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A Voice for Men
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Description Weblog
Slogan Humanist Counter-Theory in the Age of Misandry
Available language(s) English
Launched June 14, 2010
Current status active
More info
Owner Paul Elam
URL avoiceformen.com
Twitter @AVoiceForMen

A Voice for Men (short AVfM) was established in 2009 as a platform for men's advocates and as an advocacy arm for the men's human rights movement. Since then it has played a pivotal role in changing the cultural narrative in matters of gender and sexual politics.

Headed by CEO Paul Elam, AVfM is the largest advocacy group of its kind with a staff of dozens of volunteer advocates on four continents, publishing literature on men's issues in nine languages.

In 2014 AVFM hosted the first International Conference on Men's Issues in Detroit, Michigan. The event featured a lineup of esteemed speakers from across the planet addressing a comprehensive list of issues affecting modern men and boys.

In 2017 AVfM hosted the third International Conference on Men's Issues in Gold Coast, Australia.

AVfM considers itself an activist publication with branches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Romania, Sweden, United States, India and is still growing.

Mission statement

Quote: «The Men's Human Rights Movement (MHRM) is a complicated and often misunderstood social phenomenon. We address a wide variety of issues that affect men and boys - and ultimately women, as well as the culture as a whole. Additionally, there is a great deal of disinformation about this movement on the internet and in the mainstream media.

With that in mind, we suggest some or all of the following reading materials, as a simple mission statement is not sufficient to fully explain our purpose and objectives.»[1]

Quotations

Quote: «We have no formal links with the site, but we've long been impressed by the quality of the materials they publish, and we've been vocal in our support. [...]

AVfM is by far the most popular, the most visited men's advocacy site on the internet, and with good reason. The site relentlessly and fearlessly tells the unvarnished truth about assaults on men's and boys' interests across the world, and ruthlessly exposes the lies told by gender feminists.

The prime tactic used by AVfM's enemies to dissuade people from visiting the site is to claim that the people running the site, and those submitting materials, and commenters, are misogynists. Nothing could be further from the truth, but don't take our word for it. We recommend you subscribe for a month, and make up your own mind. We've been making that recommendation to people for almost a year, and not one person has said to us after a month that they've found the site to be misogynistic. Almost all have found it an eye-opening experience and they continue to subscribe, read, watch, and listen to the truth.

As further evidence that the people running the site aren't misogynistic, AVfM frequently publishes pieces and links to videos from anti-feminist women - Honey Badgers'. These women mainly hail from the United States, Canada, and the UK.» - j4mb[2]

Quote: «AVFM is over. It's slowly becoming not just a clone of the Dickless Mangina Project but also a male version of Hooking Up Stupid. Fortunately, the future of anti-feminism does not depend on AVFM or old men like Paul Elam or Obsidian - The Black Pill[3]

Statements

The mainstream media keeps referring to violent men with alleged links to the men's rights movement. If you listen carefully you will often hear violent men being called MRAs by the media after an attack. As more information becomes available they may drop this but they will never acknowledge the lie that they propagated.

This happened with Alek Minassian[ext] who drove a truck down a sidewalk in Toronto[wp], Canada in 2018, killing 10 and injuring 16. He had no connection to the men's rights movement, but that didn't matter. The slur was made anyway by the Fourth Estate.

Anders Breivik[wp], who perpetrated mass murder on an island in Sweden[wp] in 2011 was claimed, without any evidence, to be an MRA by The Good Men Project[wp].[4]

One particularly egregious example was that of Elliot Rodger who, despite no known links to the men's rights movement, is still routinely called an MRA[ext]. Rodger, of course, is infamous following a massacre in California[wp] in 2014.

Today it is Roy Den Hollander[ext]. Den Hollander is alleged to have killed one man, seriously injured another, and may yet be implicated in the murder of a third but as expected the mainstream media is making it all about misogyny.


Den Hollander wrote one article for A Voice for Men (AVfM), which was published on October 24, 2010 - nearly ten years ago. A quote from this one article has been widely circulated in the media as it attempts to link AVfM to violence. The mainstream media focuses on the mention of firearms. This quote though is perhaps more telling than they realise, for it expresses the pessimistic view that Den Hollander already had of the men's movement all those years ago:

Quote: «The future prospect of the Men's Movement raising enough money to exercise some influence in America is unlikely. But there is one remaining source of power in which men still have a near monopoly-firearms. At some point, the men in this country will take the Declaration of Independence literally:

"[W]hen a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security."»

More recently Den Hollander published a manifesto[ext] in which he has made clear his position on the men's rights movement:

Quote: «I don't belong to that group of wimps and whiners. They're trying to win back their rights by acting like girls instead of men.

Most men's rights advocates act like little girls and behave largely as the Feminists tell them to. You can identify them by the politically correct lingo they use and their copying of Feminists tactics by simply changing the sex. For example, "A woman is more likely to physically attack a guy than vice versa." True, but who cares, unless she's behind the wheel of a Mercedes Benz. Even if she has a gun, most girls can't shoot straight anyway, so unless it's a shotgun, she'll miss.

In one of my martial arts class, one Senshi always told us don't hit the girls and I don't. I let them hit me, which rarely hurts, unless it's low.

What the men's righters don't understand is that girls have different weapons for causing evil, such as fraud and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.»

Very clearly AVfM (and the wider men's rights movement) is going in one direction and Den Hollander was going in another. He was no MRA - he said so himself. It took AVfM about 30 seconds to find this information in Den Hollander's manifesto, so we must presume that the mainstream media found this too and are thus lying when they refer to Den Hollander as an MRA.

Den Hollander reached out to an allied organisation in March 2020 to express interest in assisting with a project that was being jointly worked on with AVfM. A discussion ensued on an internal AVfM channel and Paul Elam offered the following comment about Den Hollander:

Quote: «Roy Den has a few screws loose. NCFM won't touch him. I had to reject an article from him he wanted to publish with us, "The best way to preserve men's rights is with a gun."», March 26, 2020

NCFM refers to the National Coalition for Men.

Every movement has its ideologues and extremists. What's important is how they are dealt with. The many extremist feminist leaders are well known and listing them is beyond the scope of this article. In feminism, extremists tend to percolate to the top. Feminism thus selects for extremism whereas the men's rights movement selects against it. The MRM pushes extremists to the side, and that's what happened to Roy Den Hollander. But that won't matter to the mainstream media, who will continue to peddle their lies.

References

  1. A Voice for Men: Mission Statement
  2. Justice for Men and Boys: A Voice for Men
  3. AVFM Hasn't Gotten As Bad As You Think, The Black Pill on January 10, 2015]
  4. Hugo Schwyzer[wp]: Anders Breivik, Anti-Feminist MRA?, The Good Men Project[wp] on July 24, 2011
  5. Robert Brockway: Of Angry Men and Misinformation, A Voice for Men on July 21, 2020

See also

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