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Men’s rights activists, gathering to discuss
all the ways society has done them wrong

Washington Post, by Monica Hesse

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/1/2014 2:44:07 PM

St. Claire Shores, MI -The feminists hadn’t shown up yet, but they could, at any moment, with their protest signs and screaming. The threat of them was an infuriating and exhilarating specter throughout the weekend, a symbol of the oppression facing the men’s rights activists who had gathered to meet for their inaugural conference. Early Friday before the opening session, a wispy trail of men — mostly white, college-through-retirement-age — waited for the doors to open outside of this Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost in suburban Detroit. One man talked about his ex-wife. A lot of guys talked about their ex-wives.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sardonic, 7/1/2014 2:53:53 PM     (No. 9907233)

A lot of snark in the article, female liberal reporter, enough said.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: craige, 7/1/2014 3:12:30 PM     (No. 9907252)

Whaa!!! I´m a victim too! Whaa!

Sitcom´s such as Simpsons and Family Guy, say much more about the kind of woman who would marry a moron, than the moron himself.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/1/2014 3:14:06 PM     (No. 9907254)

#1 you are right. No wonder so many men are sick of women, could you imagine this level of snark should a male reporter slam a NOW convention? Hey they threw Watters out just for being polite and joking around a little.

Look closely at the words she uses. Wispy. Small. Tiny. Juxtaposing a small group against her belief that such concerns are small. Well no, they´re not.

I think its funny that NOWs big convention was at a small Hyatt. Shouldn´t that thing be filling a convention center in a large town? No play from the WaPo on that, however.

The women--and metrosexual males--commenting on the comments area, always a big laugh on that site, should take note.

Men run the world. Simple as that. Always will. Women will never flood the engineering, math, hard science ranks, as they are not interested in it. Simple as that. We can dress it up and say things that are not true, but oh well.

Without men, this entire planet would die within about one year. Without women, men would be lonely but would survive and would likely figure out a way to reproduce externally and continue the population.

I know that sticks heavily in the craw of trash like Monica Hesse, but there it is. No political correctness here.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Megrits, 7/1/2014 3:21:32 PM     (No. 9907264)

This past week, my brother broke eight ribs in a terrible fall from his attic. While visiting him in the ICU, he moaned in pain for a split second when they were moving him and the female nurse exclaimed "oh, MEN!!!". I immediately asked her WHY she said that. She just stood there, mouth agape. I told her he had every right to be in pain, and furthermore, she would NOT have ridiculed a woman in the same situation. I am GLAD to hear there´s a group aware of the hateful discrimination towards men, and yes, I will say it, WHITE men.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimS, 7/1/2014 3:31:51 PM     (No. 9907279)

So, Monica has a "hessey" fit because men have legitimate complaints of unequal/unfair treatment, exclusion, and outright discrimination?
Typical lib. Her feminist issues outweigh any men issues. Besides, it is fun to write snarky, one-sided articles.
Keep telling yourself, Monica, that you got what you have despite being a woman, instead of because you are a woman. Maybe you´ll believe yourself.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pete Stone, 7/1/2014 3:36:17 PM     (No. 9907285)

No. 4: I wouldn´t be so sure that that nurse wouldn´t have ridiculed a woman. There are quite a few nasty, unsympathetic nurses out there, and some are equal-opportunity nasty. My wife has been on the receiving end of some of their spite.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 7/1/2014 3:36:59 PM     (No. 9907287)

Maybe someone should tell Monica to, "Check your privilege!" Bet heads would explode.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Megrits, 7/1/2014 3:51:29 PM     (No. 9907306)

Poster 6, I wish this were true. She laughed when she made this remark, it was a knee jerk reaction; it was supposed to be funny, she´s probably so brainwashed she doesn´t even realize how offensive it is. I´ve worked and spent many, many hours in hospitals and rehab settings; men are definitely laughed at and ridiculed. There´s no way around it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 7/1/2014 3:54:07 PM     (No. 9907308)

I wish there were an actual organization for men similar to NOW. If anyone knows of one please post.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/1/2014 4:02:42 PM     (No. 9907313)

#8, just imagine if a man started going on about how they hate when women get bent out of shape about breast cancer. Oh, so you lose a breast, big deal! Not like losing an arm or something important. Stop being a crybaby. Think of all the people who have brain cancer or inoperable cancer. You got off easy!

Imagine that. Heck, if that was mentioned in a PRIVATE conversation it would make news.

