It seems only a few years back that we were fighting for income equality.. for everyone. Joining in the fight for men’s rights one of the biggest issues seems to be the equal pay argument You will here this issue screamed by feminist across the board, then of course we respond back with a number of retorts:
- Men and women choose different career paths
- Women often on their own accord choose to take time off work to have children
- Women choose to take on jobs that are not high paying in the beginning, that don’t offer much career advancement, child care, teaching, social work, art etc. These jobs are essential, but come with very little financial reward.
- Men take higher risk positions or careers.
I find that what I have read and learned through interactions with the #mrm (men’s rights movement) various news articles ms-m and indie, is that feminist and by default women, only argue over the high paying careers and jobs in the western world. For example you don’t find feminist fighting over the deadly and dirty jobs (coal mining, trash collecting, steel working, and road construction.) Many of the people I have come across, men and women, MRAs, anti feminists (apparently they are very different things according to some, according to others they are the exact same thing) talk about what I call “the study”. This study is infamous, for the many flaws that it contains. The Study supposedly proves the wage gap. This study has been sighted in many tweets and post around the internet by name, I however have never seen it, even when provided with the link, because I’m lazy. With so many movements and causes around on the internet its hard to define one’s self within a movement. Most MRAs and antifems I have interacted with identify as conservatives, this is perhaps why we are automatically at odds with the liberal agenda that buys lock stock and barrel the feminist agenda. As we have suffered through waves of feminism men’s rights have slowly been stripped or ignored. I can’t tell you more than this. Chances are you know the rest of the nightmare. Trying to define myself in this movement has become difficult to say the least. My first concern is the distraction of any of the activist movements. I could sit here and debate BLM,MRM,WRM etc. In the end though it comes down to a bigger issue that may put me at odds with some of the MRAs I support. Income inequality. A few years ago under Obama’s administration, there was a lot of talk of unions and wealth gaps, all around income inequality. No race No Gender issues, it was hell for anyone who was not wealthy. In the MRM I have found a number of Trump supporters, I don’t like him. He is at odds with everything I believe. This puts me in the crosshairs of many, as will this post. Poor folks, blacks, women, immigrants and gun control. These are all issues that exist in the Democrat\Liberal sphere. I myself claim to be a moderate democrat, yet I can’t get behind all the bullshit they peddle to win votes. I like guns. I don’t think black people should be shot for being black. I don’t thinks gays should have no rights to marriage. Some social welfare programs need to exist until we get many problems under control, but abuse of the welfare programs must be stopped. The wealthy need to pay more taxes Take all the issues you see daily in the headlines and it comes to one issue to me, distraction. These issues have distracted use from the biggest problem in America, income equality for all. That may be the wrong phrase… the wealth gap fits better. It fits better because under ideal conditions, without wage stagnation, you can improve your income, by getting a better job or furthering education in your career. If you can control your own market value you can always improve. So what happened to the wealth gap conversation. I say the 1% and their media backers have successfully distract us with #metoo and #timesup #blm and my personal favorite… white male privilege. These distraction some supporting the feminist agenda, some not, #metoo is particularly disturbing due to it ruining the lives of so many men, without due process. Convicted by a jury of liberal radical feminists and their backers. These people have no recourse. The media will only convict these men, not absolve them when they fade in light of the latest #metoo victim… a man who was simply interested in a woman. That is for another post. So the question in all this I am trying to answer for myself is : Can a moderate democrat survive or participate in the MRM without destruction of his or her very inclusive views?