1 in 5 women in the US will be raped at some point in their lives. Why then, is our first instinct not to believe a woman who says she has been assaulted? Why is our instinct to protect her attacker from the consequences of his actions? Why is there a compulsion to excuse theContinue reading “Five Things Friday (#40) – Believe Women Edition”
Friday is here again! For all my talk about blogging more regularly, I still missed FTF last week… all I can say is I’m sorry. I’m busy! And tired! But I really am trying, OK? In the hopes that you’ll forgive me, here are five things you might like:
I am also not saying that men as a group are oppressed or underprivileged. Here’s what I am saying: We as a country are failing our men. By allowing them to act out in violence without consequence, by saying “boys will be boys,” by maintaining a culture that lets them believe they are entitled to a certain amount of success, we are failing them. By expecting them to adhere to a standard of manliness that doesn’t allow for open expression of weakness, emotion, or affection, we are failing them. By encouraging them to look up to men who are violent and emotionless. What else could result from this but disappointment, frustration, and anger?