I decided to raise my ass from the couch and do something real. And then I decided that I could just contribute to a blog (while sitting on my ass) of the only men’s group on the US campus. There is only one University in the US that has a men’s issues group. It’s called Kennesaw State and, frankly, I don’t even where it is in the US. But the man who did IS clearly remarkable and clearly could spend his time on more important things (such as this: http://ksumen.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/sga-spring-block-party/). And my ass could remain on the couch and do low-level work. Like writing up a 500-1000 words based on their weekly video updates. Like this one: http://ksumen.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/news-roundup-march-23rd/
Admittedly Sage greatly revised my original draft. So all of the jokes are gone. And that’s a good thing 🙂
Wow, what a post! Brief summary: it’s about suicide in Ireland which is much higher among men and about the fact
that most (all?) suicide prevention clinics/hotlines provide very little support to gender specific needs. In the
case of men that would be divorce. And the most amazing thing is, well, in the end of the post. Should I move to Ireland, I wonder?
Feminists – they are not victims so I, probably, shouldn’t blame them. Or something.
I’ll be brief: How is this http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/story.html?id=9270200
not victim blaming? I mean how? We have someone murdered and we blame not the murderer but the dead person. At the same time you are not supposed to say don’t walk drunk while dressed provocatively in dark streets. That would be victim blaming and not common sense as one could mistakenly think.
I should repeat it everyday, otherwise it’s so easy to get it wrong.
Feminists – well, read the title.
Heard today on NPR a show where they were talking about what to do is your called bossy? That is boy called bosses and girls called bossy? Negative reinforcement, or whatever.
I am not going to say that it infantilizes (is it a word?) women. Sure, it’s quite infantilizing when apparently the only thing preventing you being a leader is someone calling you bossy.
And I”m not going to say that because it is politically correct BS that has exactly the same goal as the original intention.
What I have to say is that if I ever needed a proof that feminism is for upper-middle class well-off women then here it is. The thing is that there are not so many leaders out there. And those that are potential leaders and were unfortunate enough to be born in a poor or even middle-class household without connections, well, most likely that will not be able to realize their leadership’s potential. Whether boys or girls. But feminism is not about them. It’s not about how to improve inequality in literacy rates, or in inequality in GPA between boys and girls, especially for those with low income. No. It’s about rich girls getting more.