Originally Posted by tesla69
Here's the USa in 2013:
If you’re looking for evidence that the differences between men and women are greatly exaggerated, the fact that women are equally capable as men of mind-blowing misogyny should erase all doubt. New Mexico state Rep. Cathrynn Brown proved that this week by introducing a bill aimed at throwing rape victims in jail if they refuse to honor their rapist’s right to control their body by carrying his child. This sort of insult to rapists will not stand, so Brown, standing up bravely for rapists who want the suffering they’ve inflicted to carry on and on for their victims, has proposed banning abortion for rape victims on the phony grounds that it’s “tampering with evidence”.
Thank you, some folks have taken notice that men are not entirely or solely to blame for the gender gap or for the horrifying rape/violence culture of the American experience. We are ALL humans, the struggle is mutual. To draw lines in the sand is only the perpetuate the discrepensies, not the bridge the gaps. We either work together, or we break apart which of course doesn't work. As a man, it pains and wounds me all the more to know that women in our society, women in our communities, women in our families, experience these horrors as a day-to-day culture shock. Alas, like Captain Planet said, in regards to the solution, "The power is yours." As an educator my role begins with shaping and affecting how young men and women view themselves and each other and their roles, obligations, and also risks in our society. The ball is in our court, we only empower the wrong when we put all the blame on aggressor, the blame equally falls on our society as a whole.
"Men's perspectives become flat, comprehending only the light-reflecting, tangible surfaces of existence; the vista into depth closes over
. " Joseph Campbell