From the Front Lines of Modern Manhood
April 15, 2011 By Sam McCann
Men’s rights activists descended upon the New York Academy of Medicine last week for the Second Annual Conference on Male Studies, to discuss exactly what plagues the modern man. Their unsurprising conclusion: feminism.
The men’s rights movement has been the subject of more attention in recent years, as male unemployment persists. The concerns it raises are not without merit; the financial crisis has indeed hit men harder than women and the gender discrepancy in higher education becomes more pronounced with each passing year. But, as we’ve explored before, these men’s rights activists too often blame their favorite scapegoat—feminists—for economic and social hardship.
According to Jonathan Liu of the New York Observer, this conference was no different. Hosted by Guy Garcia, a journalist and former AOL executive, it featured a series of six “scholars” who provided a bit of statistical evidence coupled with a heavy dose of paranoid conjecture. Among the highlights was Garcia blaming male unemployment on working mothers.
Mr. Garcia’s greatest hit came some time later, an off-the-cuff theory on the scandal of male underemployment. “As we all know,” he said, “when boys are growing up, the way teenage males define themselves is against their mothers. They want to be not-Mom. So what do you think happens when Mom works?”
Always blaming the women…anyone tired of this song and dance….think this blame ties well into Mr Garcia’s comment…..Men still want to be so not-Mom – LOL
As an afterthought and on a more serious note…the number one injury to pregnant women is violence – domestic violence…..men need to get a grip on their misogyny – and stop blaming…(at least the fem-haters referred to in this article).