Enough already, with the men’s rights bullshit
It’s international men’s day. Apparently. I had to be reminded. But being reminded of that also reminded me of something I’d been meaning to say… The men’s rights movement – what a sorry-looking crock of shit that is.
Nothing they advocate has anything whatsoever to do with advancing the rights of men, nor anyone else’s rights for that matter.
No, it’s just a lot of whining and bleating and pity-party histrionics expelled like so much Friday night post-pub vomit by weak, scared infantile men. They have no interest in creating a better world. All they want is to be absolved of responsibility and made free of consequences.
Well, fuck that and fuck them too.
All that weeping and ranting about how unfair it is that women are allowed agency over their lives. That’s what it boils down to.
Let’s pause for a minute and think about what the women’s rights movement has done for women and done to the role of women.
Once denied opportunities on the basis of sex alone, women are no longer confined to the role of housewife and stay-at-home mother. In short, that role has grown.
The same needs to happen where men are concerned. But instead, the men’s rights blowholes are only concerned with reducing the roles of men and women to something that A) probably never existed, B) if it did it was a fucking long time ago and the world has moved on, and C) never made anyone happy anyway.
Instead of narrowing everyone’s horizons (and this applies just as much to men as anyone else), how about broadening them? Revolutionary thinking, I know.
I can’t believe I have to say this here in 20-fucking-20, but here we are. Men! It’s ok to be the one who stays at home with your kids. It’s ok to opt-out of having a career path that demands 12+ hour working days. It’s ok to cook, clean, and prioritise the needs of others.
If you want to watch sport, go to the pub, or even have a demanding, high-pressure job, guess what… you can. No one is stopping you. Yes, men… you can have it all.
But so can everyone else. That goes for everyone who isn’t you, doesn’t look like you. think like you, like the same things as you, etc etc etc – regardless of age, colour, race, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity.
Accepting this will set you free. Well, it might help. What won’t help is acting like a massive man-baby victim simply because your worldview is being challenged.