Video: Real Men Say Something by Modern Primate.

This week I have been mostly: feeling grateful for Modern Primate’s brand of dialectic. Talked me down from a panic attack the other day via one of his YouTube videos and didn’t even know it (since it was pre-recorded). Man’s pushing hero status.

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2 thoughts on “Video: Real Men Say Something by Modern Primate.

  1. I found this good to watch! As much as some get angry about men talking about female issues – and, fair enough, I can see it from their point of view because it feels like they’re telling women what to do, again (but let us not forget that these men aren’t necessarily, for example, ruling on cases of oh, I don’t know, abortion etc etc., they are just opinionating on a topic – and that can be good), but this issue affects all of us – from what women think of men, what women think of women, what men think of women, what men think of other men. And let us not forget that men can also get raped too (see ‘American History X’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ for culture-based examples). So it’s everyone’s issue. That said, I do still like the phrase “fauxmanism”, and there are such examples about, which usually involving some rage-inducing “mansplaining” at the same time. Ironically.

    Anyway, good post Liz!

  2. This is a good post! I can understand why some might get annoyed/irate/enraged by men speaking on behalf of females, because it is men speaking on behalf of females.. And to some that’s bad. But this is just someone’s thoughts on something, it would seem, not a man telling a woman what she can or can’t do (see: abortion cases running through the courts currently etc). And this affects all of us, from what women think of men, what women think of other women, what men think of women and what men think of other men. So it’s everyone’s issue, and let us not forget that men get raped too (see ‘American History X’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ for culture-based examples). And as much as I’m a fan of the phrase “fauxmanism”, which usually comes with a good deal of “mansplaining”, this chap seems pretty genuine to me. I would have liked to have seen the original post to see what sparked this!

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