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Men’s rights activist Paul Elam: I don’t think men are oppressed

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A prominent men’s rights activist and the founder of A Voice for Men says he doesn’t think men are oppressed — but understands why some men feel that way.

Paul Elam said Thursday that Vox writer Emmett Rensin was wrong to claim that the men’s rights movement believes it is men, not women, who are most oppressed.

“There’s been an implication, and I think it’s an accurate one, that if you look at the definition of oppression, one of the ways you would define oppression is that laws are stacked against a group — that they are treated differently in criminal cases, in civil cases, simply because of the identifying characteristics of that group,” he said.

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Elam said that individual men faced injustices, citing divorce cases, but men as a whole were not being oppressed.

“I don’t think men are oppressed. I really don’t,” he continued.

“But I can understand why some people might feel that way. If they’re coming out of a courtroom, and the court took their children, took their property, and threatened to jail them if they didn’t pay up, that individual I think has a rightful claim to make that statement,” Elam said.

“Are men as a class generally oppressed? I don’t think so, and I don’t know anybody who talks that way.”

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