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World's First International Anti-Feminism Meeting in Switzerland


Oct 29, 2010 - 21:41
Swiss stage world’s first antifeminism event
Oct 29, 2010 - 21:41

Somewhere in Switzerland on Saturday around 150 men’s rights activists will be gathering at a secret location for the “first international antifeminism meeting”.
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IGAF says the meeting is "an exceptional opportunity to make our concerns known to the public” and a chance to network.

Addressing the day-long conference will be IGAF founder René Kuhn, and speakers from a German gender policy initiative, the Swiss men’s political party, an interest group for divorced men and European and Swiss men’s and father’s rights groups.

Andersson described it as a “very special” and “historic moment”.

The major goal is not to come to conclusions about anything but mostly to meet like-minded people. As you have seen, there are forces trying to stop us from having this meeting,” Andersson told swissinfo.ch.

News of the meeting was reported in the media and led to a demonstration by 50 feminist activists in Zurich. Graffiti was sprayed on a community hall in Uitikon, canton Zurich, where the meeting was planned. Leaflets have also been handed out for a rally to coincide with the event.

“A lot of people have the wrong impression about what an antifeminist really is,” said Andersson.

“They believe that an antifeminist is a woman-hater. Not at all. An antifeminist is a kind of peacekeeper who wants to return things to normal. As an antifeminist I believe in true equality between a man and a woman.”

Core beliefs

In a written statement prepared for Saturday’s meeting, Andersson has drawn up five key beliefs of antifeminists: “opposing the feminist hatred of men, valuing the nuclear family, believing in the child’s rights to both its parents after a divorce or a separation, looking at the individual and not judging people by their gender, and accepting that men and women are different and counting that as assets”.

Anderson founded the Swedish father’s rights group PappaRättsGruppen after being prevented from seeing his daughter for six years after getting divorced from his wife. With support from a father’s rights group his situation has since changed and he is now able to see his 11-year-old occasionally.

But he blames “feminist” social workers for his plight. In his eyes, “feminists have hijacked the word equality” and today, “feminist stands for pure evil”. He cites radical feminist organisations who call for men to be grounded at home after 9pm or bear placards calling for “male slaughter, female supremacy”, as an example.




While the Swiss Federal Office for Gender Equality is not worried about the event happening within the country’s borders, director Patricia Schulz told swissinfo.ch that she was concerned by “this movement’s denunciation of all women who do not correspond to its limited vision of what constitutes a ‘real woman’. There is a very high risk of discrimination in the ideas of this movement.”
Okay, that may be a concern, but on the flip-side why doesn't Patricia Schulz show concern whenever feminists demonise males during protests?

She added that the organisers did not appear to be looking to stimulate debate that could lead to solutions to the real problems faced by many men, rather they “seem particularly to want to place the responsibility for its problems on women who can be described as ‘emancipated’, without realising that there are certainly other causes”.

How can Patricia Schulz say beforehand that they're not looking for solutions? She's not making sense.

Marginal position

commented Sabin Bieri, of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies in Bern.

Feminist positions today, although diverse, stand for more justice in our societies, including politics and the economy. This does not mean – and has never meant - a reversal of discriminating structures,” said Bieri.
How can feminists stand for more justice in society, when they continuously ignore men's rights issues? Feminists also lobby for special treatment and privileges for women only such as affirmative action and quotas which discriminates against men. You almost never see feminists campaign for men's rights. Feminists never show true concern for men's issues like:

1. higher suicide rates among men,
2. lower life expectancy,
3. Mostly Men who are sent to fight and die in wars, and disproportionate high amount of male victims in war,
4. How Work Fatalities are mostly men,
5. Men have much higher risk of being murdered.
6. Men rarely receive physical custody of children after divorce,
7. reform of the secretive and corrupt family courts,
8. Support for Shared Parenting Laws.
9. Court Bias: how men get more sever punishment for similar crimes.
10. How most child support prosecutions are against men.
11. Lack of support for male victims of domestic violence.
12. How children are systematically removed from fathers even though they're more likely to be murdered by mothers.
13. How women hold more wealth in society.
14. Lack of funding for male specific health research such as Prostate Cancer compared to Breast Cancer.
15. Jury Bias: how women are acquitted of spousal murder way more often then men.
16. Problem with harmful substances in food, plastic products that result in an overdose of estrogens which harms people's health. Such as harmful estogen-like chemicals (Bisphenol A) in plastic bottles.
17. How most dirty, dangerous, and heavy jobs are still done by men in society.
18. how affirmative action and quotas that specifically helps women is very sexist, for it discriminates against men. This results in second class treatment of citizens and is thus against basic human rights.
19. About 44% of homeless people are single men, compared to single women who comprise 13% [National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty].


The quoted person in the article called Sabin Bieri, from Gender Studies in Bern, is a good example of how feminists deliberately downplay and ignore men's issues as if they don't exist or aren't significant.

feminist activists to hold protests
Why do feminists hold a protest against this meeting, even though it's for true equality as stated? Not for special treatment of any particular gender. The hypocrisy is feminists find it acceptable when they hold meetings, but not others.

She said one of the most popular examples drawn upon by antifeminists and more mainstream men’s interest groups is the discrimination of fathers in divorce decrees.

“All I can read from the antifeminist position is frustration, possibly rooted in personal experiences. I think it is a very marginal position with no potential for generating initiatives which would be acceptable for average citizens,” she added.
Frustration due to systematic discrimination of males on many levels in western society. This is not marginal at all. You only need to look up statistics of most western countries to see that many fathers are not allowed to see their children after divorce, or can only see them a few days per month, while these fathers are still being forced to pay unreasonably high amounts of money to their ex-wives.


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