Sexism and Men's Issues:
- The male-only draft (in countries that have one)
- Cavalier attitudes toward men's pain and sickness, AKA "Walk it off!"
- The Success Myth, which defines a man's desirability by his material success. Also The Myth of Men Not Being Hot, which denies that men can be sexually attractive as male beings.
- Sexual abuse of men.
- Family law.
- General attitudes that men are dangerous or untrustworthy.
- Allowing a man to force an abortion if he doesn't want the child is a human rights violation.
- Allowing the man to waive his rights and responsibilities if the woman doesn't abort (an idea that's been referred to as "the male abortion") removes one of the few protections that single mothers have, and will screw up America's lower class even further, since men can skip out on their already-limited share of the responsibility for a child; also, it's a lot easier for a male to ditch his girlfriend than for the girlfriend to handle an abortion, and so the responsibility for being careful about childbirth falls upon the woman.
- Maintaining the status quo gives all decision-making power to the woman while mutualizing the responsibility for dealing with those decisions.
- Male-only draft: Bad idea in general. Unless your country is constantly threatened by attack (like, say, Israel), there's no reason to have a draft at all.
- Male circumcision: If done properly, not really a problem. Female circumcision is considerably more painful and debilitating, so I don't think this is the same (though I'm of the opinion that if it's done for religious reasons, it shouldn't be done until the person is old enough and informed enough to make the decision; I feel the same way about Christian baptism).
- Cavalier attitudes to mens' pain and sickness: Admitting you have a weakness is probably the hardest thing to do for a lot of men. Honestly, if this attitude is the one we tear down first, a lot of other problems will end up solved a lot faster.
- The Success Myth: Hopefully this will fade with an increase in equality in workplaces. I'd gladly be a househusband (if I ever get married) and support my theoretical wife in her career, though that may be because my ideal career involves me staying home anyway.
- The Myth of Men Not Being Hot: By this, do you mean that men are rarely judged for their physical appearance? Because everyone could do with less judging of women for their appearance as well.
edited 11th Jun '12 9:19:51 PM by breadloaf
edited 11th Jun '12 11:34:19 PM by BlackHumor
edited 12th Jun '12 6:32:44 AM by Euodiachloris
edited 12th Jun '12 7:12:21 AM by KingZeal
edited 12th Jun '12 8:35:00 AM by Euodiachloris