Institute for Research on Male Supremacism

is creating research on male supremacist ideology and misogynist violence
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Webinar and Q&A on Male Supremacism
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Our thanks for your contribution to making IRMS a reality! Pledge to receive an invitation for a webinar on understanding male supremacism with IRMS experts and have your questions answered in the Q&A.

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Supporters will receive free admission for the joint IRMS/Center for Right-Wing Studies conference taking place in summer 2020 to bring together those doing research on male supremacism and misogyny. Also receive an invitation for a webinar on understanding male supremacism with IRMS experts and have your questions answered in the Q&A.

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About Institute for Research on Male Supremacism

Every day, women suffer from physical and sexual violence driven by misogyny. Yet the harm caused by male supremacism/misogyny has been largely underestimated or misrepresented. In the wake of mass killings in Toronto and Tallahassee 2018 by men connected to the "incel" ideology--men who identify as "involuntarily celibate" and believe themselves entitled to sexual access to women's bodies--there is finally increased, though still insufficient, attention to male supremacist mobilizations and violence. Male supremacism (including anti-trans ideology), white supremacism, and anti-Semitism are interlinked as the main pillars of the alt-right/far-right today, a full understanding of which is necessary to challenge these dangerous mobilizations.

There is a deep need for an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the serious dangers posed by the contemporary growth of male supremacist movements and to providing research for use by advocates, media, and other researchers to understand and counter these mobilizations. 

That's why I decided to found the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism. Visit us at malesupremacism.org.

The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism (IRMS) exposes and challenges common narratives that provide shelter to male supremacist movements. IRMS will serve as a resource for media and a strategic partner for social justice groups working to confront the impact of misogynist ideology and organizing on the ground, in policy, and culture. The institute will highlight experts available for interviews and trainings on understanding male supremacism, provide a forum for researchers to share information from ongoing projects and comment on time-sensitive events, publish reports on various misogynist movements and ideologies, and facilitate collaboration and mentorship among researchers.

Who Are We?

My March 2017 article on Mobilizing Misogyny for Political Research Associates pre-dated the reports that have since been published on male supremacism by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League, influencing the shift in coverage and understanding of male supremacism. As a leader in developing the analysis of male supremacist movements, I have spoken widely at academic and social justice conferences, provided advice to nonprofit staff, and coordinated major ongoing projects for the study of misogynist movements. My current research includes analyzing incel mass violence as terrorism and working on a book overviewing the span of contemporary misogynist movements.

The Institute's fellows each bring particular expertise in the analysis of various aspects of male supremacist movements, from the men's rights movement to pickup artists to The Red Pill. We are predominantly female scholars and believe that women must be respected leaders in responding to an ideology threatening our own lives.

Please Support Us in Challenging Misogyny

I am asking you to support not only my own work, but also to help us create an institution that can provide a platform for researchers focused on male supremacism to collaborate with one another and to share their much-needed expertise with activists, policymakers, and media. Please make a commitment to the sustainability of the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism by becoming one of our founding patrons.
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$137 of $150 per month
When we reach $150 per month, we will be able to cover the fees for the launch our website, which will provide content on male supremacist ideology and mobilization and highlight fellows who are available to inform media and activists.
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