Pity Party April 25, 2010Posted by Dwight Furrow in Dwight Furrow's Posts, Philosophy of Gender.
Tags: Feminism, Lionel Tiger, Male Studies Programs
A group of professors have decided the oppression of men has gone on too long and have decided to create a Male Studies program.
“This came out of the contentious business of gender studies,” says Lionel Tiger, professor of anthropology at Rutgers University. “It’s not men’s studies as contrasted with women’s studies. It’s a study of males without all the ideology and self-righteousness of feminists about turning over patriarchy.”
Tiger apparently believes that since women have had access to the pill and legal abortions, civilization is collapsing.
According to Dr. Edward Stephens, Chairman of the Foundation for Male Studies, men suffer from what he calls “the lace curtain,” which is supposed to be analogous to the glass ceiling.
But since men still make more than women for comparable work and because men disproportionally occupy positions of power in business and politics, it is hard to see how there is a legitimate analogy here. Angry Mouse’s sarcasm is appropriate:
Yes, because our entire educational system has, for too long, ignored the contributions of men to history, art, literature, politics, economics, and science. Isn’t it about time we directed at least a little attention and appreciation to men’s experience throughout history?
Do not tolerate disorderly behavior from women. You will only cause yourself more problems in the long run.
Feminism trains women to feel they unilaterally deserve what men have earned.
And how about this:
Simply put, Manhood is your authority — the proper form necessary to govern the lives of others, especially women.
This doesn’t sound like an attempt to make visible the plight of an oppressed group—it sounds more like a reactionary attempt to hang on to male privilege in the face of women’s success at achieving some measure of equality. As Angry Mouse says:
It’s about throwing a pity party because for the first time in human history, men are having to share the power they have always assumed was their birthright.
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