March 17, 2006
Pro-Feminist Men, Not Masculine?
Favorite blogger, Hugo Schwyzer, reflects on some of the posts in a comments section where Men's Rights Actists question Hugo's masculinity. He considers how this is a standard tactic:
As I've written before, most criticism of pro-feminist men (those of us who ask men to make radical changes in their lives) falls into one of the three categories:
1. We're all gay, and thus not "real men"; our words and our appeals ought not to be taken seriously by straight guys because of our sexuality.
2. We're straight, but our pro-feminism is a guise for "getting chicks"; we're really just horny guys who have devised a slick and cynical strategy for sexual conquest. Thus, we ought not to be taken seriously.
3. We're not gay, and we're not sexual predators -- but we're somehow still so fundamentally atypical that our exhortations to other men carry no weight. This is what Mr. Bad presumably means when he says that I am "plumbed like a guy, but act(s) like a girl."
via Hugo Schwyzer - Plumbed Like A Guy, Acts Like A Girl
Posted by Russell at March 17, 2006 09:47 AM