September 8th, 2002

Wimmen and Min.

I got into looking at Men's Studies and Men's Rights a long time ago because a lot of the Feminist lit I was reading was making me feel increasingly alienated from the men in my life. I hold that the present 'institution' is damaging to men as well as women, it's divisive and it grinds us all down. Do men see it this way?

My partner is the money earner in our family and I stay home and part of my job, as I see it, is to make sure that he has time to play and have fun so that he doesn't get 'lost' in the grind. Some days I do better than others. I feel that Feminism really missed the mark, ultimately, because it seems to make men the enemy and not the system. The dysfunction of the social system reaches far beyond issues of gender. Gender bias and sexual bias is a symptom, not the disease.

Am I talking out my ear here, so to speak?
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