Why Not Kick Balls? | News September 2017

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Why don’t men kick each other in the balls? The Society Pages

“If you dislike each other enough to want them to get hurt,” she asked, “why not do the worst?”

By Lisa Wade, PhD

„The answers, admittedly unscientific, were interesting. One of the common responses involved the idea that not hitting below the belt was “an unspoken rule.”

Maybe it’s the Golden Rule—do onto others as you would have them do unto you—and some men mentioned that, but others suggested that it was a rule specific to manhood. It’s a “cheap shot,” said one. A “low blow,” said another.

But why? Why do men agree not to kick each other in the balls? Why is that part of the code?“

Why don’t men kick each other in the balls?

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I argued that men avoid ball-kicking to protect the myth of masculinity; in secret, they agreed The Society Pages

„I expected a reaction, but I was genuinely surprised at what transpired.“

Follow-Up Article by Lisa Wade, PhD

„In public — in the comments — men debated strategy, arguing that men don’t kick each other in the balls because it’s actually a difficult blow to land or would escalate the fight. But in private — in my email inbox — men sent me hushed messages of you-are-so-right-though.“

I argued that men avoid ball-kicking to protect the myth of masculinity; in secret, they agreed

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How an article on men getting kicked in the balls led me to conclude that Feminists are Awesome! The Society Pages

„My initial response was to get defensive.“

„It hit on a nerve and not in a comfortable way. My second thought was to email Lisa and tell her how I felt about what she wrote. I told her things that I would never say in person and I did it under an anonymous email account because I was worried how she would react.“

How an article on men getting kicked in the balls led me to conclude that Feminists are Awesome!

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Why are so many white men so angry? Washington Post

The last half-century has eroded their advantages, leaving them fuming.

„White men believed the American culture they shaped and institutions they ran were fair and sound and drove our triumphs. They saw little reason to change a society that had served them so well. But now they find their value system under assault from all directions.

They aren’t even sure what they can say without being branded racist or sexist, thanks to the reviled culture of political correctness. Many have responded to these challenges by embracing a toxic brew of resentment and victimization.“

Why are so many white men so angry?

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Meet the Proud Boys The Daily Dot

The pro-men, anti-masturbation enemy of ‘Antifa’

By David Gilmour

„Proud Boys was founded in 2016 during President Donald Trump’s election campaign by Gavin McInnes, Vice Media co-founder-turned-right-wing provocateur. McInnes runs a number of online media shows and has become a controversial personality whose brand of political incorrectness often results in him being accused of sexism or anti-Semitism.“

Meet the Proud Boys

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Everything inside Gavin McInnes The Globe And Mail

The incendiary, slur-spitting Canadian celebrity has found a new posse to ride with him out on the frontier, Simon Houpt writes. Is it all an act to play to the emotions of a divided time? Does it matter?

„Gavin McInnes was talking about Darth Vader the other day, and starting to seethe.“

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Jack Nicholson: The Art Of Anger Nerdwriter

…The Art Of Being An Asshole

By Evan Puschak


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