if they honestly think that any of the problems that they face (and hey, I’m not denying that there’s a few problems, it is bullshit that while a father may be the better and more capable parent, the mother would still get custody, that no one looks at men being abused or raped, etc. because those…
Your attitude is backwards. Once you come to grasp with the fact that masculinity was a result… rather than a cause you’ll be one step closer to understanding what all the MRAs are on about.
Actually, I’m pretty sure that I had it right.
Men are not oppressed for being men. Any disadvantage caused by being a man (ie- abuse overlooked) is a direct result of men being the privileged group.
Why don’t you stop for a second and read my post again until that sinks in.
There’s really not an easier way to state it.
Because men are viewed as being the greatest, no one will give them traditionally ‘lesser’ tasks such as raising children.
Try traditionally “safer” tasks and you’ll be a bit closer. I get that you really need this feminist narrative to wrap your identity in but open your mind a bit.
If men were the oppressors… why would it be their physiology that changed as a result of external threats and dangers? The master doesn’t get bigger and stronger by sending the slave out to die, generation after generation. The slave does.
Oh my god, are you fucking kidding me?
Do you honestly believe that centuries ago, all the women decided, “hey, we’re going to force all of the men to do this stuff for us while we sit on our asses and pop out babies” ??
That’s the stupidest thing I have ever heard, and don’t you DARE equate this made up situation in your head to slavery.
We, as men, have rights and abilities that women will never and have never had. It wasn’t the choice of all women to be viewed as weak and inferior and only capable of raising kids, that was a thing that we, as men, did to them.
Now I’m gonna need you to shut up and go back and read the original post again, because apparently it hasn’t sunk in just yet.
No. I’m not saying that women did that. I’m saying Nature did that.
And I’m not talking a few centuries ago. I’m talking tens of thousands of years ago.
Which society was most likely to survive… the one that sent men and women out to kill the cave bear in equal numbers… or the one that just sent the men?
Having the reproductive member of the species kept safe and away from harm has proven to be an incredibly beneficial survival trait. It’s a big part of the reason why there’s 7 billion human beings on this planet today.
Keep in mind back then any significant gash, cut, or wound of any sort was often a death sentence. And women who were injured while pregnant could pretty much just say that’s all she wrote.
So, the smart thing to do was to send the men out to engage in the dangerous work… while the women did all they could to remain safe.
This isn’t just me being a biased fuck this is actually a very good survival strategy and it panned out very well for humanity in general.
Once you grasp the depth of how far these instincts shape society even today you’ll be on a better level.
I like how men are disadvantaged for being in a “privileged group” (men), but are still not disadvantaged for being men. Lovely double-think. The reason there’s “no easier way to state it” is, I suspect, because they literally can’t think of it in any other terms. Which is never a good sign.
Also, OP, women have rights that men don’t. For example, in much of the US and all of the UK, men cannot legally be raped by PIV sex. And in most of the world, women aren’t eligible for the draft and never have been, even in countries where men are.
This includes the US.
And don’t forget that in the US in much of the world ALL forms of female genital cutting are illegal while circumcision is encouraged and in the US can be claimed on health insurance.