U.S. Post-Election Commentary

IRMS experts comment in the aftermath of the election, from the role of masculinity in politics to the strategy behind GOP claims of voter fraud. Dr. Emily Carian: “Men’s concerns about their power and status shape the way they vote. In a previous study, my colleague Tagart Cain Sobotka and I tested the role that threat to men’s group position plays in support for political candidates. Just before the 2016 presidential election, we exposed men to (fabricated)…

Join Us on 3/26: Webinar on “The Red Pill” Ideology

The subreddit “The Red Pill” is perhaps the most famous alt-right forum for men’s “sexual strategy,” a strategy that opposes feminism by forging men into “alpha males.” PhD candidate Pierce Dignam and IRMS fellow Julia DeCook will host a webinar on 3/26 at 1pm EST.  Dignam will review his published research on the forum to shed some light on its origin, what its recent public emergence can tell us about gender inequality in the 21st…

Join Us on 2/26: Webinar on Incel Ideology & Violence

“Incel” ideology (coined by men who identify as “involuntarily celibate”) has gained recent traction within male supremacist online forums, centering the belief that men are entitled to sexual access to women. Since 2014, there have been six successful acts of mass violence in the United States and Canada in some way connected to incel ideology.  Alex DiBranco and IRMS co-founder Megan Kelly will host a webinar on February 26th at 1pm EST/10am PST to discuss…

Call for Papers: Conference on Right Wing Studies/Conference for Research on Male Supremacism

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies (CRWS) and the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism are pleased to announce a general call for papers for a joint conference. The 2nd annual Conference on Right-Wing Studies and Inaugural Conference for Research on Male Supremacism will take place August 5-7, 2020 in Berkeley, CA. Papers on all topics related to the Right as a social, political, or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day are welcome. In addition, there will be a special conference track…

Humanist Magazine Interview with IRMS Executive Director

Last week, The Humanist magazine published an interview with Institute for Research on Male Supremacism Executive Director Alex DiBranco. For the full interview, read here: https://thehumanist.com/features/interviews/exposing-and-challenging-male-supremacism-the-humanist-interview-with-alex-dibranco Excerpt from the interview: SH: Why is the mission of the IRMS so important at this moment in time? What makes it so relevant? AD: In 2018 there were two mass killings by men connected to the “incel” ideology in North America—incels being men who call themselves “involuntarily celibate” and consider…

MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH ON MALE SUPREMACISM

In addition to our fellows program, the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) is accepting applications for emerging researchers on male supremacism who wish to participate in the institute’s mentorship program. 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.…

Neo-Nazi Website Attacks Female Founder of Institute for Research on Male Supremacism

Daily Stormer’s Andrew Anglin identifies as “spiritual successor to [incel mass killer] Elliot Rodger” in screed against IRMS executive director and researcher Alex DiBranco BERKELEY, CA, October 3, 2019 — 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…