Saturday, August 3, 2019
Gender :: essays research papers
Ã¢â¬Å"The MenÃ¢â¬â¢s Right Movement: Ã¢â¬ËMaleÃ¢â¬â¢ is Not a Four-Letter WordÃ¢â¬ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Jack KammerÃ¢â¬â¢s article seeks to point out that negative aspects have stemmed from the growing womenÃ¢â¬â¢s liberation movement. This article does a good job bringing to light the anti-male feelings that are sometimes associated with the word Ã¢â¬Å"feminism.Ã¢â¬ However, it does not really have a concrete basis that supports this authorÃ¢â¬â¢s opinions. KammerÃ¢â¬â¢s article does share one concept common among some of the other critiques I have read on this man vs. women phenomenon. That is, without a factual base they tend to sound like simple complaints. I feel that articles such as these tend to take attention off of real problems that are embedded in our society. They also lead other reader to perceive the whole subject as a joke rather than a social science seeking solutions to real problems. Kammer does take the time to include some statistics on the many ways a manÃ¢â¬â¢s life is worse than that of a women, but these can be quickly thrown o ut. For example, women have typically not been allowed to work in Ã¢â¬Å"death professions.Ã¢â¬ I am sure that as our society grows everyone will have an equal chance at these wonderful jobs. I found it appalling that he even objected to differential treatment of children in hostage situations. I have shared some of the same feelings that Kramer describes, but I tend to ignore those as just differences of opinion or an ignorant person speaking to quickly. His use of the media portraying men as Ã¢â¬Å"secret admirer and blood brother to the gang rapistÃ¢â¬ is useless. The media will do anything to sell their product. That is something we can all agree on. We as a society are the police force that must control the media. Refuse to buy their product and they will change. I agree with Krammer in that many feminists tend to focus on menÃ¢â¬â¢s shortcomings as a way to further their cause. He does go a little far in using comics as an example of zapping our cultureÃ¢â¬â¢s male e nergy. This is a large problem that is detrimental to a lot of arguments present today. (Look at the elections.) Rather than seeking a solution that will bring one side up to meet the other these people hope to bash the other side down.