The following Letter To The editor of Reynolds Newspaper in 1896 provides a snapshot of inequity before the law. Has anything changed? Well no, it hasn’t.
Written over a century ago, pioneer sociologist Lester F. Ward makes a case for where and when romantic love (aka. gynocentrism) arose.
Ben Kuchera, writing at Polygon, wants us to know that violence against women in video games is not acceptable. And that women are, apparently, just dogs to be kicked in most video games. Or something like that. Mateusz Wacek looks at his logic and finds it wanting.
AVfM welcomes 17 year old Josh O’Brien, who has already figured out that the “Patriarchy” myth of privileging men over women is, well, a myth. When youngsters are already figuring it out for themselves, we have hope that this hateful notion will die within our lifetimes.
Men are exploited as objects to inflict and endure violence for the benefit of others. Jason Gregory brings you part II of his series looking at inhumane cultural expectations toward the male body.
Is Valentine’s a gynocentric farce or is it a necessary way for men to practice chivalry toward women? Marc Rudov debates the question with feminist Tanya Acker. Guess whose side we’re on?
At what point did isolated instances of gynocentrism morph into full-blown gynocentric culture? Peter Wright explores the difference between Paleolithic instances of gynocentrism and the beginnings of the pervasive gynocentric culture we have grown familiar with today.
Traditionalists and feminists share a common dream of entitled women; traditionalists maintain conventional entitlements for women, while feminists work to extend the range of those entitlements. In 1818 Sir Walter Scott detailed how chivalry is the force that makes all this possible.
That we live in a gynocentric culture is not rationally disputable to anyone who looks around with open eyes. Many thinkers believe this elevation of women, and the rampant male disposability that goes with it, has been central to the human race for millions of years. But does history bear that interpretation up?
What would happen if someone taught a college literature course based on positive views of men? A lot of eyes would be opened, we think. So does Professor Dennis Gouws.