Ama wrote:Okay, so you're insulted because you're being lumped in with the opposite gender? I'm sorry but the sexes are much more similar than they are dissimilar. How exactly does it hurt you to be told that men and women respond in similar ways to emotional abuse, etc? What stake do you have in being fundamentally different from women? The problem is that there are many different kinds of people out there, and we can't pigeon hole people based on preconceived notions of gender. Because while we do tend to share many fundamental characteristics, even between man and man or woman and woman, there can be very significant differences in how we think and act. So the idea is less that we lump everyone together, and more that we try to account for and be understanding of all different types of people out there. We recognize that there are men who act more like the traditional idea of a woman, and vice versa. We try to understand that you can't ascribe certain traits to someone based solely on their sex. So we're not saying that men and women are the same, we're saying that there are sufficient women who feel similarly that we can't ignore them in the discussion.
On the other hand, what does this have to do with misogyny or victim blaming? Are you trying to blame women for emasculating men and thereby turning them into rapists? Because that would be hilarious in a sad, sad way. But it looks like you are attempting to turn this topic into a topic about men, in which case I would ask you to create your own topic to address that argument in a relevant context. Emotional abuse is certainly not beneficial though, regardless of who is delivering it.
I love women but I feel it's important to celebrate our differences, if a woman tried to be more masculine than me I'd find it a bit toxic, to stop men expressing masculine energy is the best way to damage them, if you have a son and daughter you got to learnt the differences it's important for their development.