FixedIt: Men’s rights = murder?

Men are in trouble, they really really are. They are the ones mostly likely to kill themselves, each other, womenand children. Men are also vastly overrepresented in incarceration rates, suicide, preventable death, problem gambling, smoking rates, dangerous alcohol consumption levels, drug abuse, workplace fatalities, perpetrators of assault, loneliness, car accidents and homelessness. Clearly men need advocacy, services, research and help to change whatever it is that’s causing such terrible outcomes for so many them. 

Can we all agree though, that more murder is not what men need? That a man who kills people is not acting for “men’s rights“? I mean, is ‘don’t kill people’ really raising the bar too high for men’s rights?

Murdering judges and lawyers is not advocating for men. Hating women is not advocating for men. Railing against (and killing) people who provide assistance for women is not advocating for men.

Men are not going to get the help they so desperately need while people keep confusing advocating for men with acting against women. They’re not the same thing. One is aimed at helping men, the other is trying to harm women. 

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If you would like to know more about how and why the media’s erasure of men’s violence against women occurs, the Fixed It book is out now! Buy your copy here or at any good bookstore. Extracts available on why Fixed It started in The Guardian, rape and other violence myths in The Age/Sydney Morning Herald and the Good Guy trope on my website.

1800 RESPECT
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Phone: 1300 78 99 78
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Men’s Referral Service
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Ph: 1300 766 491
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