Rise of male student support groups sparks row at British universities

guardian.co.uk

After decades of feminism, equal rights and “women-only” support networks, a lower, deeper voice is attempting to make itself heard at some of Britain’s leading universities.

Male students are “manning-up”, setting up men’s groups to celebrate and explore the concept of masculinity amid accusations of sexism and gender stereotyping.

Manchester University has created the first official MENS Society – Masculinity Exploring Networking and Support – despite outrage from critics who claim the existence of such a group undermines women’s ability to speak out for equality.

Meanwhile, at Oxford University the formation of Man Collective – Oxford (MC-O), launched “as a response to the current state of masculinity” has been branded “reactionary and ridiculous”.

Detractors allege they are just a front for macho activities and beer-drinking marathons, but supporters insist they are essential as young men struggle to cope with the pressures of being a man in the modern world.

Advertisements

Recent Posts

Kategorien

RSS News from Mensactivism

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Fathers and Families

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS The Spearhead

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Men’s Rights – Reddit

  • Action Opportunity: Fight The Appearance That Federal Taxpayer Funds Continue To Be Used To Lobby Against Shared Parenting
  • I've seen various images that showcase sexist issues that face men, but never a direct comparison to female issues before. Here's my attempt at such a comparison.
  • 'If you were a man, you'd be going to jail,' judge tells woman burglar
  • Its amazing how quickly feminists understand the wage gap when the tables are turned
  • The overwhelming global reality of domestic violence shelters for men and their children.
  • A 31 million$ plan for men's health announced by the Quebec Health Minister (Translation in comments)
  • Don't want to be convicted of a rape you never committed? There's an App for that.
  • AMA on the "Wage Gap" doesn't go too well
  • Women only train carriages AGAIN being suggested by people who may be Britain's next government 'because women aren't safe at the hands of men'. I will fight this with every ounce of my being if it progresses.
  • Atlanta woman appears to have made false rape claims to justify murdering her lover