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Old 04-14-11   #1

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Default "Woman good, man bad."

I've been seeing a lot of thinking along these lines, recently...both on this web site, and outside of it. So I thought I might have a look around on the Internet, and find a few sources that might hopefully explode the myth, that morality and the propensity towards aggression and violence, are supposedly cleanly divisible along gender lines. - A study on violence among women in Australia. - Another study on Australian domestic violence. Statistically, in such cases, 49% of spouses admitted to both being violent. - Information on the "Duluth model," a diagnostic model of domestic violence used in America with inherent misandronistic bias, and information on a proposed gender-neutral replacement. - An article on double standards relating to domestic violence, written by the female author of a book called
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. - Rate of female violence doubled in UK, in 5 years. - This is from three days ago. A woman who discovered her husband was having an affair, doused him in petrol and burned him alive, receiving a suspended sentence.

I was not born with horns, a club tail, and glowing red eyes, purely because I also happened to be born with a penis. The idea that I and other men inherently are, and that women are inevitably paragons of virtue and innocence, is infantile, hysterical, irrational, and above all, simply inaccurate.

I'm also aware of the double standard on violence in any form, psychological, physical, or otherwise, in favour of women. I had a bottle thrown at me by my ex-girlfriend once, and I was never under any illusions about her level of aggression.

I'm aware of the income and educational inequality that exists, and I have always maintained that I believe they need to be abolished and rectified. A woman in my mind should have the right to receive whatever form of education she wishes, and to engage in whatever form of employment she wishes, at entirely the same level of pay as a man; that in my mind never should have been an issue at all.

Additionally, I am aware of the institutional abuse that occurs in Islamic countries. This also needs to cease entirely.

Neither of these things, however, in any way imply either that abuse of men is any more acceptable; and they also do not imply that my gender has any inherently greater tendency towards aggression than women.

We do not. Most of the time, the difference is tactical. A man will kill someone directly, in physical terms, whereas women will choose the more subtle route of prolonged psychological abuse; if a male was to later end up committing suicide, that would be considered his own responsibility, whereas if women do such, they are given sympathy. I can remember thinking while I attended secondary school, that a white pointer shark could fairly literally be considered a compassionate creature, in comparison with the average teenage girl. As it is shown in the above articles, however, even said tactical difference is not always present.

Women here can accuse me of being a misogynist if they like; but again, the major issue there, is that misandrony is politically correct, and has total social sanction.
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