In a group like this, it is probably best to avoid using the word 'you', and instead use 'I'.
"Do you really think that..." > "I don't think that..."
It's very difficult in English written text to avoid getting into flame wars over controversial subjects if you focus on the individuals involved in the discussion instead of ideas.
I don't like having to police the group, and don't want to have to decide whether or not something qualifies as a personal attack.
If you were asked to come up with male-positive slogans what would you put forth?
Obviously male-positive and men’s issues, not anti-women, also if you know of any good images, logos or symbols that would fit in too – reason being a very silly superficial one, I have a bag covered in menstrual activism/feminist buttons, I want one for men’s issues too. Stupid I know but it’s my way of expressing my opinions.
What do people think about radical feminists who endorse "compulsory lesbianism"? There is a lot of literature and websites out there written by feminists who believe that in order to be a "true" feminist then they must stop "sleeping with the enemy"...even if they are straight they must either just give up men...or only indulge in sexual practices with other "womyn"?
I mean, has anyone heard of this radicalism permeating into radical mens rights/masculism? If this type of radical theory exists for feminism...then I am sure it has been suggested by some masculinist author or man involved in men's rights...does anyone know of any weblinks/books that suggest if MEN want to fully be politically active in men's rights and masculism then they need to "give up" women and only engage in sex with other MEN?
What do people think of this theory/idea? Do you think it is viable/reasonable to suggest that the only way you can be a "true" feminist or masculist is by completely avoiding the other sex? I think it kind of makes sense...I mean, all those feminist authors bitch about how evil/bad men and the patriarchy are...but at the end of the day they are hypocrites because they still actively go looking for sex with men...should the same be said about ,say, Warren Farrell or Michael A Messner...these men bitch about how women only use men as wallets and (rightly so) condemn the divorce courts which are unfavourable to men...but at the end of the day Warren Farrell/Michael A Messner/or any man who calls himself a "masculist" or "mens rights activist" goes out looking for sex with women? Isn't this hypocritical? Shouldn't these men make a conscious effort not to involve themselves with women if they are so corruptive and distrustful...which would mean only having sex with other men?
Your thoughts please...
I need more books to read at work, most of my books are just not suitable for reading at work, funny thing is I am currently reading ‘The myth of male power’ by Warren Farrell, Ph.D. and I get accused of being a feminist – yes I am a feminist but people seem to think of me in terms of the stereotypical feminist, saying as this is a book that is pro-men, written by a male feminist you would think they would have more sense. They enjoy reading my menstrual activist buttons on my bag, but I don’t think they understand there meaning, they just assume it is a woman only issue or a woman only celebration, I think I would be far less likely to get away with proudly displaying penises than I am proudly displaying cunts. I need more books like this one, this is good however it is very Americanised in that it goes for big bangs in it’s presentation and fancies up the obvious with radical theory – if anyone knows of any similar books not quite so irritating to read please let me know.
I retain my opinion that men’s issues are almost completely ignored, which leaves us all totally screwed, but it is just the way we move forward, it is always the same, we are incapable of moving forward together so we move forward one before the other. I can go online, or go to the library and read up on female anatomy, read up on feminism and a load of wonderful things empowering women to take control of their sexuality, their bodies and their lives, yet I try to find the same sort of information on men it just does not exist, if I find sites on male anatomy it is simple and with a tone of Viagra adverts, if I find information on empowering men it is at the expense of women, or simply too scared to say much in case it is thought of as being at the expense of women. I don’t think I can be a good feminist unless I care as much for men’s issues as women’s, but then I can’t really care if there is nothing out there about men’s issues, nothing to give me the side of an empowered male.
I don’t see males moving forward to catch up with us women any time soon, especially not when the women’s movement gets so much bad press. There simply is nothing here to encourage men to move forward past nagging women, at least with women we have things that push us forward, but I don’t think men really even realise there is a problem.
Is there any hope for men to move forward in terms of sexual liberation and equality as women have?
WTF why would any1 want 2 study men?? thats just GAY
now chicks on the other hand, i would like to study (because i'm straight, so i like hot babes and maxim magazine)!! LOL!!!