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Is the Media Biased for or against men’s rights issues?

Background

Many anti-feminists and (single issue or broad strokes) men’s rights activists consider the mainstream media to be biased against their causes. Coverage of issues predominantly affecting men are often carried out from a pro-feminist angle or derided altogether.

As such, Alison Tieman of the honey badger brigade would like a systematic assessment of mainstream media articles related to men’s rights activists and men’s issues.

Question

Is the mainstream media biased against men’s issues?

Methods

Mainstream news sites in the UK, US and Canada were interrogated for news articles on men’s rights-related issues. This review mainstream news sources (tabloid journalism and ‘middle market’ news sources will be excluded).

The websites for the media sources listed below were searched for the phrase ‘men’s rights OR MRA’ using the Google advanced application.

Mainstream media sources to be searched

UK

  • BBC news
  • The Guardian
  • The Observer
  • The telegraph
  • The Times
  • GQ (UK)
  • VICE UK

US

  • CNN
  • The Guardian (US)
  • The Huffington Post
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • TIME
  • GQ

Canada

  • National post
  • The Globe and Mail
Systematic review

Identified articles were screened and categorized as ‘positive’, ‘negative’, ‘feminist thesis’ or ‘neutral’ by one reviewer (OE).

Results and discussion

A systematic review of mainstream media articles was carried out to assess bias in coverage related to men’s rights activists and men’s issues. We performed advanced Google searches with keywords ‘Men’s rights’ and ‘MRA’ in non-tabloid media sources to identify relevant articles.

Using only hits from the first page of the Google search results, we identified 111 relevant articles in 16 media outlets discussing events or topics related to men’s issues and/or and the men’s rights movement; 39 articles from the UK, 55 from the US and 17 from Canada.

A total of 52 articles were classified as negative with regards to portrayal or support of men’s issues or the men’s movement, 20 were classed as positive and 21 were considered to have provided neutral coverage. Some articles appeared to present a balanced appraisal of the men’s movement but were judged to uphold a feminist bias. For instance, the BBC coverage of the men’s rights movements by Reggie Yeates, portrays Josh O’Brien’s reasonable arguments as extreme. Similarly, in a Huffington Post article, Jess Phillips offers an insincere apology for her flippancy at the prospect of discussing men’s issues in the UK parliament on International Men’s Day. Such articles (18 in total) have been categorized as biased with a ‘feminist thesis’.

UK

On the BBC and BBC news websites, eight articles were shortlisted for review, of which three were found to be irrelevant. Of the five remaining articles, three were considered neutral and two were classed as ‘feminist thesis’. None of the relevant identified articles showed a negative bias towards men’s issues or the men’s rights movement. Of note, two of the three neutral articles were published in 2004 and the third in 2013. The feminist biased articles were published in 2012 and 2016.

On the Guardian UK website, five relevant articles were identified in the search, four of which were considered neutral and one negative. Three of the identified articles were related to father’s rights, two of which were published in 2003. In the article categorized as negative, a clear effort was made to present Fathers 4 Justice as a potential terrorist group without proper analysis of their plight or specific demands.

Results from the Telegraph website showed the most articles with positive or sympathetic coverage of men’s issues. A total of 10 relevant articles were identified of which six were categorized as positive. Interestingly, the remaining four articles were either negative or feminist thesis, suggesting a clear polarisation of opinion from Telegraph journalists. Additionally, two authors each penned two of the four positively biased articles (Glen Poole and Martin Daubney – both known as supporters of men’s issues). The articles classed as containing a negative bias conflated men’s rights activists pick up artists, murderers and ‘Return of Kings’ who are known not to be associated with the men’s rights movement. The single article classified as ‘feminist thesis’ was an impassioned plea by Natasha Devon for MRAs and feminists to work together.

