I was invited to do a three minute live interview for CTV Saskatoon. It was very generous of them. We discussed the men’s rights movement and the posters going up in Saskatoon that are trying to bring attention to it.
Unfortunately I can’t embed, so I just have to give the link.…
The general indifference to men’s issues – male victimization in domestic violence and rape, inequality in family life as a matter of custom and law, exponentially higher male homelessness, death, injury and suicide rates – is often blamed on feminism, as if this is some new phenomenon and never happened in the good old days.…
A thought has been knocking around in my head for awhile now.
Why do we assume that men consent to rape?
Let me illustrate this with a more palatable scenario.
Let’s imagine we have a man and a woman who are engaged in a mutually agreed upon sexual act.…
If I haven”t mentioned The Rawness before, my bad. This guy is a resource. He specializes in looking at how dusfunctional our acpeted gender norms are and has a series going on how immature what we consider normal femlae behavior actually is.…
Last Sunday we had our Pride Parade in Seattle. The parade starts on Second Avenue heading north, loops over to Fourth Avenue and continues north, finally ending at the Seattle Center where the Space Needle is.
I’m noticing that the parade seems to be themed from year to year.…
Media spotlight has turned to Men’s Rights Edmonton for their poster campaign “Don’t be that girl.”
For anyone who doesn’t know “don’t be that girl” is a parody of “don’t be that guy.”
In one of the “don’t be that guy” posters, a man is seen escorting a drunk woman into a taxi.…
Untouchability is a feature of several unrelated societies in which certain groups are singled out for exclusion in very concrete ways.
Thwe wiki on untouchability lists these features of the status:
- Prohibition from eating with other caste member
- Provision of separate glasses for Dalits in village tea stalls
- Discriminatory seating arrangements and separate utensils in restaurants
- Segregation in seating and food arrangements in village functions and festivals
- Prohibition from entering into village temples
- Prohibition from wearing sandals or holding umbrellas in front of higher caste members
- Prohibition from entering other caste homes
- Prohibition from riding a bicycle inside the village
- Prohibition from using common village path
- Separate burial grounds
- No access to village’s common/public properties and resources (wells, ponds, temples, etc.)
- Segregation (separate seating area) of Dalit children in schools
- Sub-standard wages
- Bonded labour
- Social boycotts by other castes for refusing to perform their “duties”
This list describes untouchability in India, but most of it should quite familiar to Americans.…