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Yeah, well, not many boys get period pains, but many suffer from symptoms of testosterone poisoning.

i.e. it is well-documented that men and women are biologically different... Whether that is a legitimate basis for workplace discrimination (which was what Damore was advocating) is generally considered a settled matter, in law, if not in practice.

Mostly he was just exhibiting the tropism of male Google employees towards right-wing libertarianism (which might be analysed as a symptom of the male weakness and instability documented in your second link).

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 at 05:49:01 PM EST
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As ever, it is highly socially acceptable to talk trash about all men or particular (public or personally close) men, regardless of productivity or even consequences to own family. There would be no toxicity in that? Eventually, many (if not most) men are evolutionarily supposed to be discarded by Nature and women - are they not?

If you fancy it this weekend, here are some samples from a libertarian-masculine rabbit hole. (You don't have to click through.)

The Honor System -- The Rational Male

One of the primary way's Honor is used against men is in the feminized perpetuation of traditionally masculine expectations when it's convenient, while simultaneously expecting egalitarian gender parity when it's convenient.

For the past 60 years feminization has built in the perfect Catch 22 social convention for anything masculine; The expectation to assume the responsibilities of being a man (Man Up) while at the same time denigrating asserting masculinity as a positive (Shut Up). What ever aspect of maleness that serves the feminine purpose is a man's masculine responsibility, yet any aspect that disagrees with feminine primacy is labeled Patriarchy and Misogyny.

What Makes a Man? -- The Rational Male

The idea that boys are these sensitive delicate souls who, through the evils of their Patriarchal (typically male) upbringing, are conditioned to become 'macho' violent men is a popular trope [...] If only boys we're taught more like girls to get in touch with their emotions and were vulnerable in expressing them we could avoid these male-created tragedies.

That's the pretense we're supposed to believe [...] But the truth is boys have been systematically feminized for the past 3-4 generations. Boys are taught like defective girls. Since the 1970s it is increasingly women who have dominated academia from kindergarten to doctorate degrees [...] School and teaching became `for girls' and the educational landscape shifted to teaching styles that girls were most benefited in.

In that shift the idea that boys might be disadvantaged had little bearing, but overtime the conditions of teaching 'to girls' defined the teaching style as the correct style. In fact, teaching in a way that girls learn best, and disciplining boys for not learning this way, is no longer a style - it is just the way children are taught. Boys and men today are the product of female teachers who actively advantage girls at the expense of boys. So normalized is this teaching that boys disrupting the advantaging of girls in class is something we've decided needs to be medicinally curbed. Boys being boys is diagnosed as an illness and drugs are prescribed so as to sedate them long enough for the girls to learn.

This point has been made more academically, if you scratch the surface.
by das monde on Sat Mar 3rd, 2018 at 02:31:59 PM EST
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re: FIFTH WAVE, honor system, real men, civilization, "totems"

Nine appear in court following looting of Dublin supermarkets
"The court heard that John Kelly, who was arrested 9.25pm on Friday night at Ardmore Avenue, was a widower, whose wife died in December of cancer, and who looks after a number of children. He was released on bail. ... John Doyle, a father of four with a baby who is being christened next week, was described as a settled family man. Davie Bernie, who is currently unemployed but minds his baby with his partner, said to the judge: "CCTV will vindicate us."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Mar 3rd, 2018 at 06:09:39 PM EST
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Perhaps they had watched 'Going in Style'.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Mar 4th, 2018 at 06:44:30 PM EST
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"We're not stigmatising men, but predators"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 5th, 2018 at 08:38:03 PM EST
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I've seen this and other posters of the same series during my train commute. Very timely.
by Bernard (bernard) on Tue Mar 6th, 2018 at 09:21:53 PM EST
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Casual sexploitation? Read the story.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 5th, 2018 at 08:44:40 PM EST
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The Victoria Hull Story (2018), "re-imagined"
https:/www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2018/03/03/weinstein-accusers-ashley-judd-salma-hayek-and -annabella-sciorra-present-oscars/392876002


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 5th, 2018 at 09:02:42 PM EST
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