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Gen X Men and Misandry

Why do 80 men kill themselves every week? Why are 90 percent of the homeless men? Why do men die, on average, six years before women? Why don’t men as a group exist?

Gen X Men and Misandry

I am posting the following video about misandry (the hatred of men) for the men I love, especially my son, Sully. I would love to hear your reaction.

The Feminist Movement was accelerated in the 1960s, the same decade Generation X arrived on the scene. If it’s true that feminism has propagated misandry in western society, then do you think Generation X men have been subjected to more hatred than men of previous generations? If so, how do you think this has affected Gen X men?

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Have you ever read the poem, Dinosauria, We by Charles Bukowski? See what you think:

Born like this
Into this
As the chalk faces smile
As Mrs. Death laughs
As the ele­va­tors break
As polit­i­cal land­scapes dis­solve
As the super­mar­ket bag boy holds a col­lege degree
As the oily fish spit out their oily prey
As the sun is masked
We are
Born like this
Into this
Into these care­fully mad wars
Into the sight of bro­ken fac­tory win­dows of empti­ness
Into bars where peo­ple no longer speak to each other
Into fist fights that end as shoot­ings and knif­ings
Born into this
Into hos­pi­tals which are so expen­sive that it’s cheaper to die
Into lawyers who charge so much it’s cheaper to plead guilty
Into a coun­try where the jails are full and the mad­houses closed
Into a place where the masses ele­vate fools into rich heroes
Born into this
Walk­ing and liv­ing through this
Dying because of this
Muted because of this
Cas­trated
Debauched
Dis­in­her­ited
Because of this
Fooled by this
Used by this
Pissed on by this
Made crazy and sick by this
Made vio­lent
Made inhu­man
By this
The heart is black­ened
The fin­gers reach for the throat
The gun
The knife
The bomb
The fin­gers reach toward an unre­spon­sive god
The fin­gers reach for the bot­tle
The pill
The pow­der
We are born into this sor­row­ful dead­li­ness
We are born into a gov­ern­ment 60 years in debt
That soon will be unable to even pay the inter­est on that debt
And the banks will burn
Money will be use­less
There will be open and unpun­ished mur­der in the streets
It will be guns and rov­ing mobs
Land will be use­less
Food will become a dimin­ish­ing return
Nuclear power will be taken over by the many
Explo­sions will con­tin­u­ally shake the earth
Radi­ated robot men will stalk each other
The rich and the cho­sen will watch from space plat­forms
Dante’s Inferno will be made to look like a children’s play­ground
The sun will not be seen and it will always be night
Trees will die
All veg­e­ta­tion will die
Radi­ated men will eat the flesh of radi­ated men
The sea will be poi­soned
The lakes and rivers will van­ish
Rain will be the new gold
The rot­ting bod­ies of men and ani­mals will stink in the dark wind
The last few sur­vivors will be over­taken by new and hideous dis­eases
And the space plat­forms will be destroyed by attri­tion
The peter­ing out of sup­plies
The nat­ural effect of gen­eral decay
And there will be the most beau­ti­ful silence never heard
Born out of that.
The sun still hid­den there
Await­ing the next chapter.

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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7 Comments

  1. le @ whoopwhoop

    Jen I might just say this is a load of bollocks …

    why are men associated with Domestic Violence … because when it comes to dying from DV here in Aust a ten year study showed that of 281 DV deaths women were responsible for 58, the remaining 223 deaths were at the hands of men … a horrid stat whichever way you cut it but men clearly have the leading edge in this field.

    As to feminism giving rise to men hating … please give me a break. We didn’t need feminism to hate men …

    Many forms of belief, from region thru to regulations from the ruling class (mostly men) have kept women barefoot and preggers for decades … yet we still love men – what’s not to love.

    As a mum of two wee lads I am raising positve, sensitive, back boned enabled boys to men who will love women, men and small furry creatures (not in the same way …) … it’s the law of attraction – we love men because we are programed by nature to love men …

    But I do recall that all it takes is a few good men and women to do nothing and we could all end up worse off … I am rambling … it is late … love you and your darling men le xoxo

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  2. Wek

    For whatever reason I just watched that vid again even though it made me embarrassed for him in the first viewing. This guy just needs to BE A MAN! SUCK IT UP! He’s just searching for excuses to hide his failures.

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  3. Yogi♪♪♪

    I think creating anther victim group is misguided. It seems like the video is almost trying to create another conspiracy theory.

    I think life is tough for men these days. I think it starts in childhood. When I was my son’s Cub Scout den leader and taught Sunday School I could see the desperation and need in the eyes of many of the boys who turned out didn’t have Dad at home or whose Dad hadn’t grown up himself and was kind of a gone when he was home.

    I saw the same look in the eyes of many of the men at a Prison ministry only I helped with last year. It’s just really sad.

    I see lots of homeless people in downtown Tulsa. They look haunted and embarrassed. They are one of the last groups of people that it’s politically acceptable to trash.

    I don’t know what the mechanics are and how one thing leads to another but there is something deep and spiritual going on between boys and girls and their moms and dads. And that deep spiritual thing goes awry a lot and chaos results.

    Boys need their Dads but they also need their Moms. The love between my Son and his Mother makes me want to cry sometimes.

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  4. Wek

    The dude that put this video together must still feel bitter about getting rejected by women throughout his life.

    Also, when someone begins a sentence with “At the risk of sounding like a racist, sexist pig…” they very often will confirm these suspicions before they’re done typing. Life must be really tough living under the heavy boot of diversity (yeah right).

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  5. Lin

    That’s a REALLY depressing poem….

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  6. John Hayes

    An interesting topic–tho first, let me say there’s no one quite like Charles Bukowski!

    I disagree with the viewpoint of the video–not that I don’t think there are lots & lots of good men around! I hope I’m one myself & I bet your husband is from what I’ve heard of him & I bet there’s a really good chance your son will grow up into one. Having said that, however, I tend to come from the perspective that terms like “reverse racism” & “misandry” are weapons deployed by the privileged segments of the culture as an exclusionary device. Let’s face it: a lot of what might pass for “misandry” is simply holding men accountable for actions that were taken as rights until fairly recently. Does this mean that historically the majority of men actively pursued some of the more heinous manifestations of cultural misogyny such as wife-beating & rape? No–but it does mean that men as a privileged class did much to disenfranchise women economically & sexually & even in terms of some basic rights, & while progress has been made men–specifically white men (again, I’m one myself) are in general the privileged group in the culture.

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  7. jazzmaster

    Very interesting, Jen.

    At the risk of sounding like a racist, sexist pig, I will share something with you that I have come to realize.

    I am the bad guy.

    I am a male, white and above the poverty line. This is what makes me the bad guy.

    I am automatically put into a category because of two things I had no choice about and one that I work really hard to avoid. Does that make ANY sense?!

    I was denied a scholarship because I wasn’t a minority. The counselor told me that the money would go unused because no one was claiming it.

    I was denied a job because, as the owner of the company said, “We really need a woman in the office.”

    Now, I don’t want to come off as a complainer. I was dealt this hand and I will play it. Had I held this hand 100 years ago, it would have been magical. I would have bee in THE most enviable position possible.

    Today, though, I am the bad guy. Even while I work hard all day, go home to be with my wife and little girl, attend school one night every week, run my own business on the side and serve as a leader of a local business organization… I still am viewed as the white man. The bad guy.

    Weird, isn’t it?

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