A total of nine relevant articles were identified in the search of the Huffington Post UK website. Of these, three were classed as neutral, four with a feminist thesis, one negative and one positive. In the article deemed negative Mike Buchanan of the political party ‘Justice 4 men and boys (and the women who love them)’ was portrayed as a bully for referring to Sky News presenter Kay Burleigh as ‘pathetic’. However, the video – which is available to view – clearly shows Mike Buchanan referring to her tendency to use personal anecdotes as evidence.

One article was found on the GQ UK website and was classed as negative. This article was entitled ‘Men’s Rights Activists are cave dwelling idiots’.

A total of eight relevant articles were identified on the VICE UK website of which all but one were classed as negative. One article by Alex Brook Lynn was a positive portrayal of the women of the men’s rights movement.

Overall, on UK-specific websites, 39 relevant articles were identified through a google search using keywords ‘men’s rights’ OR ‘MRA’. Of these, 8 were classed as positive (6 from the Telegraph), 10 were classed as neutral, and 21 were classed as a negative portrayal of men’s issues (n = 14, 7 from VICE UK) or having a feminist bias (n = 7).

US

On the Guardian international website, a total of nine relevant articles were identified in our search. Of these, 5 were categorized as negative, 2 with a feminist bias, 1 positive and 1 neutral. The positive article was composed by Ally Fogg, a journalist known to be sympathetic to men’s issues. The neutral article was fair and balanced coverage of controversy regarding the funding of a documentary about the men’s right’s movement.

A total of 20 articles were identified on the Washington Post website, the highest number of relevant articles identified on a news source by our search. Of note, 5 of these articles were published in the 1980s and identified in the Washington Post archives. All these articles were classed as positive. Collectively, they referred to the initial appearance of the men’s movement and evidently, they were published during a period of positive reception of men’s rights activism. Of the remaining 15 articles, 12 were classed as negative and 3 with a feminist bias.

Eight articles were identified on the TIME website, 4 were negatively biased towards men’s issues, 2 had a feminist bias and 2 were classed as neutral. Both neutral articles were penned by Cathy Young a journalist known to be sympathetic to men’s issues. Of the articles classed as negative or containing a feminist bias, efforts to demonise the men’s rights movement specifically were clear and significant.

On CNN, 7 relevant articles were identified, one of which was classed as neutral. No identified articles on the CNN website were classed as positive whereas the remaining 6 articles were negative n = 4) or feminist biased (n = 2).Two identified articles referred to the Elliot Roger killings; in one identified article categorized as negative was coverage of the Elliot Roger killings, his actions were said to echo the sentiments of the men’s rights movement. Another article, classified as having a feminist bias, discussed how the Elliot Roger case had stimulated the feminist-inspired twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen.

8 relevant articles were identified on the New York Times’ website. Similar to the Washington Post, three of the identified articles can be considered separately. One identified article was a letter-to-the-editor penned by Joel Dubow Alexandria in 2005, another was published in 1986 and the third in 1992. These articles were categorized as positive, positive and neutral respectively. Of the remaining 5 articles, 3 were negative and 2 had a feminist bias.

Three articles identified on GQ.com were classed as negative. A quote from one piece by Drew Brown included the following description of Men’s Rights Activists: For those of you who are blissfully unaware, men’s rights activists are basically weaponized douchebags.

Overall, on US news sources and Guardian international, only 8 articles had positive coverage of men’s issues or the men’s rights movement. Importantly, only one of these articles was published after 2005. Positive coverage of men’s issues and the men’s rights movement appears to have been more common in the past, particularly in the 1980s. Six articles were classed as neutral (two by Cathy Young) and a total of 41 articles were deemed to have provided negative coverage of men’s issues (n = 30), or to have had a noticeable feminist bias (n = 11).

Canada

On the National Post website, 8 relevant articles were identified in our search. Results were largely positive in that 4 articles were categorized as positive and three as neutral. Only one article was deemed to portray men’s issues negatively. The article classed as negative referred to the men’s rights website as ‘frequently misogynistic’ with no reference or context. Two of the articles that covered men’s issues in a positive light were authored by Barbary Kay and the other two by Robyn Urback, both of whom are sympathetic to issues affecting men and have been known to question the feminist narrative.

