When posters have sought to bring up, "Yeah BUT, what about MY pain in MY male life ..." points in the diaries where women were sharing experiences regarding misogyny, violence, and rape, I have encouraged posters to write their own diaries on those topice instead of trying to hijack discussions.
For example, I replied to someone:
Again, you are welcome to write diaries about: (2+ / 0-)
Maybe I've missed them, but I haven't seen a bunch of diaries posted on the following topics:
1. Your thesis that divorce and custody laws are unfair to men.
2. Your thesis that there aren't enough male role models in education (Though, I'd suggest if teacher pay were increased by oh, say 30% to make it a profession that paid commiserate with more male dominated fields, there would probably be more equal numbers of men and women in the profession, making this less a male rights issue and more a pay equity situation.)
3. Your thesis there is a trend on some college campuses to punish students accused of rape without allowing them basic standards of due process.
Do it! If you can support your theses, you will find support at DK.
These are just NOT the point of this diary and conversation. These are NOT the main points for the "Men's Rights" crew on the sites discussed in the diary, part of the killer's agenda, or the bojo'd commenter's hate site.
Please, stop hijacking, and please go write the diaries about the issues you care about.
- Custody Laws - How they are unfair
- On-Male Domestic Violence
- "Not all men are rapists"
- ______ are targets of violence, too.
I admit I may have missed diaries on these topic, since I've been off and on again the site as I've lived my life over the last few days. If so, please alert me in the comments, and I will post the links to diaries on topics along these lines in this diary above the squiggle, so they can be highlighted once again for attention.
So, here's an open invitation for a time and place and space for debate, or once again, post your own diary.
More about the point that there is a time and a place below, and this is also a space open for debate about that, too.