For almost as long as I can remember, men have been the butt of most jokes within the politically correct era. I recently posted a question on the spearhead about this, and thought I would elaborate. This presents a problem for men, as it can move to the point of being misandry and degrading. It gets to the point where we don’t even notice it, such as in the super bowl commercials involving the “green police” where only men were arrested and the Volkswagen commercial where everyone was playing punch buggy, only men were being hit -but between Stevie Wonder and the Amish playing the game, I can let that one go.
This brings me to my point. When do we let go of some of these jokes and not pick a fight?' keep reading here....
This is something that feminists often argue, that there is a difference between sex and gender. There is controversy over this for a few reasons. One is that it can make the social sciences seem irrelevant, another is it shows how much control over our lives we have. There is no factual basis for this piece, this is my opinion
About 60-70% of gender is biological. There are distinct biological differences on a physical level between men and women, varying from out bodies and the general way we think. There are specific tendencies that are biological such as men being the protector, and more active (most animals in the wild have the men being more physically active and less nurturing towards the children) Its no wonder so many boys are diagnosed with ADD and ADHD they just cant sit still, because its part of who they are.
While there are specific behavior tendencies that are biological, there is still a social aspect. more here...
Sexual harassment occurs against men quite a bit. Most cases of sexual harassment are from men in higher positions of authority (or so people claim). If this is true then sexual harassment has nothing to do with sex, and is an expression of one’s direct power in a degrading manner. This would mean as more women climb the ladder of the working world more women will be the harassers. Seems simple enough, but nothing is ever simple.
This study Power And Sexual Harassment -- Men And Women See Things Differently shows a difference in the definition of power. The study is small but interesting. I wouldn’t say power is as one dimensional as that, as it is often situational and I would say the way it is stated is rather sexist manner, but moving past that we get to the big picture-is sexual harassment just a big misunderstanding? Let’s play with the ideas in the article and see what we get out of it.
Yes, it finally came, sorry I didn’t advertise it here im still learning my way around blogspot :P
Anyways the idea was to analyze the idea of the upcoming Male Studies program, bent on studying men. It was increadibly deep and I couldn’t keep up with it in regards to taking notes.
Basically the idea was the study of males, not feminism, not masculism, but males. It is a study of men as men socially, historically, psychologically, and misandry. A lot of it was talking about men struggling in society and dealing with men in education.
Wait? Most early biological/social studies were only studying men why do they need to be studied?
Long title I know. I would like to start by saying normally I present all sorts of data within my articles, however today I am doing my own analysis from a sociological standpoint, and while I probably should include all my studies again, im just going to point you to this and this. I would also like to say this is not a piece on how statistics got to where they are, but it is rather my analysis of why we are in the state we are in right now.
So why does society minimize the victimization of men. Well there are many different reasons, that different groups will do it. Feminist Organizations, The Government, and society as a whole all have incentives to ignore the struggles of men, because the suffering of men can be seen as a benefit to society as a whole.
Ignoring the problems men have definitely serves as a benefit to feminism, not from an evil misandric standpoint....
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My Parents’ failed experiment in Gender Neutrality http://www.newsweek.com/id/235300?gt1=43002 Courtesy Jesse Ellison The author, in her overalls, with her cousins in Maine My Name Is Jesse But I am not a boy. Inside my parents' failed experiment with gender neutrality. By Jesse Ellison | Newsweek Web Exclusive Mar 23, 2010 When I was 2 years old, my father started building a big house behind our tiny starter house. For days leading up to the arrival of the giant trucks and backhoes coming to dig out the foundation, my mother tried to get me excited. "Don't you want to watch the big trucks?!" she'd tease. When they finally arrived, the neighborhood boys parked themselves on our property, transfixed. I glanced out the window and immediately turned back to my toys, ignoring the commotion. As my mother recalls, "It was really a wake-up for me." This now-infamous family anecdote wasn't the first time my parents tried to shake off gender stereotypes. As a toddler, they dressed me in overalls and cut my hair in an androgynous bowl cut. I didn't have Barbies; I had wooden blocks. Even my first name is evidence of their experiment in gender neutrality. You can't imagine how many times I've had to explain, "No, not Jessica, just Jesse. Like a boy." In 1978, the year I was born, feminists like my mother were embracing the notion that gender roles were entirely rooted in the way that you were raised. In the 1970s, the feminist fringe was giving up bras, shaving, and diets; they were lighting their own cigarettes and opening their own doors. It was the "new feminism," and where the first movement was concerned with legal equality, like the right to vote, these women were focused on de facto equality: asserting that it was nurture, not nature, that made women and men different. To bust out of gender oppression also meant to assert that there was absolutely nothing
By Denise Noe
In a column published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution looking back on the feminist movement that broke in the early 1970s, Ellen Goodman stated that women make 77 cents to every dollar earned by men. This figure was stated as if it were an automatic indication of either employers’ discrimination against women or a more overall societal tendency to oppress women by limiting their workplace opportunities and therefore their pay.
