So I searched for more info on the infamous Warren Farrell penthouse typo. I found an article on feministing mentioning him and the struggles of men entering primarily female careers, it referred to him as an ass-hat psychologist.
Essentially the argument they proposed is that the glass ceiling still exists because men move up higher faster in what is considered a primarily female carreer. Of course they fail to mention the standards about men working more hours, etc. Push any and all emphasis on biology, etc.
Essentially they argued that it was the glass elevator and positive discrimination towards men due to an old boys club.
The other proposal was that they needed more men for PR purposes making it harder for women to get hired. There was even a comment that said they didn’t want men to get hired into female dominated industries because it took away the jobs of women (whether it was for PR purposes or not).
Wait? What? I thought that was a bullshit argument when men were the victims of it? Turns out it only works in one direction according to these women (and some men). Apparently it can only work in one direction.
Reality doesn’t work in one direction.
Recently men refused to let kids in a pool changing room. This was in order to prevent them from being labeled pedophiles. This is a bit of a turnaround seeing as normally its everyone else pushing the men out of the changing rooms. However we see things like this all the time. Recently on Reddit a man decided to start to back out of helping with the Special Olympics because of strange looks he was getting and the fear that he will receive a false accusation. We see this a lot, men are backing out of helping all the time because of what has become a rather disturbing trend, and to a certain extent a valid fear.
We are a backing out of helping people and we don’t bother to help people at all. Then again, how much risk should we put ourselves in when it comes to helping people? This is something you will have to answer for yourself, as it can only be confronted on a personal level. However, whenever I hear people encourage someone to back out of helping others saying they made the right choice I feel a little torn.
The past few generations have been radically different for a variety of reasons. There has been a near complete economic shift in America. We have moved away from production and now focus more on services, for better or (far more often) for worse. Without manufacturing there is a longer period of time people go without working full time. There is nothing wrong with this in itself. The pursuit of higher education is something that should never be looked down upon. However what does this mean for us mentally?
Obviously with more room to find what we wish to do with our lives there is more stress, it comes naturally when you have more options. However during this time people tend to not mature as fast. It gets held off for a lot of reasons. Enjoying the free time, college life, and general exploration of life. Before you want to take the next step you want to take a look at your options. However when you find what you are passionate about (or you have no other choice) you get serious, and you do what needs to be done and you do it to the best of your capabilities. Whether it be running a business, working construction or being one of the few who are crazy enough to be sociology majors. We do what we do, and as a whole we like it. More Here...
That might as well be a disclaimer at the end of every article about war victims. We seem to be flooded with personal stories about a lack of men to marry, leading to waves of single women over the age of thirty in Afghanistan, we hear about the struggles of single women raising children, and the work in the production industry they have to take up as the wars go on.
We hear all about their troubles, but we see a lot less on the hell of war itself. Yes we hear the major catastrophes and Sunday political round tables reveal who died during the week in the US but the men tend to go unnoticed. Not just because they are called soldiers (the overwhelming majority of those in combat are male)
We ignore the men, and by doing that we don’t assume men suffer during war. Its how we get things like Hillary Clinton saying
Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat. Women often have to flee from the only homes they have ever known. Women are often the refugees from conflict and sometimes, more frequently in today’s warfare, victims. Women are often left with the responsibility, alone, of raising the children
Yes that’s right. Where did all the men go? Why aren’t they suffering? Oh yes, that’s right…THEY’RE DEAD!
Feelings are important. The ability to emote is valuable in regards to communication. Its something men have had to repress for a long time and this needs to change. Now im not advocating for people to be over emotional and revealing everything all the time, there is a time and a place for everything. But rather than “man up” and hiding it all, its better to learn to understand them. It gives you better control over them. However sometimes you hear people talking about the right to feel happy. Ok, I get the idea behind it. But you cant make policies based on feelings.
Feelings are tangible and subjective based on scenarios and personalities of the individual and those around them. For the purpose of argument I am going to use a famous feminist example and an example from a prior book review I did. I hope to show how emotions are very much important, yet as a whole not a major social concern.
As I dive into this I am not talking about emotional psychology such as depression and anxiety-I am talking about using emotions as the base of a social structure. more here...
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If you go through men’s rights reddit you will find some articles from Jezebel magazine. Its strange that a feminist magazine seems to have some pro-male articles re-published and on there.. Ive talked about Jezebel once before, during the Jon Stewart scandal. I was rather offended when I saw the picture on the side of a man gagged up bent over in pain. Either they have changed it or it was part of an ad, whatever the reason may be its not there anymore.
Now we all know that there is a feminist bogging down of MR reddit. So we have to take this with a grain of salt. Perhaps it’s the feminists putting them up there (actually I don’t have much doubt in my mind most of the time it’s the feminists sharing) But they seem to have support of people who are regulars and a decent amount of upvotes, not so high they are loved by all, but not so low that its only feminists praising them. I spent about an hour backtracking reddit articles, looking for things people have posted from Jezebel. Ive kept track for a while, and heres what I have come up with.
See what ive come up with here...
Few phrases in the world make an MRAs want to rip our their spines and beat people to a bloody pulp with them. “Man Up” has to be one of them.
The term “Man Up” is used in often used in intense, stressful situations.
When there are things that you don’t want to do that can or cannot avoid being done and you have hesitance you are told to man up.
When you aren’t sure about something you are told to man up.
When you have emotional problems and want to cry, want to express your feelings or show any sign of weakness you are told to man up.
When you are falling behind and struggling you are told to man up. more here
Seems like a “well duh” sort of statement but sadly its not. Every so often you see or hear something like “only men can stop rape” or “men against rape” it ignores female responsibility as both the people who rape and takes responsibility off them to be careful, you are vulnerable when you drink, don’t drink too much, etc.
You would think that its only a few small groups of people involved in this but nope it’s a bit more extreme than that. We have all seen the “all sex is rape” quotes from some of the stronger, more extreme (and also leading) feminists. There is even a guide for men on how not to rape (specifying footballers even furthers the stereotyping…) Clearly there is something there. more here...
We have all seen the manhood101 people pop up from time to time and make their trolling posts talking about how the modern man is a mangina, and railing against all sorts of different groups and different people. They were a key player in pansygate earlier this year. So how many of you bothered to read the book? Probably not a lot, they haven’t done a good job selling the product from a PR standpoint. I had an afternoon break and started to read it. And now you don’t have to waste your time, sadly I will never get mine back.
(at this point I can hear keyboards typing “faggot” and leaving posts on my blog and I will be inserted into their list of enemies. I am fine with that-just remember every time you click on my page you increase my traffic :P)
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