Unvarnished Reality: This is What Some People are Saying
"I know this isn't a laughing matter but this is pretty fucking sweet. Now those very same women who complain about how hard childbirth is get to experience real pain and misery by getting their arms blown off by enemy fire or their legs blown off by mines. Or getting infections when they have to stay at their post for days at a time without taking a bath. Those same women who say all men are rapists can now see what real rape is when they are taken as POW's and gang-raped by foreign men at gun point and passed around like a piece of meat and then their heads blown off when they are done. This is real war ladies, are you ready for your cup of true equality?"What matters here is not the particular issue under discussion -- that is a mere tangent. A mere occasion. What matters is the anger. That is the takeaway point which presently holds our interest. For there is anger in these words, wouldn't you say so? It certainly sounds that way to me. And what's concerning, is that such anger is generally on the rise. Warning: it will not go away, and it will not "stay the same". A lot of men, and especially young men, are voicing sentiments in this vein, and their stridency is climbing toward a nasty crescendo. So reflect seriously on what this bodes for the future. And then reflect seriously on what must be done about it. Anything at all?
To get the world moving on the right track, I'll tell you what must not be done about it. These angry men must not be demonized, criminalized, trivialized, juvenilized, pscychologized or otherwise disrespected in any way. That is what created the problem in the beginning, and more of the same would only yield more of the same... only more so! That's right, the worse you treat them, the worse they will act.
So the only way to fix this shit we're in, is to ask these men what the problem is. No, not what "their" problem is, what THE problem is. I mean objectively and existentially.You are to listen. Simply to listen. And you are to heed the plain intention of their words, and to process what they have formulated by the power of those words. And from thenceforth it shall be your duty to act upon the counsel they have generously profferred.
By the end of the day, they are absolutely right to be angry because most of what they're saying is the simple truth. Yes, even if it sticks in your craw, other people are sometimes right and you are sometimes wrong. So never forget that men are half the human race, and that if you treat half the human race in a vile way, the repercussions will will come home to roost equally upon the other half. Now that's equality! Guaranteed! And there is nothing that agitators like myself can do about this. We tried. We gave it our best shot. But in the long run, we are only voices in the wilderness, and our time is wasted if the wilderness does not spring to action at our call.