In contrast to the National Post, seven of nine identified articles on the Globe and Mail were categorised as negative. In the Globe and Mail, men’s issues and the men’s rights movement were routinely portrayed as harassers and enablers of murderers.

Conclusion

Overall, 111 articles were identified in our searches through various mainstream publications from the US (n = 55), the UK (n = 39) and Canada (n = 17).47% of articles were categorized as negatively biased towards men’s issues or the men’s rights movement (57% of which were published in the US) and a further 18% were categorised as having a feminist bias. Thus, 65% of identified articles had a negative or feminist-biased coverage of men’s issues or the men’s rights movement. 21% of identified articles had neutral coverage of men’s issues and the remaining 20% of articles provided positive coverage (figure 1).

Figure

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Of the 20 articles with a positive coverage of men’s issues or the men’s movement, 7 were published prior to 2005 (5 were identified in the Washington Post archives). Five articles deemed neutral and one deemed negative were also published prior to 2005. After excluding these articles, only 13% of articles (13 articles out of 98) showed the men’s movement in a positive light and 70% of articles portrayed men’s issues with a negative bias, or through a feminist lens (figure 2).

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screenshot-2016-10-07-at-2-48-49-amAnother important distinction to make is with regards to news source. Only the Telegraph in the UK and the National Post in Canada routinely published articles on men’s issues with a supportive angle. VICE UK appears to make a distinct effort to publish negatively biased articles on men’s issues. No articles published in VICE UK were neutral however, one long form piece by Alex Brook Lynn provided positive coverage of the honeybadgers.

Thus, in recent years, two in three articles published in mainstream national news sources (excluding tabloid) covering topics related to men’s issues or the men’s rights movement in particular, have done so in a negative way or with a strong ideological feminist bias. One in five such articles broach the topic in a neutral manner and only one in 8 articles (predominantly published in two papers only – the Telegraph and the National Post – and often by the same journalists) cover men’s issues in a positive light.

Search Results

UK Searches

BBC

bbc.co.uk

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:12 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:bbc.co.uk – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=bbc.co.uk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=


Just who are men’s rights activists? – BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17907534

BBC Three – Reggie Yates’ Extreme UK, Men at War
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s5h18

Just who are men’s rights activists? – BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17907534/comments

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Equal rights take a back seat
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4305174.stm

Do men need a political party to defend their rights? – BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21789336

BBC Three – Reggie Yates’ Extreme UK, Men at War, Is drunk sex equivalent to rape?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bh38m

BBC NEWS | Politics | UKIP MEP in row over working women
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3912205.stm

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US men fight child support laws
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4789090.stm

Meghalaya, India: Where women rule, and men are suffragettes – BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16592633

Fathers’ rights fact sheet.doc
http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/community/factsheets/pdfs/fathers_rights.pdf

news.bbc.co.uk

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:19 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:news.bbc.co.uk – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=news.bbc.co.uk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US men fight child support laws
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4789090.stm

BBC NEWS | UK | Who’s having lunch with the Queen?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3500836.stm

The Guardian (UK)

95 hits

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 18:47 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.theguardian.com/uk – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.theguardian.com%2Fuk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Militant fathers will risk jail over rights to see their children | UK news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/apr/20/theobserver.uknews2

Fathers4Justice activist accused of defacing Queen’s portrait | UK news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/jun/14/fathers4justice-activist-accused-defacing-queen-portrait

York | UK news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/york/2015/nov/17/all

Geldof asked to save family courts from angry fathers | UK news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/oct/12/children.immigrationpolicy

Stalkers face restraining orders even if cleared in court | UK news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2003/nov/30/ukcrime.immigrationpolicy

The Telegraph

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 18:53 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.telegraph.co.uk – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.telegraph.co.uk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Welcome to the Red Pill: The angry men’s rights group that ‘knows what women want’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/red-pill-mens-rights-anti-feminist-group-who-know-what-women-want/

