This is a comment by Mike L on the post “Dear Men and Women, I Won’t Apologize to You“.
“I regularly participate in the ‘Gender War’ but I do not do so out of any sort of personal pain. I do it because I have grown tired of hearing, over and over again, that the pain of my friends and brothers’ is somehow their own fault.
“I watch our media destroy male role model after male role model, demonizing male success. We live in a society where academics claim that men have earned none of their current status (apparently we were all ‘born on third base’ and our actual hard work is meaningless), followed by the claim that men are universally ‘architects of heir own adversity.’
“I have comforted too many male friends through troubles that were most certainly not of their own design, and I have worked as a tutor for too many male students who were failed by their educators to believe any of the current theories of academics and the media.
“I participate in the gender wars for the sake of those I love. I participate because someone needs to speak out against the lies spread by Gender Studies departments everywhere; and if I don’t, who will?”
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