Here is a comment about the manifesto that I just posted in a private Facebook discussion:
“The Manifesto for Conscious Men” is the last thing I would recommend for a conscious man or a man aspiring to be conscious.
Their unbalanced view of history is pure misandry. It’s not true that men have spent most of their time doing bad things, and that women have done only good things. Men have given their lives to build our civilization, and our society still depends on millions of men who risk their lives to keep our infrastructure going.
Gender issues and gender history are much more complex, and a conscious man (and a conscious woman, for that matter) is one who can see the perspectives of feminism *and* the perspectives of the men’s rights movement.
Ardagh and Hendricks are not experts on the evolution of gender roles, so they would probably do well not to offer a manifesto where they present themselves as men who have the moral authority to educate other men on this subject. Back to school, boys.