Institutional discrimination against males internationally has received more and more pushback. A case such as the Mirko Fischer sex discrimination suit against British Airways in 2010 might have been a turning point in the men’s rights movement – so that men began saying, “I’m not going to take it anymore!” and doing something about it.
Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped gender activists and legislators from expanding their crusade to define universities and colleges as “rape cultures” (empowering Title IX kangaroo courts to deny due process while invading a person’s privacy by legislating how young adults behave sexually). But even here the recent pushback is evident with accused male students winning settlements. This year’s success in a lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine responsible for defamation because of a bogus “gang rape” story in 2014 is just another example. And now the London Zoo is revising its sexist policy that had essentially implied that all adult males were actual or potential pedophiles and disallowed them to accompany children alone in the park. Stay tuned. More is coming.
I am optimistic that significant men’s rights successes could swell the movement and bolster how males feel about themselves. This movement is long overdue – not only in being able to radically change how others view men, but also in being able to transform how masculinity will be experienced in the twenty-first century.