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The men's march organised by a woman

Postby mothra » 07 Aug 2018, 12:23

As everyone knows, the most oppressed person in the world today is the humble white man. As part of the species masculine fragilitis, white men have been under assault for almost two years: enduring jokes made at their expense, women flippantly dismissing their earnest attempts to explain things to them that they already know, and news articles pointing out how many of us women and children they kill.

For a time back there, they even had to endure a bloody woman prime minister, for heaven’s sake! Will nothing stop the indignity and humiliation to which men are being subjected?

But don’t drown in those male tears just yet, because a beacon of hope glimmers on the horizon. On August 25, a march will be held in Melbourne to counter the vicious defamation of men and their characters. The organiser of the March For Men urges Australians to “rally together for masculinity, for men’s rights and just to demonstrate that we know that men matter too”.

Similar protests and gatherings have been proposed before, but nothing’s ever come of it because the chances of men mobilising together to sort out their own issues are about non-existent as the oppression they imagine is being meted out against them.

So can I just say there’s no shortage of f---ing irony in the fact that August’s march is being organised by a woman?

Sydney Watson describes herself as a “conservative political commentator”. News Limited describes her as a “pro-gun, anti-feminist, half-American Donald Trump supporter”. I would probably more succinctly describe her as an idiot, but horses for courses I suppose.

Still, what else do you call someone who thinks “the fight for women’s rights is harming the fight for men’s rights”? It’s okay, Sydney, I’m sure this will net you the job on Sky you’re clearly angling for (sorry, Daisy).

The event page for March For Men states, “From the schoolyard to the office, Australians have been repeatedly reminded how undesirable it is to be a man. After weeks of attacks from the media, from politicians and from interest groups – enough is definitely enough!”

Gosh, can you imagine having to suffer weeks of "attacks" from the media? Can you just imagine what it must feel like to have the bloody media writing articles about things that have actually happened, things that involve women being raped, beaten, murdered and stolen from the people they love? It must feel awful! Weeks of it! How can anyone let this injustice stand?

Listen, sarcasm aside, men do have problems. Masculinity is in a state of crisis. Men are harmed by the world they live in. But none of that is because of feminism or the battle for women’s rights. Men suffer because of the patriarchy, not because women have started shouting back against victim-blaming again or told men to close their legs on public transport. It’s the patriarchy and toxic ideals of masculinity that hurt men, and part of this toxicity is in always seeking to shift blame onto the women that men have historically been told they have dominion over.

We are constantly lectured to about this supposed goodness of men, how 99.9999 per cent of them are "wonderful" and how they deeply love the women in their lives (how generous of them, by the way).

But, if that’s true, why do so many of them choose to respond to reports of horrific violence against women – violence that is gendered, often sexual and sometimes fatal – with the insistence that their feelings be taken into account when reporting it? Why do aspirational "Official Women" like Sydney Watson find it so much more galling and offensive to have men’s behaviour highlighted to them than they do the fact that so many women suffer at their hands?

And why do they feel so much more passionately about reasserting their authority than they do commit to working with feminism and its goals to change behaviours that are harmful? Behaviours that don't just affect women, but that also see violence being perpetrated between men: boys being punched and killed on city streets, say, or assaulted on football fields.

In June, a 22-year-old woman was raped and murdered while walking home from work. A man desecrated her memorial site and justified it as "an attack on feminism".

Five days later and less than 2km from where that happened, another woman was dragged into a car and raped by more than one man. The men currently charged with that crime were cricket club teammates.

A 28-year-old woman in Sydney was murdered and dumped in bushland, with her 19-year-old male housemate charged with the crime. A 19-year-old woman in Melbourne was stabbed during a party, and the racists in Victoria's community jumped to blame African gangs because maintaining racism is more appealing to them then demanding change from men in general.

In the space of a single weekend shortly after all this, three women were murdered by men known to them.

The men who chose to commit these crimes were fuelled by a sense of rage and/or entitlement that is directly informed by misogyny, gender inequality and patriarchy. These are things that men should be marching against and working to dismantle in their communities. Masculinity is not toxic and dangerous, but masculinity emboldened by patriarchy is both these things.

And all those self described "good" men who ignore the gravity of these issues in deference to the ridiculous, made up one of "men's rights" are really just proving how their commitment to goodness is contingent on them still being able to enact it from a place of power and the warm glow of adoring women who will continue to put them first.


https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/the-men-s-march-organised-by-a-woman-20180806-p4zvqa.html
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby Bongalong » 07 Aug 2018, 12:55

Mothra has no god, lol! :Hi
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Aug 2018, 16:03

Yeah, when did white males become such poor li’l victims?