Yep, your nurse thinks men are wimps, until one of them gives her a job, a fire fighter saves her kids and her house, a policeman chases off her mugger, a plumber deals with her poopy bathroom back up, a carpenter builds her home, a marine blows away a terrorist planning to come to this country and light off a bomb at her school.

But never mind. They´re all so wimpy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/1/2014 4:07:03 PM     (No. 9907317)

Interesting. From what I have read, she is not sure if she is a lesbian or not, and she is ugly.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rosewater, 7/1/2014 4:09:37 PM     (No. 9907320)

One area where there men are totally discriminated against is divorce. Why aren´t the NOW harlots screaming for equality in that realm? I´ll bet the rate of divorce would decline greatly if a woman had a 50-50 chance of losing the kids and house.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dman, 7/1/2014 5:39:39 PM     (No. 9907473)

Regardless of the merits, this is a bad time to re-ignite the war of the sexes. There are more important battles to fight right now. Of course, WaPo is fishing for any distraction it can dig up. Their Manchurian Candidate has had a rough week.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Megrits, 7/1/2014 6:17:52 PM     (No. 9907507)

Poster#10, Amen. I couldn´t have said it better. Thank You.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 7/1/2014 7:28:02 PM     (No. 9907587)

Yeah, men have been taking it on the chin in all kinds of ways, double standards, and all the rest. But there´s just something unmanly about "men´s rights activists gathering to discuss" it all. What would their grandpappies say? What would they do?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/1/2014 7:40:18 PM     (No. 9907595)

Men are the HEAD of the family, Women are the HEART of the family.
A man and a woman marry, have children and raise them with love. That is the way it used to be. But that was then, now everything is upside down.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: harper, 7/1/2014 7:40:51 PM     (No. 9907596)

Observing those giant holes in leftard wommyn´s "logic," maybe it´s time men in the west simply become muzzcrazies. Immediately, they would move from the "scum" to the "god" column in the radfem rulebook. Men would all become little Obamas. Anything goes if you´re Obama.

Then, instead of being constantly pilloried for trying to defend western values, men would be given a pass on many things. Western men would no longer have to worry about personal hygiene, or working to support their wives and all the kids [and kidds, too.] Beatings yes, but support? Woman´s work. They could keep their goats anywhere they liked, including the bedroom. They could play with bombs and guns and children as much as they wanted and in any way they wanted, with the quiet support of all western wommyn. The Second Amendment would suddenly become OK amongst the sweaty Birkenstock brigades.

Tired of something, or even nothing at home? Well, just beat everyone up! Beheading is also now your right, don´t forget. Wommyn will support your choices unreservedly.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: billa, 7/1/2014 7:43:27 PM     (No. 9907598)

I am a woman and raised in an enlightened home of equality and equal opportunity. But I will tell you when my younger brother grew to become a young man, I really witnessed the discrimination toward men (in particular white men), in school, work and athletics...all of which he did and has excelled.

Young men literally are being brow beatened to become wimps. Have an active personality - give the boys drugs & label him ADHD, excel in sports - you are a dumb jock, 4.0 GPA in science, math & physics - your are nerd, handsome & wear nice clothes - you are you know what, very affectionate - you are either a rapist or serial sex harasser, quite & sensitive - you are a "mommas boy".

I could go, but you get the point.

There are huge differences between men & women, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Neither one is better or worse, just different. But this incessant badgering to minimize men in so many ways is just sickening.

Frankly, I think most women like a combo (this is just an example) of a little bit of Rambo (macho), Hugh Grant (humor absent the prostitute thing), Cary Grant (humor and ultimate class), Steve Young (moral values, regardless of religion or any), Reagan (leadership ability) and down-to-earth good looks. Oh, wait I just described my boyfriend.

I also agree with prior posters that the sway of this article was very nasty and facisious (sp?)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 7/1/2014 8:31:00 PM     (No. 9907645)

#18 if that´s an accurate description of your boyfriend let´s run him for president.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Penney, 7/1/2014 8:52:42 PM     (No. 9907666)

The two segments of American society most despised by the lefty/libbers are real men and stay at home moms. ...It has been so since the mid to late 1960´s. America´s moral decline can be traced back to that time frame, although other factors from the hippie/dippie daffies & militant lefties of that day certainly also contributed. ...How far down can we go by following such PC Pied Pipers to the edge?!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Megrits, 7/1/2014 9:18:04 PM     (No. 9907693)

"Re-ignite" the war of the sexes? The left started the "war" and keeps it going non stop, and it´s intentional. We are merely observing and commenting. Exactly when would be a good time to speak up? If not now, when?

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