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Former Feminist Sees Her Own Bias… Has a Woke Moment

So yes, who would have thought that taking off your perception filter and paying attention to what people were saying to you could actually change your mind about what you thought was the case? This is the producer of The Red Pill Movie (I’ve not yet seen it) but during the research process, she ended up changing her mind on a lot of things. She’s no longer a feminist but also does not consider herself MRA. Continue reading “Former Feminist Sees Her Own Bias… Has a Woke Moment”

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International Men’s Day: An Analogy

IMD is a week away now (already?!) and once again, as every year, casual misandry raises its ugly head above the parapet. Despite the positive work by male-centred charities in the UK to explain why we need International Men’s Day, we’re still getting “isn’t that every day?!?!?!?! loooooooooool” comments left, right and centre and attempts to detract from the fact that there are unique difficulties of being a man. So let me, by way of analogy, demonstrate how people who dismiss it sound to the rest of us. Continue reading “International Men’s Day: An Analogy”

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Why Are We Still Surprised at #MeToo Male Victims?

The wave of accusations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein has led to (perhaps an unsurprising) internet trend, largely of women, discussing how they too have been victims of sexual abuse, everything from catcalling right up to rape. While the merits or otherwise of the hashtag trend has generated debate in terms of its usefulness, there is one element that seems to surprise everyone. Continue reading “Why Are We Still Surprised at #MeToo Male Victims?”

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Why We Need to Stop Talking About “Male Privilege”

No, I’m not a butthurt snowflake blind to my privilege. I am fully aware that my penis gives me privilege over women in many cases. I’m also aware that my white skin gives me privilege over people with darker skin. I realise that being straight gives me privilege over the LGBT community. That is not what this post is about. Continue reading “Why We Need to Stop Talking About “Male Privilege””

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Masculinity and “Womansplaining”

.Mansplaining is a thing, but it’s not as prevalent or as systemic as feminists believe or tell each other. It’s not the deliberate and insidious tool of oppression that it is presented as. It’s just being a dick while having an inferiority complex that there is somebody who knows better than you do. Sure, some men feel threatened by knowledgeable and more qualified women, but it’s not the norm. Continue reading “Masculinity and “Womansplaining””

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Handmaid’s Tale Shows us the Inconvenient Truth of Female Complicity

The media on both sides of the Atlantic have been falling over themselves to point to The Handmaid’s Tale as some kind of foreshadowing. Like 1984 and Brave New World before it, it’s held up as a warning of things to come if we don’t take a step back from the brink. I’m sure I’ll be accused of “mansplaining” or “not getting it”, but I cannot see this happening in The West anytime soon even under Trump who is more of an opportunist than anything else.

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