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Sunday, 02 March 2008


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Thomas Pollock

"the question is should there be an International Men's Day and what day would that be?"

YES - and the sooner the better. How about March 1? That way we beat the wymin to the punch. Long ago March 1 was the first day of the year and March is named after Mars - the GOD of War.

Anthony D.

While women are facing physical oppression in society, men are on the rise to be facing psychological oppression. I don't see any international day rushing to commemorate the fact that men suffer from higher suicide rates. Those are typically a direct parallel to the the higher standards men are held to.

I'm all for helping women overcome physical abuse, but every time such a topic is brought up, it becomes a direct attack against all men. Considering the higher level of social stress men are put through (ie: being told they have to be a provider or being told they have to be leaders or WHATEVER) are people really surprised that they're alleviating that stress through violence?

I'm not at all excusing men for abusing women, but it's definitely time to get past the stupid thought "All men are violent animals that just want to kill and rape" and try to figure out WHY levels of violence raise in males. It's obviously not biological because it doesn't apply to EVERY man. Modern feminists and women are really being overly spiteful toward mankind. Rather than rehabilitating society, feminists want to glorify themselves and paint the picture than men are brainless savages.

There's no equality at all and celebrating IWD isn't going to bring us any closer to equality. Instead of dedicating one day out of the year to ending violence against women... How about we just work every single day to even the playing field in society? To destroy stereotypes and bring a new, understanding order to the world. Feminism is getting out of hand. That's the main summary of my comment.

Concerned Citizen

Anthony D., just to correct you, domestic violence (DV) has been proven to be, more often than not, female initiated. Plus, men are just as likely to be victims of DV as women, and the statistics prove it. The media never shows that story though, and society has the perception that 90% of DV victims are female.

If you smack someone who is bigger than you, you better be ready to get smacked back. I don't care if you are male or female, NO HITTING!!!

So, there is an easy solution to reducing DV in our society, and it is in the the hand of our female citizens.

As for violence, innocent male victims far outnumber female victims. So the question we should ask, why so much attention on "violence against women", when men are far more likely to be innocent victims of violence? Where is the call for the end of "violence against men"?

Jason Thompson

Looks like the UK International Men's Day has been inaugurated !!

Kent University students organized a fund-raising event for IMD and got into the history books. See the URL above/below for details of the event.

Is anyone going to join in and become an IMD celebrator in 2009??


Jason Thompson

The URL is here:



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