The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism provides in-depth research and timely analysis of misogynist mobilization, ideology, and violence to support media, activists, and other researchers.

Not Serious Enough: How We Approach Misogyny in 2019

From the release of Toronto mass killer Alek Minassian’s police interview, to the U.S. Army warning of the potential for violence at Joker screenings, to Reddit’s decision to ban r/braincels for violating the platform’s new anti-harassment policy, the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) launches during a period of increased attention to the misogynist “involuntarily celibate,” or “incel,” movement.

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Neo-Nazi Website Attacks Female Founder of IRMS

Two weeks prior to the official launch of the website for the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS)–an organization dedicated to studying misogynist ideology, mobilization, and violence–executive director and founder Alex DiBranco was targeted by the Daily Stormer’s Andrew Anglin, a prominent neo-Nazi and white nationalist. Anglin refers to himself as “the self-appointed spiritual successor to Elliot Rodger.”


Call for Fellows Conducting Research on Male Supremacism

We are now accepting fellows applications. This opportunity is for those who are actively engaged in researching male supremacist groups; connections between male supremacism and white supremacism, anti-semitism, and/or religious nationalism (for example, Christian or Hindu nationalist movements); and the attendant dangers male supremacism poses to historically marginalized and vulnerable populations.