Eric MacDonald at Choice in Dying has a post entitled “Men still don’t get it, do they?” MacDonald’s post is worth reading because it praises Julia Gillard’s speech to the (Joe posted the video on Canadian Atheist on October 10), and supports women against “the misogyny in the disbelieving community.” While I guess some women would thank MacDonald and the male commenters that support MacDonald’s stand, I find it difficult to do so. Therefore, in an act of shameless self promotion, I draw your attention to my comment:
“Men still don’t get it, do they?”
I guess they don’t, and this post is evidence of that fact. Every time I see a post written by a man on the topics addressed above, I cringe. This one in particular makes me cringe because this post and the ?all male? commenters have missed the point; Prime Minister Gillard’s speech is the point. Outspoken attacks on misogyny by a woman or women will solve the problem(s), not posts like this one by a male or posts like “Speaking Out Against Hate Directed at Women” written by men at
Rebecca Watson’sAmy Roth’s request.
Please read the rest of my comment, the responses to my comment and my response. I would like to see comments from women as well as comments from men. We woman can and should be as forceful in attacking misogyny as Gillard is, and each one of us should indicate by actions and words “I am woman, hear me roar.” Unfortunately, the post on Helen Reddy’s 1971 song received no reaction, but this
only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal