The enemy of the black is not the white.The enemy of capitalist is not communist, the enemy of homosexual is not heterosexual, the enemy of Jew is not Arab, the enemy of youth is not the old, the enemy of hip is not redneck, the enemy of Chicano is not gringo and the enemy of women is not men.
We all have the same enemy.
The enemy is the tyranny of the dull mind.
The enemy is every expert who practices technocratic manipulation, the enemy is every proponent of standardization and the enemy is every victim who is so dull and lazy and weak as to allow himself to be manipulated and standardized.
-Tom Robbins, “Even Cowgirls Get The Blues”
This blog is to highlight some of the many double standards and outright injustices going on in our society and justice system right under our noses. It’s also to try to heal a false dichotomy that seems to be taken for granted in our modern world: that men and women are enemies, that men and women prey upon each other and are victims of each other as a matter of natural course, and that solving gender issues must start with laying blame firmly at the fault of the other sex. I do not believe this to be true.
So, this blog will:
Focus mainly on how these double standards and injustices negatively affect men, because there is already plenty of outlets dedicated to how they affect women.
Attempt to correct, or at least cause you, the reader, to question, a lot of assumptions and misinformation out there that get passed around and taken for granted.
View issues and problems that have historically been considered “women’s issues” or “men’s issues” as simply human issues— wrongs against our fellow humans (male or female) that bring us all down and should be corrected.
What this blog is not:
A screed against women. Please note that "women" and "feminist" are not synonymous.
A mouthpiece for the Men’s Rights Movement. I support both women's rights and men's rights under the banner of simply human rights, and consider myself an egalitarian.
An attempt to “one-up” women (or any other group) for “who’s most oppressed” (colloquially known as "Oppression Olympics" in social justice circles). Where comparisons appear, the point is not that a certain group has it worse, but that this information goes against “conventional wisdom” and is not common knowledge.