After recently seeing people give roaring approval to this cartoon, I’ve decided there’s some folks I just can’t take reading anymore. Yes, just like some feminists, some men’s rights activists are obsessive and over the top and some ought to learn to behave better. But the complete dismissal of the male experience of sexual assault, which is far more common than almost anyone wants to admit, is beyond annoying. It’s despicable. And the fact that men are never welcome at the table to discuss their lived experiences is just plain tiresome.
Patronizingly sexist White Knight males, man-hating feminists positing the all-encompassing “Patriarchy Theory of Oppression,” and condescending “suck it up whiners!” conservatives aren’t just tiresome, they’re espousing an evil philosophy, and I’m just not enough of a masochist to keep reading purveyors of such–left-wing, right-wing, libertarian, or otherwise. I have sons whom I love too much to act as an enabler for people who marginalize and demean men for being men, and who sniff at abuse of, and even just plain killing, males who refuse to live up to mandated social norms.
(This item cross-posted to Dean’s World.)