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Beppie
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In the "What is Feminism" thread, the issue was raised that men face discrimination as well as women. I believe that it's true, but often we run the risk of having a "mine is bigger than yours" argument (and I admit I can be as bad as any), which I think, ultimately, diminished both discrimination against men and against women.

So I'd like to start this thread to discuss ways in which men face discrimination in our society, and to look at methods that ALL of us can use to combat this as a whole group, rather than as seperate genders.


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John Doe
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I think that is a very good idea. Many men supported the early womens movement to put a stop to things that were partently unfair. After all it was men who ultimatly had to vote in favor of womens sufferage. Men who loved their daughters did not want them to be discriminated against. I think that it is time that women who love their sons, do likewise. i know i do not want my little girl discriminated against.
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John Doe
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I have been critisized for being to confrontational, and expressing my opinions to strongly. Perhaps there is some truth to those critisizms. I will try to tone it down a bit. As an adult my interests should take a back seat here to the intersts of teens, and if I have been pushing topics that are not of interest to you as teens, I appologize. However, to the extent that the critisizm is based on the idea that a man is not allowed to be angry at the injustices that society perpetrates on men, while women are given complete freedom to be angry at the injustices that society puts on women, well then that is part of the double standards that I have been complaining about.
Anyways to get this thread rolling a bit, why don't people check out http://www.vix.com/menmag
lets see where people find common ground, and where they respectfully disagree.

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