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The men's rights perspective begins with the fundamental premise that men as men are subject to numerous generally unrecognized injustices of a legal, social, and psychological nature. The adherents of this perspective wish to act as advocates for men in a society they believe is generally oblivious to these injustices. The men's rights analysis of the development and formation of masculinity in some ways agrees more with that of the moral conservatives than with that of the profeminists. It would be an understatement to describe the men's rights perspective as simply nonfeminist; yet it is an oversimplification to say that it is simply antifeminist. Most feminist themes are repeatedly targeted by men's rights advocates as ridiculous, counterproductive to social change, and harmful to men. The feminist movement has thus accentuated the contradictions in the traditional masculine provider role and, in so doing, has placed more guilt on men.