The Men’s Rights Movement and Violence

The recent shooting of the son and husband of Judge Esther Salas, in which the alleged shooter was a men’s right lawyer with a case in front of the federal court judge, has raised questions about men’s rights ideology. The following is an excerpt from an unpublished piece on male supremacist violence that we are posting here today to provide brief historical context on men’s rights activists (MRAs) and acts or glorification of violence, especially…

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. “Incel” is a term of self-identification used by men who believe that they have been…

CALL FOR FELLOWS

The newly launched Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is now accepting fellows applications. IRMS is committed to exposing and challenging common narratives that provide shelter to male supremacist movements, advancing new theoretical understandings and practical analyses of contemporary threats, and providing resources for media and activists to improve their ability to challenge male supremacism and misogyny. This opportunity is for those who are actively engaged in researching male supremacist groups; connections between male…