Men's Human Rights Movement
In the past the MRM was incorrectly portrayed by feminist-inspired critics to be a "male chauvinist" enterprise, with the falsehood generated by individuals who had not adequately investigated the aims of the movement. The addition of the word human better qualifies that the rights being sought are human rights as differentiated from "patriarchal" or other rights.
The sense intended by human rights is not identical to the human rights referred to in legal philosophies and international law, but refers to the more general recognition that men are sentient human beings instead of emotionless machines or disposable objects; that men deserve the logical and moral right to be viewed as more than objects of utility. This usage comes from the earlier use of human rights than the version later used in international law, although there is much overlap.
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