It has been horrible. All my life, I have lived with the yoke of oppression, cursed by my gender and the color of my skin, discriminated against in ways I never even realized. It is only because of Suzanne Venker and the important work that she has done to call attention to the plight of others like me that I am finally able to recognize the hate and the prejudice I have been the target of for all these years. If only I was born in a different time, where this open bigotry was not tolerated, what my life could have been, what roads would have been cleared, what doors opened. Thank you, Suzanne. Thank you for your piece on FoxNews, which has finally given me the courage to proudly look at the world and shout:
I’m a white male, and I am sick of being a second class citizen!
Funny, isn’t it? All those years I thought being a white male gifted me with, I don’t know, white male privilege, and it turns out I was the one being discriminated against. It seems that when we give women equal rights under the law those rights are somehow stripped from me? Like there aren’t enough rights to go around or something? Let’s unpack this, with a hat tip to Ed Brayton over at Dispatches.…:
The truth is, men have become second-class citizens.
The most obvious proof is male bashing in the media. It is rampant and irrefutable. From sit-coms and commercials that portray dad as an idiot to biased news reports about the state of American men, males are pounced on left and right. And that’s just the beginning.
Yet it is males who suffer in our society. From boyhood through adulthood, the White American Male must fight his way through a litany of taunts, assumptions and grievances about his very existence. His oppression is unlike anything American women have faced. Unlike women, however, men don’t organize and form groups when they’ve been persecuted. They just bow out of the game.
America needs to wake up. We have swung the pendulum too far in the other direction—from a man’s world to a woman’s world.
That’s not equality. That’s revenge.
Oh fucking please. We have to fight through what? That’s not revenge, it is MRA bullshit!