So it seems this vid is going around the gendersphere….
Comes across as very one sided….
They talk about misogyny but never misandry….
They never address all those “man up” articles or the reason why there aren’t any “woman up” articles….
They righteously discuss the terrible online treatment of a female rape victim but don’t discuss the fact that male victims are treated just as bad.
There also seems to be that attitude of don’t you dare critique feminism….
Well, I’ve often compared reading blogs in the gendersphere to looking for nuggets of gold in a sewer with open wounds on your flesh….
I did find one very insightful comment by Alice Marwick….
“(Men) are discouraged from talking about gender.”
She mentions that women have been talking about gender since the Seneca Falls Convention almost 200 years ago.
She also mentions fear and entitlement regarding men talking about gender. Well, when you don’t have a place to talk about gender and when you do try to talk about it at a place that doesn’t see your view as legitimate, then it very likely is more frustration at being silenced. At being accused of mansplainin’. At being told that the men’s center is everywhere else. At being told to “man up” because your needs and feelings don’t really matter.
Well, if the manosphere can create a net positive, it could be this. It can be a place for men to talk about their lives and experiences. A place to talk about gender. A place to speak without using feminist jargon like patriarchy. A place to speak without placating to others be they women, feminists, other men, employers or a nation that would gladly send you to die for a barrel of oil…
Thanks to Days of Broken Arrows for dropping me a link to this vid…