What’s so funny about a men’s rights debate? – Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11962537/Whats-so-funny-about-a-mens-rights-debate.html

Why today could be a turning point in the history of men’s rights
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/why-today-could-be-a-turning-point-in-the-history-of-mens-rights/

The Red Pill: the movie about men that feminists didn’t want you to see
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/the-red-pill-the-movie-about-men-that-feminists-didnt-want-you-t/

Why are our universities blocking men’s societies? – Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11670138/Why-are-our-universities-blocking-mens-societies.html

How can we help men talk if we won’t talk about men’s issues?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/how-can-we-help-men-talk-if-we-wont-talk-about-mens-issues/

Men’s rights activists have missed the point of feminism entirely – Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11377660/Mens-rights-activists-have-missed-the-point-of-feminism-entirely.html

BBC3’s anti-male coverage shows that men’s issues are still not taken seriously
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/bbc3s-anti-male-coverage-shows-that-mens-issues-are-still-not-ta/

Men’s rights campaigners should work with feminists instead of fighting them – Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relationships/11457901/Mens-rights-campaigners-should-work-with-feminists-instead-of-fighting-them.html

men’s rights activist angry about charlize theron
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/mad-max-fury-road/mens-rights-activists-angered-feminist-movie/

The Times

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 18:57 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.thetimes.co.uk – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.thetimes.co.uk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Free speech campaigners’ plot to give banned voices a stage | The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article4640092.ece

Labour MP defiant in face of social media rape threats | The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4601455.ece

Are we taking sides in the war of the sexes? | The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/feedback/article3689802.ece

Dilbert comic strip drawn into row over fightback by mens’ lib | The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article2970292.ece

Virgin killer was member of ‘male supremacist’ website | The Times
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article4101636.ece

The Observer

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:52 PM

mens rights OR MRA site:www.theguardian.com/observer – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.theguardian.com%2Fobserver&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=#hl=en-GB&as_qdr=all&q=mens+rights+OR+MRA+site:www.theguardian.com/observer

Fathers don’t get to have it all either | Comment | The Observer
http://www.theguardian.com/observer/comment/story/0,,706394,00.html

Why so scared, boys? | Comment | The Observer
http://www.theguardian.com/observer/comment/story/0,6903,882426,00.html

Huffington post (UK)

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:29 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.huffingtonpost.co.uk – Google Search

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.huffingtonpost.co.uk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Mens Rights
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/news/mens-rights/

Kay Burley Perfectly Handles ‘Men’s Rights’ Campaigner Mike Buchanan When He Calls Her ‘Pathetic’
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/03/08/kay-burley-mike-buchanan-pathetic_n_9409372.html

Feminism Is About Gender Equality, So What About Men’s Rights? | Jack Fletcher
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jack-fletcher/mens-issues_b_5792566.html

My Learning From #nomorepage3? That I Should Campaign for Men’s Rights | Anita Nayyar
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/anita-nayyar/no-more-page-three-mens-rights_b_6508528.html

Men’s Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate? | Jo Simmons
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-simmons/mens-day-in-romania-somet_b_9185932.html

The World is Focusing on Women’s Issues While Happily Ignoring Men’s | Claire Meadows
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/clairelouise-meadows/womens-issues-mens-issues_b_3228655.html

Drawing a Line | Jess Phillips
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jess-phillips/jess-phillips-mental-health_b_8447362.html

Explaining ‘Mansplaining’: Why We Are Using the Term Incorrectly | Dr Anna Arrowsmith
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-anna-arrowsmith/mansplaining_b_8677464.html

I Was the Hostess at a Pick Up Artist’s Seminar | Soraya Heydari
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/soraya-heydari/pick-up-artist-seminars_b_7936292.html

Fox News Host Megyn Kelly Thinks New ‘Yes Means Yes’ Is Taking Away Men’s Rights
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/09/fox-news-mens-rights_n_7760798.html

