You know you’ve chosen a particularly thorny issue when people pick it apart from both sides. Hurrah! After a bit of a hiatus (for some logistical and also vaguely undefined philosphical reasons) I am back at the Good Men Project with a piece called “Why I Believe Men Belong in the Feminist Movement.” It’s taking a bit of a beating, but that’s cool, because that’s what writing in the internet is all about!
In and among the crazies, there are some really great comments that are making me rethink a few of the words I chose. Namely “oppressive” and “restricted.” Take a read for yourself and see what you think:
And then there are comments like this: “Feminism is the most heartless and cruel abomination in modern Western culture. Feminists have all the “compassion” for men that Alabama plantation owners felt for African slaves. This includes both the heartless norm, and the very very infrequent exception.”
Related Post: My GMP post on Michele Bachmann and the politics of “Bitch.”