A Voice for Men
|Motto||Humanist Counter-Theory in the Age of Misandry|
|Purpose||Men's issues, Anti-feminism|
A Voice for Men (often known as AVfM, AVFM or AV4M) is a United States-based 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. 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's satire and social commentary, moderating only against threats of violence. Critics of the site believe it is merely a reactionary venue against feminism, espousing the bigotry it claims to eschew, and its content has been described as misogynistic and controversial.
In 2014, AVFM launched a website called White Ribbon, adopting graphics and language from the White Ribbon Campaign, which was established in 1991. 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".
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.
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