GQ (UK)

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.gq-magazine.co.uk – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=%22men%27s+rights+OR+MRA%22&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.gq-magazine.co.uk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Men’s Rights Activists are cave dwelling idiots
http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/mens-rights-activists-meninism-mra-feminism

VICE (UK)

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.vice.com/en_uk – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=%22men%27s+rights+OR+MRA%22&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.vice.com%2Fen_uk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Men’s Rights Activists Make Millions Because White Boys Want to Feel Oppressed | VICE | United Kingdom
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/roosh-mens-rights-activists-white-men-false-oppression

The Anatomy of a Men’s Rights Activist | VICE | United Kingdom
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-anatomy-of-a-mens-rights-activist

The Women of the Men’s Rights Movement | VICE | United Kingdom
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/video/the-women-of-the-mens-rights-movement-751

A Men’s Rights Group Is Suing Their College Because They Feel ‘Excluded’ | VICE | United Kingdom
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/a-toronto-mens-rights-group-says-its-being-discriminated-against-in-lawsuit-against-university-student-union

What Kind of Person Goes to Men’s Rights Rallies? | VICE | United Kingdom
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/who-do-mens-rights-activists-think-they-are

We Went to a Men’s Rights Lecture in Toronto | VICE | United Kingdom
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/we-went-to-a-mens-rights-lecture-in-toronto

You’re a Pussy if You Think There’s a War On Men | VICE | United Kingdom
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/youre-a-pussy-if-you-think-theres-a-war-on-men

We Spoke to the Campaigner Who Helped Ban Men’s Rights Activists from Toronto Pride | VICE | United Kingdom
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/we-spoke-to-the-anonymous-activist-who-helped-ban-mras-from-toronto-pride

US Searches

The Guardian (US)

495 hits

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 18:39 PM

“men’s rights” site:www.theguardian.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.theguardian.com&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Feminist film-maker criticised for making ‘balanced’ men’s rights documentary | Film | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/nov/11/cassie-jaye-red-pill-feminism-mens-rights

Will Matrix film-makers coming out as women turn off men’s rights activists? | Film | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/10/the-matrix-wachowski-siblings-men-rights-activists

Row after University of York cancels International Men’s Day event | Education | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/nov/17/row-after-university-of-york-cancels-international-mens-day-event

A scientist’s view: equality, feminism and men’s rights | Andrew Holding | Science | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/science/the-lay-scientist/2013/jul/16/feminism

The ‘Man-O-Sphere’ is outraged about Mad Max? Hand me my popcorn! | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/15/the-man-o-sphere-is-outraged-about-mad-max-hand-me-my-popcorn

Feminism doesn’t mean a battle of the sexes, but a common goal for all | Life and style | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2015/mar/27/feminism-battle-sexes-womens-rights-men

International Men’s Day: the seeds of a new movement | Ally Fogg | Opinion | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/nov/19/international-mens-day

The everyday fear of violence every woman has to cope with| Eva Wiseman | Life and style | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/01/mens-rights-internet-forums-distance-from-misogynist-mass-murder

Swallowing the Red Pill: a journey to the heart of modern misogyny | Technology | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/14/the-red-pill-reddit-modern-misogyny-manosphere-men

Nick Loeb, Sofia Vergara and the men’s rights movement: can you ask someone to parent against their will? | World news | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/06/nick-loeb-sofia-vergara-embryos-parents

The New York Times

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:21 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.nytimes.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.nytimes.com&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Women’s Bodies, Men’s Rights – The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/02/opinion/womens-bodies-mens-rights-841129.html?_r=0

The Fathers’ Rights Movement Undermines Victims of Domestic Violence – NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/06/13/fathers-rights-and-womens-equality/the-fathers-rights-movement-undermines-victims-of-domestic-violence

Battered Men Sounding Equal-Rights Battle Cry – NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/20/us/battered-men-sounding-equal-rights-battle-cry.html?pagewanted=all

