Richard F. Doyle, MRA
Richard attended St. Johnâ€™s Prep. School, Collegeville, Minnesota; White Bear High School, White Bear Lake, Minnesota; and St. Thomas College St. Paul, Minnesota.
Heavily into athletics as a youth, Doyle served four years with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and three years with the Marine Corps Reserve, including a stint at officer training school in Quantico, Virginia. He was an air traffic controller for l7 years. He bore many holes in the sky as an active commercial pilot and flight instructor for 3 years. He coached two U.S. Tug of War teams at the 1986 World Tournament in The Netherlands.
Divorced in l957, and now happily re-married, Doyle was shocked by the anti-male prejudice pervasive throughout the court system. He formed the Menâ€™s Rights Association (now Menâ€™s Defense Association) in l972 and Menâ€™s Equality Now (M.E.N.) International, an international coalition of similar organizations, in l977. He became an author and lecturer on gender issues, especially divorce. His best known work is The Rape of The Male (Poor Richardâ€™s Press, l976. Now out of print). He has appeared on national TV shows, as well as many local TV and radio programs throughout the country. From 1972 until 2004 he edited and published The Liberator, premiĂ¨re monthly (now quarterly) newsmagazine of the legitimate menâ€™s/fathersâ€™ movement with international circulation. A brief biography of Doyle appears on the Wikipedia website. Richard Doyle is the proud recipient of an award from the National Coalition of Free Men (NCFM) bearing this inscription, â€śWith sincere gratitude for a lifetime of selfless service to the menâ€™s and fathersâ€™ rights movement. From your brothers at the National Coalition of Free Men.â€ť And the Recipient of American Legion Honorary Lifetime Membership. â€śTo Dick Doyle, who for years has been the backboneâ€”& brain & muscleâ€”of the Menâ€™s Rights Movementâ€¦ Dan Amneusâ€ť (From his autograph in the authorâ€™s copy ofÂ the Amneus book Back to Patriarchy