This month’s GQ is out with an article on the Men’s Rights Movement. I am also among the quoted and photographed. I’m no longer a part of the movement. I left the movement a few months ago because I dropped all labels and am complete with all movements.
I left the movement, not the people.
I am still very much a stand for men’s rights as a part of human rights.
Do not be discouraged by hit pieces. They still bring the communication forward. The focus is in bringing the discussion of men’s human rights to a wider audience and each piece does that. Each piece regardless of how displayed brings questions. Brings another possibility for people to choose from. Ultimately it is bringing knowledge to more people so that they can decipher what is true for them.
There are those in the article that are made the focus, however, the real focus is men being brought into the universal discussion of human rights and men receiving human rights.
As it stands, in the US we -and rightfully so- do not have FGM [female genital mutilation] which is wonderful. However, baby boys do not have that option. It is dismissed under the name ‘circumcision’.
We, the US, funds every year MGM [male genital mutilation] while we fight FGM. All genital mutilation must cease. For all genders.
WHO- World Health Organization pushes male genital mutilation under the misguidance that it reduces HIV spread by 60%: http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/malecircumcision/en/
However this has repeatedly been debunked by doctors: http://intactamerica.org/learnmore
This is just one of the many men’s rights topics that will bring more curious ears thanks to the article in GQ.
So, no matter what, please take try and see it as a win in the discussion moving forward.
Many things have been at first displayed in a certain light before they were received as factual. There is nothing more factual than men deserving human rights.
Everyone, regardless of label or gender deserves to feel safe, loved and have their human rights honored.
We rise, we rise together.