Men’s Studies Redux: Readers Respond to a Master’s Program in Masculinity – The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/08/10/style/masculinity-redux-readers-respond.html

BATTLE OF SEXES, WAR OF WORDS – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/13/style/battle-of-sexes-war-of-words.html

When the Internet’s ‘Moderators’ Are Anything But – The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/magazine/when-the-internets-moderators-are-anything-but.html

The Year in Weird Contentions – The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/magazine/the-year-in-weird-contentions.html

‘Angry White Men,’ by Michael Kimmel – The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/books/review/angry-white-men-by-michael-kimmel.html

Washington post

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:25 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.washingtonpost.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.washingtonpost.com&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

[All sites on first page are relevant – but subscription required for full paper review]

Huffington post (US)

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:32 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.huffingtonpost.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.huffingtonpost.com&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

This Avengers Parody Comic Perfectly Illustrates The Absurdity Of ‘Men’s Rights’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/11/mens-rights-avengers-comic_n_7561344.html

Misogynist Who Says He’s Not A Men’s Rights Activist Doesn’t Want You To See ‘Mad Max’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/mens-rights-activists-mad-max_n_7276144.html

Mens Rights Activists
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/mens-rights-activists/

Mens Rights
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/mens-rights/

Men’s Rights Movement Sees Resurgence Among Millennial Males
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/15/mens-rights-millennial-males-canada_n_3061876.html

Controversial Men’s Rights Conference Sparks Backlash
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/mens-rights-conference_n_5405300.html

The Men’s Rights Movement And The Women Who Love It
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/the-mens-rights-movement-_n_5667982.html

‘Legal Rape’ Advocates Cancel Pro-Men Meet-Ups For Fear Of Their Safety
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/legal-rape-advocates-cancel-pro-men-meet-ups-for-fear-of-their-safety_us_56b3698fe4b01d80b2454002

How Men’s Rights Leader Paul Elam Turned Being A Deadbeat Dad Into A Moneymaking Movement – BuzzFeed News
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/06/how-mens-rights-leader-pa_n_6631778.html

Mad Men: Inside The Men’s Rights Movement — And The Army Of Misogynists And Trolls It Spawned

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/02/mad-men-inside-the-mens-r_n_6594524.html

TIME

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:35 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:time.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=time.com%7F&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

What I Learned as a Woman at a Men’s-Rights Conference | TIME
http://time.com/2949435/what-i-learned-as-a-woman-at-a-mens-rights-conference/

The Toxic Appeal of the Men’s Rights Movement | TIME
http://time.com/134152/the-toxic-appeal-of-the-mens-rights-movement/

Men’s Rights Activists Didn’t Like Lena Dunham’s SNL Skit That Made Fun of Men’s Rights Activists | TIME
http://time.com/18102/mens-rights-activists-didnt-like-lena-dunhams-snl-skit-jewelry-party-reddit/

Ironic Misandry: Why Feminists Pretending to Hate Men Isn’t Funny | TIME
http://time.com/3101429/misandry-misandrist-feminist-womenagainstfeminism/

The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence | TIME
http://time.com/2921491/hope-solo-women-violence/

A Better Feminism for 2015 | TIME
http://time.com/3651057/a-better-feminism-for-2015/

Paternity Leave and Why Men Need Feminism Too | TIME
http://time.com/2853080/fathers-day-gift-paternity-leave-feminism-for-men/

Breaking Good: How Fargo Changed Cable’s Antihero Game | TIME
http://time.com/2857735/fargo-review-antiheroes-good-evil/

CNN

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:40 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.cnn.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.cnn.com&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Men’s rights activists boycott ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ – CNN.com
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/15/entertainment/mad-max-fury-road-boycott-mens-rights-thr-feat/

Why one activist thinks we need a men’s movement – CNN.com
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/19/living/mens-movement-kevin-powell-feat/

