We’ve all heard of feminism and the women’s right movement geared at making sure that women have the same rights, opportunities, and respect as their male counterparts. But have you ever heard of the men’s rights movement? These guys are coming to the forefront to support a cause they think has been undermined and has perhaps been forgotten by many people: The importance of men. Yup, they think the balance between the sexes are tilted toward women and that they themselves are being oppressed.
Ladies (and feminist gents), in case you needed some reminders on how important it is to shout for men as loud as you shout for your girlfriends… here you go.
Because sexism exists for them too
In my school, a magnet school catering to artistic exploration and growth, there seems to be an overwhelming amount of sexism. Not bringing up the group of radical feminists that say all men are rapists still leaves a lot of sexism and hatred to men.
The biggest example was apparent when I got my summer reading list (which, being a procrastinator, I put off to looking at until just now). The suggested books annoy me to death. Half of them are about strong female protagonists fighting against oppression of white men. In fact, the only book with a male protagonist is “The Book Thief”.
Then there is the topics we cover in classes. When reading the book “A Separate Peace” it became a debate about whether a character was gay or not just because he was very close with another male character. When reading “Lord of the Flies” a discussion of men needing women to avoid being savages came up more than once. In my civics class, a girl did a presentation on feminism and the opening line was “women are better then men”. (@Razna)
Victims of Sexist Behavior
Talk about sexism. When I was at university, I had to read a book about women in science. I didn’t even think about how sexist it was at the time. The University was sexist in general. You were definitely a second class citizen if you were a man, and you definitely weren’t treated well if you didn’t know, “your place.” (@ptgrenville)
They are smart. They are kind…
It’s no surprise that boys aren’t doing as well in school and college as girls are. People are making academia such a toxic environment for boys that it’s almost expected for boys to drop out of high school at higher rates and attend college at lower numbers than girls.
I feel bad for the shit that you have to put up with, and I cringe when I recall that article in which a brain-dead woman claims that “men are raised to hate women,” rather than pointing out the divisiveness of feminism and misandry in the classroom.
I’m sure that the rampant misandry in education doesn’t contribute at all towards men growing up to become misogynists. (@ptgrenville)