Blogger Roundtable: Gender Across Borders

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About Lu Fong

Lu Fong was a staff writer and blog editor for the Good Men Project in its formative years. As the requisite woman on staff, her hobbies included cleaning, cooking, knitting, fainting, and childbearing. Follow her on Twitter @lufong.

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  1. The contemporary feminist discourse tends to focus exclusively on the fact that important and influential roles in society are filled by men in a patriarchy, and use this observation to conclude that patriarchy is about male dominance and male power. Through this generalization, the power of a small subset of men, is taken to represent all men, without investigating whether other men really have any power. Another factor that also isn’t investigated is whether the small subset of men with power use their power to help other men. If not, it cannot really be said to be a male power.

    Today’s feminists therefore misinterpret patriarchal societies in a number of ways:

    -The power of a tiny subset of men is taken to represent all men, instead of seeing the powerlessness of most men.
    -It is assumed that the men at the top helped other men, but in reality they used other men for wars, mining, construction, etc. There is no evidence that the men in power were reluctant to use other men to build society, regardless of the hardships, injuries and deaths that were required.
    -So called male networks were really networks for the rich and powerful. Women didn’t ask to be part of these networks, since gender roles were still fused with biological sex in the cultural awareness.

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  2. The Myth of Male Power
    By reformed feminist and former director of NOW,
    Dr. Warren Farrell.

    xxxx://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFtGwBsKgKs

    “Men’s strength is their weakness and women’s weakness is their strength”

    What’s Wrong and What Right with Contemporary Feminism?
    By Christina Hoff Sommers.

    A worthy read for anyone who cares about justice and equality.

    xxxx://www.aei.org/…/20090108_ContemporaryFeminism.pdf

    “gender feminists tend to see conventional masculinity as a pathology and the source of much of what is wrong in the world”

  3. correct link

    What’s Wrong and What Right with Contemporary Feminism?
    By Christina Hoff Sommers.

    A worthy read for anyone who cares about justice and equality.

    xxxx://www.aei.org/docLib/20090108_ContemporaryFeminism.pdf

    “gender feminists tend to see conventional masculinity as a pathology and the source of much of what is wrong in the world”

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