#EndViolenceAgainstWomen outs trolls online – CNN.com
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/04/asia/endviolenceagainstwomen-australian-trolling-campaign/

California killer’s misogynist rants inspire #YesAllWomen – CNN.com
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/26/us/yesallwomen-tweets/

Female emojis: Sexist and harmful to girls? – CNN.com

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/02/health/female-emojis-stereotypes-likeagirl/

CNN.com – Anderson Cooper 360° Blog
http://edition.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/blog/2006/03/debating-roe-vs-wade-for-men.html

Killer Elliot Rodger’s rants inspired #YesAllWomen tweets – CNN.com
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/27/living/california-killer-hashtag-yesallwomen/

Zuckerberg’s important message on miscarriage – CNN.com
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/05/opinions/abbott-declercq-pregnancy-loss/

GQ (US)

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.gq.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=%22men%27s+rights+OR+MRA%22&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.gq.com&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

What Kind of Man Joins the Men’s Rights Movement? | GQ
http://www.gq.com/story/mens-rights-activism-the-red-pill

Boycott Mad Max, Says Angry Guy Who Hasn’t Seen the Movie | GQ
http://www.gq.com/story/mra-calls-for-mad-max-boycott

Gone Girl’s Girl Problem | GQ
http://www.gq.com/story/gone-girls-girl-problem

VICE (US)

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.vice.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=%22men%27s+rights+OR+MRA%22&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.vice.com%2Fen_uk&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=#hl=en-GB&as_qdr=all&q=%22men%27s+rights+OR+MRA%22+site:www.vice.com

I Infiltrated a Men’s Rights Group | VICE | United States
http://www.vice.com/read/i-infiltrated-a-mens-rights-group

Why Libertarians and MRAs Sound the Same When They Talk About Feminism | VICE | Canada
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/why-libertarians-and-mens-right-activists-sound-the-same-when-they-talk-about-feminism-398

What Happens When a Men’s Rights Organization Throws a Music Festival in Toronto? It Gets Cancelled | VICE | Canada
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/what-happens-when-a-mens-rights-music-festival-comes-to-town-it-gets-cancelled

Canada

National Post

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:43 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.nationalpost.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.nationalpost.com&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Robyn Urback: Student union brands men’s rights groups as ‘hateful’ clubs that ‘justify sexual assault’
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/author/blog.html?b=fullcomment.nationalpost.com/m/m/2013/05/31/robyn-urback-student-union-brands-mens-rights-groups-as-hateful-clubs-that-justify-sexual-assault

Are men oppressed? Male rights activists maligned as ‘sexists’ fight to have movement recognized on campus
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/author/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/news/canada/are-men-oppressed-male-rights-activists-maligned-as-sexists-fight-to-have-movement-recognized-on-campus

www.nationalpost.com/m/news/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/14/torontos-first-mens-centre-aware-it-might-ruffle-feathers-but-insists-it-isnt-a-simple-mens-rights-association
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/news/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/14/torontos-first-mens-centre-aware-it-might-ruffle-feathers-but-insists-it-isnt-a-simple-mens-rights-association

Robyn Urback: Why, exactly, is it OK to discriminate against men’s groups on campus?
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/author/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/m/m/m/m/m/full-comment/robyn-urback-why-exactly-is-it-ok-to-discriminate-against-mens-groups-on-campus

Men’s issues group taking Ryerson University’s student union to court over club status | National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/mens-issues-group-taking-ryerson-universitys-student-union-to-court-over-club-status

Barbara Kay: Calling all male bashers
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/author/blog.html?b=fullcomment.nationalpost.com/m/m/2013/06/05/barbara-kay-calling-all-male-bashers

The end of the gender wars
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=07ac8a51-13ed-48a8-adbe-b016bc3e7678

Barbara Kay: Ryerson drags men’s issues group through the wringer
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/tag/blog.html?b=fullcomment.nationalpost.com/m/m/2014/02/04/barbara-kay-ryerson-drags-mens-issues-group-through-the-wringer

