That's Meninist...not Leninist!
In other words, all intake and very little output.
But here's a little bagatelle by way of amusement, to put a lighter touch upon your day. Editorial fiskeries by yours truly are rendered in red typeface.
Equality for All
"Meninist is a global organization of men that believe in and support the feminist principles of women's political, social and economic equality. The following represents the platform we believe in (but the need for equal rights for women should be self-evident in this day and age).[Alas, manna "should be" falling from heaven, and the need for equal rights for men "should be" equally self-evident in this day and age. So forgive me, but this self-evidentiary status of women's requirements demands far better evidence than the "self" kind. ] This page hopes to convey that a growing movement of men recognize and support the women's movement, for the benefit of women, men and all of humanity. [Happily for me, I see it like it is and tell it like it is. And if I ever see that the women's movement is truly for the benefit of women, men and all of humanity, then on that day I will tell everybody to support it. But that day is not yet. And if you don't like what I am saying you are cordially invited to shoot me!]
"1) We are opposed to all forms of misogynist behavior and sexist attitudes; we respect all women. [ I don't respect all women. I respect some of them: the ones who deserve it. What? You mean to tell me that ALL women deserve respect?]
"2) We believe in a woman's reproductive freedom and right to control her own body. [Oh, jolly good! And do you also believe in a woman's rightful freedom to take responsibility for such freedoms and rights?]
"3) We oppose all forms of violence against women, including rape, sexual harassment and domestic violence, as well as all negative stereotypes and violence against women in film, television and advertising. [Some years ago, I chanced upon a pair of adolescent girl-thugs attacking a frail elderly man - with taunting vocalizations making it clear they were relishing the sport. I picked up a small dead tree branch that was lying handy and landed several painful body blows upon both girls - who, exercising the freedom to control their own bodies, promptly took to their heels! Then I turned and assisted the old gentleman.]
"4) We understand the need for men to participate in the women's movement and help end 2000 years of men's patriarchy.[2000 years? Are you sure? Somebody else told me it was 4000. Or no... wait! I think they said 10,000!] We pledge to support women in every possible way we can, including sharing responsibilities around the house and in parenting. ["Pledge" to do these things? Why "pledge"? Well okay, fair enough. But as long as we're behaving like the Cub Scouts, I could think of a thing or two that women might "pledge" to do also. Good for the goose, good for the gander...eh?]
"5) We believe that women should be paid in parity to men for the same work done and women should be given the same opportunities in the work environment. We oppose the so-called "glass ceiling" (the oppression of women's ability to advance at the workplace). [Oh please, not that crap again!] We oppose the "Old Boy's Network": [I don't! I'm all for it and will continue to be, just as long as that powerful "Sisterhood" remains in operation!]
"We welcome all "meninist men" of like-minded feelings to submit their letters of support. [Ehhh....careful what you wish for, Charlie!]
"Please e-mail your letters or mail them to:
"P.O. Box 668
Woodstock, NY 12498"
All right, here is your chance to become the masters of irony and sarcasm! The trick is, to stay right in "the zone". You want to sound like you sincerely believe in The Cause, but you need to push the schmaltz just far enough that it becomes a tad embarrassing. But not TOO far, or your imposture will become self-evident even to such thick-headed nubbins as these!
The original version is on the web here:
Go there to get the e-mail link. Also, to read the words of various "meninists" who came soldiering dutifully forward to answer the call with their pious testimonials.