A Voice for Men

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A Voice for Men (AVfM)
A Voice for Men logo.jpg
Motto Humanist Counter-Theory in the Age of Misandry
Formation 2009
Purpose Men's issues, Anti-feminism
Headquarters Houston, Texas
Region served International
Publisher Paul Elam
Website avoiceformen.com

A Voice for Men (often known as AVfM, AVFM or AV4M) is a United States-based[1] online activist organization and publication that was founded in 2009 by Paul Elam. A part of the men's rights movement, it calls its activism "Men's Human Rights Activism", and is the largest and most influential men's rights site.[2][3][4] Its editorial slant is strongly critical of feminism, charging feminists of being misandrist in their mindset.

To counter what it sees as systemic bias against men, A Voice for Men has created what it claims to be a safe place for men to express their anger, moderating only against threats of violence.[5] Critics of the site believe it is merely a reactionary venue against feminism, espousing the bigotry it claims to eschew,[6] and its content has been described as misogynistic[7] and controversial.[8]

In 2014, AVFM launched a website called White Ribbon, adopting graphics and language from the White Ribbon Campaign, which was established in 1991.[7] It was harshly criticized by Todd Minerson, Executive Director of White Ribbon, who stated that the AVFM White Ribbon website is a "misguided attempt to discredit others" and urged its supporters to "not to be fooled by this copycat campaign".[9]

In addition to radio shows and front page articles, it also features forums. It also features a group called the Judicial Accountability Committee, which seeks to investigate and publicize cases of men it views as having been falsely accused by the criminal or family court system.[10]

Radio[edit]

In March 2011 AVfM launched a broadcasting franchise on BlogTalkRadio.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gheciu, Alex Nino (3 November 2013). "Are Men the New Underclass?". Chill Magazine. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Shire, Emily (25 October 2013). "A Short Guide to the Men's Rights Movement". The Week. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Rekai, Mika (1 August 2013). "Men’s rights attracts angry young men". MacLean's. Rogers Digital Media. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Kelly, R. Tod (20 October 2013). "The Masculine Mystique". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Pry, Alyssa; Valiente, Alexa (16 October 2013). "Women Battle Online Anti-Women Hate From the 'Manosphere'". ABC News. Retrieved 8 December 2014.  warning: includes auto-loading video
  6. ^ Abbey-Lambertz, Kate (29 May 2014). "Controversial Men's Rights Conference Sparks Backlash". Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Filipovic, Jill (24 October 2014). "Why Is an Anti-Feminist Website Impersonating a Domestic Violence Organization?". Cosmopolitan (magazine). Hearst Communications. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  8. ^ McGrath, Charles (7 January 2011). "The Study of Man (or Males)". New York Times. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Jones, Clay (23 October 2014). "White Ribbon Copycat Statement". WhiteRibbon.ca. 
  10. ^ Trotter, Bill (4 April 2011). "Man convicted of raping wife seeks venue change in retrial". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "An Introduction to the Men's Movement". BlogTalkRadio. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

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