How Is Violence Against Women Different From Violence In General?

Violence against women worldwide is a top-of-mind focus for many in today’s societies. Every day we hear of a bashing, rape or murder of a woman or women, and there’s no wonder it’s a topic of some concern. But every time it is brought up as something we have to tackle and change, there is inevitably someone who will say something along the lines of “Yes violence against women is terrible, but men are the main victims of...

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Bigotry and the Current Trend of Entitlement

The topic of bigotry is top-of-mind for many people right now. It’s showing up in many forms, from bigotry against people of certain sexual orientation, bigotry against women, racist bigotry, and xenophobic anti-Islam sentiments seen worldwide. In the USA, bigotry against gays is reminiscent of the racism Rosa Parks must have experienced in the 50s before the formation of the Civil Rights Movement in between 1954 and 1968. Those refusing...

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Thoughts on Violence, Entitlement and Privilege

Inclusiveness is great. It helps to bring together people who may otherwise be separated by ideals, situations or classes. It speaks to us as individuals, and makes any topic relevant to us in a way that specificity will not. It’s also very much a “must have” in writing about social issues these days. However, not every issue needs to include everyone. In my previous article “It’s Not About Women. It’s All...

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It’s Not About Women. It’s All About Men.

Last week, a 17 year old girl was stabbed to death in broad daylight less than a kilometer from her home. She was alone, but had no reason to be fearful for her safety. The man who killed was a stranger to her. The murder occurred in an inner suburb of Melbourne, and was a completely random attack. It’s a tragedy, and my heart goes out to Masa Vukotic’s family and friends. This is something that nobody deserves, and in a better...

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The Red Pill Of Victimhood

It seems to me that there is a tendency within people who are in privileged positions to vehemently cry foul when they are called out on their privilege. Take for example the MRA (Men’s Rights Activist) movement. Their whole spiel is that feminism has gone too far, and that in return men are oppressed at the hands of “feminazis”. In this case, anyone who disagrees with the MRA position is either in denial, or is in cahoots...

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MRAs, White Ribbon, Dr Ahmed and Clementine Ford

The recent advances in the addressing of domestic abuse and violence by both men and women has been heartening, and for once it seems this discussion is open and on the table for all to add their opinions to. But from this openness of discussion has come with it a tide of outrage and hate that, until it became mainstream, I had no idea about. This is the phenomenon of Mens Rights Activists, or MRAs, and it is possibly the most misguided cause...

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