis.
Here's a small peek into some of the topics and content that have been shared and discussed recently in the group:
The Red Pill, the award winning documentary about the Men's Rights Movement directed by Cassie Jaye, became the #1 Best Selling movie on YouTube on May 1st, 2017.
This was welcome news to the members of RMMRA, especially since our group can trace its roots back to a showing of The Red Pill in November 2016 hosted by co-founder Aaron Mello. The Red Pill is what brought many of us together and helped galvanize members to pursue a better future for men and boys.
The Red Pill's director Cassie Jaye recently gave a presentation at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the video of which was recently released on Facebook. Her speech provided stunning insight into her journey from being a feminist director who decided to film a documentary about the Men's Rights Movement, a movement that she firmly believed was despicable, to her initial obstinate refusal to accept the messages from the men's rights activists she was interviewing, and finally to her recognition of her own biases and acceptance of the messages of the Men's Rights Movement.
The Factual Feminist Christina Hoff-Sommers has appeared a number of times in recent discussions. Her video titled "Do men need to check their privilege?" earned Hoff-Sommers the affection of several new fans in RMMRA.
Christina Hoff-Sommers made another appearance recently in the RMMRA discussion with her interview with the Washington Free Beacon. In the interview, Hoff-Sommers discusses the current state of feminism, its myriad of problems, and the modern feminist approach to men. The title of the interview succinctly describes her view that the goal of modern feminism "is not equality with men, it’s protection from them."
These are just a few of the topics we discuss and share regularly. Our members post content to RMMRA's Facebook group nearly every day, and our door is always open to new members and conversations.
If you'd like to take part in our discussions, join us!
Also be sure to visit our booth at Denver PrideFest 2017 on June 17th and 18th.