It is our view that the basic human rights of men and boys, although codified by current consolidated law, are not being upheld by a majority of legal functionaries in Ontario. Furthermore, we believe that these basic human rights to dignity, compassion and fair treatment, for men and boys, are being largely overlooked by society in general.
We have a focus on issues pertaining to men’s human rights in Ontario, however we will report on issues that happen internationally to help spread the word on issues happening outside of our sphere.
It is the mission of Men’s Human Rights Ontario to:
- Disseminate factual information to expose inequalities based on sex, ethnicity, religion and/or sexual orientation.
- Renounce marriage, in it’s current state, as an unsafe institution for men and children and promote awareness of information to help protect men and fathers who are currently married.
- Promote the rejection of chivalry in all it’s forms as chivalry promotes the idea that men are disposable utilities and that women are child-like in need of men’s protection. Nothing has ever been so misandric and misogynistic simultaneously.
- Promote positive change in the Ontario Legal system.
- Promote a culture which values equal treatment under the law for all human beings.
- Promote a new social accord between men and women which leads to mutual respect, personal accountability and reasonable expectations.
- Promote the legal and nonviolent antagonism of all agents of misandry, from members of academe to holders of public office, to law enforcement and other state functionaries, to popular bloggers and to corporate agents who promote misandry for profit.
- Promote shared parenting
- Denounce parental alienation
- Promote the idea of privately funded and privately maintained sex-specific spaces with no public funding.
- Promote positive role models for children
- Promote the end of debtor’s prisons once and for all
We take a principled, non-political, non-partisan, approach, following five principles.
These five principles are (As presented by James Huff of AVFM):
- Personal Accountability – An internal measurement of Merit. This is defined through self-sufficiency without resorting to violence and coercion, and the willingness to face natural consequences for your decisions. It is primarily used as an honest form of self-assessment. It keeps unrealistic expectations and narcissism in check.
- Personal Responsibility – The measure of external actions that can also be seen and judged by others.. This one has a twofold process, one of which is redundant to personal accountability, but creates a tie between the self and the world outside of the self. This is the physical manifestation of personal accountability as judged by others in both deed and word, and the barometer of basic relationships with other people.
- Characterization by Merit – The ability to judge others based upon their personal responsibility. This means other people should be judged by whether or not they are moving toward self-sufficiency without resorting to violence and coercion and whether they demonstrate a measure of personal accountability by facing the natural consequences of their actions. This is true regardless of external features of the individual being judged.
- Non-Aggression/Non Violence – Simply put.. Thou shalt not enforce thy will upon others through the use of threat of the loss of life or liberty, or by injury, or through the threat of loss of personal property (or by making good on said threats and simply taking what you want). This can be altered only in the scope of upholding contractual law in which consequences for breaking the contract are fully understood between both parties, or in defense of personal property rights.
- Respect for Personal Property Rights – By which the fruits of all time and labor by an individual gained through self-sufficiency in any environment, or property gained through contractual agreements with other individuals is solely the possession of that individual and is not to be removed by any form of force or coercion. Another way to put it is the actual body of the individual and anything created by the body (the tool of consciousness) is the exclusive property of that individual unless contractual agreements are signed between parties for the exchange of goods and services.
By following these principles we have determined that the following constitute “basic human rights” that every human being is entitled to
- The right to one’s own labour, the product of said labor or sufficient recompense for the labour and/or product of said labour as understood by all agreeing parties and outlined, in sufficient detail, within a contractual agreement.
- The right to self actualization and self determination
- The right to freedom of choice
- The right to sufficiently defend one’s self from harm.
- The right to due process
- The right to the presumption of innocence until guilt has been proven
- The right to freedom of speech and expression, regardless of the popularity of the idea being expressed
- The right to equal opportunity
- Reproductive rights
- The right to bodily autonomy
- The right to peaceful discourse
- The right to free, peaceful, assembly
We are against any discrimination on the basis of sex, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.