One of the reasons the above assumptions are false was thrown into sharp relief by a conversation I had with a man shortly after reading Goodman’s column. This man had been working on a job cleaning windows and was on a ladder when he had an accident that took his foot off. Luckily, doctors were able to reattach his foot but he was left disabled.
A major reason for the 23 cent gap in average pay for men and women is that the most physically dangerous jobs require more physical strength than the vast majority of women possess. People, regardless of gender, tend receive higher pay for work that puts life and limb in jeopardy. According to US Department of Labor statistics for 2006, 54% of workers were men and 46% women while 92% of those killed on the job were men and only 8% women. The 23-cent gap between men’s and women’s incomes is to a large extent a reflection of the workplace death gap.
Another reason for the gender wage gap is that women are more likely to move in and out of the labor market than men. That women spend more time out of the paid workforce than men does not necessarily indicate oppression by tyrannical male chauvinist pigs but can reflect the greater freedom we have to devote time to homemaking and/or child care and the generosity and caring of the men who take on the sole breadwinner role in order to allow us that freedom. Indeed, men often take dangerous jobs so they can adequately support the women and children in their lives.
Any nong can work out that to put a spade in the ground requires violence. Not so many can see that to solve a problem to 'penetrate' a problem also violates the status quo. Industry and farming are necessarily violent activities, and so is science a violent activity because it requires problem solving penetration. The male mind is a problem solving mind.
The feminine mind is not a problem solving device - it seeks equality but it can't figure out what the problem is. It wants pleasure and it cannot stand pain. Like hot and cold - men move on and women don't - their argument is not with the universe but with men. They remain utterly dependant on men,despite all the liberations, yet claim to be free. They claim to be free by displaying their sexuality..... yet underneath it is nothing - no abandonment of self to the great soul of the universe (whatever that is) women never abandon themselves because it would be unsafe. Women hang on to life no matter what. Without children, it becomes a matter of deception... because the scientists, the adventurers, the universe explorers record no women. When death is probable in the face of discovery, women choose life every time. Women will kill the world with comfort as the fires of movement ravage everything from climate change to cougars. Everything feminism has had to say from the beginning of time ..... concerns sex.... and it will never change. Women do not exist in the creative world except as a reaction to men. All feminine thinking sinks humankind into acceptance and defeat. No woman has ever solved a problem because they are programmed to ignore problems. Women believe that men violate the universe, and they know that they are right, and they will always submit to the universe, even in death.
Stay alive man, even in this lowest point. Do not submit to the lipstick, the charade, the lie. - investigate instead why your lips are pale. Look at death and rail against it. Civilization has been built by men.
Misandry = hatred of males: bred from the feminist sexual revolution which also amplified lesbians. Feminists always advocating for the downtrodden, disadvantaged, less able female, are quick to shout “male violence” (diatribe). It is time to examine how our young females are acting: the link below is to an ABC News story. U tube abounds with video of young females perpetrating violence and Mothers caught abusing children. Not all females are the same, most certainly not all women who give birth (for that matter those who get pregnant and avoid live birth) are the same. What are we teaching our children: abcnews.go.com/WN/seattle-girl-beating-victim-expected-security-guards-protect/story This piece reposted across America through the Momslikeme dot com network - RVE
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100126091733.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium= feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+(ScienceDai ly%3A+Latest+Science+News)&utm_content=Google+Read er Synapsis: ScienceDaily (Jan. 31, 2010) — Boys face high rates of a variety of mental health issues, in addition to lagging behind girls in academic performance and college attendance, according to two new papers by University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Judith Kleinfeld. The studies, recently published in the journal Gender Issues, note that boys have higher rates of suicide, conduct disorders, emotional disturbance, premature death and juvenile delinquency than their female peers, as well as lower grades, test scores and college attendance rates. Take a read through the studies (albeit from the same person) and let's hear your thoughts. And what do you think we can do to help support our boys and close the gender gap? Originally posted Posted by snookums on Jan 31, 2010 at 08:28 PM At Lansing Momslikeme http://lansing.momslikeme.com/members/JournalActions.aspx?m=10005549&grpcat=Education+%2 6+Development&g=446306 This has been reposted across America through the Momslikeme dot com network - RVE
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