Collective People Power

Institute for Research on Male Supremacism

Year Participated



IRMS is committed to exposing and challenging common narratives that provide shelter to male supremacist movements, advancing new theoretical understandings and practical analyses of contemporary threats, and providing resources for media and activists to improve their ability to challenge male supremacism and misogyny. We look at male supremacism underlying religious and secular ideologies, and address intersections with white supremacism, anti-trans ideology, and anti-Semitism, among other harmful ideologies. Our work draws from the reproductive justice framework, opposition to rape culture, and intersectionality theory. Our organization is committed to advancing understanding of male supremacism from an intersectional perspective as part of combatting it. Our activities include hosting a fellowship and mentee program for researchers studying male supremacism and its intersections, and provide researchers with digital security aid and a supportive community for this work. (We currently have 35 affiliates.) We host webinars and publish in the public sphere to reach organizers, media, and other researchers to help them in contesting misogyny. We hold an annual conference for researchers and are piloting a summer school for organizers in the upcoming year.