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Men Rights Activists. Civil society associations concerned with combating accepted discrimination against men in contemporary western society, especially in the areas of military service, family law, popular culture and other areas when double standards are applied. Often targets of hate speech by radical feminists.
Man: I believe that men's rights are just as important as women's in creating a just and equitable society. That's why I'm involved in MRA, men's rights activism.
by The Marky Mark January 27, 2015
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Mens rights activist:

Someone who believes that the honorable cause of providing rights for women has exceeded justice in several areas, with some laws now favoring women instead of being neutral.

They are often accused by women of being misogynistic.
MRAs do not approve of how women get lighter sentences in court than men.

Ultra-Feminists hate any MRA, and will do anything to destroy his credibility.
by skysinsane September 16, 2012
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Men's Rights Activist. Someone who thinks that just because there are places where men may receive special treatment doesn't mean it's ok for them to be discriminated against in other places, such as custody in divorces.

A common misconception is that a MRA can't also be an ERA (equal rights activist), wanting equality for both sexes. This is because many people are stupid fucking morons who think straw man arguments are logical and everything must be an extreme
If thinking I shouldn't get primary custody unless my wife is a crackhead makes me a "men's rights activist" then call me an MRA. But I still think women should receive equal pay for equal work.
by Mr Funny February 25, 2013
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Men's Rights Activist. A group of men who actually look up facts, instead of automatically gainsaying what another has to say and using statistics based in the 60's as being still true today. Also, they tend to care about their rights, as opposed to wanting to trash anyone else.

If you're still confused, look at the other "descriptions". Read those that trash MRA's, and those that simply define it. You'll see a VAST difference. They prove MRA's points very well actually, in the way they brutally try to trash its members.
"MRA stands for Men's rights activist, not: "I hate women." Apparently there was some confusion."
by #MRA January 30, 2015
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A person who believes in the radical notion that men have issues, too. Known for derailing arguments with unfair tactics such as facts or logic.
Example1:
Feminist: 1 in 4 women are raped daily! Rape culture is an epidemic of misogyny!
MRA: Actually that's a false statistic that was never substantiated with credible dat--

Feminist: You're just a rape apologist!
MRA: What, no. Rape is never ok but we need to approach the issue sensibl--
Feminist: Hey everybody this guy's a misogynist who defends rape!
MRA: What no, I'm just saying there's a lot of feminist statistics that simply don--
Feminist: Why do you hate women?
MRA: What is wrong with you?
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Acronym for Men's Rights Activist. An organization of men and their women allies who draw attention to the ways in which misandry (anti-male attitudes and actions) and gynocentrism (women-privileging) harm men.
Kwame and his friends were discriminated against by female professors, so they started an MRA group on their college campus.
by 1Vir February 23, 2014
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An acronym for "men's rights activist". A person who supports ending sexism towards men. Often made into a joke by closed-minded individuals who can't accept that sexism towards men exists.
I became an mra when I realized that male abuse victims usually aren't taken as seriously as their female counterparts.
by krakkenchaos September 15, 2013
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