meus intuitus

feminism and masculinism

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While women still deal with injustice in our current society, men are also in need of advocacy (especially in certain areas, like family court, which is very important given how commonplace divorce has become)…

“I give my ex and her new husband (they had an affair when both were married, he’s on his third marriage now) $2100/month. My two kids are with me around 60% of the time (overnights in 2009). In actual hours, they are with me 4x as much as they are with her. The combined household income at her place has exceeded what I earn. They have new cars and a lakehouse–one that my kids have been to twice in 1.5 years. I live check to check, with little savings.” -GunFingers (reddit.com)

Another big issue that men face is domestic violence, which accounts for 40% of all domestic violence cases. In this area, battered women have many resources and a great deal of societal support to help them leave or improve their situation. Not so for men. In fact, men face the additional barriers of shame and masculinity that further inhibit them.

We need to move beyond feminism and masculinism (not that the latter exists). Feminism and conceptual masculinism both ignore the issues faced by the other genders (pl to include the non-normatives in the LGBT community). Masculinism would probably also be mistaken for misogyny.

Feminists, would-be masculinists, and all interested others unite! Become a gender equalist today!

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Written by meusintuitus

March 28, 2010 at 11:26 am

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  1. I’m not quite sure what “injustice” women as a gender face in our society besides being 60% of the recipients of domestic violence (and I’m sure much higher % or sexual assaults too); things like the wage gap have been busted big time by the 2009 DOL report and other similar studies.

    Akire

    March 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm


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