When anger is legitimate

A tip of the hat to Peter Wright, an Australian MRA I was pleased to meet at the recent conference, for this. I’ve left the following comments:

Thanks Peter, an excellent piece to which I’ll link now. I’ve long thought that men need to be MORE angry about the assaults on their human rights, not less. And the people who are responsible for those assaults, mainly but not only senior politicians, need to feel that anger.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • archer

    The big problem is that most men are either too stupid to see that they are being boiled slowly alive like frogs, or of the kind who open their newspapers ate the sports pages and think their paid representatives are looking after their interests. I recently watched a group of youngish guys come into a pub, order drinks, and then sit around drinking and joking, and thought: “What a bunch of morons. Pretty decent morons, no doubt, but morons nonetheless.”

    • Slowcoach

      Yes, I see where you’re coming from over this, but I don’t know that I can entirely concur.

      One reasonably common male characteristic, it seems to me, is a degree of stoicism, whether caused by life circumstance, or natural inclination.

      The example you give is doubtless common, but who hasn’t fooled about at some time or other under the influence of youth and beer, receiting Monty Python sketches (or the contemporary equivalent) as though that reflected some glory on oneself?

    • William Gruff

      Laughing and joking over a beer with pals in the pub is a fairly harmless way of relieving the stresses of male life and does not indicate that those doing it are morons. We can’t be angry and overwound all the time and the suicide rates for young men show that harmless relief of male stress in a way that contributes significantly, through disproportionately high personal taxes, to the disproportionately high benefits paid to women, while creating simple undemanding jobs for them as barmaids, and reduces the unacceptable though officially ignored level of avoidable male deaths is a socially useful and therefore highly desirable activity, like most of what men do.