Main definitions of MRA in English

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MRA1

  • Moral Rearmament.

Main definitions of MRA in English

: MRA1MRA2

MRA2

noun

informal
  • A men's rights activist or advocate (used to refer to a person who campaigns for or supports the protection of men's rights and interests)

    ‘MRAs argue that they face daily discrimination from the government, the media, and the justice system’
    [as modifier] ‘the MRA community’
    • ‘It’s reasonable that MRAs want to sound like feminism, which they imitate in more ways than they like to admit.’
    • ‘The most obvious reason I avoid the movement is because MRAs are some of the least politically savvy people on the Internet.’
    • ‘When you spend as much time being morally outraged about false rape accusations as I do, people tend to assume you're an MRA.’
    • ‘I agree that MRAs have a valid case that current Western society is hostile to men, their historical domination of institutions notwithstanding.’
    • ‘Even if MRAs could construct an airtight case that their oppression leads to a worse society, I’d be leery of joining them.’

Origin

Early 21st century: used earlier as an abbreviation of the names of various groups and movements concerned with men's rights, beginning with the Men's Rights Association, formed in the 1970s.