Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

Theses statement.

What Impact, if any do men’s rights activism have on women in power and how does it affect the language used on women?

Baez, S., Flichtentrei, D., Prats, M., Mastandueno, R., García, A. M., Cetkovich, M., & Ibáñez, A. (2017). Men, women…who cares? A population-based study on sex differences and gender roles in empathy and moral cognition. Plos ONE, 12(6), 1-21. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0179336

The main statement of the article is one the “links between empathy, sex differences, and gender roles.” This is shown by the field study doing an assessment measure of the different sexes. The study gadget the difference in sexes based on the P-value which typically a p-value in a study is over 0.05 indicates very strong evidence against the hypothesis. The way that the study was conducted by having the people in the study do a self-assessment and compare that how they react to a situation. Overall, the article was very fact driven because it was a study with credible data to back up any claims that were made. The source was indeed useful information due to the irrefutable data on how sexism can be created due to how people think more than how then they perform. I think that the goal of this is to a clearer understanding to what if any are the differences in sex, or get closer to determine if it just gender roles. I predict using this article to support some of my analysis that will draw to gender roles and the psychology of how people think. I think that having data is always a good thing when it comes to being credible in research. This source sent me in the direction of how gender roles play a part in society, thus, the next annotated bibliography is on gender roles.


Wienclaw, R. A. (2013). Gender Roles. Research Starters: Sociology (Online Edition),

This source talked about gender roles as they are a set of traits, patterns, personality, interests, characteristics, and behaviors as that are defined in traditional male and female roles. The article covered how gender roles are largely in part due to cultural influentially factors. This is demonstrated by how some cultures are men who hold traits that are traditionally famine in the United states. The article also went over how gender and sex are two very different things, one being the biological makeup from birth. Whereas gender is socially constructed and self-determined. The other important part that it covered was how biology is often used as a gender determinate. This article was an excellent source of information covering a large span of different topic and determinates of gender roles and societies expectations. The unfortunately the source in was not in depth when covering the topics due to in part covering so much. My thoughts are that this is an excellent source of information for me to start off on because it really helped me get a clearer grasp of what direction my paper is going. I appreciated that all the information in the article was backed up by work cited and it gave examples. I see this being a useful tool for me to reference back to for further content on how the world views gender.


Basu, S. (2016). Looking through Misogyny: Indian Men’s Rights Activists, Law, and Challenges for Feminism. Canadian Journal of Women & The Law, 28(1), 45-68. doi:10.3138/cjwl.28.1.45

This article was about Men’s Right Activities (MRA) in relating to how they treated woman, particularly feminist. The MRA in this article is thought to be a backlash to the “hypersensitivity” of feminism movement. In a very real way MRA’s are working against woman’s civil rights, even saying that woman’s struggle for equal rights has already been won. The MRA advocates for more traditional roles of woman being feminine and in a certain place. The value of this article is high for the content is under the very same subject that I am looking for, that is information about Men’s Rights Activists. However, this article does have a bit of opinion based conclusions. I must watch out for those when drawing from the source so as not to pull out an opinion instead of a fact. That said, the information is well informed and the analysis and conclusions are sound backed by sources. In reflection, I think that due to the immense amount of material available I will find that this article is helpful to my end goal. The information is detailed and in depth which should help dive deeper into the core issues around Men’s Rights Atavists.

Løvenskiolds, A. (2017, December 11). The unexamined brutality of the female libido. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from

This article talks about feminists and woman being over-reacting to everything that men do. The article is made to bring attention from media to men’s rights movement and to really tear down feminists. This article is made in response to a New York times article called “The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido,” The article how men should be conscious of their behavior in a male dominated world, it even examines statistics of increased violence of men over the years. However, in the response article by August Løvenskiolds he attracts the very concept of the article. The overall tone of this article is biased toward what the writer believes and the goal is to persuade the readers to feel the same way. Throughout the article the writer mentions various other sources that he draws analogies and conclusions about. These other sources that I have found of interest to my research. My reflection of this article is that it is a good example of the tone used by many who are in men’s rights movements. Although aggressive I think that I may use this as an example of language used against woman in my own work.

Blake, M. (2017, June 24). Mad Men: Inside the men’s rights movement-and the army of misogynists and trolls it spawned. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from

Mariah Blake in this article covers the over overall tone and language used in Men’s Right Movement. The article talks about how much of the movement is geared toward being the backlash of feminist rights movements. Blake does mention that this is not the only reason for the movement, there is indeed men who genuinely want to be heard for civil rights and unfair treatment. Such as real grievances and bias standards faced by men. However, the overall structure of the article covers the aggression of Men’s Rights Organizations. Also, Blake talked about Farrell’s 1993 book that is thought to be the start of Men’s Rights Movements. I think that this is a valid source because it both cites its information and uses tactful observations of the situation. The source was more informative then persuasive. However, it did have some qualities of a persuasive article in the writing style not being completely formal with a distant writer’s voice. My overall thoughts on the peace is that it was very helpful and even if I don’t use the material gained in the article I will have some good references to follow up on that were mentioned in the peace. Also, I feel like I have gained a better understanding on a larger picture due to this article.


QUINLAN, C. (2017, November 18). Conservatives will not stop pushing the ‘Pence rule’ as a solution to sexual harassment. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from

This article overviews what “the Pence rule” is about. Which is as its basics states that men need to limit their expositor to woman to prevent sexual harassment. This article talks about how this came about, and how men are using this to limit time around woman instead of having basic self-control. The writer Casey Quinlan evaluates the problems that this kind of thinking presents. Firstly, Quinlan talks about how does this work for all men, for not all men are heterosexual and how does this effect those who are not. Then it also talks briefly about how woman can be effected by this rule. My assessment is that it is a honest and useful source that I can draw back to for reference. The information was very informative and professional. The article evaluated why the role existed and how it affected others while leaving opinion out of it. I think that the source is an interesting peace of information that both invites a personal not so silent furry inside of me as well as gives me inspiration to write on the subject further.


ARAGON, A. P. (2004). Masculinity. In S. Loue, & M. Sajatovic (Eds.), Encyclopedia of women’s health. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media. Retrieved from

This article on masculinity speaks about the importance it has on culture and society. Firstly, the article covers what society defines masculinity as, which in essence is a set of behaviors, traits, and roles associated the men. However, it also talked about the power structure that men hold due to this idolization that masculinity is somehow better then femininity. The article then talks about how this effects people, particularly the effect on woman in the workplace. An example was given that men make more at the same job even when dominated by woman. Also, the article mentioned how it is often misconstrued that masculinity is the same thing as a gender role, which it is not. My assessment of this article was that it was short yet packed with useful information. I enjoyed that it had no dialoged but instead it kept it neat, organized, and to the point. I think that it shall fit in with my assignment in assessing men’s rights movement because it directly pertains to how masculinity effects people in society.

ARAGON, A. P. (2004). Femininity. In S. Loue, & M. Sajatovic (Eds.), Encyclopedia of women’s health. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media. Retrieved from

This article talks about how feminism is viewed by the world, it states how masculinity and femininity is not equally conceptualized. Often femininity is reduced down to all the things wrong with the world. From history, all the way back to mythology, femininity have been used as to displays what is seen as “treacherous, undisciplined, lascivious, deceiving, and manipulative.” The article also talks about sex role of how society unconsciously divides woman up differently than men. I think that this is a informative article that gave the information straight and how it is in reality. I think that it is useful because emphasizes how there are different power levels that exist society. I see that it will be useful because of the key factors I mentioned and that really does affect how men respond in men’s rights movement, this is because femininity can be seen as subordination to male dominance.

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