Leading expert on ‘maleness’ comes to Toronto to support ‘men’s centre’
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/tag/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/m/m/2013/06/11/lionel-tiger-mens

An Embattled Champion Of Male Values
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=afa74692-d935-4240-8a37-5c325ddc62be&p=1

Globe and Mail

URL list from Wednesday, May. 11 2016 19:48 PM

“men’s rights OR MRA” site:www.theglobeandmail.com – Google Search
https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&as_q=&as_epq=men%27s+rights+OR+MRA&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=www.theglobeandmail.com&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=

Leah McLaren: How men’s rights groups are distorting the debate about equality – The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/leah-mclaren-are-men-really-the-victims/article23426535/

Ryerson men’s issues group says students’ union shutting out male voices – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/ryerson-mens-issues-group-says-student-union-shutting-out-male-voices/article27180128/

Toronto Pride rejects men’s rights group’s bid to march in parade – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-pride-declines-groups-application-to-participate-in-parade/article24921621/

Concert organized by men’s rights group cancelled – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/concert-organized-by-mens-rights-group-cancelled/article18917350/

Mascara and men’s rights – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/letters/mascara-and-mens-rights/article709656/

The growing plight of the middle-aged white man – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/career-advice/life-at-work/the-growing-plight-of-the-middle-aged-white-man/article27726261/

BuzzFeed writer’s harassment just the latest example of why Twitter is broken for women – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/harassment-of-buzzfeeds-koul-shows-how-twitter-is-broken-for-women/article28845004/

Why are anti-feminist posters going up in Saskatoon and Edmonton? – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/why-are-anti-feminist-posters-going-up-in-saskatoon-and-edmonton/article13319742/

Petition launched in support of ‘manspreading’ on TTC – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/petition-launched-in-support-of-manspreading-on-ttc/article22218545/

When killers target women, why do moderate men stand silent? – The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/when-killers-target-women-why-do-moderate-men-stand-silent/article18843166/

Obaro E

Obaro E

In my 20s, I was a contrarian. While studying for my PhD in neuroscience, I learned to defend opinions and ideas based on empirical evidence. And on social media I would make mildly controversial arguments for entertainment and all my friends would laugh, join in, debate and have fun and we would all 'shake hands' afterwards and get on with our lives... that is until around 2012 when I argued against feminism...
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Obaro E

In my 20s, I was a contrarian. While studying for my PhD in neuroscience, I learned to defend opinions and ideas based on empirical evidence. And on social media I would make mildly controversial arguments for entertainment and all my friends would laugh, join in, debate and have fun and we would all 'shake hands' afterwards and get on with our lives... that is until around 2012 when I argued against feminism...

  • Gyor

    The most circulated paper in Canada is the Toronto Star, which despite the name and focus on Toronto, is a nationl news paper.

  • Rarar

    That is the most thorough thing I have ever seen on this site, and that includes the article about men being raped we just had.

    Have you guys seen South Park recently? The last episode had what basically amounts to MRAs led by Butters staging a half naked ‘dicks out’ protest against a feminist boycott of, well, boys. I have to wonder if that is not a reference to Feminists baring the other half in protest.

  • Rarar

    If you want another large source that routinely craps on men and mens’ issues, look no further than Cracked, who will go out of their way to have almost daily sob stories about women that disregard and dis-include male victims, as well as heated attacks on Mens’ Human Rights groups. Generally, their tactics are just pure slander.

  • They Live

    I like how it separates negative from feminist bias, and how the feminist bias is represented in both cases to be about 20%, which fits with 1 in 5 women in the UK identifying as such.

  • Joshua Lewis

    I have filed a lawsuit with the state of North Dakota and a judge for violating my civil, constitutional, and parental rights. The local media has all been informed and not one of them will even write a story. It’s definitely biased. I guess the still use the mantra “If you can’t say something good about someone then don’t say anything”. Of course that saying only prefers to mothers.