*This blog is now defunct. I have moved to A Voice for Male Students. See you there! Thanks for your support. - TCM*

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mission and Values

This post is long past due, and perhaps should have been the first post I made. Better late than never, I suppose. I’m not sure whether many will read it, but I feel it’s necessary to put it out there.

Men: overrepresented among the most brutal,  filthy, and deadly jobs
I am an advocate for equality for men and boys. Some people call me an  advocate for men and boys, an advocate for gender equity in education, or a men’s rights activist (or an MRA for short). My online name is TCM, which stands for “The Common Man,” which is indicative of the focus of the Men’s Movement on the inequities disproportionately facing men and boys at the bottom of society, such as men’s overrepresentation among prisons (~90%), military deaths (98%), suicides (80%), workplace fatalities (93%), homelessness (85%), illness, school dropouts and under-enrollments, and others. My specialization is education issues.

Mission and Values:

·   Educate the public on the issues and needs of men and boys, especially in academic matters.
·   Advocate the ideals of equality and social justice, question the assumptions of traditional gender roles that are limiting and harmful to men and boys, and compliment the current discourse on gender equality.
·   Take a stand against the phenomenon of misandry – sexism against men and boys.
·   Advocate a philosophy of non-violence.
·   Advocate the end of the zero-sum approach to gender equity by stressing that for every women’s issue there is a men’s issue, and that both sexes deserve our compassion and support.
·   Support and advocate – in limited and appropriate measures - civil disobedience in the face of unjust laws, codes, customs, policies, directives, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this blog. Good message. Can you please write another post about what can each person who agrees with your message do?