a : tendency, trend
b : a series of organized activities working toward an objective.
The Farlex Free Dictionary MOVEMENT
a. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working
to foster a principle or policy: e.g. a movement toward world peace.
b. A tendency or trend: e.g. a movement toward larger kitchens.
The first-wave of the Men’s Rights Movement:
By While slowly increasing its membership the Men’s Rights Movement (MRM) has until recently consisted of various groups or individuals fighting for improved social and legal rights for men. Historically these groups consisted of individual men, or small collectives of men, along with the occasional sympathetic woman, who agitated for corrections to anti-male laws, the reinforcement of men’s right to live traditional or alternative male roles if they so choose, and to challenge the growing misandry that was attacking that freedom of choice via its manipulation of the social and legal environment. The accompanying (and not less important) of its aims has been to challenge the gynocentric customs rooted in mainstream culture which have tended to reinforce sexism.The following is a small sampling of Men’s Human Rights initiatives constituting the first wave, a list that could be easily expanded into thousands of men’s rights initiatives by the dilligent researcher. Bear in mind that although we are talking of a single MRM, it is more accurately defined as the aggregate of separate MRM initiatives: