Many bloggers and other columnists and pundits like Glenn Sacks use the term MRA to mean Men's Rights Activists.
When I use the acronym MRA, I however mean something different...Men's Rights AWARENESS.
I don't believe "Activism" -- in the sense of fomenting a grass roots movement to build a groundswell of support to institute legal and cultural changes -- is ever going to realistically solve the problems many MRA/MGTOW bloggers have been writing about for years now. The feminist zeitgeist is too firmly entrenched into our mainstream culture...an inoperable cancer.
No, it is my firm contention that the only real and meaningful way in which the MRA blogosphere CAN effect real change, is on an individual level:
To raise awareness of the truth of the reality that we all live in.
To enable people to see things clearly, so that when they make goals and try to direct their lives towards achieving them, they do so knowing the full score so they can avoid many of the pitfalls our BraveNewWorldOrder has created to entrap us all in our deliberately distorted and contorted understanding of the gender roles and how they affect our lives.
MRA/MGTOW blogs gave me a complete understanding of just what the hell is going on in the system; the injustices of the divorce court industry and the true affect the feminist movement has had in socially engineering our modern dystopia.
PUA blogs gave me an understanding of the basic, primal nature of male/female gender roles.
Talleyrand at Seasons of Tumult and Discord wrote a post that perfectly encapsulates the essence of all the postings I have contributed at Roissy's with regards to "game" in a LTR/Marriage.
It is very well know what men find generally attractive in women: youth, health, and beauty. Despite attempts by our current tyrannical society (and it is tyrannical, it wants to so totally control the way people think while speaking in Orwellian terms of tolerance and inclusiveness) to repress men, this fact remains.
It is not well known what women are attracted to. There may be comments about them marrying up, or gold digging, but these just skim on the surface of reality. Men shy away from what women are attracted to because of the ugly truths found there.
Without a complete understanding of what attracts women, a man cannot guard against the Cads out there that will poach his mate. If he believes her words, and not her nature, he will lose. If he understands what drives his wife, or girlfriend, he can defend against the real threats that the naturals and the seducers pose.
Further, he can incorporate what attracts his wife into his own behavior to maintain her attraction to him. A wife that is attracted to her husband, is a wife that will love him. If she is not attracted to him, she will not love him and will hold him in contempt.
Learning what attracts a woman, does not mean becoming a serial seducer, anymore than the fact that a woman wearing makeup makes her promiscuous. A woman does specific things to make a man attracted to her. She spends time doing it.
As is so often pointed out in popular culture, a relationship takes work, yet so many men think that simply being themselves should be enough or they waste their energies doing the things that society says are romantic and expected of them. If men took all that time and money trying to buy a woman’s affection and instead used it to actually attract her both individuals would be happier.
A woman that is attracted to her partner, is a woman that stays married.
Well stated, Talleyrand...
...but I would also add a crucial point here: "game" also teaches men not only what behaviors attract women...but what behaviors also KILL attraction. Behaviors that she may not even be consciously aware of...nevertheless, I am convinced, become the basis for "I'm just not happy anymore" or "I just can't do this anymore" or "I'm not in love with you anymore," which in turn, of course, contributes to the modern American woman filing for divorce in the range of 70+ %.
Oh, and thanks to Alkibiades for commenting on my last posting, which lead me to finding your excellent blog.
To continue....I believe with the advent of the "Roissysphere," I think we are now witnessing a new phase in MRA...a merging of the two spheres - "game" theory and MRA into a cohesive and complete understanding of how unnatural our current socially engineered gender roles has played into the social decay and decline of civilization we are all currently living through.
These guys "get it" and have all taken the community discussions at Roissy's and generated a raft of interesting blogfodder to add to the debate in the MRA/PUA community. One of the most fascinating discussions has been the "Bio-cons" vs. the "So-cons" debate that was sparked by a few right wing, religious conservatives and their negative views and denunciations of "Game."
I tried my bit in that debate by commenting over at Anakin Niceguy's blog, but I failed to overcome his objections and point of view that Game is inherently bad and morally corrupt. While I disagree with him, I still find his blog to be a pretty good representation of how MGTOW is a more than justified approach to dealing with our modern feminist contorted cultural zeitgeist.
I believe this convergence of MRA/PUA blogs actually gives men a very real alternative to MGTOW.
To reiterate, I don't fault MGTOW for choosing to forsake relationships with women under the current cultural paradigm. But some MGTOW have steadfastly held to the idea that successful relationships with women is next to impossible. I don't believe so. If you DO want a wife and children so that you can create your own legacy through procreation, you DO have the resources to help guide you in giving you the best chance at building a successful marriage and family with a woman worthy of what is certainly a risky venture in today's BraveNewWorldOrder.
In closing, I'd like to recognize many of the "Roissysphere" blogs, such as In Mala Fide, Gucci Little Piggy, Novaseeker, Whiskey, Thursday, Dusk in Autumn, Welmer, The Beta Revolution, Alpha-Status,and Gantsquarry. They have all contributed their share of excellent insights into the overall debate of what I term the Men's Right's Awareness philosophy. I've been reading all of these aforementioned blogs for awhile now, and am glad to see a literal upwelling in the number of MRA focused blogs that have come out of the community of the increasingly popular comment section at Roissy's.
I also look forward to some of the more insightful Roissyshpere commenters like Obsidian and The Fifth Horsemen (Tood) either creating their own blogs or continuing to contribute to the comment sections of everyone else's blogs.
Keep up the good work, Men!