I am not faulting Chris for the company he keeps. After all, there is a mission here, and the ends obviously take precedence over credibility and accuracy. Quoting convicted felons, hanging with disgraced shysters and fabricating facts are just necessary measures in the age of frozen vaginas.
The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM) editor for the Good Men Project Magazine (unnamed in the article) has responded to my rebuttal of Chris Kilmartin’s blanket condemnation of masculinity in the piece entitled, “Violence is a Men’s Issue.” The purported gist of the response, as I understand it, is that …
I think this presents a unique opportunity. First, it is good to see the people of SPSMM reach outside their insulated academic enclave and take their ideology into forums where disparate views are allowed and encouraged. I also note that while I do not agree with some of the material presented in The Good Men Project Magazine, I am encouraged that its management is clearly not interested in an editorial orthodoxy and is willing to showcase a badly needed discussion directly in view of the public.
If we want to reengineer men to be less violent, then perhaps their role as congenitally selected bodyguards is the first thing that needs to come into question. Perhaps we should confront men about their universally common knee jerk reaction to protect others in distress, even if violence is required. And perhaps we should confront women for selecting men with such capabilities.
I was cruisin my etheric consciousness recently to see what’s new in the world of men, my world. I like to see if there is any new logic orbs added to the survival satchel, or possibly new dangers crossing the frontier of the post hypnotic victim gulag. It’s always good to keep up to date …
I know, I know, the guy is kinda like a zit that won’t pop or respond to Clearasil. And I know that this quisling is supposed to be in the rear view mirror at this point, but he has raised his empty head for one last stab at mediocrity. It seems now, after publicly agreeing …
What David Futrelle lacks in competence, he more than makes up for with sheer stupidity.
David Futrelle is nobody important. He’s not a Jessica Valenti, a Melissa McEwan, or a Hugo Schwyzer. He’s not even a Barry Deutsch. He’s a miserable mediocrity who’s trying to get famous, an ant in our blog ecosphere. All you’re doing is feeding his ego. I feel bad about even having to pollute my abode with his name.
Hallelujah, I thought! We have a thinker here, or at least his wife! But then reading through some more of Belle’s material it became clear that while he wrote the line, he has no fundamental understanding of what it means.
Paying attention to the issues of homosexuals and the transgendered has its place in modern culture, but to use that agenda to play a part in hoodwinking people into believing you are addressing the lives of men in general demonstrates a deficit in integrity and a pathological drive to ensure the problems of the great majority of men and boys are either ignored or exacerbated, or both.