Most people are very familiar with feminism and the women's rights movement, but many might be surprised to learn that there is also a men's rights movement. Feminism focuses on getting equality for women, particularly in education and employment. Interestingly, the men's rights movement is concerned with these very same issues, only from a male perspective. The people who are a part of the men's rights movement are known as men's rights activists, or MRAs. Many MRAs believe that modern laws have given greater rights to women but have taken away men's rights. The MRAs are fighting to redress the balance.
Although it has existed since 1977, the men's movement did not become truly organized until the 1990s, Both men and women are involved in this movement, and its members are interested in complete equality for men and women. Their biggest concerns are in the areas of media portrayal of men, healthcare, and biased laws.
The MRAs say that the media shows men in a very negative light. In movies and TV dramas, they often play violent characters or criminals. In addition, important men's issue are often overlooked. For example, the media often ignores problems like the higher suicide rate among men and the declining academic achievement of boys. Healthcare issues are also of great concern to the movement.
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