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Because it’s 2015 is a resource that explores men’s issues and gender equality from an egalitarian but non-feminist perspective. The central piece is the Non-Feminist FAQ, which goes into detail explaining why so many people reject feminism. Other pages document and demonstrate men’s issues, or provide additional criticisms of various aspects of feminism (and the broader “social justice” movement).

Men’s Issues:

  1. “The Future is Female”: The Bleak Outlook for Male Employment and Education
  2. Sexual Double Standards for Men? Player, Virgin, Creep, Objectifier
  3. Institutional Sexism Against Men in the Justice System
  4. Men’s Lives Matter Less? “Among the Dead Were Women and Children”
  5. Paternity Fraud as a Violation of Men’s Reproductive Rights?
  6. Title IX and Low Standards of Evidence for Campus Sexual Assault
  7. “Yes, Dear”: Henpecked Husbands and One-Sided Relationship Dynamics
  8. Spotlight on: Men’s Suicide Rates
  9. Defining, Demonstrating, and Understanding Male Disposability
  10. The Legal Paternal Surrender FAQ
  11. Methods for Downplaying or Side-Stepping Violence Against Men

Feminism and Social Justice:

  1. Radical Feminism Is Not Fringe Feminism
  2. Horseshoe Theory: Social Justice Left on Men, Alt-Right on Jews and Blacks
  3. “Sexist! Racist! Homophobe!” Political Correctness and Illegitimate Speech
  4. A Look at One Feminist’s Critique of Wikipedia, Verifiability, and Objectivity
  5. Why I Reject the Term “Patriarchy”
  6. Social Justice’s Punching Bags: Men, White People, Straight People
  7. The Oppressor/Oppressed Dichotomy in Gender and Beyond
  8. “Homophobia: The Fear That Another Man Will Treat You Like You Treat Women”
  9. A Non-Feminist FAQ

Where does the name come from? It’s a tongue-in-cheek reference to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (a vocal feminist) and his one-liner explaining the gender parity in his cabinet picks (“because it’s 2015”).

Is this a “men’s rights” blog? I don’t use that term (most issues facing men aren’t about legal rights) but many people who use the term also take an egalitarian non-feminist approach that lines up with mine.

Is this an anti-feminist blog? I’m not trying to “eradicate” feminism, but I do want to challenge it and establish the legitimacy of alternatives to it. I call that a non-feminist approach rather than an anti-feminist approach.

Why talk about feminism at all? Why not just address men’s issues? Certain beliefs and actions within feminism are harmful to the goal of gender equality, particularly as men’s issues are concerned. This is itself a men’s issue and one that’s hard to ignore, given that feminism is such a juggernaut in the field of gender. It wouldn’t be such a problem if feminism was just one approach of many, but it is widely considered the default or only valid approach to gender equality, and that’s a problem.