Against Men Day?
Stop Violence Against Men Day - which occurs on the first day of
every month - is a day in which people are reminded that violence
against men is just as wrong as is violence against anyone else.
After all, men are human beings too!
Furthermore, violence against men is, and has been, a huge problem
right across the planet - for many thousands of years, spreading
misery among millions of people.
throughout the whole of history have, essentially, been wars against men.
True, most of the perpetrators are men, but any intelligent person knows
full well that any victims of violence are victims of violence; regardless
of who is the perpetrator.
And yet people nowadays seem to think that if, for example, men are
violently assaulted by other men, then the assaulted men just do not count
These male victims are simply swept under the carpet, psychologically
speaking, and they are cunningly disappeared from view.
Indeed, the official domestic violence statistics also sweep them under
the carpet by specifically excluding male victims of domestic violence if
the perpetrators are men.
There is no moral justification for this. It seems to be just a ploy to
hide the true scale of the problem of violence against men.
media organisations such as the BBC bend over backwards to hide the sex of
the victims of just about anything whenever these victims are men, but
they highlight and headline their sex to
an almost embarrassing degree whenever these victims are women.
Men dying from prostate cancer become 'patients', 'sufferers',
'people', 'hospital inmates', 'those afflicted with the disease'.
When men are killed in, say, Iraq, then they are 'Iraqis', ' Americans',
'insurgents', 'terrorists', 'troops', 'soldiers', 'recruits', 'combatants',
'fighters'', 'pilots', 'crew', 'the enemy', the 'allies'.
When men die in mines then they are 'miners', 'excavators', 'workers',
Whenever any victims are women, however, then they are "women, women
Similarly, the appalling levels of violence directed at men throughout the
whole of history is often craftily discounted by pointing out that it is
men who have mostly been at the heads of the powers that have inflicted
And this is true.
For example, the reigning monarchs in Europe for the past 1500 years or so
have been mostly men. And in earlier times, the great leaders of, for
example, Persia, Egypt, Greece and Rome were nearly always men.
But these rulers and their elites have both gained and used their powers
mostly by enslaving and/or slaughtering millions of men.
Indeed, it is mostly through inflicting violence upon men, or threatening
to do so, that they managed to accrue so much power - and to hold on to it
- in the first place.
Essentially, violence against men was the route to power.
(For the most part, and comparatively speaking, the women were mostly left
to get on with their reproductive roles and their domestic chores.)
History provides us with countless examples of men being slaughtered or
enslaved with impunity, with millions of men also being forced into
becoming soldiers in order to serve their rulers; oftentimes also being
heavily indoctrinated with carefully-crafted mumbo-jumbo in order to turn
them into mindless sacrificial drones willing to serve their masters.
Nowadays, in western countries, the situation for men is not so bad.
the vast majority of victims of violence - unjustified violence, that is -
But it is still the case that the vast majority of victims of violence -
unjustified violence, that is - are men.
This issue needs to be addressed rather than ignored.
But while billions of dollars in the western world are poured annually
into campaigns designed to reduce violence against women, there is almost
no money at all to support campaigns to do the same for men, even though
men make up the vast majority of victims of violence; both at home and
And so Stop Violence Against Men Day is just an attempt to highlight this
problem by making people more aware that violence against men is just as
wrong as is violence against anyone else, and that men make up the vast
majority of victims when it comes to violence.
So, please spread the word by, for example, linking to this piece, or by
referring to "Stop Violence Against Men Day" whenever it seems appropriate
to do so - especially on the first day of every month!
(It would also be really good to see a new article every month on this
subject that MRAs can link to. So, please consider writing one - or
producing a video - which addresses Stop Violence Against Men Day so that,
every month, we can draw attention to the plight of male victims of