Another problem is that a lot of men have that Victorian sense of duty and obedience that sees them loyally marching to their doom.
So true; these white knights enslave themselves to the old traditional standards of chivalry (which women want men to keep) yet men receive no new freedoms which advantage them. Women don't need to register for military service , are given many more dollars and programs in healthcare, insurance premiums are lower and of course there is that general deferment to women in areas of social conduct.
As Warren Farrell a male feminist who once headed the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) noted; The political genius of the feminist movement was its intuitive sense that it could emphasize expanding the rights of women while avoiding expansion of any rights for men. In short, women were to retain all traditional deferments while at the same time demanding full equality in top management in business and government. Even female quotas are used for these top positions but rarely for ditch-digging, log-haul trucking, oil rig working, crane operations, etc, etc, etc. . Such a deal, eh?
To Zimmy: Yes, I remember the "war on women" catch phrase phase. Our media latched onto Limbaugh's 4-letter comments,
Just to be accurate; the phrase "war on women" was started by feminists who love to repeat it (note Sandra Fluke of the "I'm discriminated against because my university doesn't give me free contraceptives" fame).
I don't think any mainstream publication/program is going to openly admit that they ignore men's health ......
Most journalists come from cookie-cutter academic institutions that crank out liberal beliefs. It shows in the stories and articles which they deem relevant and in those they totally ignore.
It's all about impressions with women, not about the reality.
You are touching on a subject which is controversial yet empirical experience suggests much validity to it. Women have even used 'emotion' as a defense for doing something criminal, including murder.
I give you this link for your scrutiny........
I certainly don't totally agree with it but .................
From the link: "Women are more emotional, intuitive and illogical than men. Anyone who's lived a day in his life knows this. In the worlds of corporate industry, war-making and invention, perhaps these traits are setbacks. But women should not be measuring themselves by those standards, the standards of men. They should seek succor in the standards of women, and there - in the worlds of family, social cohesion, lawfulness, empathy and child-rearing - women excel and men struggle"
"Boys and men right now are off to a bad start from day one and those who don't go along with the female -privileged society
are stuck on the sidelines. A boy's typical day might be one with a single mom, mostly female teachers who rarely give him a break, a culture that tells him he is a pervert, TV shows, bulletin boards and news shows portraying him as a rapist and domestic violence abuser and all around bad guy. It's no wonder men have opted out of an economy and culture that values them so little."..............................................Dr. Helen Smith (psychologist)