Being a flapper girl in that tumultuous decade was about more than just knowing how to dress and do the popular dances of the day. There was an attitude and a "modern" outlook on life that any flapper girl naturally possessed. That look that we now associate to the s could never have existed without the arrival of Jazz, which became the musical language of the times. And just as Jazz was bold, urban, sinful and self indulgent, to be a flapper girl meant that you wore "outlandish" make up and outfits, smoked cigarettes and drank as well.
Men and boys, they argue, are systematically disenfranchised and discriminated against by feminists and their allies. Today and over the next week, the Good Men Project Magazine will be taking an in-depth look at this controversial movement. That is, until now. Many sprung up in response—some sympathetic, some hostile—to second-wave feminism.
Like feminists, these movements have taken various forms in the pursuit of various, often contradictory goals. Broadly speaking, they fall into three categories: The weekend-warrior, drum-circle, pass-around-this-wooden-phallus-and-talk-about-your-dad movement, popularized by poet and author Robert Bly.
Their conclusions have often led them to take political positions, but their focus is primarily intellectual and academic. They focus on political, legislative, and cultural reformation, from the unjust family court system to entrenched media bias.
The down economy, which by all accounts has hit men hardest, continues to boost MRA recruitment and sympathy.
Dan Moore, the publisher of Menz magazine, has been active in the movement for nearly 20 years. And I find the cynical attempt to paint yourselves as helpful in any way to be most disgusting of all.
You should be ashamed of yourselves. Toxic, cynical, disgusting, and shameful. When we started getting comments and emails like this one, we were surprised. It was difficult for me to imagine how anyone could believe they were systematically oppressed by women.
Put off by second-wave feminism? OK, I get that. Fed up with political correctness? Though this strikes me as veryI know and love men who still feel that way, so sure, I get that too. But under the thumb of the Great Feminist Oppressors?
But to understand MRAs, their fury, and their almost pathological certainty, you have to understand their definition of the word feminism.
MRAs believe Western culture is feminist culture, and that culture, whatever you call it, is oppressive toward men. Is this all women? No, of course not. MRAs commenting on this site and elsewhere around the Internet interpret the most radical feminists as speaking for women and governments the world over.
They see everything through the lens of a zero-sum gender war. Everywhere, men get a raw deal at the hands of women. In their complaints, across gendered lines, about the draft, civil service, sentencing, and suicide disparities, they appear to ignore salient issues of class and race.
But for MRAs, everything comes back to their definition of feminists: Like that blogger told me, these guys hang around. There must be some basis for their tenacity. Become a supporter and enjoy The Good Men Project ad free There can be little doubt that at least some of these guys have been victims—of physically or psychologically abusive women, the family court system, or other painful circumstances.
Several movement-affiliated organizations—some more legitimate than others—fight for the rights of male victims of discrimination. They want the courts and society to acknowledge that men can be caring and nurturing dads, and that assuming traditionally female roles is not only not creepy, weird, and emasculating, but can be respectable and, yes, even desirable.
Society seems to resist this acknowledgment, if not by word then by deed.s Mens Fashion Style Guide – A Trip Back In Time If you’re looking for the panacea of men’s fashion, you’d hardly have to look further than the s. This decade was a time when fashion took a turn from the conservative, old styles into a new era of fashion.
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