(Original post by cpfc12)
The concept of male privilege is absurd
Men had to be conscripted and sent to wars to die in their millions, work in coal mines, factories for 18 hour days, to this day men get the bitter end of divorce settlements regardless of the circumstances, and are more likely to suffer mental illness, ill health, homelessness, and look at all the boy child soldiers dying around the world. I am not going to start a battle of the sexes, as i like to call myself a humanist, and not pledge my allegiance to only one gender.
Yes women had strict rules placed on them, and they still do in many parts of the world, which is why i advocate feminism in places like Africa, the middle east, south america, but so did men. Marriage was a contract, the woman sold her reproductive facilities and men sold their labour. If the woman was to abandon or neglect the child or burden her children on to somewhere else, society would look down on her, the same way in which if a man didn't work or failed to provide for his family, society would view him as a freak. It worked both ways.
Wage discrimination you see in today's society more comes down to the choices made not discrimination as such, and other practical factors, such as men working more overtime, not taking leave to have children.
I think the problem with men today is that there is no process of manhood for them to go through, it has been belittled and looked down onto such an extent, that it is viewed as being archaic which is ridiculous when thinking masculine qualities helped us through many tough times in the history of man and woman. Now i am not putting down womanhood, but i am focusing my attention on manhood, to demonstrate that many men you see in society today are males but not real men, they are confused and are disposable, hence why growing numbers are turning to manipulative techniques such as the "mystery methods" or becoming completely effeminates, or just eating themselves away with self esteem issues. I am talking about masculine qualities in character personality, not looks. (although that plays a part).
It seems to me that feminists are really horney, and instead of tempering themselves they prefer to temper aggressive men into assertive men, and temper assertive men into passive men, western feminism has become a joke now, with feminist authors on best selling news outlets writing articles on how there should be more female named street signs and how guys shouldn't open doors for them. its become more about entitlement than equality. However feminists in the parts of the world were there is actual gender inequality gain my full support.