There are some practices and policies that are unfair to men. But this fact should unite men with feminists, not drive them apart. ...
"For me," Heather McRobie wrote in an excellent 2008 article about genercide, "feminism has always been about how rigid gender roles harm everyone, albeit primarily women." Talking about sexism against men is often seen—by MRAs and feminists alike—as an attack on feminism. But it shouldn't be. Rather, recognizing how, say, stereotypical ideas about domesticity hurt men in custody disputes as well as women in the job market should be a spur to creating alliances, not fissures. Women have been fighting against sexism for a long time. If men can learn from them, it will be to everyone's benefit.
The comments to this piece are interesting, particularly the comments from men: they range from asking where their reproductive rights are to discussing how organizations like NOW are blocking men's groups and politician's abilities to change alimony and custody laws.
Why would men join in with these feminists? Would you? Until these organizations change their tune and stop the entitlements to women, why join in?
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