Frequently Asked Questions

 
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I heard the Men's Rights Movement (MRM) supports rape. Is that true?

No. You're probably thinking of rapists.

Isn't the goal of the MRM to force women to be subservient, barefoot and pregnant?

No. The MRM doesn't seek to abridge the rights of women or force them into any particular role. It instead seeks to ensure that men and women are held to the same standards while enjoying the same benefits.

But don't MRAs hate effeminate, gay, or trans men?

Men's rights issues affect all men, whether they are gay, straight, trans, cis, effeminate, or stoic. Men of all political persuasions, religious beliefs, and all walks of life are affected. The roles and expectations placed on men by women, and by society as a whole, have negative impacts on all men. Addressing men's rights issues helps all men.

Okay, but MRAs are just losers and man-babies who can't get laid. That's a fact.

Rocky Mountain MRA is are diverse and inclusive crowd. Our Board of Directors is comprised of both men and women. Members of both sexes are married, engaged, divorced with children, retired, or pretty good-looking college students with charming smiles.

Don't MRAs try to defend and return to the 1950s model of gender expectation?

Ironically, it is men who are held to the 1950s model of gender expectations, while women are held to different, post-modern standards.

It is not fair or equitable to expect a man to provide for a woman who has no-fault divorced him, to take away access to his children, and to threaten him with jail without a single crime being committed. It is not fair or equitable to subject men and women to different standards of justice. It is not fair or equatable to hold men accountable for mistakes that women choose to make of their free agency and choice. It is similarly not fair or equitable to compel a man to pay for a child that is not his, or to force him to pay for a child he did not choose to have.

All of these unfair expectations placed on men would be morally equivalent to the state forcing divorced women to cook, clean, and sexually gratify their ex-husbands at the "rate to which they had become accustomed" before divorce. MRAs do not want to infringe on women's civil rights. We simply want to add men's issues to the gender discussion.

Isn't it true that MRAs are men who are uncomfortable with the success of women and women appearing in traditionally male spaces? Or something like that.

MRAs online today are largely young men who grew up with the pro-feminist messages of the eighties and nineties. They grew up expecting to see women alongside them in school and at work. This does not give them any discomfort.

They are, however, uncomfortable that many women now enjoy legal and societal privileges that are denied to men, and that these privileges have come without the commensurate requirements and expectations that men are still held to.