Thursday, 19 November 2015

International Men's Day, 2015

Men get abused too.


Sati said...

You know, I read pretty much all the stuff you post, but I don't comment much because - well, I sometimes just don't know what to say.

I hate thinking that you've heard some - or all - of these things from people. I mean, I hate that anyone gets this kind of shit from people, because nobody deserves it. But I especially hate that someone like you gets it.

For the record, I think you're an extraordinary man.

Innocent Loverboy said...

You are lovely, and I read all your stuff too. I don't comment for pretty much the same reason.

I have indeed heard all of these things, word for word, and all from women, no less - I specifically chose things that have been said by women, although I've been verbally abused by men too (and sometimes physically). I guess my point was meant to be that both genders can be on either side of abuser and abused, and I was using myself as an example (or, if you will, a sacrificial lamb) to help illustrate.

I think abuse of men is an important issue, and that it's sometimes disbelieved or sidelined due to MRA idiots hijacking things like IMD for their own sexist agendas. Last year's post tried to explain what I'm trying to do here.

Equally, though, I think it's important to not forget anything that's happened to you, because if you do, then you have some good examples of what not to do or to say! (In my case, with my memory, it still hurts a lot too - but that bit's not so good).

Thanks for your kind comment... as always. I do try. ☺️