I’ve added a new article to A Men’s Rights FAQ.
I’ve just added a new section to this website: Men’s Rights Activist Frequently Asked Questions.
I acknowledge that this topic can evoke as much–if not more–heat than light. What we’re aiming for here, is light. I’m more than happy to accept challenging questions and comments, but disrespectful behaviour will be ignored and summarily deleted. All comments are moderated, not to censor voices, not to create “a safe space”, but simply to maintain an atmosphere of respect between humans. Face it: nobody likes dealing with an asshole. Expect that I might rewrite a comment or question for clarity, or to help it fit in with the flow of the questions and answers.
My aim it to provide as accurate a document as possible so that people of good-will can interact as such.
Just did a GoogleHangout with Ozymandias Ramses II and Ilana.
I very much enjoyed the conversation between two ideology free and good-willed people regarding Sexism, Feminist, Men’s Rights and so-called “Rape” apologetics.
Them’s is good folk.
It’s also the first time I’ve been on air and the first 10 minutes or so I battled 4 cups of coffee and first-timer’s state fright. Ozy is an excellent moderator who not only knows how to pick up at the right moment, keep the conversation flower, but can cover dead space :)
[Later, as I relisten] at about 1:44:00 I regret that I did not have a long list of named men’s issues that men are working at. I’ll be doing a post on the matter soon.
[Later] Here is a list of some of the issues that affect men.
Below are some of the links promised:
University of Toronto protest against Warren Farrell. Warren Farrell protest at the University of Toronto – Full version This is a link to Warren Farrell’s channel. His book “The Myth of Male Power” was the book that helped me gel all the loose ideas and emotions that I’ve had since I was a child.
Founder of AVoiceForMen.com Probably the man who’ll shock you the most, but who understands and expresses the basics of men’s rights from the bottom up.
AVoiceFormen.com. One of the better known Men’s Right’s hubs. It is a place for men to express themselves freely. Bring your appreciation for satire and an open mind. If you disagree with something–participate and TELL US why you think we’re wrong. You might be surprised.
Links to some of the other more important channels that I promised.
I consider these heaviest intellectual hitters on YouTube.
Just some Alberta chick who’ll make your head explode. Smart, saavy, intellectual and spot on.
Abstract intellectual, great at catching cultural presuppositions. She draws purdy pikchures.
JohnTheOther: The guy who really cracked my shell in regards to MHRM.
Other excellent channels
Fidelbogen: Good at philosophy and observing what is. Strongly anti-feminist in flavour.
Johnathan Taylor: A voice for male students
Studio Brule: Video documentarian.
Interested in the 6-7 hour discussion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa91a6GGOu0)? Listen to hit here. Part 1, Part 2. The above is also the show that inspired me to want to speak to Ozy and Ilana.
“Gentle” MRM speakers.
Victor Zen: Smart guy, good speaker.
BillyClement: Billy is impossible to dislike. He simply oozes kindness and generosity of spirit.
Francis Roy: I guess I fall into this category, even though I haven’t put any videos up, yet.
There are many more excellent channels that deserve mention, but these are good, subject-focussed starting points.
For those interested in Men Going Their Own Way.
MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way). Heavy on Evolutionary biology.
MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) excellent at deconstructing societal norms, excellent at deciphering cultural presuppositions.
Thanks to James Huff and Robert O’Hara for their discussion on Vasagel. And you’ve got it right: Safe, effective, discreet and long-term contraception for men is THE game changer.
Once we’ve got it brought to market, the next step is for men to gain reproductive rights (we have none), then I’ll work toward mandatory paternity tests. If the father is mis- or un-named on the child’s birth certificate pursuant to a paternity test, a man shall not be saddled with 18+ years of obligation unless he wilfully and contractually opts in as a surrogate father.
I’m currently taking steps to try to help bring this to market in Canada.
Please see the original post here:
By Jon Clinkenbeard. March 26, 2012, 11:25 AM CDT
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years. A doctor applies some local anesthetic, makes a small pinhole in the base of the scrotum, reaches in with a pair of very thin forceps, and pulls out the small white vas deferens tube. Then, the doctor injects the polymer gel (called Vasalgel here in the US), pushes the vas deferens back inside, repeats the process for the other vas deferens, puts a Band-Aid over the small hole, and the man is on his way. If this all sounds incredibly simple and inexpensive, that’s because it is. The chemicals themselves cost less than the syringe used to administer them. But the science of what happens next is the really fascinating part.
The two common chemicals — styrene maleic anhydride and dimethyl sulfoxide — form a polymer that thickens over the next 72 hours, much like a pliable epoxy, but the purpose of these chemicals isn’t to harden and block the vas deferens. Instead, the polymer lines the wall of the vas deferens and allows sperm to flow freely down the middle (this prevents any pressure buildup), and because of the polymer’s pattern of negative/positive polarization, the sperm are torn apart through the polyelectrolytic effect. On a molecular level, it’s what supervillains envision will happen when they stick the good guy between two huge magnets and flip the switch.
Easier than aiming magnets at your junk.
With one little injection, this non-toxic jelly will sit there for 10+ years without you having to do anything else to not have babies. Set it and forget it. Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
If this sounds awesome for you or your loved one, get the word out. Share this article. Or link. Or this link. Or this one. Or this one. Sign this petition. Do something! A revolutionary contraceptive like this needs all the support it can get.
UPDATE: A lot of people are asking to be kept in the loop. So here’s the clinical trial/mailing list sign-up from the Parsemus Foundation to get further information about this procedure’s development. And again, please fill out the short non-spam petition to get the procedure funded and keep buzz going.