This comment by Erin on the post 7 Memes That Will Change The Way You Think About Raising Boys
Mostely_123, check out the article “Why We as Women Need to Ease up on Men”. This is just one example of what I see happen, when the men of GMP receive acknowledgement from women about issues they experience.
Here are a few male response to the article:
“Thank you for making this article. I really appreciate having a woman write this and understand men so well.” – Danny
“45 year old white male here – thank you for this.” – Tim
“Hi Tamara, great article…I think there are a few things that could be added to the advice given to women about how they should approach their men.” – John
Sometimes not being respected IS rooted in gender.
Sometimes not being respected IS rooted in religion.
Sometimes not being respected IS rooted in race.
I find that there are many women and many men longing for validation from the opposite sex. And they really appreciate the effort the other may make specifically for them. Does this some how infer that they don’t also want respect for their own gender? Of course not. Does this mean that everything surmounts to gender or rests on gender? Again, of course not. But I am really confused why lately so many people around the GMP want to ignore gender as if it doesn’t exist at all or imply that articles that discuss topics focusing on either men and women at a secular time is some how harmful.
There is nothing wrong with men or women enjoying special attention, value, respect, compassion or empathy being given to them by the other gender at different times. Asking for respect, empathy and compassion for men, does not infer that women do not deserve respect, empathy and compassion.
Food for Thought:
Respect is not gender, age, race, ethnicity, orientation, physical or mental ability, social or economic status related. It is a human and animal birthright. Thoughts?
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