I won't teardown the whole article but I'll hit on a few points... "When this happens, it becomes disruptive of the discussion thatís trying to happen, and has the effect (intended or otherwise) of silencing womenís voices on important issues such as rape and reproductive rights"
In what way? The thing is, a feminist space ó unless the topic is specifically menís issues ó is not the place to have that discussion and neither are spaces (feminist or otherwise) in which the topic is specifically focused on womenís issues. Obviously feminism is for women only (and a specific type I may add). It is good to discuss womens issues with the hope of finding a solution. The problem lies in the narrow feminist perspective... Btw what are guys supposed to do? What it boils down to is this: Men, not women, need to be the ones creating the spaces to discuss menís issues.There are a lot of feminist allies who do this, in fact, and there also a lot of non-feminist (or anti-feminist, if you really want to go there) spaces that are welcoming to this kind of discussion. Thank you! And guess what? We do, and you hate us for it because "men (or non feminist women) getting together want to put us back in the stone age"...
Thus, the appropriate response to a thread about women is not to post a comment on it about men, but rather to find (or make) a discussion about men. You can't on any feminist site I know unless you act like David Furtelle (who probably has never been a true victim of etc) We here generally will not ignore a women's rights issue if it has legitimacy behind it. I have seen multiple threads on womenís issues ó especially ones that are trying to talk about the impact of rape and other sexual violence against women ó devolve into nothing more
Updated 20th-February-2012 at 09:03 PM by Nikonian
I found a link to this list on a fe-man-ist blog (hint it is a blog for manginas)
Just for the fun of this I will address this list... The Male Privilege Checklist1. My odds of being hired for a job, when competing against female applicants, are probably skewed in my favor. The more prestigious the job, the larger the odds are skewed. No! in fact I have been turned down due to female applicants. It took me 3 years to even get a decent job...
2. I can be confident that my co-workers wonít think I got my job because of my sex - even though that might be true. (More). True but for a different reason. I can be confident because I worked so damm hard to get the job...
3. If I am never promoted, itís not because of my sex. Is this a question? And yes most likely it will be because of my sex as I am a good employee.
4. If I fail in my job or career, I can feel sure this wonít be seen as a black mark against my entire sexís capabilities. Umm actually I can. I been told I am stupid and useless countless of times because I am a male...
5. I am far less likely to face sexual harassment at work than my female co-workers are. (More). Possible, but I have been sexually harassed several times before on a job
6. If I do the same task as a woman, and if the measurement is at all subjective, chances are people will think I did a better job. On the contrary, people either don't notice or demand that I work harder in a job for doing the same thing as a woman.
7. If Iím a teen or adult, and if I can stay out of prison, my odds of being raped are relatively low. (More). I like how you added the prison remark. True my odds of being raped are lower, but the odds that
Updated 24th-February-2012 at 12:21 AM by Nikonian
ďIf you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.Ē
Whaddyou know. Anybody have more energy than me to elaborate on this again?
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