Bet Paulene will be at the rally. The biggest rally probably!

And yet women are murdered every fucking week in this country!
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby Bongalong » 07 Aug 2018, 16:55

HBS Guy wrote:Yeah, when did white males become such poor li’l victims?

Bet Paulene will be at the rally. The biggest rally probably!

And yet women are murdered every fucking week in this country!

What are you accusing me of again?
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Postby HBS Guy » 07 Aug 2018, 17:04

I am not accusing you of anything!
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby johnsmith » 07 Aug 2018, 18:52

mothra wrote:“rally together for masculinity, for men’s rights and just to demonstrate that we know that men matter too”.



i damn well hope Mothra will be marching for me and my rights, it's the least she can do :c
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby mothra » 07 Aug 2018, 19:12

johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:“rally together for masculinity, for men’s rights and just to demonstrate that we know that men matter too”.



i damn well hope Mothra will be marching for me and my rights, it's the least she can do :c


Typical. It's not enough that we organise it, we've got to march in it for you too.
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby johnsmith » 07 Aug 2018, 19:17

mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:“rally together for masculinity, for men’s rights and just to demonstrate that we know that men matter too”.



i damn well hope Mothra will be marching for me and my rights, it's the least she can do :c


Typical. It's not enough that we organise it, we've got to march in it for you too.


Of course. I'm certainly not marching. I have an allergy to any unnecessary exercise
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby mothra » 07 Aug 2018, 19:20

johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:“rally together for masculinity, for men’s rights and just to demonstrate that we know that men matter too”.



i damn well hope Mothra will be marching for me and my rights, it's the least she can do :c


Typical. It's not enough that we organise it, we've got to march in it for you too.


Of course. I'm certainly not marching. I have an allergy to any unnecessary exercise


I have to wash my hair.
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby johnsmith » 07 Aug 2018, 19:22

mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:“rally together for masculinity, for men’s rights and just to demonstrate that we know that men matter too”.



i damn well hope Mothra will be marching for me and my rights, it's the least she can do :c


Typical. It's not enough that we organise it, we've got to march in it for you too.


Of course. I'm certainly not marching. I have an allergy to any unnecessary exercise


I have to wash my hair.


a real woman is supposed to be good at multitasking? stop finding excuses and start marching
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby mothra » 07 Aug 2018, 19:25

johnsmith wrote:a real woman is supposed to be good at multitasking? stop finding excuses and start marching



Shan't. It's silly.
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby johnsmith » 07 Aug 2018, 19:49

mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:a real woman is supposed to be good at multitasking? stop finding excuses and start marching



Shan't. It's silly.



mens rights are silly? typical woman :roll
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby mothra » 07 Aug 2018, 19:54

johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:a real woman is supposed to be good at multitasking? stop finding excuses and start marching



Shan't. It's silly.



mens rights are silly? typical woman :roll



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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby johnsmith » 07 Aug 2018, 19:55

mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:a real woman is supposed to be good at multitasking? stop finding excuses and start marching



Shan't. It's silly.



mens rights are silly? typical woman :roll



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:rofl :rofl

better than caffeine, right Mothra?
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby mothra » 07 Aug 2018, 19:57

You know i've gone and set Bong right off, yeah?
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby johnsmith » 07 Aug 2018, 20:00

mothra wrote:You know i've gone and set Bong right off, yeah?


I've noticed.

Mind you, one doesn't even need to light the fuse and he goes off. :b
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby mothra » 07 Aug 2018, 20:02

johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:You know i've gone and set Bong right off, yeah?


I've noticed.

Mind you, one doesn't even need to light the fuse and he goes off. :b


Wait until he sees my mug!

I'm anticipating a significant episode.
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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby Bongalong » 08 Aug 2018, 14:23

mothra wrote:You know i've gone and set Bong right off, yeah?

Woman love a good tease... until it all goes pearshaped of course and one sad woman 30 years later doesn't know where her ex-best-mates pissed off too!!

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Re: The men's march organised by a woman

Postby Bongalong » 08 Aug 2018, 14:25

mothra wrote:
johnsmith wrote:
mothra wrote:You know i've gone and set Bong right off, yeah?


I've noticed.

Mind you, one doesn't even need to light the fuse and he goes off. :b


Wait until he sees my mug!

I'm anticipating a significant episode.

Lol, are you that joke on twitter that all woman hate? She wrote a book or something: :tweed
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