Because it’s 2015 is a resource that explores gender and men’s issues from a perspective that is egalitarian and non-feminist (or feminism-critical).
- Egalitarian means striving for gender equality. The core of this is identifying and fixing areas where people are mistreated or disadvantaged on account of their gender, including the enforcement of traditional gender roles.
- Non-feminist means rejecting the prevailing view that gender equality is mostly about fixing the treatment and well-being of women. Women have valid issues, but they don’t overshadow men’s issues (homelessness, incarceration, life expectancy, parental alienation, suicide, murder victimization, educational underachievement, etc.) in number or severity, particularly in the Western world.
Ironically, the female-centric approach to gender equality isn’t a radical rejection of traditionalism and “patriarchy”—it’s a modern version of the protective attitude towards women that exists in traditional gender roles and chivalry, and this protective attitude needs to be challenged if we’re going to achieve anything resembling equality.
The central piece of this blog is the Non-Feminist FAQ, explaining in more detail how you can reject feminism but still believe in equality. Other articles address men’s issues, feminism, and the “social justice” movement in more detail.
Gender and Gender Issues:
- Men’s Issues Reading List (Book Recommendations)
- Critique of the Most Widely-Used Male Privilege Checklist
- A White Privilege List Applied to Gender
- Be Careful Equating Unwanted Sexual Advances with Harassment
- Comprehensive Research on Discrimination Against Men in Finland
- Problems with the Standard Tool for Measuring Sexism
- Men Live 79% as Many Years in Retirement as Women
- Trickle-Down Equality and Framing Men’s Issues as Really Being About Women
- The Women-Are-Wonderful Effect (We Don’t Live in a “Culture of Misogyny”)
- Gender Differences in Employment Priorities and Interests
- “The Future is Female”: The Bleak Outlook for Male Employment and Education
- Sexual Double Standards for Men? Player, Virgin, Creep, Objectifier
- Institutional Sexism Against Men in the Justice System
- Men’s Lives Matter Less? “Among the Dead Were Women and Children”
- Paternity Fraud as a Violation of Men’s Reproductive Rights?
- Title IX and Low Standards of Evidence for Campus Sexual Assault
- “Yes, Dear”: Henpecked Husbands and One-Sided Relationship Dynamics
- Spotlight on: Men’s Suicide Rates
- Defining, Demonstrating, and Understanding Male Disposability
- The Legal Paternal Surrender FAQ
- Methods for Downplaying or Side-Stepping Violence Against Men
Gender Movements and Ideologies:
- Radical Feminism Is Not Fringe Feminism
- Horseshoe Theory: Social Justice Left on Men, Alt-Right on Jews and Blacks
- “Sexist! Racist! Homophobe!” Political Correctness and Illegitimate Speech
- A Look at One Feminist’s Critique of Wikipedia, Verifiability, and Objectivity
- Why I Reject the Term “Patriarchy”
- Social Justice’s Punching Bags: Men, White People, Straight People
- The Oppressor/Oppressed Dichotomy in Gender and Beyond
- “Homophobia: The Fear That Another Man Will Treat You Like You Treat Women”
- A Non-Feminist FAQ
Where does the name “Because it’s 2015” come from? It’s a tongue-in-cheek reference to a one-liner from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a vocal feminist.
Is this an anti-feminist blog? I prefer “non-feminist”. My hope is to challenge feminism and establish the legitimacy of alternatives to it, not to eradicate/eliminate it.
Why talk about feminism at all? Why not just talk about men’s issues? Certain aspects of feminism are themselves issues for men. Given feminism’s dominance in the modern discourse on gender issues, this is really hard to ignore.
Is this a men’s rights blog? I don’t use that term personally. Most issues facing men (and women, for that matter) aren’t actually about legal rights, so I think it’s misleading.
Is this an alt-right blog? No. The alt-right is a white nationalist movement, not a catch-all term for those (like me) who criticize feminism or the social justice movement.
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