excellent thoughts on empowerment and misogyny



In all cultures and in all time periods there are/were good honest people (men and women) who care/d about other people and there are/were nasty ones. Societies with a high level of misogyny usually also have a very high level of misandry, gender-based prejudices and violence. That’s why we need to be very careful in the way we address such issues and write about them to make sure that good, honest, caring men and women don’t get insulted or upset; that traditions that protect people in a certain environment do not get broken by notions, evolved in a totally different environment.

Unfortunately there is a lot of violence in some places on this planet where streets are not safe for either women or men.  Unfortunately, police in some places is totally useless and justice system is totally dysfunctional – and it might be outside of our control to get that changed…

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  1. Scott, I agree. I have seven children, five of which are male. And yet, of the women that I know, 90% have been hurt by man in one way or another. What do we do now, because I know it is not just one man inflicting all of this pain. Yes, I didraise my sons to be good men. I know that is a start, but where is the beginning??

    1. Unfortunately it is going to be an uphill battle for male culture. With the rise of sensitive men in the past generation we have made some strides in that direction, but that has come at a cost as well. Like anything, education is everything – and not just the men. Many women are unwilling to concede that men are not going to relate as they need and there needs to be compromise on both ends. We need to get this out in the open.

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