16 Nov 2016

Resistance To International Men’s Day

By : This article is about how one gutsy MRA started International Men’s Day despite attempts to shut him down. His name was Thomas Oaster. Thomas Oaster was an articulate and passionate men’s rights advocate. He was prolific in his work with men’s groups, men’s issues, and political advocacy both on and off campus where he taught. He had many fine MRAs around him, men and women who helped to improve the lot of males, but what of the man himself?  Who was he really, and what is the unknown story of how he inaugurated the first International Men’s Day?  The following will be about Thomas Oaster and how he put IMD on the map for all who choose to celebrate the event into the distant future.
In the early 1990’s Oaster’s growing interest in advocating for men (and gynocentric resistance to that advocacy) led him to the idea of creating a globally celebrated International Men’s Day. His goal was to create a platform where the stories of men could be told in their own words rather than being interpreted by others.
In a moment of nostalgia about this dream he mused:
“You don’t get points in men’s groups for flexing your ego, but I’d like it to be known that Kansas City has become the hometown of International Men’s Day because a hometown boy got that thing rolling.”[1]
As you will read in what follows Thomas Oaster, and Kansas City, can indeed now take credit for being the epicenter of a global movement.
The first IMD event took place in 1992 when small groups of MRAs scattered through 4 continents simultaneously celebrated with Oaster in the first celebration. Today, thanks to his vision, there are millions of people in more than 60 countries celebrating IMD. This achievement is remarkable when we consider it took place 20 years ago at a time when advocacy for men and boys was considered unthinkable.

Honest Government Advert - President Trump

thejuicemedia: The US Government just released an advert about Donald Trump's Presidency and it's surprisingly honest and informative.

Mike Buchanan [J4MB] And Others Debate The Ched Evans Case With Kaye Adams

Mike Buchanan: This interview was with Kaye Adams for her show on BBC Radio Scotland. Ms Adams is, needless to say, a feminist, and our exchanges in the past have at times been strained. But on this occasion she was far more cordial and willing to consider the points I (and others) were making. After a lengthy break Adams returned to me at 29:05, just as I was breathless from descending and ascending numerous flights of steps. I really must go to the gym more often…

Round Here

A (Not So Brief) Message To The Anti-Trump Gloaters...

Thunderf00t on Trump breaking his promises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V84zS...
The relevant comment thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-qFc...

Helping Feminists Win The Presidency

By : It has been suggested from time to time that Men’s Rights Advocates (MRAs) should ally with feminists to work toward gender equality. There are some problems with this – such as, any man who speaks in the presence of any feminist is automatically dismissed as a mansplainer – but after feasting on a billion feminist tears from the stinging defeat of Hillary Clinton, in my sobering glee I have decided that allying myself with feminists is the right thing to do in a good faith effort to bring a small measure of healing to this wound that can never stop bleeding.
From my lived experience, my feels and thoroughly checked privilege have inspired me to share some words of positivity, support and inclusion with the hirsute sisterhood in the hope that a future election will smash the patriarchy to create an America worthy of the first woman President.
My humble recommendation is this: don’t change a thing. Here are some woke examples that will illuminate what I mean by this.

  1. Keep breaking your promises. Many feminists who promised to move to Canada if Trump won have already reneged on their word. I think Hillary surrogates Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer and Al Sharpton have already flaked out on their promise of expatriation, and this is a good thing – the last thing Americans want is a President who keeps his or her promises, and by breaking your solemn vows you reassure us all that all feminists are flakes.

J4MB And Man On Fire Cannot Support The (Feminist-Compliant) Men And Boys Coalition

By Mike Buchanan: This morning I received an email alerting me to the launch of the Men and Boys Coalition. We are informed:

The Men and Boys Coalition is an informal but cohesive and mutually supportive network of responsible groups, [as opposed to ‘irresponsible groups’?] organisations, academics, journalists, commentators and leaders who are committed to taking action on the gender-specific issues that affect men and boys.
Wow. The ‘coalition’ is ‘an informal but cohesive and mutually supportive network…’ on the day of its launch. Impressive progress, or fatuous hyperbole? You can be the judge.
So, who is behind the ‘coalition’? Nobody is claiming leadership – what does that tell you? – but the ideological direction is clear from many of the organizations and individual members. They include feminist bloggers such as Ally Fogg and Glen Poole, and radical feminists including Jane Powell (CALM Initiative) and Jenny Garrett. From Garrett’s website:

Jenny’s mission is to transform the world for everyone, one empowered woman at a time. She use’s (sic) her years of experience in coaching and leadership to inspire and motivate people, working with them to deliver career and life changing results beyond expectation.


Max and Stacy address the policy vacuum of the President-elect by guessing what his policy toward fracking might be. If he wants to 'save coal', as he claims, it is fracking (a policy pushed by Hillary Clinton) that hurt coal mining more than environmental regulations. They also look at the false promise of genetically modified crops. In the second half Max continues his interview with Dr. Michael Hudson about what went wrong for Hillary.