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    Concerned Irishman Concerned Irishman is offline
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    20 things that males can do right now to support females (beyond the obvious)

    I came across this interesting article today and I thought it was especially pertinent given what has been going on in the news lately.

    Obviously the most important thing men can do is respect boundaries and moderate the way they use language so as not to weaponize it. It is important to note however that the outrages that we have witnessed in the Weinstein case and others most recently is simply the symptom of a rotten culture that treats womyn with condescension at best and like objects or slaves to be owned and controlled at worst.

    This permeates Western culture, from the way womyn are portrayed in popular media to the way rape is a popular topic of jokes amongst men. This all contributes to the normalization of violence against womyn, LGBT and non-binary people in society. As long as we allow it to continue, we will see more Harvey Weinsteins and we will continue to witness men engaging in predatory behaviour.
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    That article shows just how bat sh it crazy some of those loons really are. I'm not even sure I believe that she has any male friends.
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    Maybe we could begin by spelling womyn properly that and stop robbing their handbags
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    Regarding the article in the OP ,.................
    *********neurotic woman alert************
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    why? don't do anything illegal just like how you should treat other men, otherwise women are competition in the workplace, buying property and for public spending so why treat them differently? Also its kind of patronising, women are equal so it would be wrong to treat them differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Concerned Irishman View Post
    I came across this interesting article today and I thought it was especially pertinent given what has been going on in the news lately.

    Obviously the most important thing men can do is respect boundaries and moderate the way they use language so as not to weaponize it. It is important to note however that the outrages that we have witnessed in the Weinstein case and others most recently is simply the symptom of a rotten culture that treats womyn with condescension at best and like objects or slaves to be owned and controlled at worst.

    This permeates Western culture, from the way womyn are portrayed in popular media to the way rape is a popular topic of jokes amongst men. This all contributes to the normalization of violence against womyn, LGBT and non-binary people in society. As long as we allow it to continue, we will see more Harvey Weinsteins and we will continue to witness men engaging in predatory behaviour.
    "Womyn" is an awkward term, why not use the neutral Irish word 'bean' (sig.), 'mná (plu.).

    Not a 'fear' in sight
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverharp View Post
    why? don't do anything illegal just like how you should treat other men, otherwise women are competition in the workplace, buying property and for public spending so why treat them differently? Also its kind of patronising, women are equal so it would be wrong to treat them differently.
    Exactly, I have thought in recent times that opening doors for women might been seen by some (a small minority I reckon but nevertheless...) as insulting behaviour.

    I wonder has anyone else thought that?
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    I was going to suggest supporting ex-muslim associations and boycotting mysognistic regimes in the Middle East with laws that insinuate that a female is the property of a male.

    But instead....lets get guilty about manspreading ?
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    Sadly there's a real danger that too many women will start believing that everything bad that every happened them is because they're female.

    I even see it among my siblings - one sister, not too bright and lazy as sin but full of her own self-importance - has convinced herself that she's still doing the same job she's been doing for 5 years because she's being discriminated against as a female, despite the fact that males AND females have been promoted around her in the meantime.

    I'm not saying she's typical, but as long as she's happy to blame "misogyny" for her lack of career progression she's liable to ignore all the good advice she gets in her bi-annual performance management assessments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Concerned Irishman View Post
    I came across this interesting article today and I thought it was especially pertinent given what has been going on in the news lately.

    Obviously the most important thing men can do is respect boundaries and moderate the way they use language so as not to weaponize it. It is important to note however that the outrages that we have witnessed in the Weinstein case and others most recently is simply the symptom of a rotten culture that treats womyn with condescension at best and like objects or slaves to be owned and controlled at worst.

    This permeates Western culture, from the way womyn are portrayed in popular media to the way rape is a popular topic of jokes amongst men. This all contributes to the normalization of violence against womyn, LGBT and non-binary people in society. As long as we allow it to continue, we will see more Harvey Weinsteins and we will continue to witness men engaging in predatory behaviour.
    Some of those are good, some are weird .. pay for porn? Don't get that one. Or the one about being pro-choice. No one should change their opinion based on a magazine list.

    But some are spot on, like shutting up and listening a lot more.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-...b_1269604.html
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