There's a Hysterical, Paranoid War on Fatherhood - and It Hurts All Of Us. In the past two days, two stories of respectable, loving fathers accused of impropriety around their own children have crystallised something pernicious in our culture.
Namely, the poisonous atmosphere of fear and mistrust that exists around ordinary fathers, and perhaps all men. First, we have the tawdry tale of Craig Darwell, a widower accused by hotel staff of being a paedophile because he booked a hotel room with Millie, his 13-year-old daughter. Darwell, 46, who was treating Millie to a trip to Thorpe Park, discovered police were already on their way after a Travelodge manager confronted him and demanded he prove he was her father. “He said it was company policy and I had to go onto Facebook to show messages I’ve sent to her,” says Darwell, from Leeds.
“It was bizarre and really offensive. Faced with a PR disaster, Travelodge has launched an investigation, extolling how concerned it is with protecting children – but, clearly, not their fathers. “I thought he was winding me up. INTRO – Bias Against Men and Boys in Mental Health Research (1) This is the introduction to a five-part series of articles about the bias against men and boys in psychological research.
Is a video with the same title. It gives three good examples of scientific research being morphed, in stages, into ideology. – ctwii
There is a short youtube that goes over the very tip of the iceberg of the contents of these articles.
I will paste that in at the end of this post. Most of us are familiar with the male bashing we see on television. Men are portrayed as buffoons and helpless ne’er do wells who consistently need others (women and sometimes children) to problem solve and do the right thing. Most people are tired of this ridiculous bias yet it continues unabated.
This collection of articles will offer you an inside glimpse into the workings of several studies and show how the anti-male bias plays out in the research. We start off with a short summary of a very important paper by Murray Straus titled “Processes explaining the Concealment and Distortion of Evidence on Gender Symmetry in Partner Violence.” Teen Violence — When Ideology Trumps Data ( 3 – Bias Against Men and Boys in Psychological Research) The first project we will examine is a study on teen relationship violence from Great Britain.
The study consisted of both a written survey and subjective interviews of selected teens. The survey portion of the study was fairly conclusive in finding that teen relationship violence was experienced by both boys and girls. An “ad campaign” was created as a result of this work. Surprisingly, the ad campaign is designed to help only girls who were victims of teen relationship violence while focusing on boys only as perpetrators.
Why does speaking out about the issues men face always trigger a furious reaction? • Why aren't men speaking up on gender issues?
Check out Cassie Jaye's talk at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. It's the narrative of her learning to avoid doing this... and about learning to listen to what was actually being said about men's issues. – ctwii
Speaking out as a man about the issues men face really can trigger a furious reaction.
The most recent example was in response to the author Matt Haig, after he said he wanted to write a book about masculinity. His statement brought down a Twitter storm of contempt in his head before he’d even written a word. In the same month as Haig was “crucified” on twitter for wanting to write about masculinity, the Student Union at Durham University became the latest in a series of university student unions to block the introduction of men’s societies on campus. The 21-year-old who was moved to start a men’s society after the suicide of a close male friend was ridiculed on campus with remarks such as “Isn’t this a bit like starting a society for white people’s rights?” Many people seem to hold a genuine fear about what men will get up to if they are allowed to talk by themselves. The Futurist: The Misandry Bubble. - by Imran Khan Why does it seem that American society is in decline, that fairness and decorum are receding, that mediocrity and tyranny are becoming malignant despite the majority of the public being averse to such philosophies, yet the true root cause seems elusive?
What if everything from unsustainable health care and social security costs, to stagnant wages and rising crime, to crumbling infrastructure and metastasizing socialism, to the economic decline of major US cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore, could all be traced to a common origin that is extremely pervasive yet is all but absent from the national dialog, indeed from the dialog of the entire Western world? Today, on the first day of the new decade of '201x' years, I am going to tell you why that is.
This is a very long article, the longest ever written on The Futurist. The Cultural Thesis As far as selective anecdotes like voting rights go, in the vast majority of cases, men could not vote either.