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Space for Rent: What About the Men?


 

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What about the Men?

That is something that almost always pops up in any discussion about gender inequality, be it unequal pay, sexual abuse of women or a host of other issues. Someone, usually a man, will say/write, “But what about the men?”.

What about them?

This is not about them.

In other words, it is not about you. So don’t make it about you. There are other people beside you. There are other experiences outside of your own. Stop reinforcing discrimination by hijacking the discussion. Yes, I am well aware that men suffer from sexual abuse. You want to talk about that, go ahead, do it on your own time. How about you start acting like a grown up and realize that the world does not revolve around you? Could you do that?

That would be great.

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