In a word… No.
Men’s Rights activists are used to being accused of misogyny, it’s the go-to accusation for our critics everywhere who don’t seem to understand the difference between opposing the ideology of feminism and hating half of the population of the planet. Feminism does not equal women, nor does it represent the views & opinions of all women, it’s merely an ideology and it should not be considered wrong to question it’s dogma. Doing so is not misogyny.
The MHRM is not misogynistic in nature, indeed many MHRAs are themselves women. These women are not merely “supporters” of the men in the movement, they are our fellow activists, just as much a part of the movement as any male MHRA.
If you doubt that the MHRM is not misogynistic, I put the following question to you. If the MHRM is misogynistic, why were the following high profile people, many of whom have also advocated for women’s rights, among those who supported & spoke at the recent 2014 International Conference on Men’s Issues?
Erin Pizzey – Founder of the first Women’s Domestic Violence Refuge in the UK in the early 1970’s.
Senator Anne Cools – The first black female Senator in North America.
Dr. Warren Farrell – Social & Political Scientist, author on gender issues, and former feminist elected three times to the Board of Directors of the National Organisation for Women (NOW) during the 1970’s.
If you’re unfamiliar with any of these people (or any of the other women who spoke at the conference or who are part of the MHRM), I invite you to Google them and take a good look at their writing, achievements, and outlook on life.
The women of the MHRM are often dismissed by our detractors as being delicate, weak & “brainwashed” little flowers who don’t know any better and are suffering from “Internalised misogyny” but I ask you, do any of the women in the above list seem like anything other than intelligent, autonomous, accomplished women? Do they really seem to you to be obsequious or deferential to men, or easily cowed into subservience or abdication of their voices, opinions, rights & freedoms? Or do they seem far more like the strong, outspoken, intelligent women that feminism has always promised women they would be free to become?
I’ll leave you to make up your own mind but there are no prizes for guessing what our opinion is.