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When Feminism Betrays Leftist Principles, it Should Be Called Out

I have felt for some time that feminism is, in many ways, the very antithesis of the leftist school of thought out of which it was supposed to have been born. By its very nature, the left is supposed to be progressive – open to new ways of thinking and doing things, and most importantly – open to all-comers. It’s supposed to listen and discuss. Yet feminism appears not to hold these liberal values as sacrosanct. If anything, many modern feminists have become everything it abhors about the conservatism against which it stands. Continue reading “When Feminism Betrays Leftist Principles, it Should Be Called Out”

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Bromance Blossoms When Shaming Ceases

My best friend recently told me he “loved me”. He kissed me on the cheek in front of his wife and called me “a beautiful person”. I did not feel threatened, nor did I feel the need to laugh it off with a “you’re drunk, aren’t you?” It was natural. It felt right. His girlfriend was also there so it was meant as a genuine show of affection. Continue reading “Bromance Blossoms When Shaming Ceases”

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Why I Have SOME Sympathy for MGTOW

There appear to be three “branches”, if you like, to the men’s movement. I think the one for which I have the most sympathy would be MGTOW (or Men Going Their Own Way). MRAs seem to be a largely right wing group (which I am not and do not identify with a large majority of their arguments). PUA seem to be about manipulating people based on pseudo-psychology and quack theories. In the middle is this group MGTOW. Continue reading “Why I Have SOME Sympathy for MGTOW”

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Why Isn’t Your Content Gender Neutral?

I’ve been asked this question several times in comments and through emails. I roll my eyes every time I see it, and for several reasons. Often, these comments point out that I will have a “broader audience if you did it that way.” I suspect that their concern is far less about my outreach than it is about being offended at criticisms of women’s negative attitudes and actions and how they affect men. Continue reading “Why Isn’t Your Content Gender Neutral?”

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Gender and The Walking Dead

The series has arguably undergone its biggest changes this season. The introduction of psychopathic villain Negan has given it a kickstart it needed. Love it or hate it, The Walking Dead is still around. Yet until now, it has not really dealt with gender roles beyond Rick coping as a single father. But this season is different. I feel there have been two critical issues this season important to men and masculinity. Continue reading “Gender and The Walking Dead”

Posted in Dating / Relationships, Gender

“Pandoragate” Shows Men Still Objectified as Providers

You would think that a woman sharing the picture of her engagement ring on social media would be met with nothing less than delight. You would think that most people would be happy for her. You would not expect that woman to be the subject of a personal attack for her choice of ring. That is what happened to poor Ariel McRae. Continue reading ““Pandoragate” Shows Men Still Objectified as Providers”

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My Hopes For International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is here once again. I feel we’ve made great strides in 2016 and many people, women included, are really starting to get it. This year in the UK, the event brings together some large and amazing charities doing what they can to raise awareness of men’s issues. In direct response to the sneers and criticisms, The Men and Boys Coalition’s tagline for this year is Not Every Day is International Men’s Day. Continue reading “My Hopes For International Men’s Day”