Call for Applications: Training Institute for Anti-Supremacist Grassroots Organizers

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is accepting applications for our December 2022 virtual training institute for grassroots organizers contesting supremacism. In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning of Roe, state-based assaults on reproductive and trans justice, and heightened levels of anti-abortion and anti-trans violence in the United States, this institute will focus on male supremacism and its intersections in the U.S. context.  Male supremacist beliefs underlie the high rates of interpersonal…

Call for Papers: Conference on Supremacism and Authoritarianism

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism is now accepting papers for a December 2022 interdisciplinary virtual Conference on Supremacism and Authoritarianism. In recent years, the threat from antidemocratic movements, ideologies, and politics around the globe has gained increased attention from scholars and researchers. Prominent fields of research addressing these challenges include far-right, radicalization, and extremism studies—yet these threats to democracy and justice also stem from the political center and from groups and individuals that…

Panel Event: Misogynist Incels and Male Supremacism

Our recent report, “Misogynist Incels and Male Supremacism” (published in collaboration with New America), assesses misogynist incel ideology, critiques common and potentially harmful misconceptions, and offers recommendations to more effectively address male supremacist violence. On Thursday, March 18th at 4pm PT/7pm ET, report co-authors Megan Kelly, Alex DiBranco, and Julia DeCook will speak about their findings and recommendations on a panel with experts Sian Tomkinson and Tauel Harper, authors of “Confronting Incel: exploring possible policy responses to misogynistic…

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 The following is an excerpt from an unpublished piece on male supremacist violence that we are posting here today to provide brief historical context on men’s rights activists (MRAs) and acts or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 van attacker’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 unjustly denied…

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…