By Russ Lindquist
GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Would it be clear that our culture values men far more than women, if, in the US, women accounted for 90 percent of workplace fatalities, yet still came cries for “men’s comfort and safety”? The gender-opposite is reality. In relationships, what if women learned early in life that a woman’s role is to work a job that she hates in order to provide for the comfort, safety and security of a man who, often times, has been socialized to be an ungrateful misogynist–someone who hates women. The gender-opposite is true–and women deserve better than to be ungrateful trophies.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. But breast cancer is quite comparable to prostate cancer, and yet the cancer that affects only men receives only one-fourth of the monetary attention of the other, reflecting a powerful bias of concern–bias against men’s health. Women deserve better than to be self-centered, woman-centric chauvinists.
October is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness month. Yet when I attended a viewing of Telling Amy’s Story, on campus, and took part in discussion thereafter, I recognized that the event was not aimed at discussing causes and complexities of DV but rather the aim was to indefensibly reiterate that DV is always one-sided, with women invariably as victims and men invariably as villains. Reality says otherwise, as do the most thorough academic-studies, and as would anyone being honest. Women are violent against men all the time–that won’t change by hiding behind female victims of violence nor by ignoring or mocking male victims or socializing people to believe that women’s violence against men is not a crime. Women deserve better than to be unaccountable abusers… you can read the rest of the article here: Women Deserve Better