The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
TEN GREAT MYTHS OF FEMINISM
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(We often hear unsubstantiated slanders on males. Most of them are demonstrably false, but they’ve been well propagated by lobbyists for women’s interests over men’s, and have gained wide currency, even among males. It is in men’s interest not to believe that which is incredible. This list does not denigrate women, nor seek a return to obsolete gender relations, but applauds men and challenges feminist dogma. Many women will agree with the propositions below; sadly, few feminists will. - narcosis)
1. Myth: Men are uncaring, and not in touch with their feelings Fact: Mozart, Michaelangelo, Shakespeare, Jesus, the Buddha, Martin Luther King, Irving Berlin, John Lennon, Spielberg, Gandhi … the vast majority of creative artists and spiritual teachers in human history were male. Very few feminists are present when men compose symphonies, buy flowers for their lovers, take women in labour to hospitals, or cry on pillows. This might explain the feminist error. Traditionally, men, even with their faults, have mostly shown great love for women and children, often at great sacrifice to themselves. When the ship was sinking, no woman called out “Men and children in the lifeboats first, we’ll go down with the ship!” Male protection of women and children, derided and even denied by feminism, has been valued by women for centuries and is still a character asset sought by women in their partners.
2. Myth: Men aren’t interested in discussing sensitive issues Fact: When men get together they talk about their health, families, lovers, children, and their feelings about a multitude of things. They discuss their fears and hopes regarding employment, love, health and all aspects of life and death. However, when men are speaking privately together, no feminists (or women) are present to observe.
3. Myth: Women’s health care deserves to get even more government funding Fact: In most Western nations, the overwhelming majority of public health dollars go to women’s health, although women have far better health than men (evidence: they live about 10 per cent longer). There is abundant research to show that women suffer far less suicide, addiction, alcoholism, injury, violence, stress-related illness – not to mention male-specific diseases, of course. Unreasonably disproportionate amounts of funding, both private and public, go to research and treatment of breast cancer over testicular cancer.
4. Myth: Men are responsible for domestic violence Fact: There is NO excuse for a man hitting a woman. However, a quick Internet search will reveal a wealth of research showing that most domestic violence is initiated by women, and grossly under-reported by men. Studies show repeatedly that most children who are abused or murdered by a parent, are victims of their mother. Verbal and emotional abuse, as well, are shown to be commonly borne by males.
5. Myth: If women ran governments, there would be world peace Fact: Unfalsifiable assertions are generally fairly worthless. This particular assertion is unfalsifiable because it has never happened – a fact blamed by feminists on male power-lust rather than female uninterest in public service. It is widely recognised now that even where affirmative action is in place, women by and large tend not to choose political candidature. What is known, however, is that the few women who have achieved high office, such as Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meier, and so on, have tended to use warfare just as readily as some male leaders, and far more aggressively than most. The majority of male political leaders of the world's 190 or so nations have never resorted to warfare despite many conflicting interests. Furthermore, most wars are fought by nations whose leaders have been elected by, and directed by, equal numbers of men and women. It is unreasonable for men to take the blame for decisions made by both men and women.
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6. Myth: Women in Western nations are exploited by men Fact: In fact, all Western nations afford equal opportunities to women under the law. In many instances, there is even affirmative action, which gives significant advantage to women even when it does not accord with merit or female desire (such as the right to work in poor conditions long accepted by men, eg, coalmines, sawmills, construction, sanitation). There is no affirmative action for men in any areas of male "disadvantage" (eg, nursing, secretarial, etc). Some public institutions, such as family courts, consistently and notoriously discriminate in favour of women.
7. Myth: Women can raise children without men Fact: In Western nations, fatherlessness is a more constant common factor among prisoners than education, socio-economic background, race, ethnicity and literacy.
8. Myth: Men have made a mess of human history Fact: Without men’s efforts, virtually all fields of human endeavour would be much poorer. Men can take most of the credit for the fields of music, visual arts, medicine, architecture, recreation, engineering, construction, literature, science, conflict resolution, public sanitation, agriculture, law and order – virtually everything. History’s great leaps forward in human health, particularly women’s health (eg safe childbirth; fertility control) have almost all been achieved by men. Almost all charities and social reforms have been male-instigated. Feminism is much less an ideology or philosophy than a strategy for sectional interests. Undeserved shame has been used as a political weapon by feminism because it weakens the "enemy". Men have much to be proud of and it is in their interests not to succumb to unnecessary feelings of guilt and shame.
9. Myth: Women are better than men at the ‘finer’ things of life Fact: Men are by far the world’s most influential chefs, gardeners, musicians, poets, singers, sculptors, furniture makers, interior designers and decorators, hairdressers, fashion designers, literary critics, calligraphers, painters and so on, and on, and on.
10. Myth: Women are interested in love; men only want sex Fact: Women’s reading matter, such as magazines (which enormously outnumber men’s magazines in titles and sales) clearly contains far more on sex than men’s reading matter. A double standard of sexuality is promoted by feminists for the purpose of "Strategic Disempowerment": when men show sexual interest it is denigrated and portrayed as beastly and oppressive; when women show it, it is "celebrating women's sexuality" and "getting in touch with our sexuality". If a man visits a prostitute, he is vile and oppressive. If a woman calls a male sex worker for a home call, she is “a modern, liberated woman attending to her sexual needs and having a bit of fun”. This is as hypocritical a notion as the one that states that women who pose in pornographic, glamour or advertising photos are victims of men and not responsible for their actions. (It bears mentioning that women's magazines have far more glamour shots of women than men's, which are often filled with pictures of vehicles, landscapes, and so on.) On one hand, when it suits, feminists portray men as lustful brutes; they say women have a superior, finer sexuality. On the other (when convenient to disempower, by denying men’s unique sexuality), feminists loudly proclaim that women's sexuality does not differ in any significant way from men's. The two feminist propositions are mutually exclusive. Strategic Disempowerment attains its greatest manipulative force when memetically attached to strong emotions and functions such as sex, guilt and shame. Feminism gets a free piggyback ride in Western cultures as males already tend to feel Christian guilt for their natural desires. A man who is attracted to younger women is a "pervert"; a woman attracted to younger men is a role-model. Regarding love and romance, in all but a few cases, popular romantic songs and poems are written by men. In addition, only a small percentage of romantic gifts and vacations are purchased by women. Love and romance are the dream and goal of most men.
Footnote: Men and women each have their contribution to make to the world. This is best achieved in a spirit of equality, understanding, and perhaps most of all … honesty. The need for the raising of consciousness and male pride has never been more compelling. - narcosis
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